More …

Family Fun – Wreath Alternative

By at December 8, 2016 | 5:45 pm |

Family Fun – Wreath Alternative

Christmas is coming! It’s getting closer every day and there is so much to do and so many places to go. One of our family traditions is to have a Wreath Day. Many of us get together shortly after Thanksgiving to craft together and make our annual wreaths that will adorn our doors for the holiday. If we are doing it the Sunday after Thanksgiving we frequently bring our more...

Entertainment

East Main Street CTFastrak Station TOD

By at December 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

East Main Street CTFastrak Station TOD

(Part 3 of 4) The area surrounding the East Main St. CTFastrak is the second of three areas in which a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan was made for the City by the firm of Milone and MacBroom. “This is the most difficult of the areas to target for development because it stretches from Stanley St. near Dwight Street and where the National Guard building more...

.News , Feature

Family Fun – Snowman

By at December 1, 2016 | 5:45 pm |

Family Fun – Snowman

Did you see that tease of snow we had the other day?! How exciting and scary is that? The air has a bite in it and is making us dig out the hats, scarves, mittens and boots. I’m not quite ready for full blown winter yet but the yard covered in a sprinkling of sparkling white makes me think about snowmen. Get out the glitter and glisten! It’s time to get ready. This more...

Entertainment

New Britain Stores Ready for the Holidays

By at December 1, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain Stores Ready for the Holidays

Whether you have yet to start your holiday shopping or you are nearly done, don’t forget to make a visit to several stores in downtown New Britain. “We have anything for anyone in downtown New Britain. Whatever it is from puzzles to models to trains to food to travel, we have everything,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown district director. “There are sneakers, more...

.News , Feature

Top 10 Shops in New Britain/Berlin for the Holidays

By at December 1, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Shops in New Britain/Berlin for the Holidays

Amato’s Toy and Hobby, 283 Main St., New Britain - Amato’s takes first place as the best place to shop as the store to hit this holiday season. It offers toys, board games, model kits, trains, radio-controlled vehicles, puzzles, stocking stuffers and much more. It is the ultimate toy store. Hillary Riegel said, “I love Amatos Toy and Hobby because they have a more...

Feature , Local

Downtown Plans for Transit Oriented Development

By at December 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Downtown Plans for Transit Oriented Development

(Part 2 of 4) Downtown New Britain has one of the most important plans of the three Transit Oriented Development (TOD) locations. The firm of Milone and MacBroom recently set a future TOD plan for the area around the CTFastrak stations. TOD is mixed-use development that is fully integrated with transit, where development prioritizes pedestrians and connections to more...

.News , Feature

Family Fun – Turkey

By at November 17, 2016 | 4:00 pm |

Family Fun – Turkey

It’s almost Turkey Day! We are excited and enjoying the preparations. Who’s cooking in your family? We are enjoying the colors of fall and this little craft is a great way to enjoy the a bit longer before moving into the the Christmas and winter season. So, grab your glue gun and create with us! If you do not have these materials at hand come on down to the shop and more...

Entertainment

“Grease” At Trinity-On-Main In New Britain

By at November 17, 2016 | 3:15 pm |

“Grease” At Trinity-On-Main In New Britain

White Rabbit Theatre will present the musical “Grease” Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St.i n New Britain, CT. Tickets are $20 for adults/teens, $15 for seniors 65+ and $10 for children 13 and under. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. White Rabbit’s not-for-profit mission is to bring Hartford County residents low-cost theatre at more...

Entertainment

CMHA Stirring Controversy

By at November 17, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

CMHA Stirring Controversy

Anger and frustration surrounds many downtown businesses as the prospect of the Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) moving in at 227 Main St., the former Mitch’s Building, draws near. Last week Ray Gorman, president and CEO of the CMHA, made a presentation to the Downtown District. He said that the property would be the location of 3 or 4 service locations more...

.News , Feature

City Journal Readers Choose New City Slogan

By at November 17, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

City Journal Readers Choose New City Slogan

Readers of the City Journal have spoken and the City has listened. After asking readers to choose one of four slogans to be the City’s next slogan “Experience the New” was the overwhelming winner. It received over 50 percent of the votes. “Connect and Bee Inspired” had 25 percent, “History. Honey. Home.” had 17.5 percent and “Because Old is Boring” more...

.News , Feature