Foundation has scholarship applications available

February 4, 2016
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Application deadlines are fast approaching for more than $200,000 in 2016 scholarship dollars available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Scholarships are available to 2016 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington, with select scholarships available to students in Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield. Several scholarships…

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Students encouraged to enter CHET Dream Big! competition

February 4, 2016
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Local elementary and middle school students are encouraged to enter the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition, a statewide drawing and essay contest aimed at getting Connecticut students in kindergarten through eighth grade to think about their education and careers. Now in its ninth year, the Dream Big! Competition will award a total of $26,000 in CHET…

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 5

February 4, 2016
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Lions Club logo

The Southington Lions Club’s 25th annual “Everything Goes” charity auction is just around the corner. This year’s fun-filled evening, on Saturday, March 5, will have something for everyone, from baseball tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park to YMCA family memberships, and more. The event will take place at Mary Our Queen church…

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Dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Eve

February 4, 2016
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, families are invited to dance the night away at the YMCA. The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is hosting its annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, offering a family-friendly environment for all ages. The dinner evening will include a pasta dinner, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and a dance-floor that is open…

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Swimmers brave the snow for dough

February 4, 2016
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SP Brief - Blue Knights Swim 2

The Blue Knights swimming and diving team weathered the storm on Saturday, Jan. 23 to attend their annual fundraiser lunch at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. The team expressed thanks to everyone that venturing out in the snow to show their support, along with the staff at Hawk’s Landing. It doesn’t look like the team will…

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Bertucci’s ‘Dining for Dollars’ fundraiser on Feb. 11 for the Southington library

February 4, 2016
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Bertucci's
20 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-8626
www.Bertuccis.com

Bertucci’s invites the community to enjoy a great meal and raise money for the Southington Library Expansion Fund. On Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant, at 20 Spring St. in Southington, is hosting a fundraiser for the library fund. Stop in the library to pick up a “Dining for Dollars” flyer.…

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Police stop drunken driver

February 4, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police tracked down a drunken driver on West Center Street Extension after receiving reports of an erratic driver on state and local roads. At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Jan. 29, police received a report of an erratic driver starting on I-84 and going through several local streets in Southington. The witness reported that a vehicle…

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Knights dispatch Fermi for 2nd win

February 4, 2016
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Brendan  Taylor fights off a double-team during a win over Fermi on Jan. 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a 58-45 win over Fermi, the Blue Knight boys basketball team (2-11) earned their second win of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Falcons held a 9-7 by the end of the first quarter, but the Knights stormed back to take a nine-point lead, 28-19, lead heading…

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Glastonbury halts 9-game win streak: Girls basketball still ranked in the top 6

February 4, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski pump-fakes a defender during a loss to Glastonbury on Friday.

The Lady Knights (13-2) suffered just their second loss of the season when they hosted Glastonbury (11-2) on Friday, Jan. 29, 48-28. The Tomahawks avenged an earlier loss to the Knights in January. The rematch was the Knights annual “Pink Zone” game, which was started in 2010 when Southington coach Mike Forgione took over the…

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