Tag: Observer

The Urillos: The Observer’s first family

Observer co-founders Anthony L. Urillo and Jennie Urillo review the first edition of the Southington Observer in Dec. 1975.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Sitting around the kitchen table in their childhood home, Susan, Marta, and Robert Urillo browsed through a stack of black and white photos from the early days of The Southington Observer. The community weekly newspaper celebrated its…

Co-founder of The Observer dies at 92

Jennie Urillo, co-founder of the Step Saver and The Observer, died this week at 92.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Jennie (Marciniec) Urillo, a former owner of the Step Saver and Southington Observer newspapers, died on Monday, Nov. 16 at Hartford HealthCare at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. She was 92. Urillo was a co-founder of the…

Take the Sloper Plunge!


The annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday.  Many organizations from around town got together to raise funds for Camp Sloper campers in exchange for an icy dip in the lake.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus [portfolio_slideshow id=4717]

That’s Italian!


Southington celebrated it’s annual Italian American Festival this past weekend.  The festival welcomed performers, a wine tasting, vendors, and food celebrating the Italian heritage.  People flocked Center Street to enjoy time with family, friends, and the community.  Photos by: Tammi…

Hats off the Southington class of 2013


Southington welcomed in the class of 2013 at the Southington High School graduation on Friday night.  The class filled the football field of the school to celebrate all of their accomplishments.  Stands filled with friends and family cheered on the…

Sikhs Host a Vigil

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  The Sikhs temple in Southington held a candlelight vigil on Friday, December 21st in remembrance of  the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.  The group welcomed town officials to speak at the ceremony.  The evening was  followed by a…