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

July 7, 2016
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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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  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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Apple Harvest Festival will stage a Battle of the Bands on second weekend

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A new kind of entertainment will enter the Apple Harvest Festival lineup this fall—a Battle of the Bands. Musicians of all genres are welcome to show off their talent on stage, competing for a grand prize of $300. Whether it be metal music, hip-hop, or a cappella, event coordinator Bonnie Sica hopes…

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Town officials rally for a bill to save AHF, Italian Fest, and Music on the Green

March 16, 2016
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  By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been a few months since worried whispers began to infiltrate local discussions. Could our downtown festivals be in trouble? The current state building code prohibits temporary structures being placed within 15 feet of any overhead wiring, and that could threaten three downtown activities from Music on the Green to the Apple…

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Apple Harvest continues to draw crowds for week 2

October 15, 2015
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Michael Kryanski celebrates his victory in one of the Apple Harvest Festival pie eating contests. The Apple Harvest festival came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 11 after an action-packed second week with fireworks, Harvest the Arts, a second week of contests, and the annual arts and crafts festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest finished its 2015 run with a successful and crowded final weekend. Thousands filled the downtown area Friday through Sunday for an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, fireworks, and even more contests. Though the final results are still filing in, the festival’s first weekend featured nine apple fritter eating…

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Apple Harvest Festival recognizes poster winners

October 9, 2015
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The Southington Apple Harvest Festival announce the winners from this year’s poster contest. This year the committee selected a middle school student and two high school students as our winners. From left, high school winner Giavonna Paulus, AHF poster committee co-chair Chris Palmieri, overall winner Mia Langston, AHF poster committee co-chair Tom Lombardi, and high…

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‘Harvest the Arts’ highlights the arts and crafts weekend

October 8, 2015
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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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