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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

By Tammi Naudus
The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Hostesses took part in the parade Sunday afternoon. Despite a rain showers on Saturday, the festival rebounded with a great day on Sunday, which included the road race.

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 Tammi Naudus
Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Nicole White was named queen at the festival’s annual gala last week. She is pictured above with Festival Coordinator Jim Champagne.

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…

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…

Italian-American Festival attracts a crowd

By Margaret Waage
The food was a main drawing point for the Italian-American Festival.

By Margaret Waage, Correspondent The tenth annual Italian-American Festival drew crowds last weekend, despite a heavy downpour Sunday afternoon. Luckily the heaviest rain occurred after the traditional procession, which successfully made its way along stretches of Eden Avenue and Liberty…