Posts Tagged ‘ appreciation ’

Lake Compounce opened this weekend for locals

September 7, 2016
Lake Compounce logo (2015)

If you are a Bristol or Southington resident, you have one more chance to visit Lake Compounce Family Theme Park before they close for the season. On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, the park will be extending its summer season to locals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a Bristol and Southington Appreciation…

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Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

January 24, 2014
Submitted photo
Four local veterans were recently honored with Quilts of Valor. 
They are, from left, Peter W. Longo, Peter L. Longo, John Potter III and Charlie Bass.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer “Pride,” “freedom,” and “courage” are just several of over a dozen words inscribed on a quilt that Peter W. Longo of Southington received in honor of serving his country. From 1951 to 1954, Longo served in the 82ndAirborne Division, so his wife, Dolores— along with John DeMello, a family friend…

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