Category: Community news

Wind Ensemble ‘summons heroes’ at winter concert

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Wind Ensemble and Central Connecticut State University will once again hold a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, but this year the program will offer a special twist. As part of a…

A bus ride through time

Plainville offered a historical tour through the community last Saturday. The event, led by the Plainville Historical Society, had been rescheduled from Plainville’s 150th Anniversary celebrations over the summer due to heat. The trolley took community members through town and…

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

Pequabuck River clean-up is ‘tiring’ work

Volunteers load a tire that they found in the woods onto a trailer to be hauled away during a clean-up behind West Cemetery, near the Pequabuck River. The clean-up was organized by the Plainville Conservation Commission. Volunteers, from left, Jessie…

Friends of the Library book sale this weekend

The semi-annual Friends of the Plainville Public Library book sale will be Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a $3 family admission charge on Friday, but Saturday’s event has…

Lexi’s Journey visits Cadillac Ranch

Plainville High School student Lexi Charbonneau, front center, enjoys a ride on Mark Buck’s Polaris Slingshot during a fundraising event at Cadillac Ranch in Southington last Sunday. The event was a poker run to benefit Lexi’s Journey, Inc., a campaign…

Big Brothers Big Sisters earns top rating

For the second consecutive year, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating. It indicates that Nutmeg Big…

Plainville player joins the Revolution

A young Plainville resident got a chance to play alongside his favorite New England Revolution players during a recent soccer clinic held at Trinity College in Hartford. Aidan Benn, 10, took part in the free clinic, hosted by Santander Bank,…

Adult education courses available

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education program will offer free evening programming, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC…

Registration open for town programs

Registration for town programs begins on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Online registration and payment can be done at plainvillect.recdesk.com. In-person payment options are still available with no processing fee. In-person registration and questions can be done on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays,…