Category: Community news

CFGNB introduces public to Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund

In an effort to be prepared to respond in the communities they serve, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain community initiatives committee and board of directors established the Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund with a $2,500 gift from…

PARC bowling classic on Nov. 23

PARC’s 17th annual Frank Robinson Sr. Thanksgiving Bowling Classic will be held at Lessard Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville,  from 4 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23. Participants can choose bowling or mini golf. The $25 registration fee…

Pumpkin Fest: Downtown festival entertains local boys and ghouls

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The center of downtown Plainville was converted into a community block party on Saturday, Oct. 19, as hundreds of residents flooded the streets in celebration of the 5th annual Plainville Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin festival committee…

Spooky and delicious

Three-year-old Ava Grace Hayes decorates her “haunted house” with candies at a program at the Plainville Public Library last Saturday. It’s sweet on the outside, but scary on the inside. That’s how they get you. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI

The ‘Great Pumpkin’ comes to Plainville for Saturday event

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 5th annual Plainville PumpkinFest will make its way to the downtown area this Saturday, bringing live entertainment, family friendly fun, and of course…pumpkins. The outdoor festival starts at 4 p.m. in front of the…

Wind Ensemble ‘summons heroes’ at winter concert

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Wind Ensemble and Central Connecticut State University will once again hold a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, but this year the program will offer a special twist. As part of a…

A bus ride through time

Plainville offered a historical tour through the community last Saturday. The event, led by the Plainville Historical Society, had been rescheduled from Plainville’s 150th Anniversary celebrations over the summer due to heat. The trolley took community members through town and…

A walk in the PARC

Local supporters swarmed to Norton Park last Saturday for the annual Coughlin walk to benefit PARC. First responders and their families were front and center at the walk, which was dedicated to Plainville’s first responders. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

No Boundaries theater boasts new director, new space, new classes

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER As No Boundaries Youth Theater begins its tenth year of producing performances and educational theater programs for children and teens in Connecticut, the organization announced that Ed Richters has been hired as the new managing…