Category: Community news

Hillscrest home lights up the night

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER This past weekend marked the opening night of Joshua’s Christmas Display, known throughout town as Lights on Hillscrest – an awesome display of music and holiday lights to welcome in the Christmas spirit, and pay tribute…

Council approves conservation and development plan

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville recently adopted the 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development, which went into effect on Saturday, Dec. 7. During the previous meeting of the town council, Town Planner Garrett Daigle discussed the plan and how the…

Making his list and checking it twice: Breakfast with Santa promotes holiday—and community—spirit

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Hundreds of Plainville residents made their way to the fire house on West Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 8, to enjoy a community breakfast, meet Santa Claus, and to support their friends and neighbors. Fire Company…

Choral society kicks off 50th anniversary with holiday concert

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Choral Society will officially kick of a year’s worth of celebrations on Friday, Dec. 13, in honor of their 50th anniversary. The winter concert, entitled “As in Olden Days,” has been designed to get…

Robinson bowling classic is a PARC playground

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Adult Resource Center (PARC) held the 17th annual Frank Robinson Thanksgiving Bowling Classic on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Lessard Lanes, where more than 150 people bowled in support the Plainville-based nonprofit organization. Robinson, for…

Southington Community Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Story’

Southington Community Theatre will present the holiday comedy “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 6 and 7, at 7 p.m., at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcombe Way in Plainville. The cast features 30 student-performers from Southington and surrounding towns. “A Christmas…

Salvation Army to accept digital donations

The Salvation Army announced it is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic red kettles. The Salvation Army has placed smart chips…

Thanksgiving closings

Plainville officials announced revised schedules and municipal closings for the Thanksgiving holiday. The municipal center at 1 Center Sq. will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The senior center at 200 East St.…

Cheers to you, Blue Devils…

Chris Pepe, right, serves a beer sample to Beth Cianchetti during the Plainville Athletic Backers Club’s beer and wine tasting fundraiser last Friday at the Plainville VFW. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund their mission of supporting…

‘Tis the season for holiday giving

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Holiday season is upon us, and while many community members will be sharing a home cooked meal with their loved ones, others still will be feeling winter’s chill in more ways than one. To ensure that…