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Take the Sloper Plunge!

January 20, 2014
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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

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That’s Italian!

July 29, 2013
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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 Naudus    

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Hats off the Southington class of 2013

June 22, 2013
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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 students  in support.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Sikhs Host a Vigil

December 26, 2012
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Sikhs Host a Vigil

  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 traditional Sikhs banquet and music.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

December 17, 2012
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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

Santa and Mrs Claus visited YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday December 8th.  Families visited the camp for  family oriented activities.  Toys were collected by the Mill Foundation For Kids.  Fox Glove Farm provided horse and carriage rides.  Southington Brass entertained the crowd with holiday favorites.  Crafts projects were provided.  Hot chocolate and cookies were served…

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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

December 8, 2012
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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Downtown Merchants Association held its annual Christmas celebration, Hospitality Night.  Townspeople gathered for the lighting of the green, a choral sing, horse and carriage rides, and to visit with Santa.  For photos of this event, click the  tab to see our gallery.

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Food pantries are running low

September 6, 2012
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by ED HARRIS The two Southington Home Depots recently ran a contest to see which store could collect the most food items for Southington Community Services. The businesses donated over 1,500 items at a time when the town department really needed the help. “We’re doing a lot to reach out to the community,” said Nick…

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Programs offer schools money

September 6, 2012
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 by ROB GLIDDEN A new school year in Southington brings another chance for local schools and their surrounding communities to take advantage of rewards programs at nearby supermarkets. Four major supermarket chains (Stop and Shop, Target, Shop Rite and Price Chopper) all have branches in Southington and all have programs that help residents earn donations…

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Living here in ‘Allen’-town

September 6, 2012
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Living here in ‘Allen’-town

When a coach discovers an athlete with an extraordinary work ethic, it’s like striking gold. Finding an athlete with superior talent can be just as rare. Ask any coach what it’s like to find both in the same player, and he’ll probably shrug his shoulders and sigh. It’s a one-of-a-kind athlete for sure, and that’s…

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