Category: Community news

Read Across America

Dr. Suess was the theme on March 1 as Plainville schools celebrated Read Across America. The annual event welcomes guest readers, along with arts and crafts celebrating reading. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

The Plainville Pops

The Plainville Wind Ensemble performed a free concert at Plainville High School last Tuesday to raise awareness and funds to benefit an upcoming trip to the Boston Festival of Bands. The group of adult musicians have been making music since…

Wheeler nurse is ‘Everyday Hero’

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School nurse Julie Simard was recognized as the district’s Everyday Hero for the month of January. She was honored at the Jan. 14 board of education meeting. From left, BOE chair Deb Hardy, Wheeler School principal…

Queen Ann Nzinga Center earns state grant

The Queen Ann Nzinga Center at 18 Newton Ave. in Plainville was among a list of 166 winners of a Connecticut arts endowment grant awarded by Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The…

‘Spring cleaning’ is March’s theme at LISA, Inc.

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Living in Safe Alternatives (LISA), Inc.’s ongoing 2019 community collections calendar gives locals the opportunity to donate items that will support and empower youth ages 17-23 in child protection services throughout Connecticut. Each month of…

Plainville hosts Special Olympians

Connecticut’s Special Olympics are underway, and Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville welcomed dozens of the state’s top gymnasts last Sunday. The group of athletes gathered during opening ceremonies, above, to celebrate the 2019 Winter Games. Let the games begin… Photos…

Food pantry could use help

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Budget cuts hit the Plainville Community Food Pantry, at 54 S. Canal St., pretty hard last year. As a result, PCFP officials said that they need some help to try to keep up with demand. “We’re…

There’s a mouse in the house

Jacob Fadziewicz and his mom, Julie, get a chance to meet the star of the children’s book “If you give a mouse a cookie” during a special event at the Plainville Public Library last Saturday. Children in attendance were surprised…

Historical society celebrates Black History Month

In recognition of both Black History Month and Plainville’s 150th anniversary as a town, the historical society is doing a February program on local African-American history. The presenter is Gail Johnson Williams, the Society’s expert on the community’s rich heritage…

Water awareness event for Pequabuck watershed on Jan. 26

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association will host a water awareness event on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St. This free event will begin at 10:30 a.m., with table displays of information. At 11:00 a.m., there…