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Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

By at June 15, 2011 | 4:04 pm |

Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

It’s not too late for New Britain to light up the night sky on the Fourth of July with the biggest and best fireworks display in Connecticut. The American Savings Foundation has pledged a $25,000 challenge grant to help make sure the annual celebration goes on in 2011. “This pledge gets us half way home,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “If businesses and more...

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School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

By at June 13, 2011 | 8:49 pm |

School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

The Board of Education Budget Workshop Monday night looked at where cuts would take place in the school system with the existing budget. The school board received $10.5 million in ECS Funds and $107 from appropriated funds totaling $118.060 million. The board looked at the following procedure in analyzing $11 million in cuts from its proposed budget more...

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First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

By at June 13, 2011 | 9:56 am |

First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

The Friends of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden and the City of New Britain are holding their First Anniversary Celebration of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden. Join hundreds of volunteers, community members, students and rose garden lovers they gather to recognize the hard work put into this landmark. Hors D’oeuvres with cash bar will be available, along with a musical more...

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Wine and Beer Tasting Event to Meet NBHS Football Coach

By at June 12, 2011 | 10:11 am |

Wine and Beer Tasting Event to Meet NBHS Football Coach

Come meet the newly appointed New Britain High School Football Coach Tebucky Jones on Saturday, June 18. The night features a Wine and Beer Tasting Event, sponsored by M & M on Discount Wines and Liquors at 22 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, CT. The event is brought to you by New Britain Friends of Football at the VFW Hall on Veterans Drive in New Britain. There more...

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Ranked NBHS Seniors Honored

By at June 11, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Ranked NBHS Seniors Honored

Seniors ranked in the top ten percent of the graduating class of 2011 at New Britain High School (NBHS) were honored for their academic success on May 5. The annual dinner allowed students and their parents to spend the night enjoying the hard work they put in over their high school career. Board of Education President Sharon Beloin-Saavedra said, “It’s a great more...

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Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Viewing Colors and Emotions at Polish Society of Artists Exhibit

One of the Polish Society of Artists’ latest exhibits took place recently at the Sloper Wesoly House featuring the exquisite works of Zbigniew Sokolowski of New Britain and Sylvia Sarzynska of Hartford. The exhibit was largely attended and viewers enjoyed mingling and browsing through several rooms filled with both artists’ compositions. Sokolowski has been with more...

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Klingberg Car Show Coming June 18

By at June 10, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Klingberg Car Show Coming June 18

For those who love anything involving cars, keep June 18 free as the 19th Annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival is scheduled. Food of all kinds, games and of course hundreds of cars will be on display. “We used to have the show in the fall,” said Mark Johnson, vice president of Klingberg Family Center. “In 2009 it was rained out so we had it on more...

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Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

Who is a caregiver? It could be a child, family member, family friend, or a paid professional. Today, many find themselves as a caregiver for a loved one. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving with the AARP more than 65 million people in America provide care for a family member or friend during any given year. On average, 20 hours a week is spent giving care. more...

Health

Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

About 800 children in New Britain play Little League baseball, but not all of them get to play together. New Britain is one of the rare City’s were two different leagues play under different rules. According to Matthew Cannata, president of New Britain Little League since 2007, his group formed in 1958 as the Bronson Heights Little League under the Little League more...

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Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:05 am |

Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

Alderman Mark Bernacki (Republican) is expected to announce he will run for mayor at a June 16 event at Falcon’s Club, on Washington St. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past 20 years, has been an Alderman on the City Council for the past 18 years. He has served as Mayor pro tempore for ten years, a post to which he more...

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