Tag: Apple Harvest Festival

Rain puts small damper on apple festival

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival brought in crowds for Family Night on Friday and the parade on Sunday, despite the rain showers that caused the event’s cancellation on Saturday. Between the opening…

Nicole White is named queen of the gala

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hostess Nicole White was crowned queen at the Apple Harvest Festival’s annual gala, which is the unofficial kick-off to the festival. Being named queen helped fulfill a goal for White, who has looked up to…

Ideal Forging is coming down

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Meridian Development will begin demolition of the old Ideal Forging buildings after the Apple Harvest Festival next month, a representative from the company announced at last week’s Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Howard Schlesinger,…

Festival hostesses inspired by the past

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s collection of Apple Harvest Festival hostesses said they always looked up to the former hostesses when they were young and hoped to one day represent Southington themselves. “You always see them in the…

Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

By Luke Marshall Special to the Observer NAUGATUCK — This year’s Connecticut Icon hails from Naugatuck. Alexandra Hernandez, 17, won the Connecticut Icon competition during Southington’s annual Apple Harvest Festival. She won the top prize of $1,000 and the ability…