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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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It’s the Bees Knees: Collection from the Titanic

By at May 9, 2014 | 8:00 am |

It’s the Bees Knees: Collection from the Titanic

Many people in New Britain may have heard about William Sloper, but how many have actually seen items that were in the Titanic? Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge will be among those in attendance May 17 for “It’s the Bees Knees: 260 Years of New Britain’s History in the Hive” which takes place downtown. With him will be several artifacts including an original more...

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Campbell Square Monument Update

By at May 5, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Campbell Square Monument Update

In mid-March the New Britain City Journal ran a story about seeking donations to support the restoration of the John Campbell Square WWII Monument on Stanley Street and Hillcrest Ave. in the Belvidere section of the City. The monument was severely damaged by a vehicle about two years ago. A contract has been awarded to restore the monument itself, but not the walkway more...

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Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain Plans Annual Flags

By at April 26, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain Plans Annual Flags

For the 4th consecutive year the Suburban’s Woman’s Club will present “Flags on the Green”. “We always do it on Memorial Day,” said Sue Venberg of the club. “It honors those Veterans who have served our nation in the past to protect our freedoms, as well as to honor those men and women who are presently serving in the military.” Flags are being more...

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Parlow Named City’s 2014 Grand Parade Marshall

By at March 14, 2014 | 8:30 am |

Parlow Named City’s 2014 Grand Parade Marshall

New Britain’s Suzanne Stewart Parlow was named the city’s 2014 Parade Marshal for the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day on March 15. “It’s been a long time since a city or town joined the parade, so we’re very excited to welcome the City of New Britain,” said Eileen Moore, parade chairman for the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural more...

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Fundraising Gala Planned for Youth Center

By at March 2, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Fundraising Gala Planned for Youth Center

Light of Hope Ministry is presenting the First Annual Gala to benefit the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (KOHOE) Youth Center on March 15 at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Cultural Center 301 W. Main St. KOHOE began in October at Chamberlain Square, 600 East St. Michele Ruiz from Light of Hope Ministries, opened the center, that will have 12 rooms including a more...

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Schools Using New Testing Methods to Pinpoint Instruction

By at March 1, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Schools Using New Testing Methods to Pinpoint Instruction

The school system has rolled out a new computerized test that will be given to students in kindergarten through Grade 10 several times a year in an effort to better pinpoint instructional practices. School officials first began administering the untimed test known as the Northwest Evaluation Assessment in the fall, and leaders hope it will be another “tool” more...

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Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By at February 25, 2014 | 3:42 pm |

Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Following an outpouring of support for an officer seriously injured in the line of duty, the New Britain Police Department will lead a local contingent of participants in the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. The contingent will include Officer Brett Morgan, the city’s 2014 Parade Honoree. It will be the first time in 43 years that more...

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Foundation Plans Iwo Jima Events

By at February 18, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Foundation Plans Iwo Jima Events

It was 69 years ago that American servicemen fought one of the worst battles of World War II in the Pacific. February 19th, 1945 marks the day they landed on the shores of Iwo Jima to fight what would become the bloodiest battle in Marine history. On the fifth day of battle, February 23rd, the 48-star American flag was raised on Japanese soil for the first time atop more...

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