Category: Community news

Human Resources Agency of New Britain is accepting energy assistance applications

Community action agencies (CAAs) across Connecticut are now accepting energy assistance applications for the 2019-20 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local agency. CAAs are the only nonprofit…

Main Street Foundation offers education events for non-profits

Main Street Community Foundation, in partnership with the Connecticut chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), will offer education opportunities for nonprofits in 2019. These web-audioconferences are held for local nonprofits to enhance the development and knowledge of professionals,…

‘Sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot’

The Old Tyme Fiddlers perform a free concert last Tuesday during the Norton Park Summer Concert Series. The group was established in 1972 to preserve and promote the art of old tyme fiddling that has been passed down from generation…

Names added to veterans memorial

Keepers of the Plainville Veterans Memorial Wall announced that two names have been added: Leon Stefanski (seaman apprentice, U.S. Navy) and Natale Moschini (private first class, U.S. Army). The memorial wall is located on the main floor of the Plainville…

Drivers needed for senior center

The Plainville Senior Center and CW Resources are in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Plainville. Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers use their own vehicles, however…

Officials announce balloon festival schedule, Aug. 23-25

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Join the Plainville Fire Company at Norton Park, Friday, Aug, 23, through Sunday, Aug. 25, for the 35th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. During the weekend-long event, attendees can expect live entertainment such as a…

Having fun at Faith Bible Church

Campers enjoy some fun outdoors at the Faith Bible Church summer camp last Saturday. Teen volunteers from the church and Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wolcott played parachute games with campers during the day camp at the Plainville church. Photo by…

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