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Memorial Day details

The Plainville community will once again honor and remember veterans on Monday, May 29, with the annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at 9 a.m. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on Broad Street and ends at Veterans Memorial Park on…

Plainville Memorial Day itinerary

The Plainville community will once again honor and remember veterans on Monday, May 29, with the annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at 9 a.m. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on Broad Street and ends on East Main Street. Immediately…

Bear with us

Kristin Logee shared this photograph of a bear with two cubs, taken around noon, May 26 on Unionville Avenue in Plainville.

Manager recommends pausing on new mill rate

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As negotiation continues in the state budget process, Town Manager Robert Lee recommended that the Town Council wait before setting the mill rate. During a meeting last Monday, Lee recommended to the council that they…

Plainville to remember on Monday

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The downtown area will be a sea of red, white, and blue on Monday, May 29 as Plainville holds annual Memorial Day activities to honor those who sacrificed their lives for their country. While locals…

Police blotter for May 26

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Sunday, May 14 to Sunday, May 21: William Vermette, 18, of 255 E. Main St., Bristol, was arrested on May 14 and charged with illegal possession of less than…

Memorial Day closings listed

The Municipal Center, Senior Center and Library will be closed Monday May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. All municipal offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30. No trash or recycling collection will occur on Monday, Memorial Day. Collection days…

Farmers Market plans June 30 opening

The sixth season of the Farmers Market of Plainville is about to start. On Friday, June 30, the market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m., and will continue every Friday throughout the summer until Sept. 15. Located in front of the Plainville High School on Route 10, the Farmers Market of Plainville will offer locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats and eggs, plus hand-crafted natural soaps, fresh bread, and sandwiches.

The new vendor this year, Skyscraper Sandwich Truck, will be offering sandwiches and fresh salads plus there will be a number of other surprise vendors appearing on select Fridays throughout the season. The Farmers Market of Plainville will feature the following vendors in 2017:

Ridge Runner Soap Co. – Ridge Runner Soap Co. produces high quality, all natural, handmade skin products with carefully selected ingredients. They offer several lines of skincare products to meet a variety of tastes and needs.

Eaglewood Farms – Located in Barkhamsted, Conn., Eaglewood Farms will be selling beef and pork at the market from local herds grown using sustainable methods, plus free-range eggs.

George Hall Farm – George Hall Farm, located in Simsbury, Conn., will be offering a diverse selection of fresh, organic and naturally grown seasonal produce, including spinach, kale, beets, broccoli, greens, garlic, peppers, herbs, and more.

Killam & Bassette Farmstead – From South Glastonbury, Killam & Bassette will be featuring fresh, high-quality produce, such as blueberries, raspberries, eggplant, squash, greens, and corn, and homemade jams and relishes.

Skyscraper Sandwich Truck – A brand new local food truck, Skyscraper Sandwich Truck will offer fresh specialty sandwiches and salads, for patrons who want to grab a complete meal while they’re stocking up on their weekly produce.

Lena Pietri, Market Master, in a press release, said she is excited about this year’s market. “We’ve really gotten into a groove with the market. I see many regular customers every week who love being able to get fresh, locally-grown food, and each week there are new people just discovering the market. The farmer’s market is one more thing that makes Plainville a special community and great place to live.”

Local organizations that would like to promote themselves are encouraged to participate in the market. To reserve a week to set up a table at the market, organizations should contact Lena Pietri at farmersmarketplv@gmail.com. The market is also looking for volunteers.

The market will be held in front of Plainville High School, facing East Street (Route 10), and shoppers will park in the parking lot in front of Plainville High School or on Robert Holcomb Way. There will be no parking on Route 10.

Follow the Farmers Market of Plainville on Facebook to get updates on the market each week. Find them at www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketOfPlainville.

Memorial Day closings

 The Municipal Center, Senior Center and Library will be closed Monday May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. All municipal offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30. No trash or recycling collection will occur on Monday, Memorial Day. Collection days…

Wheeler receives accreditation, certification

Wheeler Clinic has received Ambulatory Health Care accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Wheeler received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for…