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HITW: The Importance of Being Theatrical

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

HITW: The Importance of Being Theatrical

On March 25, New Britain’s cultural and artistic community enjoyed one of the city’s finest opening nights in recent memory when Hole-in-the-Wall Theater presented Oscar Wilde’s final stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest” to a nearly sold out house. Though frigid March winds howled outside, the lovely, well-lit, pastel-colored costumes and garden-party more...

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The Most Common STI is Known as Human Papillomavirus

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

The Most Common STI is Known as Human Papillomavirus

HPV (Human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and cause of genital warts. Warts are small growths that appear on or near the sex organs. According to the CDC, there are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. And it is possible to get more than one type of HPV. Most people do not develop symptoms or more...

Health

Annual Fishing Derby Planned for April 16

By at March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am |

Annual Fishing Derby Planned for April 16

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its annual TD Bank Fishing Derby at Doerr Pond in Martha Hart Park. The event is held in New Britain on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants 15 years of age and younger are eligible to register for the children’s division and people over the age of 16 must register in the more...

Recreation

A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:38 pm |

A Great Season for Falcon Nest 88 Ski Club

This winter, with abnormally heavy snow and arctic cold, may have been difficult on many individuals, but for skiers, it was a blessing. The New Britain Falcons Club Nest 88 Ski Club took full advantage of the plentiful snows of this winter with five ski trips so far. A final ski trip is planned to Okemo Mountain in VT on March 27. The Falcons Ski Club has been in more...

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Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:37 pm |

Forming Friendships at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center

Socialization with peers is an important part of everyone’s life no matter what age they happen to be. This important factor is taken into consideration at Marian Heights Adult Day Care Center on Osgood Ave. in New Britain, where a variety of activities are open for seniors wishing to participate each weekday. “When their elderly family member returns home, family more...

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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:36 pm |

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

There is a crisis in oral health in Connecticut. Tooth decay remains the most common, yet completely preventable, chronic disease. Many people believe that they will lose their teeth as they age. We now know that does not always have to happen. Your oral health depends on many different factors such as what you eat, the type and amount of saliva in your mouth, your more...

Health

Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:35 pm |

Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

The Irv Black Invitational will come back to New Britain next month. The meet is a full two-day Olympic Style Co-Ed Meet featuring various track and field events. On July 14, 2010, Black, the retired New Britain High School track coach passed away. He coached cross country and track and field from 1953-1988 and won 28 state titles. Black is a member of the more...

Recreation

Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

“La Fratellanza” (Brotherhood), is a theme the Italian Fraternal Society (IFS) has been living by since the society incorporated in 1897. Fifty-two Italian men founded the IFS, men from every region of Italy, holding their first meeting at 309 Main St. in New Britain. “My father had been one of the original members,” said Cil Ferri who has spent most of his more...

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Stanley Golf Course Opens

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Stanley Golf Course Opens

The Stanley Municipal Golf Course officially opened for the 2011 season on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m. Mayor Timothy T. Stewart hit the first ball, followed by Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul Shaker Sr. Stanley Golf Course opened 18 holes. The course will be open at 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 8 a.m.  Saturdays and Sundays until weather more...

Recreation

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

After not holding an Easter event last year, residents flocked to the Stanley Golf Course March 12 to get their chance to visit the Easter Bunny and take part in a number of activities. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department’s, “Every Kid Counts” and “Exercise the Right Choice” After School Programs hosted the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event more...

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