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Italian-American Festival is a decade old

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on…

Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

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Seventeen-year-old Naugatuck teen Alexandra Hernandez, right, won Connecticut Icon this year.

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…

Y Cup returns to Apple road race

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…

Sliders takes home trophy at wings festival

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…

Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

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Haley Messenger sings Adele’s “We could have had it all” at last year’s auditions.

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…

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

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…