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Family Fun – Fall Tree

By at September 22, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fall Tree

Spoooky or friendly? You decide! Using a variety of materials we will create a nighttime fall scene. Shiny black contact paper mounted on sturdy cardboard create the base for our beautiful tree. Brown craft paper cut free form into a tree shape and glued creates texture and opportunity for the colorful buttons to be showcased. Full moon? Crescent moon? What’s your more...

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New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts will host a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a new art exhibit at City Hall that features the work of 12 artists who are veterans. The Mayor’s Arts Commission recently set aside gallery space on the second floor of City Hall as a place where veteran artists and more...

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Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

Thousands of people enjoyed Main Street USA Saturday which featured food vendors, entertainment, helicopter rides and fireworks. This month City Journal asked our Facebook group, “What was your favorite thing about Main St USA and what would you like to see added?” Most had great things to say about the event. “The number of food vendor options this year more...

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Bringing Brewing Back

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:10 pm |

Bringing Brewing Back

New Britain may have lost Cremo Brewery in the 1950’s, but soon it will have Alvarium Beer. Three brewers are bringing back beer made in New Britain. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) will be opening a 5,000 square foot space on John Downey Drive on Oct. 1. Each has been in the business more...

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Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:05 pm |

Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

If a student has missed one day of school already this year, they are now considered chronically absent in New Britain. “We will check this right through to 180 days of school so that we are on top of this,” Joe Vaverchak, District Supervisor of Attendance/Residency. “We put a team together to put interventions into place.” So far 1,080 students, 10 more...

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Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

After recent improvements to the exterior of Criollisimo Restaurant, 340 Arch Street, Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented the owner the city’s next “Beautification” award on Wednesday. Criollisimo is an award-winning restaurant that has been serving Puerto Rican cuisine on Arch Street—recently designated “Barrio Latino”—since 1992. The owner, Brenda Torres, more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at September 15, 2016 | 8:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

Here at Scraptivity we love our fairies. Good fairies, bad faeries, fairies full of mischief! Those tiny winged creatures seldom leave our thoughts. Sometimes they get up to fun and games here in the shop after the lights have gone out and no one is here! I come in to work in the morning and wonder “how did that get there?” When I look a bit closer there is usually more...

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Council Approves Aquinas Sale

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Council Approves Aquinas Sale

The Common Council unanimously approved moving forward with the sale of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Building at 74 Kelsey St. for $80,000 to Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation on Wednesday night. Chrysalis will spend $6 million in rehabilitating and refurbishing this building and will not seek any enterprise zone benefits. “As a proud graduate of St. more...

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Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

If you are craving a burrito or other Mexican food, you no longer have to drive to the Berlin Turnpike. Two weeks ago Hot Harry’s opened their doors at 1470 East St. On Monday, the City celebrated the new restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are elated to have them in town. Their reputation already has been outstanding,” said Bill Carroll, economic more...

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Many Activities Planned for Main Street USA Saturday

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Many Activities Planned for Main Street USA Saturday

Get ready for a fun-filled Saturday as this year’s Main Street USA offers activities from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event takes place at Walnut Hill Park where the roadway will be filled with food, craft, and vendor booths, a “kids zone” with rides and amusement activities, stages with community performances and headlining musical acts, and more. A new highlight more...

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