Posts Tagged ‘ festival ’

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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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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Sliders takes home trophy at wings festival

September 16, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Sliders Grill & Bar has more than just chicken wings to share with local customers—the restaurant now has a trophy it won from the twelfth Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. Held at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, the festival invited 32 restaurants nationwide to participate in the event. The…

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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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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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Festival seeks bed race contestants

August 28, 2013
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The annual Apple Harvest Festival Bed Race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2p.m.  The Kiwanis Club of Southington is once again chairing and organizing the “racing of the beds.” If you belong to a civic group, or a church group officials ask you to get your volunteers together and enter the bed…

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Apple Harvest photo contest is back

August 28, 2013
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The Apple Harvest Festival is once again hosting a photo contest. All winning and submitted photos will be displayed during the festival. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. There are no age categories or entry fees. The theme of the photos should have something to do with apples or the harvesting of apples.…

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Festival brings food and memories

August 2, 2013
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Festival brings food and memories

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Broccoli rabe, gelato, a tribute to Elvis Presley and a saint procession brought a crowd to Southington’s ninth annual Italian American Festival last weekend. But the festival also brought a crowd to relive the memories of Italian heritage and traditions. Eating a bowl of sufrite under the UNICO tent, Bill…

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Italian-American Festival takes over Center Street

July 25, 2013
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Italian-American Festival takes over Center Street

By Ed Harris Editor The Italian-American Festival returns to Center Street this weekend. The three-day street festival, managed by the Sons of Italy and the Southington chapter of UNICO, aims to carry on the customs and traditions of the Italian culture. “It’s a gathering of friends,” said Bill Della Vecchia, who co-chairs the festival with…

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