Author: mchaiken

Support group listings, starting July 28

ONGOING BRISTOL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP. Last Wednesday of every month. Bristol Senior and Community Center, Room 101, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 205-9542, (860) 830-2129.   NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30…

Teen dies in car crash

A teenager died in a car accident in Plainville on Saturday night. Ellington resident Olivia Wentworth, 17, succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. Plainville police reported that around 11:05 PM, multiple 911 callers reported a serious two car motor…

New Britain Bees Round-Up July 25

ROSA NOTCHES 2 HITS IN GAME 1 LOSS TO LANCASTER BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Rosa tallies 2 hits, Pettibone throws 5 strong innings, but Barnstormers sneak away with a 2-1 win in game 1 #ItsBetterWithTheBees The Game…

New title sponsor, new route for race

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Petit Family Road Race will return next month with a new start location and title sponsor. On Sunday, Aug. 6, the 10th Annual Petit Family 5K Road Race will kick off at Plainville High…

Woman or man, it doesn’t matter in a monster truck

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As a woman driver in the fairly male dominated monster truck universe, Kayla Blood has found herself evolving into a role model for women everywhere. And she’s glad to take on that job. “I’ve been…

Facade from Linden Street School back on school grounds

The original elements displaying the name ‘Linden Street School’ are once again present on school grounds. This part of the façade from the historic Linden Street School used to be over the entrance on the East Maple Street side of…

‘Plainville: The Crossroads of Connecticut’ now on display at Historic Center

“Plainville: The Crossroads of Connecticut” continues at the Plainville Historic Center

From Native American trails and the canal to covered bridges, trolleys, bicycles, railroads and highways, Plainville has been a hub for transportation. Visitors are invited to the Historic Center at 29 Pierce St. to see how the town was shaped by the ways in which people and goods have moved from one place to another. This summer display is open Saturdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon through 2:30 p.m.

Have some dessert, help the children at Dairy Queen July 27

Thursday, July 27 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen on East Street. Miracle Treat Day is put on by all Dairy Queens to help the Children’s Miracle Network, which runs Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The local Dairy Queen collects…

Family Fun Day coming next month

The Plainville Recreation Department will be hosting Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at Norton Park. Fun Day is the grand finale to the summer programs. Activities include face painting, spin art, thumbprints, tattoos, a dunker, tissue…