New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: November 2017

Senior Center Newsletter

Please join us for our annual Holiday Breakfast! The Senior Center Staff is happy to provide a pancake breakfast for any interested member. Friday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast is Free of Charge (City Employees invited from…

Pigskin Predictions

9-5 two weeks ago to put me at 94-47 for the year. A few teams surprise me – Dallas and Kansas City. These were top 5 teams who seem to have lost it. They are so bad right now. I…

New Britain Industrial Museum Opens December 2

Come experience the history and story of New Britain in the Industrial Museum’s new location – 59 West Main Street. From 10 – 4 on Saturday December 2 visitors will be able to see how the former Leaves and Pages…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 11/30/2017

I could not be prouder than to name Sheri and Steve Amato as our Persons of the Year for 2017. I have seen these two continually do whatever they can to help the residents of New Britain and beyond. Besides…

There’s No Bah Humbug Here!

It’s coming to the time of year when it is easy to lose sight of the meaning of the holidays. With the hustle and bustle of getting ready, the stress and demands on your time might detract your attention from…

Tree Lighting Set for Tuesday

The New Britain Downtown District and the City of New Britain is pleased to be celebrating the annual lighting of the “City of New Britain Downtown Christmas Tree” in Downtown New Britain, Tuesday, Dec. 5th. The lighting celebration will take…

TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

Dozens of amateur and professional tuba and lower brass musicians of all ages from the region – and beyond – are tuning up for the annual New Britain TubaChristmas, set to take the stage at Trinity-on-Main on Dec. 16. New…

Movie Premiere Excites Residents with City Sites

Residents finally got to see the movie made in New Britain “A Very Merry Toy Store” Sunday night on Lifetime and had mixed reviews. The movie was about Connie Forrester (Melissa Joan Hart), a young single mom, and Will DiNova…

NBYT Brings “The World’s Favorite Family Musical” to the Stage

The youth theater’s holiday musical, Annie Jr, is based on the comic strip that debuted in 1924 and the Broadway production from 1977. The musical tells the story of the young orphan Annie who is brought from her orphanage to…

Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

For the fourth year, the New Britain City Journal has named a person of the Year. For 2017, Sheri and Steve Amato have taken that honor. The Amatos, owners of Amato’s Toy and Hobby, were named for all they do…