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Family Fun – Rocket

By at August 25, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun – Rocket

  The summer is flying by at the speed of a rocket! The count down has begun for the start of school. All the conversations here in the store fly around what team the kids are on and school supply shopping. So let’s have fun today with a little science and math. Rockets! Let’s play with rockets! These are so fun and easy to make. The supplies are few and the fun more...

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Lost Your Dog – Check the Pound

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Lost Your Dog – Check the Pound

Late August, the New Britain Animal Control starts getting overwhelmed with dogs found in the City. It is also the time people let dogs loose causing more lost dogs. Remember when searching for a lost dog to check with the pound first. “Our pound is full right now. People let their dogs out because of the warmer weather,” said Sgt. Paula Keller. “Dogs need to more...

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School Starts This Monday

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

School Starts This Monday

With the new school year just days away, New Britain schools have been gearing up for weeks to welcome approximately 10,000 students to the 2016-17 academic year. School starts this coming Monday, Aug. 29 for all Consolidated School District of New Britain students and Superintendent Nancy Sarra is excited about beginning her first full school year at the more...

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It’s time for the 36th Dozynki Harvest Festival

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

It’s time for the 36th Dozynki Harvest Festival

Every year in Poland when the harvest is complete, residents celebrate and thank God for a good bounty. On Saturday and Sunday people will come together at Falcon’s Field on Farmington Ave. to celebrate the harvest at the Dozynki Polish Festival. The 26th harvest festival in the City features Polish food, entertainment and vendors. But, its biggest draw is the more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at August 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

In honor of our upcoming event in Volunteer Park on Farmington Ave in Berlin we have created fairies this week! Berlin will be treated to a month of faeries in September. Many of our residents and friends have been working hard to see if we might invite some of these fun and mischievous beings to our little town park. We’ve built little houses and cottages and more...

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City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

There are two pressing concerns for the New Britain Police Department. First is the need for a practice shooting range and second is the need to relocate the impound lot. “We have had initial meetings on both of these issues this week,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We will be working in the next several months to find solutions to both of these problems.” Per more...

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Mayor Responds to Well Opposition

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Mayor Responds to Well Opposition

On August 10th, the Common Council voted 11-4 to sell the Patton Brook Well to the town of Southington, who has leased the well from the City of New Britain for decades until the agreement ended in 2014. Southington is not interested in renewing the lease. During last week’s meeting, many residents came out and spoke both against and in favor of the sale. I applaud more...

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St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

“A faith driven community welcoming all who enter” is how those of St. John the Evangelist parish, 655 East St., refer to their church. This September 11, the church will celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary with a mass and dinner. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with the dinner following at noon. A caterer will serve dinner to about 150 people. The hall can hold about 300 more...

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Family Fun – Cork

By at August 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Cork

This week here in the shop we have received corks! We have corks of every size and shape here. I’m guessing we could cover a good part of the map with all the Winery’s represented in our boxes and jars and buckets of corks! Now comes the challenge of using all these corks! We can make tissue box covers and cork boards and trivets and animals and Christmas more...

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Boeing Boeing Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

By at August 11, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Boeing Boeing Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

Connecticut Theatre Company is opening their latest production, the comedic farce Boeing Boeing on Friday August 12th. The play, originally written in 1962 by Marc Camoletti and turned into a movie released in 1965, tells the story of Parisian bachelor Bernard and his three flight attendant fiancés. Bernard has a tried and true system for making certain that each of more...

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