Author: jgoralski

Groups organize a back-to-school backpack program

Former Supt. of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Assistant Town Manager Shirley Osle, and Plainville Community Food Pantry Executive Director Susie Woerz, together with the United Way of West Central Connecticut and the  Plainville Rotary Club,  have organized a back to…

Toffolon custodian named as a 2019 Champion of Clean

CloroxPro recently announced the winners of the first-ever Champions of Clean contest, created as a way to celebrate commercial cleaning professionals who are on the front lines of cold, flu, and norovirus season, and put it all on the line…

Breakfast of champions

The Plainville High School physical education department recently hosted a Breakfast of Champions celebration for the second semester. Students who passed all four sections of the Connecticut Fitness Test were invited to the event, which was catered by Dunkin’ Donuts.

Roxy steals the show

Teresa Pelham, author of “Roxy’s Forever Home,” “Roxy and Her Annoying Little Brother,” “Stuey,” and “Stuey & Veronica,” visited Linden Street School in June. Students were excited to meet the author and hear her read her stories, but it was…

Robotics team earns grant

The Middle School of Plainville robotics program, led by faculty members Camille Westfall and Laurel Schwartz, accept a recent grant from the Plainville Community Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation on June 7.

Nico’s Lemonade: Delivering wishes for 10 years

Imagine a four year old deciding to open a lemonade stand to raise money and give back to children with critical illnesses. Ten years ago, Plainville resident Nico Fasold did just that and raised $65 for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Fasold’s Lemonade…

Healthy Plainville launches challenge for town’s 150th anniversary

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Youth Services and Healthy Plainville have rolled out “Let’s Get Healthy Challenge 150,” in honor of the town’s 150th anniversary, which will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. “We wanted…

150th anniversary celebration rescheduled due to weather

Saturday’s activities planned in celebration of Plainville’s 150th anniversary of incorporation, have been rescheduled due to weather. Sunday’s slate of events will still take place. A bus and walking tour of historical landmarks had been scheduled for 10 a.m., to…

Historical book timed for town’s 150th anniversary

Just in time for the Plainville sesquicentennial, historian and author Arthur Pope has republished with commentary a 19th century satirical rhapsody by Quinebus Flestrin. Set in the late 19th century at the Methodist camp meeting in Plainville, this work brings…

Obituary: Gene A. Tracy, 84

Gene A. Tracy, 84, of Plainville passed away on July 10, 2019.  He joins his late family: his wife Rosalie, son Gary and daughter Nancy (Tracy) Folsom. Gene is survived by his sister Sylvia, his four grandchildren Hillary, Lilah, Shelby…