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Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Unlike many other funeral homes Paul Shaker Jr. did not get it handed down from one generation to another. After gaining much experience at other funeral homes, Shaker started his business from scratch 25 years ago. “I started in the funeral business in 1984 driving limos and hearses for area funeral homes. I used to be a freelance embalmer and funeral director,” more...

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Lili’s Bakery and Cakes Replaces Leone’s

By at January 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Lili’s Bakery and Cakes Replaces Leone’s

Are you looking for a new bakery? Have you previously gone to Leone’s Bakery on New Britain Rd in Berlin? New owners have taken over at 259 New Britain Rd for a new bakery known as Lili’s Bakery and Cakes. On Nov. 10th DJ Juganaru and Lili Orlenau bought the store. “My sister Lili is the baker. She baked for other places,” said Juganaru. “She worked more...

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GoodLife Fitness Announces New Director for Jerome Home

By at November 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

GoodLife Fitness Announces New Director for Jerome Home

GoodLife Fitness at Jerome Home, located at 975 Corbin Ave., recently announced Maquita Parker, BS, as the new director. Parker, who holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, began her position on Aug. 21. GoodLife Fitness is an individualized exercise program geared toward the older adult to improve strength, more...

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Grand Opening of Raphael Building Apartments Planned

By at August 24, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Grand Opening of Raphael Building Apartments Planned

  Jasko Development will soon have a Grand Opening of the Raphael Building Apartments in the CTfastrak Transit-Oriented Development Zone. The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Raphael Building Apartments at 99 West Main St. will feature an Open House With “Tours Of The New Apartments, Music, Light Nosh & Libations” on Thursday, August 31 from more...

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Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

After five generations, you might think they had “seen it all.” But Chris and Peggy Porter still find families can come up with new twists when it comes to funeral services. Great-great Grandfather Bryan Porter founded Porter’s Funeral Service in a three-story building on Main Street in 1869. In 1984, Christopher H. Porter represented the fifth generation and more...

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Hardware City Cafe Plans April 24th Opening

By at April 13, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Hardware City Cafe Plans April 24th Opening

New Britain will soon be home to a new cafe. A trio of residents are opening up Hardware City Cafe at 2 Main St., the spot which was previously home to Cafe Beauregard. Cafe Beauregard closed last month. Isaac Silva, owner of West Side Tavern, along with Miriam Geraci, a board of education member and Ellen Spelman Cedarfield plan to open the Cafe on April more...

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Avery’s Beverages Considers Expansion Plans

By at April 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Avery’s Beverages Considers Expansion Plans

How do you expand a delightful little anachronism in the middle of mundania and not lose your identity? That’s a problem Rob Metz of Avery’s Beverages is considering. According to Metz, “There’s a very large increase of interest in craft soda, similar to the craft beer industry. There’s a great deal of interest in small, boutique, hand crafted sodas. The more...

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Alvarium Beer Eyes May Opening

By at April 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Alvarium Beer Eyes May Opening

The owners of Alvarium Beer plan to open their brewery up to customers in early May. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) are opening a 5,000 square foot space at 365 John Downey Drive. “We signed the lease in October and spent the whole time digging up the floor to put in drains. It was more...

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Borinquen Bakery Celebrates New Store Grand Opening

By at February 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Borinquen Bakery Celebrates New Store Grand Opening

Sixteen years ago Mary Ortiz and her daughter Katherine Robles decided to build a Puerto Rican bakery. After much success, it was time to expand. On Wednesday the family celebrated a new beginning as the City held a ribbon cutting ceremony and the Secretary of State gave them a proclamation at their new larger store at 610 Arch St. “We went from 3,000 square feet more...

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Cassena Care Employees Dedicated to Its Residents

By at February 9, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Cassena Care Employees Dedicated to Its Residents

When choosing a facility for a loved one, “don’t just go by what you read. Go to the facility, walk around and look. And not during the regular working hours when everyone is at the facility. Go on the odd hours and on the weekend. That’s how you truly know how the facility is doing,” advises Kimberly Coleman, Administrator for Cassena Care of New Britain. more...

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