Category: Community news

Exploring the duties of the Plainville-Southington health district

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Between the United States’ exposure to the Zika virus, the Hexavalent Chromium spill at Light Metals Coloring in Southington, a rampant flu and norovirus season, and the usual day-to-day operations, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District…

Dementia and caregiving series at Calendar House

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is not an easy task. A free five-week series provides strategies and effective communication tips to better understand and relate to the individual with memory loss. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging…

Registration begins for Miss Southington and Miss Plantsville pageants

Who will be the next Miss Southington, Miss Plantsville, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen 2017? Would you like to earn Scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others?…

Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 26

On Monday, Dec. 26, the local Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David…

Chanukah celebration planned for Dec. 26

On Monday, Dec. 26, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr.…

Register for Y programs

Registration is open for Wheeler Regional YMCA in Plainville sports program. The The winter session runs Jan. 9 to Feb. 26. Youth Sports include soccer for ages 2 to 8; gymnastics for ages 18 months to 7; and rock climbing…

Local singers to perform at screening of ‘Bang! The Bert Berns Story’

  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford will screen the biographical documentary, “Bang! The Bert Berns Story,” which tells the story of 1960s American songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, on Saturdya, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m., followed by…

50 years with Zenobia and the Witch’s Dungeon

By TOM DICKAU BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Fifty years ago in 1966, a sickly 13 year old youngster began an adventure that this year culminates in its 50th anniversary. Cortlandt Hull could, at that time, be accurately described as the “boy…

Price Chopper partners with Red Cross to ‘Give what fire takes’

This September, Price Chopper is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to “Give What Fire Takes.” From Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, Price Chopper shoppers can join the effort to support families affected by home fires, and enable…