Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 5

February 4, 2016
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Lions Club logo

The Southington Lions Club’s 25th annual “Everything Goes” charity auction is just around the corner. This year’s fun-filled evening, on Saturday, March 5, will have something for everyone, from baseball tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park to YMCA family memberships, and more. The event will take place at Mary Our Queen church…

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Dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Eve

February 4, 2016
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, families are invited to dance the night away at the YMCA. The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is hosting its annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, offering a family-friendly environment for all ages. The dinner evening will include a pasta dinner, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and a dance-floor that is open…

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Swimmers brave the snow for dough

February 4, 2016
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The Blue Knights swimming and diving team weathered the storm on Saturday, Jan. 23 to attend their annual fundraiser lunch at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. The team expressed thanks to everyone that venturing out in the snow to show their support, along with the staff at Hawk’s Landing. It doesn’t look like the team will…

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Bertucci’s ‘Dining for Dollars’ fundraiser on Feb. 11 for the Southington library

February 4, 2016
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Bertucci's
20 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-8626
www.Bertuccis.com

Bertucci’s invites the community to enjoy a great meal and raise money for the Southington Library Expansion Fund. On Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant, at 20 Spring St. in Southington, is hosting a fundraiser for the library fund. Stop in the library to pick up a “Dining for Dollars” flyer.…

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Police stop drunken driver

February 4, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police tracked down a drunken driver on West Center Street Extension after receiving reports of an erratic driver on state and local roads. At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Jan. 29, police received a report of an erratic driver starting on I-84 and going through several local streets in Southington. The witness reported that a vehicle…

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Knights dispatch Fermi for 2nd win

February 4, 2016
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Brendan  Taylor fights off a double-team during a win over Fermi on Jan. 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a 58-45 win over Fermi, the Blue Knight boys basketball team (2-11) earned their second win of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Falcons held a 9-7 by the end of the first quarter, but the Knights stormed back to take a nine-point lead, 28-19, lead heading…

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Glastonbury halts 9-game win streak: Girls basketball still ranked in the top 6

February 4, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski pump-fakes a defender during a loss to Glastonbury on Friday.

The Lady Knights (13-2) suffered just their second loss of the season when they hosted Glastonbury (11-2) on Friday, Jan. 29, 48-28. The Tomahawks avenged an earlier loss to the Knights in January. The rematch was the Knights annual “Pink Zone” game, which was started in 2010 when Southington coach Mike Forgione took over the…

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Wheeler Clinic to host info session for foster parents

February 4, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: (888) 793-3500
www.WheelerClinic.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 13, Wheeler Clinic will host an informational session for anyone interested in the opportunity to foster a child. On a daily basis, Wheeler’s foster care programs service at least 60 local children in need of a foster home. “We desperately need parents,” said Sharon Pendleton-Ponzani, LCSW, Director of Community Based…

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Knights battle at CT Challenge

February 4, 2016
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Richard Rivera tries to take down his opponent during the 220 pound championship bout of the CT Challenge tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) welcomed some of the best talent in the state to the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium when they hosted the seventh annual Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30. Trumbull captured the CT Challenge title for the first time with six finalists and three individual champions. Cumberland (R.I.) finished 18…

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