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Meet Lincoln the Fighting Fish

By at August 23, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Meet Lincoln the Fighting Fish

If you wander into the Mayor’s Office you may notice a bowl on the counter. The bowl contains water and a very important blue colored fish. “When we were at the Petit Garden (at Walnut Hill Park) planting with the kids from the Lincoln Green Team, we got to talking,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “I got into several conversations with the kids afterwards. They more...

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34th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

By at August 22, 2014 | 8:00 am |

34th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

If you’re looking to meet friends, eat great food, see fun entertainment and share a little bit of the Polish tradition, Dozynki is the place to be this weekend. Located at Falcon Field on Farmington Ave, Dozynki is a harvest festival traditionally done in Poland when the final harvest is complete. It celebrates a good harvest and thanking God for a more...

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Time to Ring the School Bell

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Time to Ring the School Bell

As the summer winds down, many people start thinking about heading back to school. This year the first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 2. Before that happens, Superintendent Kelt Cooper will hold his annual back to school convocation for employees on Monday, August 25 in the New Britain High School auditorium. Convocation runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Employees more...

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Interview with Duane Campbell, Executive Director of the New Connecticut Theater Company

By at August 15, 2014 | 8:15 am |

Interview with Duane Campbell, Executive Director of the New Connecticut Theater Company

In a tale of two theatre companies, one had a building but was struggling to find enough people to put on a full season of plays. The other had plenty of people, but struggled to find places to perform. In October of last year, Bristol Theatre Arts collaborated with the Repertory Theatre of New Britain in the production of a play at the Rep’s historic theatre on more...

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Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

By at August 14, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

The New Britain Artists’ Co-op sponsored a fundraiser brunch Tuesday featuring Former UConn Women Basketball Star, Jamelle Elliot, at the Visitor’s Center, 66 West Main St. Elliot, who was on the first UConn women’s basketball championship team, mingled with the crowd and spoke about her time in college and her family including cousin Adrian Elliot. Adrian more...

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Fifth Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride & Picnic Sunday

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Fifth Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride & Picnic Sunday

This year’s Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride has been set for Sunday. “It is pretty cool,” said James Sanders Jr. of the club. “We get from 70-100 motorcycles that are police escorted and ride through Berlin, Meriden, Southington Wolcott, Bristol, Plainville and back to quartette club for music, food and raffles.” The ride last about 1 hour and 10 more...

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HoCC Volunteer Services Help Residents Enjoy Their Visit

By at August 2, 2014 | 10:00 am |

HoCC Volunteer Services Help Residents Enjoy Their Visit

When it comes to volunteering the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HoCC) is a good place to start. “Volunteer services has always been an integral part of the overall operation of the hospital as it is in probably all hospitals across the country,” said Gail Millerick, Central Region Director Patient Experience & Volunteer Services. “In New Britain we more...

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Third Annual BENefit for the NBHS Band Sept. 6

By at August 1, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Third Annual BENefit for the NBHS Band Sept. 6

The 3rd annual BENefit to raise money for the New Britain High School Marching Band will be held on Sept. 6, at Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St from 6:30 p.m-11 p.m. Ben Cheney was a graduate of NBHS (2008), and a four year member of the Marching Band including service as Drill Sergeant in his senior year. Since his death at the age of 21 in February 2012, funds more...

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Kramer Withdraws, Endorses Ceglarz

By at July 18, 2014 | 8:15 am |

Kramer Withdraws, Endorses Ceglarz

“I have decided to concede my campaign for State Representative entirely this year,” said Independent David Paul Kramer. “Following a long discussion with Peter Ceglarz, Republican endorsed opponent of Peter Tercyak in the 26th District, I can see that he is the candidate I had hoped to become.” Kramer said, “Mr. Ceglarz, born in Poland, lifelong resident more...

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New Britain’s Role in the Cuban Baseball Invasion

By at July 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

New Britain’s Role in the Cuban Baseball Invasion

Connecticut has historically had a strong relationship with Cuba, and Cuban tobacco has been growing in Connecticut fields since the nineteenth century. However, it was our baseball fields that hosted an even more significant “import” from Cuba. The Connecticut State League, or “Nutmeg Circuit,” came to New Britain in 1908 by former New London manager more...

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