Author: jgoralski

HOCC offers Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Bradley

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering an eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program to begin April 6 at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through…

Council considers moving probate court to Farmington

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER The discussion continues among the Town Council about moving to a probate court in a different district. Recently, several council members toured the probate court in Bristol and Farmington. Located on the third floor of Bristol…

Wheeler celebrates 100th day of school

Kindergartners at Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School recently celebrated the ‘100th day of school’ with a number of activities including counting by ones and tens up to 100, making hats with ten strips of 10, and counting 100 steps in…

Large Turnout for Chamber’s 5th Annual Pizza Feud

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Plainville Chamber of Commerce’s 5th annual Pizza Feud on March 10 was another well attended event for the chamber. “The turnout was excellent, we got close to 200 people,” said Operational Manager for the Plainville…

LaBella’s tearing up the short track

By MICHAEL LETENDRESTAFF WRITER When you think of successful race car drivers from Plainville, a couple names should immediately come to mind. The first name is Ted Christopher, who has numerous wins and top-5 finishes and carries quite an impressive resume…

Thousands expected at Shamrock Run and Walk this weekend

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 12 years, the cold temperatures and snow on the ground have not stopped thousands of people from participating in the annual Shamrock Run and Walk. This weekend, a crowd of participants are expected…

Lake Compounce announces May 9 opening

Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the…

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available…

Obituaries for March 20

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Plainville Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital. Ronald Paul “Butch” Distin, Sr., 75, of…