Category: Community news

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…

Lake Compounce: ‘Venus Vortex’ water slide to open next summer

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Lake Compounce, the family theme and waterpark located on the Bristol and Southington town-line, will soon have a new, exciting six-story-tall water attraction. “Venus Vortex” will be open to the public in the 2020 season.…

Food pantry earns grant

Plainville Food Pantry executive director Susie Woerz, left, accepts a $3,000 grant check from Jane Brosnan, of the Liberty Bank Foundation. The organization intends to use the funds to “defray general operating costs.”

Human Resources Agency of New Britain is accepting energy assistance applications

Community action agencies (CAAs) across Connecticut are now accepting energy assistance applications for the 2019-20 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local agency. CAAs are the only nonprofit…

Main Street Foundation offers education events for non-profits

Main Street Community Foundation, in partnership with the Connecticut chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), will offer education opportunities for nonprofits in 2019. These web-audioconferences are held for local nonprofits to enhance the development and knowledge of professionals,…

‘Sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot’

The Old Tyme Fiddlers perform a free concert last Tuesday during the Norton Park Summer Concert Series. The group was established in 1972 to preserve and promote the art of old tyme fiddling that has been passed down from generation…

Names added to veterans memorial

Keepers of the Plainville Veterans Memorial Wall announced that two names have been added: Leon Stefanski (seaman apprentice, U.S. Navy) and Natale Moschini (private first class, U.S. Army). The memorial wall is located on the main floor of the Plainville…

Drivers needed for senior center

The Plainville Senior Center and CW Resources are in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Plainville. Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers use their own vehicles, however…

Officials announce balloon festival schedule, Aug. 23-25

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Join the Plainville Fire Company at Norton Park, Friday, Aug, 23, through Sunday, Aug. 25, for the 35th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. During the weekend-long event, attendees can expect live entertainment such as a…

Having fun at Faith Bible Church

Campers enjoy some fun outdoors at the Faith Bible Church summer camp last Saturday. Teen volunteers from the church and Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wolcott played parachute games with campers during the day camp at the Plainville church. Photo by…