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Another Good Sign for the City

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:20 am |

Another Good Sign for the City

This week we reported on a new tenant at the Raphael Building. This story is more than just a building being refurbished and a new business opening. It is a sign that things are changing. Good things are happening in New Britain. People want to be in downtown New Britain. For years people said there was nothing to do in downtown. People complained it was dirty and more...

Commentary

Noticing Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Noticing Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog

If you own a small dog, and you’re anything like me, then no doubt your pet is on your lap while you’re driving your car or he/she is often cuddled in your lap while you’re watching TV, or while you’re lovingly petting them. This is something they delight in, and I admit, it’s something that gives me a good feeling, too. It may also be a time when you can notice more...

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6/10/2011

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Editor’s Note 6/10/2011

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year. If nothing happens to keep the “Big Boom” celebration and fireworks alive, I will truly be disappointed. I will head to Hartford for their fireworks celebration, but it will not be the same. My annual picnic, built around the celebration, will be canceled. I hope your plans are better for the more...

Commentary

Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

One of the Polish Society of Artists’ latest exhibits took place recently at the Sloper Wesoly House featuring the exquisite works of Zbigniew Sokolowski of New Britain and Sylvia Sarzynska of Hartford. The exhibit was largely attended and viewers enjoyed mingling and browsing through several rooms filled with both artists’ compositions. Sokolowski has been with more...

New Britain Polish Life

Klingberg Car Show Coming June 18

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Klingberg Car Show Coming June 18

For those who love anything involving cars, keep June 18 free as the 19th Annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival is scheduled. Food of all kinds, games and of course hundreds of cars will be on display. “We used to have the show in the fall,” said Mark Johnson, vice president of Klingberg Family Center. “In 2009 it was rained out so we had it on more...

Entertainment

Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

Who is a caregiver? It could be a child, family member, family friend, or a paid professional. Today, many find themselves as a caregiver for a loved one. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving with the AARP more than 65 million people in America provide care for a family member or friend during any given year. On average, 20 hours a week is spent giving care. more...

Health

Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

About 800 children in New Britain play Little League baseball, but not all of them get to play together. New Britain is one of the rare City’s were two different leagues play under different rules. According to Matthew Cannata, president of New Britain Little League since 2007, his group formed in 1958 as the Bronson Heights Little League under the Little League more...

Feature , Recreation

Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:05 am |

Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

Alderman Mark Bernacki (Republican) is expected to announce he will run for mayor at a June 16 event at Falcon’s Club, on Washington St. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past 20 years, has been an Alderman on the City Council for the past 18 years. He has served as Mayor pro tempore for ten years, a post to which he more...

.News , Feature

Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

It didn’t take long for Jasko Development to make huge progress to a City eyesore. This past March, the building at 87-105 West Main St. known as the Raphael Building was foreclosed upon. Many long time businesses occupied the property, but the building was in bad shape with little heat, leaking roofs and windows and siding falling apart. “We pursued the more...

Business , Feature

Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

By at June 9, 2011 | 5:00 pm |

Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

There are more singers, film stars and sports figures of Polish descent than commonly known as most often they end up changing their names. Another to add to this list of famous individuals is Pat Benatar, who was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in heavily-Polish Greenpoint, New York to Andrew and Mildred Andrzejewski, a sheet-metal worker and a more...

New Britain Polish Life