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Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

September 30, 2016
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Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

BlumShapiro Consulting will introduce a new feature to this year’s Southington Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) with the new “Get Fest” application. Get Fest is a web-based app that allows the parade committee, volunteers and participants to view the float drop off locations, road closure points and other critical event details. “As we approach our 50th…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Parade co-chair JoAnne Salerno is excited about this year’s ‘Get Fest’ cell phone app

September 28, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade…

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Saucier named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 21, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Recently retired Youth Services Director Sue Saucier has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Apple Harvest Festival Parade by the Apple Harvest Festival Executive Committee. “Sue is the perfect person,” AHF co-chair Cheryl Lounsbury said in a press release. Saucier said that Town Councilman Tom Lombardi called her…

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Time running short to register for Mum Parade

August 29, 2016
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The annual Mum Parade is less than a month away, and groups looking to march in this year’s parade are asked to submit their applications as soon as possible to ensure their spot. The due date for applications is Sept. 1. The parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, and this year’s theme is “Bristol…

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Nobody can rain on our parade: Locals come out to remember the fallen

June 1, 2016
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Towns throughout the Connecticut were forced to cancel Memorial Day activities and parades when rain swept through the state on Monday morning, but members of the Marine Corps League, above, along with members of the American Legion, the town council, and dozens of residents turned out for all of the planned memorial ceremonies, flag raisings, and an unofficial parade. Locals braved the weather to ensure that Southington still honored its fallen heroes.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Although expected rains washed out plans for the annual Memorial Day parade, members of the American Legion, Marine Corps League and the Southington Town Council came out to walk the parade route on Monday morning. Dozens of Southington residents lined Main Street, waving American flags and showing their gratitude for our nation’s…

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Town to honor fallen soldiers during Memorial Day services

May 28, 2016
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WWII veteran William Kelley (center) raises an American flag alongside American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty (right) and son James Kelley (left,) outside the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The Legion will be conducting their annual Memorial Day services at the following locations in Southington on Monday, May 30: 7:30 a.m., Panthorn Park on Burritt Street…

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Apple Harvest Festival survives a rainy first weekend

October 8, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER   Despite the less-than-ideal weather on Friday and Saturday which brought cold wind and rain to the downtown streets, loyal festival goers didn’t break tradition. Friday’s opening ceremonies were postponed until Saturday, but otherwise, the first three days of the two-weekend festival went on as planned. Thousands of Southington residents gathered downtown…

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2015 Apple Harvest Parade: Growing (and harvesting) community pride

October 8, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Members of Southington’s Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm (L.E.A.F.) cheer to the crowd from their float in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The community-supported farm, formerly the historic Lewis Family Farm, harvests more than 200 varieties of fresh produce each year. What better way to celebrate this year’s theme of “Growing Community Pride”…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Joanne Salerno just loves the Apple Harvest parade

October 2, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Secondo named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 17, 2015
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Art Secondo will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Apple Harvest parade.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee has announced that former long-time CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Art Secondo will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Apple Harvest Festival parade. Christopher Palmieri, Town Councilor and Co-Chairman of the festival’s Supervisory Committee, said Secondo was selected by a unanimous vote.…

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