Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

November 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Wing lovers filled Cadillac Ranch Restaurant last week to celebrate the eighth annual Wing Fest competition, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event featured 11 local restaurants competing for several categories. Jennie B of All Smiles Entertainment provided live music. The event benefited the Chamber’s Adopt-A-Family project, collecting…

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C’mon down to gov’s house for holidays

November 29, 2013
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The following press release arrived from the governor. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the annual open house and tour of the Governor’s Residence, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, which will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public.   This…

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Wildcat momentum; Lincoln men are on a 5 game win streak

November 29, 2013
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Wildcat momentum; Lincoln men are on a 5 game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer After three weeks, a pair of one-possession losses in week two remain the only blemishes on Lincoln College’s schedule. The Wildcats are making some noise in 2013. With victories over three conference opponents last week, the Lincoln College men’s basketball team has improved to 7-2 overall. The Wildcats are riding…

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Compass Award winners honored

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Community YMCA honored its two 2013 Compass Award recipients last week for their commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. During the Forever in Blue Jeans gala, the YMCA recognized Mike and Teresa Soltys, a couple who has lived in Southington for the past 18 years.…

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Knights show great intentions; Five student-athletes sign letters of intent during early signing period

November 29, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s almost becoming common place to find family members and friends herded into a small conference room tucked away in the back corner of the high school while photographers are ushered into the room by coaches in suits. The NCAA opened its early signing period on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and…

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Arts campaign at halfway mark; Council approves grant for Gura Building

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) halfway into its 18-month capital campaign to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center, the Town Council voted in approval of a DECD Grant worth $500,000 Monday night. During its meeting, the Southington Town Council voted 8 to 1 to accept…

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ESPN lends a hand for Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
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ESPN lends a hand for Thanksgiving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Volunteers from ESPN continued their tradition of giving back by assisting Southington Community Services’ Thanksgiving event, held at the Drive-in Pavilion on Monday. Under the pavilion, volunteers spent the morning sorting and organizing boxes of food for residents who are in need. By noon, residents lined up to bring home…

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Two charged in August handgun theft

November 27, 2013
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Two charged in August handgun theft

Two Southington residents were charged with stealing handguns from a safe at JATH Manufacturing. Police arrested Gary York , 38, and Joanne DelFino, 37, on Friday, Nov. 22. York was arrested at the Bristol Court while he was appearing on an unrelated charge and Delfino was taken into custody during a traffic stop. According to…

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Library brings back popular Food for Fines program

November 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The annual Food for Fines program has returned to the Southington Library. In existence for more than a dozen years, the program will run through December 31. “The library started with the Mitten Tree then expanded to collecting non-perishable food items for Community Services,” said Southington Library Publicist Jeanne D. Chmielewski.…

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