Posts Tagged ‘ Arts ’

Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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A Deep Seeded Tradition

October 7, 2014
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AHF (Friday night)-rides (3)

Southington celebrates the 46th annual Apple Harvest Festival once again.  The festivities started last Friday with opening ceremonies.  People enjoyed music, dancing, food, amusement park, and various vendor booths.  The festival was canceled on Saturday due to the rain.  Sunday the town celebrated with the annual parade.    The festival will carry on this weekend with the addition of  the Harvest The Arts festivities. …

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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

July 18, 2014
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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) reached its fundraising goal and secured a lease for the old Gura Building, which it will renovate and turn into a community arts center. In 18 months, the arts group was able to raise $1,113,000 and will now lease the Gura Building for a…

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Winter wonderland takes shape

December 20, 2013
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Winter wonderland takes shape

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local artist Mary DeCroce walked down Center Street recently with a sigh of relief and a sense of pride as she glanced at the ten windows of vacant buildings decorated with winter art, including the building that once housed Mainely Seafood. DeCroce started the winter art project several weeks ago…

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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

November 9, 2013
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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Jo Rapisarda, the owner of , wanted to incorporate the arts into the side of her business wall outdoors on Center Street, she did not know how she would approach the project at first. “The wall was vacant, and I wanted to incorporate the arts into the community,” said…

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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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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

September 13, 2013
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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

By Lisa Cappobianco Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) will hold a raffle at Pilgrim Furniture City in an effort to raise money to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center. Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA, said the winners will receive $25,000 worth of furniture. The raffle will begin September 15 and…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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Foundation awards grants for the arts; Southington Library to purchase 3D printer

May 10, 2013
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The Southington library has received a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain to fund two upcoming arts programs – a canvas mural and a three-dimensional printer. As part of its most recent round of grants, the foundation has awarded funding to libraries in each of the four towns they represent – Southington, Plainville,…

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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

April 26, 2013
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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) made the case for the planned arts center at the Gura Building at the Governor’s Mansion, during a reception that updated guests about the project and showed off local talent. Mary DeCroce, the chairperson of SCCA, recalled a meeting with Cathy Malloy, head of the…

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