Category: Community news

Adult education courses available

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education program will offer free evening programming, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC…

Registration open for town programs

Registration for town programs begins on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Online registration and payment can be done at plainvillect.recdesk.com. In-person payment options are still available with no processing fee. In-person registration and questions can be done on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays,…

Volunteers needed for Project Graduation 2020

Volunteers are needed for next spring’s graduation party. Project Graduation 2020 will hold its first meeting at Plainville YMCA on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Future meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, from October through…

Rail trail gap closure plan to start in 2022

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation provided an update on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail gap closure during the Aug. 19 town council meeting. Last year, the council voted to support trail alignment ‘C’…

Constitutional rights discussion at Plainville Historical Society

The Plainville Historical Society will commence the fall season with the program, Your State Constitutional Rights, to be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Attorney Wesley W. Horton. Horton has practiced law…

Plainville Senior Center seeks meals-on-wheels volunteers

The Plainville Senior Center, 200 East Street, and CW Resources are in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Plainville. Meals-On-Wheels program training will be provided. Meals are delivered between 10 a.m., and 12 p.m.,…

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.”