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CCARC Holds Annual Awards Dinner

By at May 23, 2014 | 8:45 am |

CCARC Holds Annual Awards Dinner

CCARC held its Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 14th at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Hall with Teresa’s Catering. This organization is central Connecticut’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping people with disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is committed to providing personalized services for people with disabilities to help make their dreams more...

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Annual Greek Festival This Weekend

By at May 23, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Annual Greek Festival This Weekend

Dionysos 2014 will be held this weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St. It opens on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. and lasts until midnight. On Saturday it will be from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sunday noon to 10 p.m. It will feature live music, dance performances, imports & Athenian bazaar, plants, homemade authentic Greek food & more...

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Residents Invited to Speak at all Commission Meetings

By at May 17, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Residents Invited to Speak at all Commission Meetings

There is a number of commission meetings held each month. Residents are invited to attend and speak at them and not just at Common Council meetings. “A few weeks ago we had a meeting with all the chairmans of the commissions,” said Justin Dorsey, aide to Mayor Erin Stewart. “It was the first time anyone can remember doing that. Many said they were more...

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Foligno Named New Britain Teacher of the Year

By at May 16, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Foligno Named New Britain Teacher of the Year

Andrea Foligno, a third grade teacher at Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain, has been named the Consolidated School District of New Britain’s Teacher of the Year. According to Gaffney Elementary School Principal Lisa Eells, Foligno distinguishes herself from all other teachers in her connectedness to all students, especially those with atypical more...

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Camp TotalRec Taking Registrations for Summer Programs

By at May 16, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Camp TotalRec Taking Registrations for Summer Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registration forms for Camp TotalRec through the Parks and Recreation office, by mail, or through its online server, WebTrac. WebTrac is designed to be more user friendly, giving residents the ability to see any and all programs that are offered through the department. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department more...

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It’s the Bees Knees: Bianca’s Legacy

By at May 16, 2014 | 8:00 am |

It’s the Bees Knees: Bianca’s Legacy

When you visit the Heritage Day events Saturday, one display will hold extra meaning for New Britain residents. A booth will be dedicated to the great works of New Britain resident Anthony T. Bianca Sr. who passed away nearly two years ago at the age of 92. Bianca played in the 1938 New Britain High School National Football Championship. Then, he went into the more...

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First Citizens EMS Academy Graduates

By at May 16, 2014 | 8:00 am |

First Citizens EMS Academy Graduates

On May 12 eight New Britain residents completed the first Citizens EMS Academy. This program is an interactive forum for residents of New Britain to learn about the functions and operations of the 911 EMS provider, New Britain EMS, Inc. The Citizens EMS Academy is a 6-week course that explores what it takes to provide high quality emergency medical service to the more...

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John Campbell Square Monument Names Published

By at May 11, 2014 | 8:00 am |

John Campbell Square Monument Names Published

This week the City Journal is printing the names on the plaque from the John Campbell Square WWII Monument on Stanley Street and Hillcrest Ave. in the Belvidere section of the City. The plaque was removed for safekeeping after the monument was severely damaged by a vehicle about two years ago. Many thanks to Mike Hadvab, New Britain Superintendent of Parks, who took more...

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Guided Walk of A.W. Stanley Park Nature Trail

By at May 10, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Guided Walk of A.W. Stanley Park Nature Trail

Have you taken a walk through A.W. Stanley Park recently? May 18 may be the perfect time for residents to do so. Sylvia Halkin, PhD Animal Behavior and Orinthology and Peter Picone, Wildlife Biologist at State of Connecticut Department of Environmental and Energy Department (DEEP) will be leading a guided walk of the nature trails from 1:30-3:30 p.m. “This more...

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City Hall One of Many Race in the Park Teams

By at May 9, 2014 | 8:15 am |

City Hall One of Many Race in the Park Teams

Saturday is like no other day during the year for the City. The CT Race in the Park, sponsored by the CT-Breast Health Initiative, takes place every May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park. Each year, thousands join the Race Day events to honor survivors, remember loved ones, celebrate life and most importantly, raise more...

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