Time to put on the ritz and laugh with ‘Young Frankenstein’

October 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tighten up your neckbolts, grab your top hat and cane, and get ready to put on the ritz… Connecticut Theatre Company is staging “Young Frankenstein” the musical this month. The stage show was created by Mel Brooks and is based on the 1974 movie, which starred Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman,…

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First Lutheran donates veggies

October 9, 2015
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Letter - First Lutheran brings fresh veggies to the food pantry

Southington Community Services expressed their thanks to Bill Ludecke, Pastor Joshua Rinas, and all of the members of First Lutheran Church for donating 2,000 pounds of vegetables from their garden. The garden was dedicated as the “Garden of Loaves and Fish” back in June and is 40 percent bigger than last year’s garden. This garden…

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Cork ‘n Cap teams up with local businesses

October 9, 2015
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Southington Cork 'n Cap
685 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 426-1788

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A new business owner in town is pairing up with two other businesses this month to offer wine and beer tastings at the Cork n’ Cap, Southington’s newest spirit shop. Douglas Galullo, who opened his Queen Street store just two months ago, will host two events—a tasting with wine label “90+” on…

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Dozens of rescued dogs adopted at Petco 50th anniversary event

October 8, 2015
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A volunteer holds a chihuahua who waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It is always considered a successful week at Companion Pet Rescue, Inc. (CPR) in Southbury when 20 dogs are adoptive within a seven-day span. Last weekend, 24 dogs were adopted on Saturday, alone, when CPR hosted an adoption event at Petco on Queen Street, to celebrate the store’s 50th Anniversary. “We were…

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‘Harvest the Arts’ highlights the arts and crafts weekend

October 8, 2015
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Apple Harvest logo 2014

Harvest the Arts kick off Friday with a behind-the-scenes look inside the Gura Building From a fire show to artists’ demonstrations and the Shoe Parade, the second weekend of the 47th annual Apple Harvest Festival showcases a variety of “artsy” events and activities. Sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Southington Community Cultural Arts…

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Field hockey gets first win

October 8, 2015
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Players from Southington and Lyman Hall converge on a loose ball during Southington's 4-1 victory on Oct. 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The field hockey team (1-7) achieved their first win of the season when they defeated Lyman Hall (1-5-1), 4-1, at home on Thursday, Oct. 1. Kayla Carrera scored the Lady Knights’ first goal midway through the first half. Kaylee Graef scored the next goal before the end of the first period…

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Apple Harvest Road Race: Rains hold off for the start of the annual event

October 8, 2015
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Bill Rodgers, center, congratulates the 2015 Dave Gworek Award winners Jim Rosenberger, left, and Tessa Mah, right, for being the top Southington runners in the 5-mile race. Rosenberger finished 3rd overall, and Mah captured the women's title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a cold and rainy Saturday at the Apple Harvest Festival, the Sunday morning of Oct. 4 brought plenty of sunshine and a slight autumn chill, which was the ideal weather for the 36th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race and identical to last year’s road race. “We woke up today…

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Lady Knight swimmers stay perfect

October 8, 2015
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Bethany Greenlaw knifes through the water during the 100 breaststroke during a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (4-0) keeps rolling on, protecting their perfect season on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill (1-4) at the Southington YMCA’s newly, designed pool facility. The Lady Knights began the meet with a first-place finish (2:09.28) from their 200 medley relay team…

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Knights out-gun Glastonbury in battle of unbeatens

October 8, 2015
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Alessio Diana charges into the Glastonbury secondary during a 61-41 victory on Friday, Oct. 2. Southington runners combined for 500 yards in the victory.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose snapped the ball. He looked downfield, but nothing was available. His receivers were covered. The defense was closing in, so he rolled out of the pocket and took off down the sidelines. Rose sidestepped one defender, stiff-armed another in the red zone, and ran untouched the rest of the…

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