Posts Tagged ‘ Halloween ’

Spooky end for drive-in season

November 6, 2013
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Spooky end for drive-in season

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in wrapped up its fourth season with its third annual Halloween Festival. Hosted by volunteers of The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group, the festival featured double showings: Monsters, Inc. and the 1979 version of Amityville Horror. Attendees from Sout-hington…

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Residents get spooky for Plantsville Halloween

October 31, 2013
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Residents get spooky for Plantsville Halloween

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Lions, tigers, and other kinds of animals and creatures paraded in downtown Plantsville for its annual Halloween event. Children, teens and even adults showed off their costumes while lining up for candy during the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville. Co-sponsored by the Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks…

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Plantsville set for Halloween

October 21, 2013
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Plantsville set for Halloween

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 24 (with a rain date Oct. 25) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “It’s going to be…

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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

October 19, 2013
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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as several hand-carved tombstones for the Burke family in 2002 turned into “Spooky Kingdom,” a local Halloween event filled with 15 different animated attractions. Howard and Bonnie Burke have invited residents statewide to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville for the past nine years to experience…

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Drive-in wraps up its summer season

September 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall nearly in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in has started to wrap-up its fourth season. Dawn Miceli, a member of the Drive-in Committee, reported that during the summer, the committee raised $1,250 for each civic group that hosted a movie night. She said a total of 13 different civic…

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Local woman collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital

September 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman is collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital. Allyson Genovese began the St. Jude’s Candy Drive several years ago after learning that her stepdaughter’s mother, who works at St. Jude, would bring in Halloween candy for the kids at the hospital. The first year Genovese was able to collect…

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STEPS planning events for Halloween drive-in event

September 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group is currently planning a hauntingly good time for the upcoming Halloween double bill at the Southington Drive-in. This is the third year that the Drive-in Committee has held a special Halloween screening, showcasing two horror movies. Two years ago, the year…

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Halloween fun at the Southington Drive-in

October 31, 2012
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The Drive-In Committee held its second attempt at a Halloween-themed double feature, with an added full afternoon of activities before the evening movies last Saturday. A similar screening was planned for last year but, like numerous other local events, it was disrupted by Winter Storm Alfred. The surprise October snowstorm meant the event was canceled…

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Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

October 31, 2012
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Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

Halloween will go on this year. Despite worries that Hurricane Sandy would force the cancellation of Halloween for the second straight year, town officials said Southington is ready for trick-or-treaters this afternoon and evening. Officials said that all local roads are open and safe for travel. The town has not imposed any restrictions on Halloween…

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A haunting good time for charity

October 5, 2012
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A haunting good time for charity

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Burke family is bringing back its “Spooky Kingdom” Halloween attraction and hoping that Mother Nature will not be as brutal this year. For eight years, the family has invited the public to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville to enjoy a home-made Halloween adventure. They have also encouraged…

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