The great pumpkin visits Durham   Published Oct 10, 2013
Rising out of a pumpkin patch out of Rocky Hill, a pumpkin entered at the Durham Fair last week broke the state record for heaviest pumpkin. Matt Debacco’s pumpkin weighed in at 1,766.5 pounds. The old state record was 1,487.5 … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — Twenty minutes before 2 on Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people set up chairs, sat on curbs, and stood along Center and Main streets waiting for the 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival parade to begin. Despite the constant drizzle, … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Big crowds, more booths and spectacular weather marked this year’s Celebrate Wallingford, which kicked off Saturday. Organizers said this year’s celebration attracted the highest number of businesses, civic groups and food vendors, who lined North and South Main … more ...
Courtyard packed for brewfest   Published Oct 5, 2013
MERIDEN — The 13th annual Silver City Brewfest took place Friday night in the police station courtyard, with people turning out for the beer and food. The beer was provided by Bob’s Package Store and the food by ShopRite, Brewfest … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Members of the Interact Club at Sheehan High School painted a fire hydrant on Center Street Tuesday as part of a decoration project for Celebrate Wallingford and also a fundraiser for Project Graduation. They painted the hydrant with … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — With a shiny tierra and a bouquet of flowers, Southington High School senior Sarah DiBenedetto was crowned Apple Harvest Festival’s new queen. “When you meet her, you like her instantly,” said Kim Horton, one of the hostesses’ organizers. … more ...

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The sunshine was plentiful as Roxanne Sudhoff and her 12-year-old son, Eric, watched a performance by a gymnastics class at the 25th annual Fall Festival Marketplace in Cheshire. “It’s the perfect day to come here,” said Sudhoff, a Cheshire resident … more ...
NORTH HAVEN — The 71st annual North Haven Fair opened Thursday night at 5 p.m. Just inside the gates, dozens of fair-goers perched in a picnic grove while munching on standard carnival fare, as well as international offerings from Greek … more ...
Durham to host first Fall Fest   Published Sep 4, 2013
The Economic Development Commission is promoting a town-wide Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19. Fall Fest will include promotional sales offered by local retailers, activities on the Town Green, a fall decorating contest for residents, and more. The commission is … more ...
The weather stayed dry for the Plainville Fire Company’s 29th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, drawing in thousands of people and about 24 balloons to Norton Park Aug. 23-25. Friday night brought clear skies, though there was a slight gust … more ...
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