Forward into the past

January 15, 2016
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The Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret, which was held at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol Saturday, celebrated all things ‘Steampunk.’ For those looking to emulate the look, there were plenty of vendors selling accessories. In addition, there was a Steampunk fashion show later in the evening. Here, three local models get into a…

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Dancing with a wizard

January 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be a spark of dance excitement courtesy of a certain wizard this weekend. And at the end of the night, there will be some grateful community organizations accepting the proceeds. On Saturday, The Dance City and the Arts Dance Team are holding a benefit for the United Way…

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Turning over a new leaf: Greenleaf Stables has a new face, new leadership, same old values

January 15, 2016
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Greenleaf Stables barn manager, Lynette Piers, attends to one of the stable’s horses.

By MOLLY WESTFALLCORRESPONDENT When ownership of Greenleaf Stables was passed on to Paul and Rick Greenleaf in 2013, Lynette Piers was just a boarder, with two horses, living behind the property on Laning Street. The stable was originally purchased by the Greenleaf brothers’ grandfather, Paul Waszkiewicz, in 1932, but the brothers were faced with a choice…

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Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Boyd Height Sr

January 14, 2016
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William “Bill” Boyd Height Sr. died on Saturday, Dec. 26.

William “Bill” Boyd Height Sr., of Millbridge, Maine, formerly of Southington, died at home on Saturday, Dec. 26. He was the husband of John Height of Milbridge for 61 years. He was born in Southington on March 25, 1928. He served in the US Navy and was an active volunteer firefighter in Southington for 28…

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Southington resident foils a car theft

January 14, 2016
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Joshua Ramirez

Southington Police announced that Joshua Ramirez, 21, of Bristol was arrested for attempting to steal a car on Mount Vernon Road, but it was a Southington homeowner that actually managed to detain Ramirez for arrest. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at approximately 6:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of 1662 Mount Vernon Rd. on…

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Skiers rejoice. Winter is finally here.

January 14, 2016
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Steve and Gianna Saldibar, above, took advantage of the day with Gianna’s first attempt at downhill skiing.

The wait is finally over. For local skiers, winter has finally arrived. Last Tuesday, Mount Southington Ski Area kicked off their 51st season as Southington’s winter destination.(Photos by Tammi Naudus)

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Obituary: Stephanie J. Zabohonski, 68

January 14, 2016
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Stephanie J. Zabohonski died on Jan. 12, 2016.

Stephanie J. Zabohonski, “Rusty,” 68, formerly of Southington, passed peacefully surrounded by family on January 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was the loving wife of Louis “Lou” Zabohonski Jr. for 39 years. Stephanie was born on April 21, 1947 in Detroit, MI, one of 6 daughters to Celesta (Listopad) Raczkiewicz…

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Middle schoolers explore STEM at SHS

January 14, 2016
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STEM Department Chair Justin Mirante demonstrates an engineering display during a STEM tour for local middle school students.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), labs at Southington High School (SHS) aren’t your typical “shop” classes. Using 3D printers and CAD computer programs, students learn to design everything from wind turbines, to model homes, to go-karts. More than 25 course options give students the opportunity to learn STEM fundamentals, discover…

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CyberKnights prepare to storm the castle: Team 195 launches the season at a FIRST kick-off event

January 14, 2016
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Members of the CyberKnights react to this year’s game challenge during a worldwide kick-off to the 2016 season. (Photo by John Goralski)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Cyber Knights (Team 195) launched their 2016 season in a worldwide kickoff last weekend. At 10a.m. on Jan. 8, FIRST robotics launched the international robotics season with the announcement of their Stronghold game. The Stronghold game is the annual challenge that each team faces in competition. The game’s…

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