Author: mchaiken

Teamwork helps beautify Lisa’s Wish

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Team Depot of South Southington partnered with LISA Inc., to complete a beautification project for the Lisa’s Wish property on Bank Street, in Plainville. Completed on Aug. 15, Team Depot’s project allowed for the “beautification”…

With class in session, changes are in store

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools rang in the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and this year has some changes in store. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett said she felt the first week has gone…

PHS soccer starts season with promise

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The final minutes were ticking off the clock in the boys soccer season opener last Friday at Tinty Stadium and Brennan Staubley bravely faced a Bristol Central team that was swarming around the net. The Blue…

Police blotter for Sept. 14

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Tuesday, Aug. 28 to Friday, Sept. 7: Nathaniel W. Calloway, 28, of 47 Billard St., Meriden, was arrested on Aug. 28 and charged with first degree larceny. Luc R.…

Ian Anderson shows how to stir the pot of creativity

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to stick with any career for 50 years, it needs to be more than a job where you punch in and punch out, doing the same thing every day, day in and…

Performance listings, starting Sept. 22

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 BRISTOL A COMEDY NIGHT FUNDRAISER. Benefits St. Stanislaus Church Youth Ministry. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Three Treehouse comedians. Cabaret-style BYO food and drinks. Tables are first-come, first-serve. Raffle items. Lottery board.…

Meeting listings, starting Sept. 14

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Singles Social Connection. 5 p.m. Mingle with old and new friends. Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. No charge. (8600 582-8229.   SEPT. 14-15 BRISTOL GERMAN FESTIVAL. Friday, 6 to 9…

Meeting listings, starting Sept. 14

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 BRISTOL BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m. Speaker is Bill Cusano, “Stunning Arrangements from Supermarket Bunches.” Bristol Public Library, lower level, Room 2, 5 High St., Bristol. Programs open to the public.

Health listings, starting Sept. 14

ONGOING SOUTHINGTON FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Appointments necessary. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. (860) 378-1234.

Kids Listings for Sept. 14

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 PLAINVILLE OUTDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT. 12:15 p.m. At the Empower Leadership Sports and Adventure Center. Modeled on the show “The Amazing Race.” Solve puzzles at each station to reveal the clue for the location of the next station.…