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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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www.southington.org/AHF

The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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Apple Harvest bed race seeks competitors

September 8, 2016
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Registration is underway for the annual Apple Harvest Festival bed race to be held on the first weekend of the festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. Beds will be reviewed and judged on Center Street at 12:30 p.m. Races will begin at 2 p.m. on Main Street, in front of the First…

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Queen for a day? More like hostess for a year

September 8, 2016
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This year’s Apple Harvest Hostesses are already hard at work. From left, Ariel Perry, Carson Stifel, Leanne Raymond, Katerina Belales, Olivia Thomas, Allie Carta, and Lindsay Marziarz.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER They can be seen wandering throughout the Apple Harvest Festival, offering information about the event and pointing out directions. They are staples at local events, donning sashes to mingle with residents and champion the local fair. Many a local girl has dreamed of sitting atop the float, waving to onlookers…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Hostess chair Alyssa Pappas knows the work that goes into it

September 2, 2016
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Former Apple Harvest hostess and queen Alyssa Pappas, above center, has been assisting hostesses ever since her reign ended.

The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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www.southington.org/AHF

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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Is your Granny a ‘Good Apple?’: Apple Harvest Festival essay contest is underway

July 7, 2016
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www.southington.org/AHF

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Calling all grandchildren, it’s almost time to nominate your “Granny” for the annual “Granny Apple” contest tradition. If you have a grandmother who bakes the best apple pies, tells the best stories, or is just overall the best grandma in town, put a pen to paper and tell the town why. The…

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Apple Harvest gets permanent power

June 2, 2016
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www.southington.org/AHF

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A permanent power source for the annual Apple Harvest Festival is being installed on the Town Green. The installment was announced by the Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee (AHFSC) at a meeting on May 19, and is expected to take place in June. The permanent electrical pedestal will replace the need…

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Apple Harvest seeks sponsors

May 25, 2016
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Planning is underway for the 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) in Southington, and the festival committee is seeking sponsorship for this year’s event. The AHF has become one of the biggest events held in Connecticut with an attendance of over 100,000 people expected. Many local non-profit organizations utilize the festival as their main fundraiser;…

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Town seeks AHF hostesses

May 20, 2016
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The Apple Harvest Committee is accepting applications for this fall’s Apple Harvest Hostesses for the 48th annual festival. Hostesses must be Southington residents entering their junior or senior year next fall. A hostess should be able to interact with the community and have the time it takes to dedicate to the festival. “Volunteering with the…

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The show will go on: Downtown festivals get waiver from state

April 29, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been almost two months since Town Councilors Tom Lombardi (R) and Victoria Triano joined State Representatives David Zoni and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in Hartford to speak in favor of a House Bill, sponsored by Zoni, that would give towns a waiver against…

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