World Culture students create a classroom museum

November 5, 2015
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Depaolo seventh graders Alina Rivera, left, and Morgan Perschy, right, continue their research in World History in front of a wall adorned like a museum with student projects.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The walls, table tops, and shelves in Trish Kenefick’s seventh grade World History classroom at DePaolo Middle School were filled with replicas of the Mayan calendar, ancient Aztec vases, jewelry, masks, and pyramids made of sandpaper, cardboard and sugar cubes. More than 100 students attend Kenefick’s five classes, and each was asked…

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Town updates Open Space website

November 5, 2015
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For more information and maps, visit www.southington.org/content/17216/17806/17918/default.aspx

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town of Southington launched an improved and updated website branch this fall, dedicated to the town’s open space. The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee was started in 1998, and contains more than 550 acres of land. This year, the committee began a marketing campaign to raise awareness about access to…

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Halloween in the Village

November 5, 2015
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10/29/2015  TJ Dowling | 18th Annual Halloween in the Village

Locals came out in force on Thursday, Oct. 29 for the 19th annual Halloween in the Village in downtown Plantsville. Visitors enjoyed contests, food, and trick-or-treating. The event was sponsored by volunteers from the Village Association of Plantsville. Photos by TJ DOWLING Click to Enlarge

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Hall of Fame: deFighting Irish: Nicole deFau battled from walk-on to team captain

November 5, 2015
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Nicole deFau, above, was Southington’s first Gatorade Player of the Year in softball.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It was some time during her senior year at Notre Dame when Nicole deFau found herself alone with her division one coach, and the former Southington standout could see the tears welling up in Deanna Gumpf’s eyes. DeFau was the only senior on that 2004 tournament-bound team. She had outlasted an all-American…

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Library listings for the Nov. 6 edition

November 5, 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: Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the…

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Soccer surges toward tourney

November 4, 2015
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Joe Colaccino squares off against a defender during a 5-1 win over Hartford Public in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights soccer team concluded their successful 2015 regular season by going 1-1 on the week as they prepare to compete in the Class LL state tournament. On Thursday, Oct. 29, Southington hosted Hartford Public (2-14-0) for a 5-1 win. Erik Schneider pulled out the hat trick with back-to-back goals…

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Knights blank New Britain: Football scores first shutout of the year

November 4, 2015
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Jasen Rose holds off a sack to throw his second of three touchdown passes during a 35-0 shutout over New Britain on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER New Britain (4-3) had possession of the ball on Southington’s 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. The quarterback took the snap and handed the ball off to his running back, slashing right up the gut. Keanu Cummings stood back for a moment and waited patiently for the play to develop…

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Knights advance to Open: Girls and boys teams qualify for the state meet

November 4, 2015
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Gabi Napoli set the pace with a 16th place finish at the Class LL race in Manchester on Oct. 31. The race marked the first time that Southington girls advanced to the state open as a team.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner Leone was trailing behind a pack of runners as he made his way up the hill to the home stretch of the race. He saw the spectators leaning over the fence, cheering the runners on. He also saw his teammates and coach cheering him on. “I saw his eyes as…

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YMCA offers luncheon for vets on Veterans Day

November 4, 2015
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month, the Southington Community YMCA will be offering recognition to local veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the YMCA will host a Veterans Day luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., where all veterans and their family members are welcome to dine for free. It is…

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