Swanson Inducted Into Firefighter Hall of Fam... On April 9, the Connecticut State Firefighters Association recently inducted Donald H. Swanson, Sr., into the Hall of Fame for his outstanding service, achievements and contributions to the firefighting profession. Chief Donald H. Sw... FULL STORY | MORE CROMWELL NEWS
Town Hall Project Estimate Back Over $30 Mill... MARK DIPAOLA The soft cost estimates for a proposed Newington Town Hall renovation project are in, and the Town Hall project Building Committee is looking at an additional $3.5 million. Town Manager John Salomone presented the numbers to committe... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
Newington Boys Volleyball Back in Their Comfo... MARK DIPAOLA The Newington High School student population lost some size between this year and last year, prompting the boys volleyball teams’ move back to Class M a year after getting tossed into the Class L. The Indians are used to being big ... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
Student Artist Earns State, National Honors MARK DIPAOLA When Kirsten Valade took a jewelry-making class during her freshman year at Newington High School, she immediately knew she was on to something. The experience instilled in her the desire to create, but what she didn’t know at the ... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
ROCKY HILL - It takes a special high school student to excel both academically and athletically. Erika Leonard has managed to achieve this while remaining humble in the process. The ...
WETHERSFIELD - Wethersfield racing driver Frank L’Etoile Jr. and his #33 DARE Stock team are looking to take up residence at Stafford Motor Speedway’s most valuable piece of real es...
WETHERSFIELD - Corpus Christi Church boys varsity (seventh and eighth grade) basketball team won the New England CYO Championship last weekend in Providence, Rhode Island. Corpus won t...
ROCKY HILL - There are plenty of warm days ahead to enjoy the outdoors, but if your yard could use a little sprucing, or if you’re not looking forward to another season of mowing an...
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LaPila Landscaping, LLC
ROCKY HILL - There are plenty of warm days ahead to enjoy the outdoors, but if your yard could use a little sprucing, or if you’re not looking forward to another season of mowing and maintenance, LaPila Landscaping is ready for the job. Owner Alex LaPila began his Rocky Hill-based landscaping and tree service company when he realized he truly enjoyed the work. “I started off just cutting lawns and the next thing you know I really enjoyed tree work and wanted to get into that,” he said. LaPila regularly attends continuing education seminars, including forestry workshops and tree classes through the state. In addition to tree service, LaPila offers spring an fall clean-ups, planting or removal, general maintenance--including mowing, leaf blowing and snow removal--trimming, hedge trimming, lawn aeration, paver walkway and patio installation, pressure washing, putting down mulch or topsoil, and other outdoor projects. “Each customer is different and we try to accommodate them,” said LaPila. “I pride myself on doing an excellent job and really like to put the needs of the customer first and make sure that they’re getting a quality service.” The customers have noticed, as LaPila Landscaping was voted “Best Landscaper” for the Best of Rocky Hill Awards the past two years. LaPila puts his landscaping knowledge and experience to use particularly for customers who are looking for a low-maintenance lawn. “When someone wants to redo their landscaping, I can gauge it so the customer can have a nice, low-maintenance, well-growing and all-around healthy landscape,” he said. “I can either rectify a bad [existing] situation or plan ahead and give them the correct shrubbery.” LaPila, who works with just one other part-time landscaper, is present at every job. “We can get a job done but we are also small enough where you know who is there,” he said, adding it is important to him that he and his staff use the best safety practices while working. Spring is a great time to get the lawn in order, and LaPila Landscaping is ready to dig into the dirt. For more information, visit www.lapilalandscaping.com or contact 860-965-5546 or lapilalandscapingllc@gmail.com.

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