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Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

By at April 29, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

Here at Scraptivity we are all about recycling and upcycling and use it at least one more time before you have to toss it into the waste stream. Today’s project fills that need and is just plain adorable! What you need: An assortment of plastic bottles with a screw top A razor knife for cutting – this part is done by adults! Sharp scissors Acrylic more...

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It’s Electric

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

It’s Electric

City Looks to Buy Electric Poles In order to save funds and put in better LED lights, the City has made an offer to Eversource to purchase all the streetlights in the City. “Right now Eversource owns our streetlamps, so if someone crashes into a pole Eversource is responsible for coming out and fixing them,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We pay a lot of costs to more...

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Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

Another long standing vacant downtown building has been sold. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that Opportunity Real Estate Equites, LLC has offered to purchase the Hatch Building at 24 Washington Street for $25,000. This is the same group that purchased the old New Britain Herald building. “They know they are going to have to put a few million into fixing more...

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Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

Everywhere you looked on Broad Street Sunday was a line of people. Nearly 20,000 were in attendance to celebrate what may be the biggest event held in the City in this century. The Fifth Annual Little Poland Festival featuring Polish foods like pierogi and potato pancakes, music and dancing, a Packzki contest, a carnival and nearly 100 booths. It was an event that more...

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Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

By at April 27, 2016 | 10:43 am |

Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

A ribbon cutting, lunch with Mayor Erin Stewart, music, art, food trucks and more are a few of the things that will be happening at the Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. “We just want folks, especially the business community that works downtown, to come out to the park and utilize it,” said Mayor Stewart. “There have been numerous issues in more...

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Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

By at April 22, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

This weeks adventure can take you in any direction you and your children choose! We elected to make a giant initial of our last name. G! And a simple circle that can be decorated in many ways. Once you master the technique of cutting the tubes and gluing them together it’s easy to expand on the many ways to make this simple idea more elegant. By squishing the tube more...

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CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:15 am |

CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

The stage version of My Fair Lady had it’s world premiere in New Haven at the Shubert Theatre on February 4th, 1956. The show opened in a blizzard with Rex Harrison threatening not to go on stage after a troubling dress rehearsal earlier. The show, of course, did go on and became one of the most beloved classics of the Broadway stage. Now 60 years later, Connecticut more...

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Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

The Art League of New Britain wants Artists to submit work for the 12th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition at their Gallery at 30 Cedar St. in New Britain, the second oldest Art League in the country. The Jurors are Rachel Carlson and Claudia Van Nes of Maple and Main Gallery in Chester, Ct. The show will run from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, June 5. There will be an opening more...

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Budget Not Set in Stone

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Budget Not Set in Stone

After listening to speakers and talking to constituents, Common Council members said there is a lot of work to be done and a one and one-half mill increase in taxes is not necessarily going to happen. “I got some phone calls from people who could not come to the meeting who were worried about seniors especially ones with fixed and low incomes paying more taxes,” more...

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Top 10 Children’s Activities This Summer

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Top 10 Children’s Activities This Summer

Are you trying to find things to do in New Britain and Berlin in the summer months for the entire family? Here are a list of the top 10 things you should not miss doing that your kids will enjoy. New Britain Bees Baseball - Who would not enjoy seeing a great minor league game at New Britain Stadium? Tickets start at $8 and you may even see fireworks. Fans more...

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