Category: Community news

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…

Registration begins for Miss Southington and Miss Plantsville pageants

Who will be the next Miss Southington, Miss Plantsville, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen 2017? Would you like to earn Scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others?…

Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 26

On Monday, Dec. 26, the local Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David…

Chanukah celebration planned for Dec. 26

On Monday, Dec. 26, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr.…