Tag: Norton Park

A walk in the PARC

Local supporters swarmed to Norton Park last Saturday for the annual Coughlin walk to benefit PARC. First responders and their families were front and center at the walk, which was dedicated to Plainville’s first responders. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

Year’s worth of work wraps up as balloons arrive

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER After about a year’s worth of preparation, the Plainville Fire Company will present the 35th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend. The event will be Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25 at…

Norton Park plaque honors former State Rep. Betty Boukus

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The town of Plainville will forever honor the late Betty Boukus. On Thursday, Aug. 8, family of the former state representative town gathered with town representatives to unveil a plaque in her honor at Norton…

‘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…

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…

‘Last Fair Deal’ kicks off Independence Day celebrations

On Tuesday, July 4, Last Fair Deal, featuring, from left, Tom Hagymasi, Paul Howard and Phil Zimmerman, kicked off Independence Day festivities in town with a concert at Norton Park. The trio performed a mix of old-time string-band, bluegrass, swing,…

Relay for Life: Walking for the cure

Scores of volunteers swarmed to Norton Park last Saturday and Sunday for Plainville’s annual Relay for Life event. At the time of the opening ceremony, volunteers had raised over $100,000 in pre-event fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society. Proceeds…

A prom-posal at Norton Park

Prom season is officially underway. Emilie Dube got a surprise when she showed up at Norton Park to challenge her boyfriend, Warren Hamilton, to a game of tennis. Hamilton beat her to the courts, and met Dube, with a prom-posal…

Recreation Department brings day of fun on Aug. 12

The Plainville Recreation Department will host a Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at Norton Park. Fun Day is the grand finale to the summer programs, according to a press release from the Plainville Recreation Department. Activities…