Pumpkin Fest: Downtown festival entertains local boys and ghouls

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The center of downtown Plainville was converted into a community block party on Saturday, Oct. 19, as hundreds of residents flooded the streets in celebration of the 5th annual Plainville Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin festival committee member Kris Dargenio explained that she was inspired to start an autumnal festival in town … Continue reading “Pumpkin Fest: Downtown festival entertains local boys and ghouls”

Pumpkin Fest: Downtown festival entertains local boys and ghouls

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The center of downtown Plainville was converted into a community block party on Saturday, Oct. 19, as hundreds of residents flooded the streets in celebration of the 5th annual Plainville Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin festival committee member Kris Dargenio explained that she was inspired to start an autumnal festival in town … Continue reading “Pumpkin Fest: Downtown festival entertains local boys and ghouls”

Festival of wreaths evolves with Southington’s United Way

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR If you arrive at the Aqua Turf on Tuesday, Nov. 12 expecting to find a forest of Christmas trees, you may be in for a surprise. This year, the United Way of Southington festival of trees fundraiser has a new name, a new look, and a new spirit. Beginning this year, … Continue reading “Festival of wreaths evolves with Southington’s United Way”

Festival of wreaths evolves with Southington’s United Way

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR If you arrive at the Aqua Turf on Tuesday, Nov. 12 expecting to find a forest of Christmas trees, you may be in for a surprise. This year, the United Way of Southington festival of trees fundraiser has a new name, a new look, and a new spirit. Beginning this year, … Continue reading “Festival of wreaths evolves with Southington’s United Way”

Leaf collection is underway

Leaf collection in the Town of Plainville began Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 4, weather permitting. The following areas will be covered on the first collection, but the scheduled areas are subject to change: Central area, West Main Street area, Farmington Avenue area, South End/Red Stone Hill area, Shuttle Meadow area, … Continue reading “Leaf collection is underway”

Cross Country: Beating the rain at the CCC championship

By SPENCER DREHER STAFF WRITER The rain held up just long enough for the Central Connecticut Conference to compete in its championship cross country meet Oct. 16 at Wickham Park in Manchester.  A year after the Southington girls team finished third and boys finished fourth, both teams placed seventh in this year’s meet. Coach Dan … Continue reading “Cross Country: Beating the rain at the CCC championship”

Cross Country: Beating the rain at the CCC championship

By SPENCER DREHER STAFF WRITER The rain held up just long enough for the Central Connecticut Conference to compete in its championship cross country meet Oct. 16 at Wickham Park in Manchester.  A year after the Southington girls team finished third and boys finished fourth, both teams placed seventh in this year’s meet. Coach Dan … Continue reading “Cross Country: Beating the rain at the CCC championship”

For the Blue Devil swim team, it’s a family affair

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT When you spend close to three hours a day—sometimes six days each week—for a couple of months, a team tends to take on a family kind of atmosphere. You could see the bond that has been created as the Plainville swim team huddles around on the pool deck shouting out encouragement … Continue reading “For the Blue Devil swim team, it’s a family affair”

For the Blue Devil swim team, it’s a family affair

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT When you spend close to three hours a day—sometimes six days each week—for a couple of months, a team tends to take on a family kind of atmosphere. You could see the bond that has been created as the Plainville swim team huddles around on the pool deck shouting out encouragement … Continue reading “For the Blue Devil swim team, it’s a family affair”

Plainville round-up: Blue Devils’ week in review

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT This week, my Big Blue award for the outstanding performance of the week goes to Blue Devils quarterback Christian Collin who rallied his team from a 16-8 fourth quarter deficit to a 22-16 victory. Collin threw a 21 yard touchdown pass to get Plainville within two trailing 16-14. On the final … Continue reading “Plainville round-up: Blue Devils’ week in review”