Posts Tagged ‘ Rails to Trails ’

Orchard Valley Garden Club spruces up the rail-trail

September 12, 2016
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Members of the Orchard Valley Garden Club spent some time helping to beautify Southington’s rails to trails.  Members involved were Katy Hanlon, Lita Nyren and Marge Muzyczka. The club will continue through the season to keep the trail beautiful.

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Taking a walk in the linear park

August 24, 2016
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The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a stroll on the trail. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Before I die I want to… live? The wall survives

August 24, 2016
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A rail-trail walker stops, above, to write her dream to “travel to the future.” The “Before I Die…” wall survived a scare last week when organizers considered taking down the popular community blackboard alongside the rail-trail near Bristol Street. Organizers considered taking it down because of complaints about obscene messages on the board, but reconsidered…

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Plainville studies development plan for closing rail-trail gap

August 17, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The first informational meeting for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure Study recently kicked off with a good turnout of people from Plainville and surrounding communities. Conducted by the Capital Region Council of Governments, the study aims to close the gap in the trail through Southington and Plainville while…

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‘Pokémon Go’ draws visitors to the rail trail

July 20, 2016
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Molly Virello of the library gives pointers to Sophie Shugru (9) and her Mom Jean

“Pokémon Go” is generating a lot of discussion. People seem to be polarized on the issue, but it’s hard to deny that it’s drawing locals outdoors this summer. Earlier this week, we spotted a number of kids and parents exploring the Southington rail trail and the virtual world in search of wild Pokémon, PokéStops and…

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Expect trailside retail and dining along the rail-trail

January 13, 2016
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An architect’s rendering of a proposed retail village to be built alongside Southington’s rail-trail near the Ideal Forging site.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington will have a new downtown destination, with plans moving forward for a new retail and dining center along the rails-to-trails downtown project. Modeled after The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) heard plans last week for the seven-building and 80-parking space destination. Kathy…

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Enjoying summer on Southington’s rail trail

August 20, 2015
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Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer vacation is winding down, but these local boys are making the most of their final days on Southington’s rails-to-trails path. The local linear park has become a destination that spans generations as locals walk, bike, and skate their way across town.

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Mural to ask the question, before I die I…

June 7, 2014
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Joe Kleszcz is working on a Before I Die wall that will allow walkers along the Rails to Trails an opportunity to answer the question before I die I...

By Ed Harris Editor A local man is hoping walkers along the linear trail will want to share the things they hope to do before they die. With a little help, Joe Kleszcz is establishing a Before I Die wall along the Southington Rails to Trails. The 48 foot by 8 foot wall will resemble…

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Eagle Scout project to honor soldiers

April 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A local Boy Scout is honoring wounded military members through his Eagle Scout project along a portion of Rails to Trails. Andrew Krar, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 45 at St. Paul’s Church in Southington, has prepared to move forward in building a pavilion dedicated to the Wounded…

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Connecting the trails; Town looks to partner with Plainville

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted in approval Monday night to hire an engineering firm with the town of Plainville for the design of the Rails to Trails pathway, which is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Currently, a nine mile gap exists from northern Southington through Plainville into southern…

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