Obituary: Ann (Patterson) Hartung, 87

July 22, 2016
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Obit - Ann Hartung

Ann (Patterson) Hartung, 87, of Southington passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Hartung Sr. Born January 23, 1929 in Pittsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul James Smith and Frances Patterson Smith. Ann was a member of the American…

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Pokemon GO all the way to sweetFrog

July 22, 2016
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sweetFrog Enterprises, a leading national frozen yogurt franchise, has announced that it will host a Pokémon GO takeover from coast to coast this weekend (July 22-24) in all participating locations, including the Plainville location at 17 Farmington Ave. From the time shops open on Friday, July 22 to the time they close on Sunday, July…

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Cheap Trick keeps exploring new horizons

July 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Some bands who stick around for a couple of decades resort to retracing their steps rather than forging ahead with new ones. But Cheap Trick, despite a sizeable catalogue of hits and well-known tracks, continues to release new music. And the band, which comes to Connecticut on July 25, has…

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Ellis Hall believes in the gospel according to Ray Charles

July 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One day when singer Ellis Hall sat down with the late great musician Ray Charles, Charles shared a little philosophy with Hall. “There’s only two kinds of music,” said Ray to Hall, “Good and bad.” That philosophy defined Charles’s career, which saw the singer mining everything from R&B to rock…

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Monster Jam… rolling with the changes

July 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As driver Gary Porter explains it, they don’t make monster trucks like they used to. However, that’s not a bad thing, he said. Porter comes to Connecticut July 23 and 24 with his truck Carolina Crusher as Monster Jam sets up at Stafford Motor Speedway. Porter got into the sport…

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Aqua Turf presents a taste of Italy

July 22, 2016
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Celebrate Italia-Southington (and a couple of Bristol) seniors

Residents will have to wait another week for the Italian-American Festival on Center Street, but the Aqua Turf gave a little taste of Italy on Tuesday, July 12 with their annual “Celebrate Italia” event. The Boston-based group, The Italian Connection Band, above, played to the sell-out crowd. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Hall of Fame: Southington’s Top Gun–Ted Wallace chose the Navy over the major leagues

July 22, 2016
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At the U.S. Naval Academy, Ted Wallace set a program record for his defense behind the plate, and the four year letterwinner is still ranked in the top 20 in three career categories.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ted Wallace doesn’t know the name of the St. Paul football player that hit him first, but he remembers the avalanche of Falcons slamming into him at Muzzy Field. The sophomore running back’s head bounced off the dirt on the infield, and his peripheral vision faded to a blur. “I was just…

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Membrino battles double feature

July 22, 2016
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Southington driver Tony Membrino celebrates a checkered flag during a recent race at Stafford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tony Membrino was back in action racing over the weekend in a double-header, as his team competed at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs on Friday, July 15 and at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, July 16. Membrino and his team capped off the weekend with a win on Friday…

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Blues victorious over Pittsfield

July 22, 2016
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The Bristol Blues were victorious tonight, winning a close one over their western division foes, the Pittsfield Suns, by a score of 8-5. LIU-Brooklyn commit and 2016 ESPNBoston Mr. Baseball Scott Creedon made his first home start of the year for the Blues, tossing five scoreless before yielding four runs in the 6th. Christian Budzik…

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