Category: Community news

Nico’s Lemonade: Delivering wishes for 10 years

Imagine a four year old deciding to open a lemonade stand to raise money and give back to children with critical illnesses. Ten years ago, Plainville resident Nico Fasold did just that and raised $65 for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Fasold’s Lemonade…

150th anniversary celebration rescheduled due to weather

Saturday’s activities planned in celebration of Plainville’s 150th anniversary of incorporation, have been rescheduled due to weather. Sunday’s slate of events will still take place. A bus and walking tour of historical landmarks had been scheduled for 10 a.m., to…

Historical book timed for town’s 150th anniversary

Just in time for the Plainville sesquicentennial, historian and author Arthur Pope has republished with commentary a 19th century satirical rhapsody by Quinebus Flestrin. Set in the late 19th century at the Methodist camp meeting in Plainville, this work brings…

Youth theater finds a new home in Plainville: The performance is ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER No Boundaries Youth Theater, formerly “New Britain Youth Theater,” journeyed to Plainville for their upcoming production, Disney’s “Mary Poppins Jr.” The theater program itself attracts young performers from over 60 cities and towns around the…

Plainville Senior Center needs Meals-on-Wheels drivers

The Plainville Senior Center and CW Resources are looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Plainville. Meals are delivered between 10 a.m., and noon, Monday through Friday. Volunteers would use their own vehicles, however, mileage…

‘Last Fair Deal’ kicks off Independence Day celebrations

On Tuesday, July 4, Last Fair Deal, featuring, from left, Tom Hagymasi, Paul Howard and Phil Zimmerman, kicked off Independence Day festivities in town with a concert at Norton Park. The trio performed a mix of old-time string-band, bluegrass, swing,…

Bowling fundraiser for men and boys’ needs

More than 100 people gathered at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, for a night of bowling, mini-golf and food, while attending “Family, Fun and Fathers,” hosted by the Men and Boys Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation, on Friday, June…

She’s got the whole world in her hands

Ella Bruzas, left, creats a marble planet out of shaving cream and paint (with a little helps from the library staff) during a craft event at the Plainville Public Library last Thursday. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI  

Officials honor 7 graduates of adult education program

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The 2019 Plainville adult education graduation ceremony celebrated the achievements of five graduating students along with the accomplishments and dedication of several adult students in the continuing education program on June 12. Diplomas were awarded…

Thanks for the memories…

Dr. Maureen Brummett, right, shares a moment with her husband, Gary Brummett, during a farewell ceremony at Plainville High School last Tuesday. The event celebrated the former superintendent of schools and her 20 years of service to the community. Brummett…