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Parnell’s Curl Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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

Parnell’s Curl Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

You won’t find anyone named Parnell at Parnell’s Curl Center. Instead you will find the gracious owner in Donna Crockett. Crockett, who began the salon in the old Gates building in 1981, now runs the establishment across the street in the Dakille building. On Friday night the center will hold a celebration at Trinity-On-Main starting at 5:30 to celebrate the 30 more...

Business

Co-ed Flag Football to be Offered to Students in Spring

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Co-ed Flag Football to be Offered to Students in Spring

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a co-ed flag football league for students in middle school. This flag football league is set to be the only spring league in the city dedicated to football for New Britain’s youth. The league is set to begin Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00am. The Flag Football League will meet at Hungerford Park on more...

Recreation

Major Crimes Drop

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Major Crimes Drop

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart and Police Chief William Gagliardi have released the latest major crime statistics reported by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety. The latest statistics indicate a significant drop in major crime index for the City for the third quarter of 2010 as compared with the same time period in 2009. “I am very pleased to report that more...

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Talent and Creativity Displayed at NBHS’ Musical “Into the Woods”

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Talent and Creativity Displayed at NBHS’ Musical “Into the Woods”

New Britain High School’s 6th annual musical,“Into the Woods,” took place with three consecutive performances March 25 and 26 at the school’s Vincent Sala Auditorium. This year’s performance was dedicated to retiring superintendent, Dr. Doris Kurtz. As always, a large crowd supported the talented students who took part in the production. “Into the Woods” is more...

Entertainment

No Carnival This Year

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No Carnival This Year

Those waiting for the Coleman Brothers Carnival will be a bit disappointed. Officials say there will be none this year. The state would not give permission for the right of way for the property where the carnival is held. The carnival is usually held on Main St. near the railroad tracks in the empty plaza. The city rents out the first part of the plaza for parking, but more...

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Thousands of Materials for Sale at the Library Book Sale

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Thousands of Materials for Sale at the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library are going through thousands of books this week in preparation for the Spring Book Sale April 13-16. “We start our sale with a window theme,” said Brenda Bemben, standing in front of a magnificent display of books. “This one is America the Beautiful. We have a bit of everything including the Universal Food more...

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Job Training Forum

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Job Training Forum

They came to share their stories – some of success, others frustrated at having lost jobs long ago yet still being unemployed. Many such individuals attended the open forum at CTWorks in New Britain recently when Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5th District), Dep. Commissioner Dennis Murphy and Glenn Marshall, Commissioner of the CT DOL, visited. “I want to bring your more...

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HITW: The Importance of Being Theatrical

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HITW: The Importance of Being Theatrical

On March 25, New Britain’s cultural and artistic community enjoyed one of the city’s finest opening nights in recent memory when Hole-in-the-Wall Theater presented Oscar Wilde’s final stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest” to a nearly sold out house. Though frigid March winds howled outside, the lovely, well-lit, pastel-colored costumes and garden-party more...

Entertainment

The Most Common STI is Known as Human Papillomavirus

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The Most Common STI is Known as Human Papillomavirus

HPV (Human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and cause of genital warts. Warts are small growths that appear on or near the sex organs. According to the CDC, there are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. And it is possible to get more than one type of HPV. Most people do not develop symptoms or more...

Health

Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

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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...

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