Browsing Posts of Author

Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

I tried to think of a good April’s Fools joke for reader’s this week, but got nothing. I found a few jokes in Facebook like “How Much Drugs did Charlie Sheen Take? Enough to kill two and one-half men” and “There are two signs of aging. The first is forgetting things. But I can’t remember the second one.” None of them seemed to have a great April Fool’s more...

Commentary

Hospital Announces Hartford Healthcare Partnership, Plans for Future

By at March 30, 2011 | 3:21 pm |

Hospital Announces Hartford Healthcare Partnership, Plans for Future

Calling it an historic night, the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) and Hartford Healthcare announced their partnership and future plans, transitions and hopes at a chamber meeting Tuesday night. “This is a process, journey that took well over two years. It needed approval of different agencies,” said Clarence Silvia, president of the HCC. “We began this more...

.News

Annual Fishing Derby Planned for April 16

By at March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am |

Annual Fishing Derby Planned for April 16

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its annual TD Bank Fishing Derby at Doerr Pond in Martha Hart Park. The event is held in New Britain on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants 15 years of age and younger are eligible to register for the children’s division and people over the age of 16 must register in the more...

Recreation

Weighing Options on Magnet School

By at March 27, 2011 | 9:23 am |

Weighing Options on Magnet School

Although having a magnet school in New Britain is only speculative at this time, it will require much discussion. School boards members will be forced to weigh what is best for the City as a whole, with what is best for our students? On one hand, think of the prestige it will bring the city to have a brand new state of the art facility, students from all over the more...

Commentary

A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:38 pm |

A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

This winter, with abnormally heavy snow and arctic cold, may have been difficult on many individuals, but for skiers, it was a blessing. The New Britain Falcons Club Nest 88 Ski Club took full advantage of the plentiful snows of this winter with five ski trips so far. A final ski trip is planned to Okemo Mountain in VT on March 27. The Falcons Ski Club has been in more...

New Britain Polish Life , Recreation

Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:37 pm |

Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

Socialization with peers is an important part of everyone’s life no matter what age they happen to be. This important factor is taken into consideration at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center on Osgood Ave. in New Britain, where a variety of activities are open for seniors wishing to participate each weekday. “When their elderly family member returns home, family more...

New Britain Polish Life

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:36 pm |

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

There is a crisis in oral health in Connecticut. Tooth decay remains the most common, yet completely preventable, chronic disease. Many people believe that they will lose their teeth as they age. We now know that does not always have to happen. Your oral health depends on many different factors such as what you eat, the type and amount of saliva in your mouth, your more...

Health

Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:35 pm |

Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

The Irv Black Invitational will come back to New Britain next month. The meet is a full two-day Olympic Style Co-Ed Meet featuring various track and field events. On July 14, 2010, Black, the retired New Britain High School track coach passed away. He coached cross country and track and field from 1953-1988 and won 28 state titles. Black is a member of the more...

Recreation

Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:34 pm |

Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

Animal Control Officer Jim Russo is still a few weeks from going back to work full-time following a bite from a pit bull a few weeks ago that resulted in a loss of part of his thumb. But, fellow police officers showed support for Russo this week by letting the public have the chance to see dogs they adopted from the pound thanks to Russo. On Monday four New Britain more...

.News

Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

“La Fratellanza” (Brotherhood), is a theme the Italian Fraternal Society (IFS) has been living by since the society incorporated in 1897. Fifty-two Italian men founded the IFS, men from every region of Italy, holding their first meeting at 309 Main St. in New Britain. “My father had been one of the original members,” said Cil Ferri who has spent most of his more...

Entertainment