Wayton Open crowns champions: Weather helps as local tournament welcomes biggest field ever

July 23, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt returns a volley in the Men’s B Singles final at the 2015 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament is in the books and creator/director of the tournament Matt Wayton said the eighth year holding the tournament was by far the most successful. “This is great,” said Wayton. “Everything was on schedule this year. It only rained once during the week, so we frontloaded…

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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

July 23, 2015
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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

BY LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Becky Houle Apuzzo is described by those who know her as an energetic and healthy individual. Not only does she work out regularly and eat well, but she also does not smoke or drink. But since early June 2015, Becky has been hospitalized for something she did not expect to…

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Grace Methodist announces summer services

July 23, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.

Grace United Methodist Church, at 121 Pleasant Street in Southington, has announced their revised summer schedule. Through Sunday, Aug. 30, the church will be celebrating one service on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. After the 9:30 a.m. service, there will be a coffee hour. The regular fall, winter,…

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Italian-American Festival starts this Friday on Center St.

July 23, 2015
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Italian Festival

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The aroma of Italian food will fill Center St. this weekend, as the 11th annual Italian-American festival returns to downtown. Sponsored by the Southington chapter of UNICO and the Sons of Italy, the event aims to promote Italian heritage in town, with a full schedule of live entertainment and a variety of…

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Performance listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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NOW thru AUG. 8 OTHER ‘ENRON.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Presented by Hole in the Wall Theater. A play about one of the most infamous scandals in financial history. Hole In The Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 for general admission. $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org NOW thru JULY 26…

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Kids listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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JULY 24-26 OTHER ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION.’ Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Performers from 16 towns including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115.…

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Meetings listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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TUESDAY, JULY 28 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Greg Bugbee of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Topic is “Container Gardening.” Business meeting follows. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. thanlon@snet.net, (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned…

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Obituaries for the July 24 edition

July 22, 2015
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obituaries

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Frederick Bonomi Jr., of Southington, died on Thursday, July 16. He was the son of the late Ferdinando and Mary (Lavorgna) Bonomi. Elizabeth M. (Chaples) Daly, 75, of Bristol, died at home on Sunday, July…

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Support group listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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