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Jenny Jones – TV Personality – Aka Janina Stranski

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

The daughter of a Polish army officer who served in WWII, Janina Stranski moved with her family to London, Ontario, Canada, where she broke into show business as a drummer in a touring rock band when she was 16. At 19, she moved to Hollywood, eventually getting a job as a backup singer for Wayne Newton before beginning her own band, “Jenny Jones and more...

New Britain Polish Life

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...

Business , Feature

Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

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

Sylvia Sarzynska – Talented Young Area Artist

A newer member to the Society of Polish Artists (under the auspices of the Polish Foundation of CT in New Britain) is Sylvia Sarzynska, a talented artist who’s been fascinated with oil painting for the past decade. Her subject matter is usually large-scale floral works in brilliant colors. She is motivated with such as she enjoys the process of creating shapes and more...

New Britain Polish Life

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...

Entertainment , Feature

Senior Citizens and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

Senior Citizens and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Years ago sexual behavior diminished as we grew older. But things have changed, with the invention of Viagra. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that people age 50 and older make up more than 10% of the total AIDS cases in the country. During the last decade HIV cases have risen by 500% among our older population. It is not unusual more...

Health

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...

.News , Feature

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...

Feature , Recreation

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...

Feature , Recreation

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...

Entertainment , Feature

Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them

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

Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is scheduled to be held April 23-30. Vaccines are among the most successful and more...

Health