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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...

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

City Native, NY Times Bestselling Author Recalls NB

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

City Native, NY Times Bestselling Author Recalls NB

It is quite an accomplishment when an author has published 29 novels, 22 of which have become New York Times bestsellers. This success has been attained by New Britain native, Luanne Rice. Her 29th novel, “The Silver Boat,” brought her to a recent book signing at R.J. Julia Bookstore in Madison, where some 200-plus fans came to see her including a group of New more...

Entertainment

A Traditional Polish Easter Basket Consists of Many Items

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

A Traditional Polish Easter Basket Consists of Many Items

Easter baskets of various sizes were probably spotted in stores around the area the day following Valentine’s. In the world of business, these things happen quicker than we ever expect. These Easter baskets are themed in many child-oriented ways, with toys, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow candies and lots of green “fluff” filling the space that makes the basket more...

New Britain Polish Life

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...

Feature , Recreation

Surviving Russian Deportation During WWII

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

Surviving Russian Deportation During WWII

Kazimierz Barut, now in his 86th year, stood tall throughout the lecture he gave recently at the Sloper Wesoly House on Grove Hill St. He shared in detail experiences regarding his and his family’s deportation to Siberia in February 1940. There was no bitterness as his very clear recollections took him back to how his family was loaded onto a rail transport in Eastern more...

New Britain Polish Life

Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

By at April 14, 2011 | 9:22 pm |

Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

Mayor Timothy Stewart presented the Common Council with his budget Wednesday night showing a zero percent increase in taxes. Stewart said that this is his eighth budget and this year, “the picture is even gloomier.” He proposed a cut of $10 million in the City budget. The Board of Education budget was flat funded and was budgeted only the amount mandated by the more...

.News , Feature

Tax Situation Highlighted at CPOA Annual Meeting

By at April 13, 2011 | 2:36 pm |

Tax Situation Highlighted at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizens Property Owners Association, Inc. (CPOA) held its 87th annual meeting Sunday with three speakers including Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Susan Kniep, President of the Federation of CT Taxpayer Organizations and Nicholas Mercier, Chairman of the Board of Finance and Taxation. The topic was what else, but taxes. Mercier, the keynote speaker, explained the more...

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