Recreation

Walnut Hill Park Open for Business

By at July 1, 2011 | 6:15 am |

Walnut Hill Park Open for Business

Wednesday night was a night for celebrating many things at Walnut Hill Park. It started off with the grand re-opening of the softball field and proceeded to open up the baseball field, the tennis courts, the cricket field and a Little League Field. The park has been under construction for about 18 months to repair underground drainage issues and completely rebuild more...

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Walnut Hill Rededication Planned

By at June 25, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Walnut Hill Rededication Planned

There is reason to celebrate in the City. Mayor Timothy Stewart, along with the New Britain Parks and Recreation and Public Works Commissions have announced the Grand Re-Opening of Walnut Hill Park will take place on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30-9 p.m. The park has been under construction to repair underground drainage issues which also entailed the complete rebuild of more...

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Pope John Paul II School Bazaar Starts Wednesday

By at June 17, 2011 | 9:05 am |

Pope John Paul II School Bazaar Starts Wednesday

Each year as the weather gets warmer and school ends, youth and adults alike anxiously await the Pope John Paul II Bazaar. This year, the bazaar will open on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with rides, games and other carnival attractions at 221 Farmington Ave. “Bowdoin amusements will be here and they are bringing two new rides,” said John Tully, bazaar chairman. “We are more...

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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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Pools, Splashpad Open; “Big Boom!” Canceled

By at June 8, 2011 | 8:47 pm |

Pools, Splashpad Open; “Big Boom!” Canceled

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart has announced that funding will be made available to open two of New Britain’s swimming pools as well as the splashpad at Willow Street Park. All of New Britain’s pools were slated to remain closed this summer due to city budget cuts. “I, like many in our community, was concerned about the consequences, particularly to our more...

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Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

By at May 26, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Camp TotalRec Day Camp, which runs Monday, June 27- Friday, August 5 at two neighborhood parks. Camp TotalRec is a “camp-like” total recreation program which features daily activities including sports, games, field trips, tournaments, arts and crafts, special events, swim lessons, and more...

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Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:59 pm |

Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio announced today that Stanley Golf Course was voted “Best Golf Course” in the Advocate’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2011.  The Hartford Advocate polled their readers in search of the best of the best and this year received a bigger response than ever before.  Voted number more...

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Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul A. Shaker Sr. have announced that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled baseball draft tryouts for the Larry Mangan League and J.C. Courant Prep division league to be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Stanley Quarter Park, diamond 1. Mangan League more...

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Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

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

Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

Twenty-two contestants were given prizes. Winners selected their own prize from a table of sporting goods and equipment such as rods, reels, tackle boxes, nets, stringers, worm boxes, etc. Winners of the Tagged Fish were Emily Time and Tyler Olsen with a $200 Savings Bond. Each age division of the Derby had 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for most fish, longest fish and more...

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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...

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