Category: Community news

Tunxis to hold ‘Super Saturday’ registration on Aug. 5

Tunxis Community College will hold a “Super Saturday” on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Founders Hall. The annual event is designed to help new and continuing students apply and register for the fall semester. Super Saturday…

Everyday Heroes recognized

Two Everyday Heroes were recognized at the June 12 Plainville Board of Education meeting. Middle School of Plainville eighth grader Lexi Charbonneau, nominated by Middle School of Plainville staff members Steve Leseur and Carol Von Achen, and Plainville High School Culinary Arts teacher Al Lesage, nominated by Plainvile High School parent Sheri Ryan were honored for making a difference in the lives of others.

Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Sheri Ryan, Robert Ryan, Al Lesage and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett.

Carl Von Achen, Steve Leseur, Deborah Zinzalet, Lexi Charbonneau, Justin Misluk, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, and Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders.

Knights of Columbus announce Family of the Year

Plainville Council 3544 of the Knights of Columbus has awarded the Family of the Year Award to Don Melanson and family. Mr. Melanson joined the Plainville council in March of 2015 and was active right away. In addition to assisting…

Concert June 24 honors Val Johnson’s memory

Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Music Ministry & Queen Ann Nzinga Center will host the 28th Annual Val Johnson Memorial Summer Concert on Saturday, June 24 at 4 p.m. at Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville. Val Johnson served as…

Petit welcomes Jerome Home residents, staff to capitol

State Rep. William Petit, Jr., back row, right, recently welcomed residents and staff from Jerome Home located in New Britain to the State Capitol. Petit joined the group during their tour of the Capitol, and spoke with them about his…

Raffle benefits Plainville Public Library Children’s Department

Members of Plainville Public library’s Flying Fingers Knit & Crochet group have made a blanket, which will be raffled off to support the Children’s Department. According to a press release from Plainville Public Library, donations will be accepted for the…

Students perform Arthur Miller play this month

Plainville High School will present the play ‘All My Sons’ by Arthur Miller.  Performances will take place on the stage of the Mel Perry Auditorium on March 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m.…

K of C free throw champs announced

The local level of the 2017 Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship was held on Jan. 15 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center. The Knights of Columbus sponsors the contest each year to promote family activities in its…

Exploring the duties of the Plainville-Southington health district

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Between the United States’ exposure to the Zika virus, the Hexavalent Chromium spill at Light Metals Coloring in Southington, a rampant flu and norovirus season, and the usual day-to-day operations, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District…

Dementia and caregiving series at Calendar House

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is not an easy task. A free five-week series provides strategies and effective communication tips to better understand and relate to the individual with memory loss. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging…