Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

February 19, 2015
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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall led by six points at the first break, but Southington slowly chipped away the lead. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Blue Knight basketball team rallied for one dozen points in each of the final three quarters as they eked out a two-point win at the buzzer. The 45-43 victory…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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Thalberg-teacher-Amy Stino, Dawn Rose, Keith O'Brien, and Kim Angelillo

By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Town revisits sidewalk ordinance due to liability issues

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota sought the approval of the Town Council to adjust the language in the town’s sidewalk maintenance ordinance. His request was in response to a recent decision from the Connecticut Supreme Court to hold the town of Enfield responsible for a slip-and-fall incident on private property instead…

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Council selects a Commodity manager to fight energy costs

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council has approved to hire Titan Energy as a commodity manager to evaluate the town’s energy expenses, and this position will be equally funded by the Board of Education (BOE) and Board of Finance (BOF). As the commodity manager, Town Manager Garry Brumback said that the company will…

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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

February 18, 2015
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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

Mark Meade, left, and Samantha Martins, right, hand out Valentine’s Day gifts on Friday, Feb. 13 as part of a STEPS initiative. A number of STEPS members distributed lollipops with a mix of anti-drug slogans and other positive messages to SHS freshman during lunch periods at the high school. Photo by JOHN GORALSKI

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Obituaries for Jan. 20

February 18, 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: Esther Rustico, 96, of New Britain, widow of Joseph “Putts” Rustico, died on Friday, Feb. 13, one day before her 97th birthday, at Apple Rehab in Plainville. Julia Caroline Sharp, 81, of Southington, died on…

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Sunday

February 18, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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United Way will recognize stars at March 19 dinner

February 16, 2015
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The United Way of Southington will hold its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The 2015 event will feature a dinner, live auction, and presentation of the “Southington Stars” community service awards. The fun-filled evening, themed An Evening in the Stars, will include characters and…

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Local youth take action to support Bread for Life

February 15, 2015
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Lauren Marziarz, left, and her daughter, Lindsay, deliver chocolate covered pretzels to the Bread for Life kitchen.

  Southington youth continue to be active in showing their support for Bread for Life and the people it serves. Initiatives during the recent holiday season included food collections and baking special treats. According to a press release from Bread for Life, there were at least three holiday projects supported by local youth. Flanders Elementary…

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