YMCA raises over $70K at ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ fundraiser

November 24, 2015
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Visitors to the annual “Forever in Blue Jeans” fundraiser peruse the hundreds of auction items scattered around the room at the Aqua Turf.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 600 pairs of blue jeans filled the Aqua Turf on Friday evening, as guests gathered for the 13th Annual Forever in Blue Jeans charity event. Hosted by the Southington Community YMCA, the event raised more than $70,000. All funds will be donated back to the community through the YMCA Annual…

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Votes are in: The Groggy Frogg serves the best wings in town

November 24, 2015
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Employees and volunteers from The Groggy Frogg dole out helpings of their award-winning chicken wings on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the 10th annual Wing Fest at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The Groggy Frogg, winners from 2010 to 2013, regained its crown in 2015 with the title of Best Overall Wings. The restaurant also claimed Hottest Wings at the annual contest. (Photo by Tammi Naudus)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Groggy Frogg can now proudly display their hard-earned “Best Wings” banner. After sampling a variety of new flavors created especially for the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Wing Fest, the Center Street restaurant took home the titles of “Best Overall” and “Hottest.” The charity contest, held on Tuesday, Nov.…

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Surging into the state open: Fournier medals at the Class LL finals; Fournier and 400 free relay advance

November 24, 2015
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Olivia Fournier surveys the Yale pool before the start of the 100 freestyle race. The Lady Knight sophomore finished 14th at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights concluded their 2015 season with four girls advancing into the state opens to breaking even more program records. Southington finished 36th overall (15 points) out of 49 schools at the state open on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the state open on Saturday inside of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium…

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UConn to offer scholarships to community college transfers

November 24, 2015
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ The University of Connecticut plans to offer scholarships to help community college students who transfer to the flagship university complete their bachelor’s degree. UConn announced Monday that it will begin awarding qualified community college transfers $8,000 over two years beginning next fall. The President to President Scholarship Program will be open…

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Connecticut governor wants guns denied to terror watch list

November 24, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called on top congressional leaders to pass legislation that would prohibit the sale of firearms and explosives to anyone suspected by the federal government of being a terrorist. In a letter dated Sunday, the Democrat urged Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader, Senate Majority…

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Southington Catholic announces first quarter honor roll

November 24, 2015
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Southington Catholic School
133 Bristol St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-2485

Southington Catholic School announced the honor roll for the first quarter. The following students earned high honors: Lauren Bush, Connor Keegan, Valerie Sprague, Haley Weiner, Kira Hanner, David Jerman, Adriana Shea, Andrew Cawley, Justin Hassler, and Emma Kief. To qualify for high honors, students must have earned an “A” in every subject. The following students…

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Library listings for the Nov. 27 edition

November 24, 2015
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ Here are some upcoming events: Stargazer Images with Therese Horwath. Through Nov. 30 at the Gallery at the Library. Therese Horwath is a retired public school…

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Obituaries for the Nov. 27 edition

November 24, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Desireé Tamika Bruce, 28, of Southington, died on Saturday, Nov. 14. Rose (Sullivan) Chmura, 92, of Southington, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, surrounded by her family at Cheshire Regional Health Center. She had been the…

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Police report for the Nov. 27 edition

November 24, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Nov. 17: Melvin Asipi, 19, of 2118 Meriden Waterbury Rd, Southington, was arrested on Oct. 30 for second degree breach of peace and third degree assault. Juan Gonzalez, 27, of 27 Linsley Ave., Meriden, was arrested on Nov. 3 for sixth…

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