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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...

.News , Feature

Busway Project Drives Forward

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Busway Project Drives Forward

A project New Britain officials see as key to the future of the City received the go ahead by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday. Malloy gave approval to the $572 million Hartford to New Britain Busway Project, committing $113 million in state money. “The busway and associated transit oriented development will mean hundreds of jobs for local residents and will be more...

.News , Feature

Emotionalist Art Group Exhibits at Sloper Wesoly House

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Emotionalist Art Group Exhibits at Sloper Wesoly House

The Polish American Foundation of CT sponsored an exceptional exhibit of Emotionalist art on April 2 at the Sloper Wesoly House on Grove Hill St. The work of 26 artists was exhibited during this also “17th Anniversary of the Emotionalists Art Group.” This group of Emotionalist artists was founded in 1994 by Lubomir Tomaszewski who was born in Warsaw, Poland. more...

New Britain Polish Life

Raising Hunger Awareness During Lent at PJPII

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Raising Hunger Awareness During Lent at PJPII

Lent is a Christian tradition, a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works which are intended to prepare Christians for Easter. Lent lasts 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday. The number “40” has always had special spiritual significance regarding preparation. On Mount Sinai, preparing to receive the Ten Commandments, Moses stayed with the Lord for 40 more...

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Arthritis – MOVE Towards A Healthier YOU!

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Arthritis – MOVE Towards A Healthier YOU!

According to the Arthritis Foundation, the term “arthritis” encompasses more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints, the surrounding tissues and other connective tissues. Arthritis can cause mild to severe pain in the joints, as well as joint tenderness and swelling. Furthermore, there is approximately 46 million Americans that have some type of arthritis more...

Health