SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

July 15, 2016
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Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as recipients for the organization’s annual scholarships. The SEF, established in 2009 to support creative initiatives…

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Big Leaguers stopped in the championship round…again

July 15, 2016
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Angelo Calandra throws a pitch against Edgewood in Game 2 of the championship series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s Big League baseball team’s postseason rally was finally halted during a late, sixth-inning rally in game three of the District 5 state championship series on Monday, July 11. The Southington South Little League team just missed a chance to represent Connecticut at Dover, Del. in the regional tournament. For the…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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Farmers market offers Friday harvests

July 14, 2016
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Farmers Market-Alex (granddaughter) and Diana Ciaffaglione

Friday’s farmers market is underway at the town green. Visitors last week, above, pick through the a wide array of choices for regionally grown produce and plants. The weekly harvest is presented every Friday throughout the summer, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 14, 2016
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ECCS has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On July 1, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) welcomed its new director, Joanne Kelleher. A long time Southington resident, Kelleher takes the place of two-year director Mary Yuskis, who resigned from her position to move to Florida with her family. The ECCS is made up of a group of parents,…

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Scoreboard for the June 15 edition

July 14, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

These are the scores for games played between July 4 and July 10. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 10 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s Singles (A) Division First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez,…

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‘Mulan Jr.’ opens on Friday

July 13, 2016
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Grace Michaud takes on the title role in "Mulan Jr."

The Southington Youth Summer Theater program opens its Disney-themed production calendar today, when curtains open for “Mulan, Jr.” The summer program features youth from grades 6 to 12, and it’s focused on helping young thespians hone their craft through local productions. All shows will be held at the Southington High School auditorium, and tickets for…

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Southington legion team is ready for the final week

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Things are turning around for the Southington American Legion baseball team after they went 3-1 this past week, moving into the final week of the regular season to gear up for the playoffs. “We’ve come together as a team well,” said Southington manager Marc Verderame. “We’ve talked about it all year.…

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Municipal Center to be named for John Weichsel

July 13, 2016
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John Weichsel

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Municipal Center will soon bear the name of former Town Manager John Weichsel, who served Southington from 1966 to 2011. After voting 7-2 to waive the process for naming a town building as outlined in the Town Charter, the Town Council voted unanimously to name the building after the former town…

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