New Britain City Journal

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Editor Emeritus’ Note by Robin Vinci

It was an amazing Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone last week. I have never seen so many people downtown. I estimate over 10,000. This event just continues to grow. There were people everywhere and lines were long for candy. I can’t believe how much it grows each year. Since I may not be around next year, I am hoping others will step in and take over. Downtown District Director Gerry Amodio has done a fantastic job in making this work. Without him, this event would never have taken place. I want to give a big shout out to Roma’s for allowing us to hold our fundraiser there. Khalid Tawfik has always been a huge supporter of the event. The New Britain EMS donated $1,000 to our cause and many others played a big role. A big thanks to all of you! These children made memories of a lifetime.

Veteran’s Day is just a few days away. There is one big special ceremony this year. Everyone who can, should attend. Never ever forget our veterans.

I talk a lot about football, but what about New Britain High School. The ‘Canes are 7-1. It is so exciting to see great New Britain football again. Keep it going Hard Hittin’ New Britain. How do you like the way our paper looks? The new owners have done a great job jazzing it up. I have heard only good things about it. Expect more to come. And our website will be up soon. Keep watching as it will see a big change. I was never too website savvy.

I hope you voted on Tuesday. It is far more effective than just complaining. If your candidate didn’t win, at least you tried.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is unbelievable how quickly the holidays go by. What are you thankful for this year? I found a great quote from Oprah Winfrey on being thankful.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Chances are most of us already have all we really need.

Here is my thanksgiving joke.

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store for Thanksgiving Day, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”

“No, ma’am,” he said. “They’re dead.”

Until next time, enjoy your turkey and keep reading New Britain #1 Newspaper!