Posts Tagged ‘ American Legion ’

Town prepares for 9/11 anniversary

September 9, 2016
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Officials at last year’s 9/11 memorial event.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 when terrorists hijacked four planes to deliberately crash them into national buildings. Every year…

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Southington legion team is ready for the final week

July 13, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Things are turning around for the Southington American Legion baseball team after they went 3-1 this past week, moving into the final week of the regular season to gear up for the playoffs. “We’ve come together as a team well,” said Southington manager Marc Verderame. “We’ve talked about it all year.…

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Scoreboard for the June 17 edition

June 15, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 6 and Sunday, June 12. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Southington High School Girls Track New England Championship Saturday, June 11 At Willow Brook Park, New Britain Shot put—(22 athletes) 1, Abbie Mokwuah, Longmeadow (MA), 39’11.25”; 2, Brittany Jones,…

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Southington’s American Legion prepares for centennial celebration

June 2, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, located at 66 Main St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. To prepare for the milestone, the legion is collecting memorabilia from veterans and their families and friends. If you’ve been hanging on to old photos, letters, or even stories passed down from veterans, now…

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Southington resident competes in national oratorical contest

April 20, 2016
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Southington’s Jennifer Magnoli, a student at Mercy High School, displays her certificate of distinction for competing at the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Jennifer Magnoli has recited the same 1,500 words more times than she can count.  For months, the 15-year-old has been practicing her prepared oration, getting ready for the final speech competition of the season. Given the broad topic of “The Constitution,” Magnoli wrote three pages on what the Constitution means to her…

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Raising the stars and stripes at Calendar House

August 23, 2015
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Calendar House raised its new flag on Tuesday, July 21. Accepting the colors was Calendar House Executive Director Robert Verderame and presenting was Southington American Legion Commander Steve McCarty.

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Going out with a laugh: Legion wraps up the season with a good time

July 24, 2015
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Coach Marc Verderame jogs home for Southington score during an off-beat finale against Unionville on July 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple losses, a couple rainouts, and a couple laughs brought Southington’s (7-15) American Legion season to a close this past week. Post 72 was scheduled to end their season with a doubleheader against Unionville (7-17) on Friday, July 17. However, both teams agreed to do things a little differently, playing…

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Legion salutes oratorical competition winners

April 8, 2015
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Competition judges State Rep. David Zoni and Councilwoman Dawn Micelli joined student participants at the recently-held American Legion District One oratorical competition in Rocky Hill. From left, Robert and Kathy Magnoli, parents of 2nd place winner Jennifer Magnoli; Rep. Zoni; competitive judge Steve Pintarich of Post 72; first place winner Gabriel Milluzzo (Post 133); second…

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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Legion looks to help police K-9s

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police K-9 Officer Arno. His handler is Officer John Mahon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American Legion, said that he began the initiative earlier this year and it is finally taking…

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