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Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

By at February 22, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

Four white guys in formal attire showed up in an African American owned New Britain barbershop to deliver a Singing Valentine to the shop owner’s fiancée last week. This was not only a delightful surprise to the recipient, Annette Velez; it was also a highly unusual instance of returning barbershop harmony to its roots. The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) is the more...

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Sarra Receives 13th Annual VH1 Save the Music Foundation Award

By at February 22, 2018 | 2:45 pm |

Sarra Receives 13th Annual VH1 Save the Music Foundation Award

Nancy Sarra, Superintendent of the Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB), has been awarded the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 13th Annual Administrator Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education. This prestigious award was presented in Nashville, Tennessee at the annual National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School more...

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Top 10 Places in NB/Berlin to Buy a Hamburger

By at February 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Top 10 Places in NB/Berlin to Buy a Hamburger

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Riley’s, 61 Glen St., New Britain – Riley’s takes first place. Riley’s established itself in 2010 with a hot dog cart on South Street New Britain to rave reviews. Now it is a favorite to stop, sit and grab a bite. According to its website, “Our vision is a gourmet Hot Dog and Hamburger more...

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HALS Student Wins VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Les Paul Legacy Contest

By at February 8, 2018 | 4:45 pm |

HALS Student Wins VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Les Paul Legacy Contest

Alice Bidoae, student at HALS Middle School, has been named the winner in the VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s national Les Paul Legacy Contest. HALS will now receive a Les Paul Epiphone Electric Guitar and Amplifier for their music program. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation partnered with The Les Paul Foundation to create a unique contest using a curriculum based more...

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Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

By at February 8, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

Stephen Hard, director of the Greater New Britain Art Alliance (GNBAA), said the group is working hard to get more sponsors for Bees Across New Britain. “We are still short of sponsors and are working the phones. That’s what it takes and I was away and sick for most of January,” said Hard. “We are very close and I am confident we’ll get the number we more...

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Lottery Applications Now Being Accepted

By at February 1, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Lottery Applications Now Being Accepted

Lottery applications for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are now being accepted at DiLoreto Elementary & Middle School. The only intra-district magnet school in New Britain, DiLoreto has an excellent school climate and strong academic push. On a daily basis, it offers a Spanish Language Development Program to students in grades 2-8, which helps more...

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15min of Fame

By at January 25, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

15min of Fame

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Workshops Offered to Strengthen Local Non-Profit

By at January 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Workshops Offered to Strengthen Local Non-Profit

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and American Savings Foundation are working together to offer a series of in-depth capacity building workshops for local non-profit organizations during 2018. The workshops are designed to help organizations address the increasingly difficult challenge of sustaining programs and services during lean fiscal more...

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Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

Mayor Erin Stewart, Economic Development Director Bill Carroll, owner Mark Schand, and others held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to mark the opening of Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli, a new downtown business offering healthy drink and food options. Established in January 2018, Sweetwater Juice & Deli is a new business in downtown New Britain offering fresh more...

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Students Share Their Special Memories

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Students Share Their Special Memories

Students recently had the opportunity to tape a broadcast of a “Special Memory” from their attendance at Sacred Heart School in New Britain. As part of the wide range of activities taking place during the upcoming Catholic Schools Week, students in grades 5-8 wrote a short essay on an event that stands out in their memory from their attendance at SHS. The essays more...

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