Posts Tagged ‘ Apple Harvest Festival ’

Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

November 3, 2013
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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 to record a song at a professional studio. The competition began Sept. 21 when over…

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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

October 18, 2013
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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Harvest the Arts took over the last weekend of the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival, adding new features to the event, along with the traditional attractions. A 3D chalk artist brought his work to life on the grounds of Center Street Saturday, painting a shark that jumped out of the water…

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Eating contests highlight Apple Harvest Festival

October 11, 2013
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Eating contests highlight Apple Harvest Festival

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Contestants of all ages kept their mouths wide open and their stomachs growling during the apple pie and the apple fritter eating contests at the 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival. On Saturday, registered participants competed on the main stage to claim their title, stuffing their mouths until they could no…

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It’s time to make the apple fritters

September 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer If asked what is one highlight of the Apple Harvest Festival that draws thousands of visitors to the event every year, residents and non-residents of Southington will say, “Apple fritters.” The old-fashioned desert, coated with a cinnamon topping, brings a line full of visitors too long to count, and volunteers…

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Y Cup returns to Apple road race

September 24, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival plans to continue one of its new additions to the road race for youngsters: the Y Cup. The Y Cup is a relay for fourth and fifth graders of all eight elementary schools to participate in the 5 K (3.1 miles) race on Sunday,…

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Garden club to sponsor fairy village at Apple Harvest Festival

September 22, 2013
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Garden club to sponsor fairy  village at Apple Harvest Festival

By Ed Harris Editor The Orchard Valley Garden Club will once again host a fairy village on the ground of the Barnes Museum during the Apple Harvest Festival. This is the second year the garden club has sponsored the village and visitors will be given fairy bracelets to warn the fairies of their entrance and…

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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

September 14, 2013
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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon start the search for its next music star. Auditions for the next Connecticut Icon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School. All auditions will be in the form of A cappella. Formerly known as Southington Icon, the competition…

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Team Lauryn to return to Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Team Lauryn will return to the Apple Harvest Road Race this year in memory of Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA Stingray and Lady Knight’s swimmer at Southington High School who died tragically in car accident two years ago. Team Lauryn will participate in the 5K/5 mile Road Race at the…

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AHF officials: Do you have the best granny in town?

September 12, 2013
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Apple Harvest Festival officials want to know: Do you have the best granny in town? The annual Granny Apple contest returns and officials are looking for children’s submissions. In their own words and handwriting, children must describe why their grandmother is so special to them and explain why she should be the Granny Apple of…

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2013 road race registration begins;

September 7, 2013
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2013 road race registration begins;

By John Goralski Sports Writer When John Myers took over as the Apple Harvest Road Race director, the annual 5-mile race attracted about 500 runners and a handful of workers. Over the last decade, that number has tripled. With armies of runners winding down by the finish line and legions of Little Fritters circling the…

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