A comedic blast from the past at CTC

August 19, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A slice of humor from the 1960s will grace the stage at Connecticut Theatre Company this month. The local theater troupe will be performing 1962’s “Boeing-Boeing” by Marc Camoletti (which was later turned into a movie in 1965). The comedy also was revived on Broadway in 2008 and included actresses…

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Cliburn gets 1,600th win in victory over Ducks

August 19, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees delivered Stan Cliburn his 1,600th career win in style, completing the four-game sweep of the Ducks with a 7-0 shutout. The Game Changed When…:…Mike Lee escaped a second and third, one out jam in the fifth inning thanks to a 9-6 double play that prevented…

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Hall of Fame: The unstoppable force-Lisa Matukaitis was a blue collar, blue chipper

August 19, 2016
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Lisa soccer

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR School officials must have been shocked by the crowds at the Kennedy boys soccer game in the fall of ‘82. Even the athletes paused their pre-game rituals as the St. Thomas boys wandered onto their field. Everybody—the fans, the players, and the coaches—scanned the sidelines for the Kennedy girl that dared…

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Farm to table: Roger Orchards and Stop & Shop celebrate a 30-year partnership

August 19, 2016
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SO Rogers Orchards apples

By CATHERINE BOYCE CORRESPONDENT Since 1809, Rogers Orchards has been producing their family’s fruit for Southington and the surrounding communities.  The original owner, Chauncey Merriman purchased the farm despite the risks of Connecticut weather which still propose a threat to Connecticut farmers today. After 207 years, the farm is still producing some of the freshest…

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Texting accident leads to DUI arrest

August 18, 2016
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Police were called to Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at approximately 9 p.m., with reports of a three car accident with injuries in the area of Canal Street. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Traci Creem, 45, of Meriden for driving under the influence and closed the road for approximately an hour during the…

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Bees win third straight

August 18, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: Dominant pitching by the Bees lead to the 3-1 win over the Ducks, putting Stan Cliburn one win away from 1,600. The Game Changed When…:…Rob Bryson struck out back to back batters to end the eighth inning after the Ducks got a run off Kevin Vance to…

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Applications open for Barnes Trust grants

August 18, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation (WEB)

The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southington residents. The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one…

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Plainville studies development plan for closing rail-trail gap

August 17, 2016
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Rails to Trails

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The first informational meeting for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure Study recently kicked off with a good turnout of people from Plainville and surrounding communities. Conducted by the Capital Region Council of Governments, the study aims to close the gap in the trail through Southington and Plainville while…

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Kataria Classic crowns champions

August 17, 2016
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Alejandra Gimenez returns a volley during the women's singles final of the Kataria Classic. More at www.SouthingtonObserver.com.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One of the big surprises about this year’s tournament was the ample number of close matches across every division. The Kataria Classic strives to offer a family-oriented experience rather than a more competitive atmosphere, like the Wayton Open Tennis Tournament. The Kataria Classic managed to attract better competition than in…

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