Category: business

Main Street Community Foundation is seeking grant applications

Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive general grant cycle as well as the Plainville community fund. Applications for the general grant cycle may be received through March 29. These are available…

Run the Course: Fundraiser for Special Olympics

STAFF WRITER Just across Plainville’s border, a starting line has been drawn to raise money for the Special Olympics Connecticut, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that benefits it. A 5K run or walk, “Run the Course,” is being planned…

The best pizza in Plainville

Rose Borges, right, the daughter of D’Marie’s Pizza owner Danielle Borges, serves slices to patrons after the Pizza Feud competition. On March 14, the Plainville Chamber of Commerce attracted over 100 hungry guests to the VFW, hoping for a taste…

Plainville schools host community breakfast

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools thanked and honored their partners throughout the community by hosting a school-business-community partnership breakfast on Wednesday, Mar. 13, at Plainville High School. Organizers promoted the breakfast, hoping it becomes an annual event. “We…

Supporting our troops

Ellen Dennis, left, donates food items during a Stuff a Humvee event at Gnazzo’s supermarket last Saturday. The fundraiser will benefit Veteran’s Inc. of New Britain and Veterans’ Strong of Bristol. Above, Ellen presents the items to State Rep. Bill…

Making Plainville beautiful

Last week, Plainville Funeral Home accepted the 2019 Beautification Award, presented by the Plainville Economic Development Agency. From left, Nancy Autunno, Garrett Daigle, Cal Hauburger, Jim Tufts, Plainville funeral Home owner Andrea Wasley, John Susco, Val Dumais, Marc Romanow, Tim…

All Access Sports is open for business

The boys of summer wasted no time as doors opened for All Access Sports last Saturday. Local Little Leaguers learned about the facility, above, before warming up for spring tryouts, right. The multi-sport facility, located at 75 Neal Ct. (the…

Transplanted: Li’l Plant Shop sets new roots in Plainville

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Li’l Plant Shop moved from their former location on W. Main St. to their new home at 8 E. Main St. On Thursday, Feb. 28, co-owners Jeff and Pat Eleveld celebrated the move with a…

Queen Ann Nzinga Center earns state grant

The Queen Ann Nzinga Center at 18 Newton Ave. in Plainville was among a list of 166 winners of a Connecticut arts endowment grant awarded by Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The…

Wheeler Clinic recognized as a healthy workplace

Wheeler Clinic is a platinum-level award-winning healthy workplace, the Business Council of Fairfield County announced on Feb. 14. The healthy workplace employer recognition program was established 11 years ago to highlight the efforts of employers who understand the competitive advantage…