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City Wide Community Baby Shower to be Held

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

City Wide Community Baby Shower to be Held

The New Britain Health Department will host a free community-wide baby shower for pregnant women who are city residents. The event will take place on Wednesday May 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Britain YWCA, 22 Glen St. There will be numerous raffle prizes given away, including car seats, strollers and other baby items. Refreshments will be provided. In addition, more...

Health

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

Sacred Heart parish in New Britain has held a processional commemoration of the Stations of the Cross since 2004. Fr. Stanislaw Dudek inspired and organized this event, beginning the solemn and beautiful tradition eight-years-ago. “All the credit goes to Fr. Dudek and Msgr. Plocharczyk,” said Joe Koczera of Newington, who portrayed Christ for the fifth straight more...

New Britain Polish Life

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

As Kate Middleton and Prince William say their “I do’s” an old style is becoming in fashion again. Perhaps, you have seen a “Fascinator” on the head of the new Princess. “Fascinators have been worn for centuries in lieu of hats, primarily in the evening for dances and cotillions,” said Susan Whicher of New Britain who makes the headwear. “They are more...

Business , Feature

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more pedestrian friendly and have a better balance between cars and pedestrians,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. more...

.News , Feature

Creative Expressions Shared in Polish Poetry Group

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Creative Expressions Shared in Polish Poetry Group

When the group gathers, it’s like the rest of the world around them is put on hold – at least while they’re sharing their poetry – that formation and creation of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities, something that goes beyond its apparent meaning. One can become transformed into another realm of being, a place of peace more...

Entertainment

Adult Entertainment Comedy Arrives at Trinity-on-Main

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

Adult Entertainment Comedy Arrives at Trinity-on-Main

On April 15, the once hallowed church halls of Trinity-on-Main reverberated from the stridency of four-letter expletives hurled into the night by two talented, ace comediennes who appeared at the revamped theater to a wildly receptive, nearly sold-out house. In its ever -growing quest to be a more versatile performing arts venue, Trinity can now add adult entertainment to more...

Entertainment

Good Parenting Skill Tips and Support Available

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

Good Parenting Skill Tips and Support Available

Parenting is one skill that is not often taught by our own family of origin. Instead we tend to absorb what we learned from our parents or caregivers based on how we were treated as we grew up, whether it was good or bad. In the 2010 Dept. of Health and Human Services Report concerning Child Maltreatment, some 3.9 million instances of neglect and abuse were recorded more...

Health

Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

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

Fishing Derby Hooks a Crowd

Tyler Olson, age 5, excitedly held up his 11 ounce prize trout Saturday at Martha Hart Park to show everyone. “Where’s my prize?” he shouted in exuberance as his trout indeed was one of 15 tagged for a prize on the opening day of fishing season. The fish was worth a $200 savings bond. Olson, who along with his brother Connor, age 9, who also caught a prize more...

Feature , Recreation

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