Showing appreciation for our veterans: Elks Lodge honors military service members

February 3, 2016
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A pair of local veterans, who served the country during World War II and the Korean War, were among those who attended a Military Appreciation dinner hosted at the Elks Club on Jan. 30.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Denise Johnson wanted to find a way to honor local members of the military for their service and sacrifice. Through the Elks Lodge 1669, where she has been a member since 2008, she hosted a Military Appreciation dinner to recognize veterans, active military members, and…

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Swimmers surge past Conard on the road

February 3, 2016
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Austin Bull swims a freestyle race at a recent Blue Knight swim meet. Southington took to the road last week but came away with a rare win in West Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-2) defeated Conard for the first time in 12 years with a 97-86 conference triumph over Conard at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Southington wasted no time and jumped out in front of the Chieftains, 12-2, with first and second place finishes…

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Strikers win the President’s Cup

February 3, 2016
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The Southington Strikers 12-U girls soccer team was honored during the Jan. 25 Town Council meeting. The Southington Soccer Club team went undefeated during the fall to earn their second consecutive division championship before claiming the state title to earn the club’s first visit to the US Youth Soccer Regional President’s Cup. The team scored five wins over two days, culminating in a 3-0 win over Virginia to win the President’s Cup. The team received proclamations from the town and the state for going 56-10 over the past two years. (Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS)

Skaters beat E.O. Smith

February 3, 2016
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Jarod Florian tries to beat a Woodstock defender during a 7-3 loss on Jan. 27. The Warrior-Knights bounced back with a win over EO Smith.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights (9-3-0) split the week with a win and a loss, but were able to come away with their first victory of the season against a division II team. Hall-Southington ventured out across the Connecticut River to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs on Saturday, Jan. 30 where…

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Sports listings for the Feb. 5 edition

February 3, 2016
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Sports Listings - Winter

FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Library listings for the Feb. 5 edition

February 3, 2016
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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.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: February Community Speakout Wall. The library is planning for the future and wants to hear…

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Health listings

February 3, 2016
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TUESDAY, FEB. 9 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCseniorservices.org THURSDAY, FEB. 11 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESS SCREENINGS. 1 to 2 p.m. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. HHCSeniorServices.org ONGOING OTHER PUBLIC YOGA CLASS.…

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Performance listings, starting Feb. 5

February 3, 2016
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TUESDAY, FEB. 9 OTHER ‘LET IT COME DOWN.’ 7:30 p.m. Playwrights on Park Play Reading Series. Eve Lederman’s “Let It Come Down.” Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $5 (860) 523-5900 ext. 10. PlayhouseonPark.org. FEB. 9-14 OTHER A.R. GURNEY’S ‘LOVE LETTERS.’ Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting from Feb. 5

February 3, 2016
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FRIDAY, FEB. 5 BRISTOL 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARDI GRAS. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Beads and doubloons, music and dancing, bourbon tasting, food, BYOB, King and Queen, 50/50 and auction. Masks and costumes encouraged. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $30 per person. Masks and anniversary glasses at the museum gift shop. (860) 585-5411.…

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