Baseball drama saves the best for last

May 11, 2016
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Justin Makles drives in the tying run on May 5. The Southington win over Hall was the third walk-off victory in a row for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Down 3-2 with two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh, Garrett Gugliotti came up to the plate and took the first strike. On the next pitch, he hit a bloop pop fly that just made it out of the infield towards right field. When…

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Town furthers farming plans

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Farm Heritage Committee (FHC) is taking steps to utilize open space properties in town that were once used for farming, and those lands could potentially operate as self-sustaining farms once again. At a May 9 meeting of the Town Council, plans were finalized to use town-owned farmland off of Belleview Avenue…

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Golfers are swinging away: Another record-breaking week for the Blue Knights

May 11, 2016
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Andrew Rogalski putts off the fringe during a win over Simsbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Coach Jim DiNello said that part of the reason why his Blue Knight golfers had a record-breaking week is that they are genuinely rooting for each other and having fun on the course. It’s also the reason why they are currently undefeated at 8-0. The weather got colder last week, but…

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Volleyball wins 7th in a row

May 11, 2016
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Jack Dietz attacks the net during a 3-0 win over  Glastonbury on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (11-1) extended their winning streak to seven games this past week, dropping just one game in their last three series. Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos said his team is still heading in the right direction. “We’re trying to stay healthy,” he said. “We’re not super deep, but we have…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 13 BRISTOL ANTIQUES APPRAISAL EVENING. 6 to 8 p.m. Dick Blaschke of Dick’s Antiques will be appraiser. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free. $5 for a single item to be appraised and $10 for three items. (860) 589-4504. OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Speaker, Lori Theriault of…

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Music listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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SUNDAY, MAY 15 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE WIND ENSEMBLE. “Comics… Movies… Video Games… ALIVE!” 2 p.m. Concert of music based on popular graphic novels such as “Dr. Who,” “Superman,” movies like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” There will be the illustrator of the series for “Dr. Who” and a local Ghost Busters chapter will have a host…

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Health listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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MAY 16 to JUNE 27 PLAINVILLE LIVE WELL: CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT. Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Held by Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. Register. 1-877-4AGING1 (1-877-424-4641). TUESDAY, MAY 17 BRISTOL NUTRITION AND YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILD. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St.,…

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Performance listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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MAY 13, 15 BRISTOL ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Presented by Immanuel Lutheran School. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran School gymnasium, rear entrance, 154 Meadow St. (corner of West Street and Meadow Street), Bristol. (860) 583-5631. ilcs.org/school MAY 13, 14 PLAINVILLE ‘PIRATES AND PENZANCE,’ ‘IOLANTHE.’ 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Shortened versions…

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Dining listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING FUND RAISER. Held by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 7 to 10 p.m. Beverage tasting, light refreshments, music, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 raffle. More. Plainville VFW Hall, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. $20. krlozaw@hotmail.com, cathy-mikec@yahoo.com. ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

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