New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: October 2012

Entertainment

Castles, Firebirds, Promenades, Creatures at Welte Hall

Images of Castles, Firebirds, Promenades and other creatures will accompany the inaugural concert of the Connecticut Virtuosi’s and New Britain Symphony’s Magnum Opus II series. The event, also in collaboration with the New Britain Museum of American Art, will combine…

Entertainment

NBYT Offers Production and Design Workshops for Teens

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain Youth Theater is offering a low-cost series of Theater Production and Design Workshops to ages 12 through 18. The eight-week series began on Oct. 13, and…

Entertainment

Halloween Spooktacular Saturday

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the Eighth Annual Halloween Spooktacular. Activities planned for the Halloween Spooktacular include Trick or Treat candy, coloring stations, clown, inflatable amusements, spin art, arts and crafts, a D.J. and much…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

I had a very good week going 10-2 and for the week. I am 61-34 for the year for my picks. Hopefully, this coming week will be as good. The New England Patriots travel to London, England to take on…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

Finally, the 2012 season is completely over for the Pinstripers and we can look forward to the year ahead. What needs to be done before the next season starts? We know Nick Swisher is gone. Most likely Curtis Granderson will…

Uncategorized

Black & Decker Employees Volunteer to Help Community

On Friday, Oct. 19 volunteers from Stanley Black & Decker participated in their second annual Community Volunteer Building Day. The volunteers will be assisting an elderly New Britain couple with some home maintenance and repair work that they can no…

Business

Over 10 Percent Rise in Closed Sales of Single-Family Homes in Greater Hartford

Closed sales of single family homes increased 10.92 percent (from 641 to 711) over September of last year, according to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR). Pending sales rose 26.20 percent (from 668 to 843) and new listings increased…

Health

More Information for New Parents about SIDS

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. Each year in the United States approximately 2,500 infant deaths are attributed to SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies one month to one year of age. Most…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10-26-2012

This past weekend I visited Willimantic. A City, not unlike New Britain, which are both in Connecticut. I found something interesting. Gas was $3.69 a gallon. On the way home I passed by Newington and it was $3.91 a gallon….

Commentary

Thanks to Friends of the Library

October 21 – 27 is National Friends of the Library Week. The New Britain Public Library has a wonderful Friends group. This is the perfect time to thank these volunteers who give their time and work so hard to raiseadditional…