Dining listings, starting Feb. 24

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 BRISTOL A ROAST TURKEY SUPPER. 5 p.m. With all the trimmings. Served by the St. Stanislaus’s Men’s Organization. St. Stanislaus Church Hall, 510  West St., Bristol. Tickets for sale in advance. (860) 583-4242. MARCH, APRIL BRISTOL TASTE…

Obituaries: Cecile Michaud

Cecile Morin Michaud, beloved wife of Gaspard Michaud passed away peacefully at Bristol Hospital with her loved ones by her side on Friday Feb 10, 2017. Cecile was born in Lewiston Maine on July 6, 1951 to the late Wilfred…

Blue Devils get prepped at invite

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although scores were not kept and records were not affected at the round-robin CCC Invitational at Berlin High School on Saturday, Feb. 11, Plainville coach Rusty Spence said that the event was good preparation for…

DOT considers improvements for rail crossings

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER State officials are looking into possible improvements of Plainville’s rail crossings. Town staff, along with state Representative William Petit (R-Plainville, New Britain), state Senator Henri Martin (R-Plainville), Plainville Police Chief Matt Catania and Pan Am…

Connecticut children with foster families

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Hundreds of children and youth are in Connecticut’s foster care system on any given day and need a safe place to live. Wheeler Clinic’s foster care program is designed to train and connect foster parents…

A season to remember for 1st year coach

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER     As she nears the end of her first year with the Lady Devil basketball team, Plainville coach Jessica Hanchette experienced nothing like she thought she would experience after she lost most of her…

Community fund seeking grant applications

The Plainville Community Fund is currently seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations that serve Plainville residents in a variety of areas. Proposals for the Plainville Community Fund are due March 15. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and the link to the…

Regional choir concert this Sunday

A regional church choir festival concert has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.  It will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Andrew Brochu, Choral Director at Avon High School will direct…

Obituaries: Raymond F. Berard

Raymond F. Berard, 85, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Plainville.  He now joins his wife, Yvonne (Corriveau) Berard, who predeceased him in 2015. Born in Barton, VT on July 15, 1931,…

Petit attends reception for new CCSU president

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-Plainville, New Britain) recently attended a reception welcoming the newly appointed 13th president of  Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Zulma Toro. The reception honoring Dr. Toro was held at the university’s Alumni Hall Student…