New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: June 2015

New Britain and the Vanderbilts

Our last story of New Britain, Florida can be expanded as we move forward in time from its founding in 1873 to the first decade of the 20th Century. By then, the town was known as Ormond, although ties to…

New Britain Full Activities During Summer

School is out and summer is here! There are many different sporting events here in New Britain for those of all ages that will take place over the next few months. There are way too many to list but we’ve…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6/19/2015

Do not miss the great events this weekend. The Klingberg Motor Car Show and the Rose Garden Festival are just two of the amazing activities happening this weekend. Sometimes people say there isn’t much to do around here. Although I…

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

One of the most rewarding things you can do is share your life with a pet. Whether it’s a cat or dog, or another type of companion animal, we can agree that they make life more enjoyable. There are things…

SGC Red Nine Ready This Year

In about 10 weeks golfers may soon get a taste of the new more difficult Red Nine at the Stanley Golf Course on Hartford Rd. On Tuesday Mayor Erin Stewart had a chance to check out the progress and was…

New Greenhouse Opens at NBHS

A new greenhouse at New Britain High School will expose students to urban farming and some very valuable hands-on learning. In fact, over the last two years, students (and teachers) installed the 20×20 structure, which cost about $20,000, but was…

23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Saturday

It’s that time of year to go to the top of the hill and view some of the best motor vehicles you will ever see. The 23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival will kick-off Saturday with more than 300 antique cars…

Arts in New Britain: a Coming of Age Story

It’s an exciting time for artists and art-lovers in the city of New Britain, according to Stephen Hard, Chair of the Commission on the Arts and Executive Director of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance. With an increase in programming…

Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake at Festival on the Hill Saturday

If hot buttered lobster and strawberry shortcake are two of your favorite foods then you will not want to miss Saturday’s Second Annual Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival on the Hill at Kensington Congregational Church in Kensington. The event is from…

Mangan League to Begin 65th Season

The Larry Mangan League, which the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department manages and runs, will be kicking off its 65th season next week on June 18. After having four teams in 2014, the league has expanded by one team…