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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...

New Britain Polish Life , Recreation

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...

New Britain Polish Life

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...

Entertainment

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...

Entertainment

Art Program Helps Seniors Learn Painting, Drawing

By at March 18, 2011 | 4:02 pm |

Art Program Helps Seniors Learn Painting, Drawing

When George Nowak heard there was an opening for an art teacher at the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St., he thought he would apply. He had been the artist at the New Britain Herald for many years and won many awards. A physical condition stopped him from working full-time, but he needed something to do for a few hours a week. When he walked into the office of more...

Entertainment

City Looks to Enforce Trash Bin Removal

By at April 9, 0018 | 3:58 pm |

City Looks to Enforce Trash Bin Removal

The Common Council is looking at an ordinance that will revise time allowance for trash containers to be left in front of homes. Alderman Donald Naples said he started the resolution because there had been a lot of complaints about it by residents. Many of those not bringing in trash bins include homes occupied by college students. “The old rule said you had more...

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