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Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

Tyler Olson, age 5, excitedly held up his 11 ounce prize trout Saturday at Martha Hart Park to show everyone. “Where’s my prize?” he shouted in exuberance as his trout indeed was one of 15 tagged for a prize on the opening day of fishing season. The fish was worth a $200 savings bond. Olson, who along with his brother Connor, age 9, who also caught a prize more...

Feature , Recreation

Jenny Jones – TV Personality – Aka Janina Stranski

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

The daughter of a Polish army officer who served in WWII, Janina Stranski moved with her family to London, Ontario, Canada, where she broke into show business as a drummer in a touring rock band when she was 16. At 19, she moved to Hollywood, eventually getting a job as a backup singer for Wayne Newton before beginning her own band, “Jenny Jones and more...

New Britain Polish Life

Rich’s Acquires Celebration Foods

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Rich’s Acquires Celebration Foods

If you have driven by Celebration Foods recently, you may have wondered why the sign now reads “Rich’s”. In January, Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, NY acquired Celebration Foods, the leading manufacturer and distributor of frozen desserts and ice cream cakes. “The definition of a good acquisition for Rich’s is one that brings long term growth and more...

Business , Feature

Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

A newer member to the Society of Polish Artists (under the auspices of the Polish Foundation of CT in New Britain) is Sylvia Sarzynska, a talented artist who’s been fascinated with oil painting for the past decade. Her subject matter is usually large-scale floral works in brilliant colors. She is motivated with such as she enjoys the process of creating shapes and more...

New Britain Polish Life

Editor’s Note 4/22/2011

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/22/2011

I hope those of you that have access to the internet, have checked our website at www.nbcityjournal.com. This week’s poll question was, “What line item would you like to see money added to in the budget?” The answers so far are very interesting. Almost 82 percent would like to see no money added. About 12 percent want more funds for education. About 6 percent more...

Commentary

Passion Play Rises Again at St. Ann’s

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Passion Play Rises Again at St. Ann’s

“The Passion Play” at St. Ann’s Church has become something of an Easter tradition in New Britain. Started in 1962 at the church and closed 10 years later, the church began the program again in 1983. Since then, different actors have taken roles to perform perhaps the most important play one can take part in of the Catholic religion. “It’s more...

Entertainment , Feature

Senior Prom for Young at Heart

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Senior Prom for Young at Heart

The New Britain Senior TRIAD held its Annual Intergenerational Senior Prom April 14 as a sold out crowd of over 500 attended the dinner and danced at the cafeteria of New Britain High School. The theme was “Black and White” as tables were decorated in the colors with tablecloths, hats and other fun décor. This is the 14th year the Senior Prom has been held, but more...

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Senior Citizens and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Senior Citizens and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Years ago sexual behavior diminished as we grew older. But things have changed, with the invention of Viagra. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that people age 50 and older make up more than 10% of the total AIDS cases in the country. During the last decade HIV cases have risen by 500% among our older population. It is not unusual more...

Health

Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:19 pm |

Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

The New Britain Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify persons who are illegally breeding dogs in the City. According to Police Chief William Gagliardi, “it is a fact that our dog pound has a significant number of abandoned dogs, especially American Staffordshire Terriers (known as Pit Bulls). These dogs turned out onto our streets more...

.News , Feature

New Hours for Golf Course Driving Range

By at April 19, 2011 | 10:56 am |

New Hours for Golf Course Driving Range

Stanley Golf Course has extended the hours of the driving range. The nineteen station covered, heated and lighted driving range is open weekdays and weekends at 7 a.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and until 8 p.m. on weekends. Swing into spring by hitting a small bucket of balls for $5, medium bucket for $7.50, or a large bucket for only more...

Feature , Recreation