Category: Community news

Remembrance quilt workshop for families of overdose victims on Aug. 31

In observance of international overdose awareness day, Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Clearinghouse at 334 Farmington Ave. will host a community Remembrance Quilt workshop event on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which the memory of those lost…

Beating the heat at Camp Trumbull

Campers beat the heat at Camp Trumbull, a summer day camp for school aged children with special needs offered through PARC. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

AARP names 2019 volunteer of the year

Elie Miranda of Plainville was announced as the 2019 Plainville AARP chapter volunteer of the year. Miranda has been a member for many years and has held various posts including membership chair and secretary and she is currently the organization’s…

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,…