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Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

As Kate Middleton and Prince William say their “I do’s” an old style is becoming in fashion again. Perhaps, you have seen a “Fascinator” on the head of the new Princess. “Fascinators have been worn for centuries in lieu of hats, primarily in the evening for dances and cotillions,” said Susan Whicher of New Britain who makes the headwear. “They are more...

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Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more pedestrian friendly and have a better balance between cars and pedestrians,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. more...

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Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

Tyler Olson, age 5, excitedly held up his 11 ounce prize trout Saturday at Martha Hart Park to show everyone. “Where’s my prize?” he shouted in exuberance as his trout indeed was one of 15 tagged for a prize on the opening day of fishing season. The fish was worth a $200 savings bond. Olson, who along with his brother Connor, age 9, who also caught a prize more...

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Rich’s Acquires Celebration Foods

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Rich’s Acquires Celebration Foods

If you have driven by Celebration Foods recently, you may have wondered why the sign now reads “Rich’s”. In January, Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, NY acquired Celebration Foods, the leading manufacturer and distributor of frozen desserts and ice cream cakes. “The definition of a good acquisition for Rich’s is one that brings long term growth and more...

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Passion Play Rises Again at St. Ann’s

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Passion Play Rises Again at St. Ann’s

“The Passion Play” at St. Ann’s Church has become something of an Easter tradition in New Britain. Started in 1962 at the church and closed 10 years later, the church began the program again in 1983. Since then, different actors have taken roles to perform perhaps the most important play one can take part in of the Catholic religion. “It’s more...

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Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:19 pm |

Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

The New Britain Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify persons who are illegally breeding dogs in the City. According to Police Chief William Gagliardi, “it is a fact that our dog pound has a significant number of abandoned dogs, especially American Staffordshire Terriers (known as Pit Bulls). These dogs turned out onto our streets more...

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New Hours for Golf Course Driving Range

By at April 19, 2011 | 10:56 am |

New Hours for Golf Course Driving Range

Stanley Golf Course has extended the hours of the driving range. The nineteen station covered, heated and lighted driving range is open weekdays and weekends at 7 a.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and until 8 p.m. on weekends. Swing into spring by hitting a small bucket of balls for $5, medium bucket for $7.50, or a large bucket for only more...

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Walnut Hill Tennis Courts Closed

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:56 pm |

Walnut Hill Tennis Courts Closed

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department have announced that the tennis courts at Walnut Hill Park will be closed for construction starting April 18th and will not re-open for approximately one month.  Please consider using the tennis courts at Stanley Quarter Park or New Britain High School during this time of facility improvement.  Any questions regarding the more...

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Blumenthal, Foot Guard Lead 4-year Civil War Ceremony in New Britain

By at April 17, 2011 | 6:54 pm |

Blumenthal, Foot Guard Lead 4-year Civil War Ceremony in New Britain

The Governor’s Foot guard and the National Guard led the procession that saw US Senator Richard Blumenthal among the speakers ushering in the beginning of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Ceremonies Saturday morning at Central Connecticut State University. Hundreds of people watched as various posts, military groups and reenactment civil war soldiers dressed more...

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Golf Course Boasts State of the Art GIS System

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Golf Course Boasts State of the Art GIS System

Stanley Golf Course has something many courses in the area are sure to envy. This season it has installed the latest and greatest golf technology in the country. Stanley Golf Course, a 27-hole public golf course, features a fleet of 87 new 2011 Precedent Excel golf carts that enhance a golfer’s experience. All golf carts are equipped with the Visage Mobile Golf more...

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