Once again, lemonade stand was a hit   Published Jul 22, 2014
Nico’s Lemonade Stand raised $8,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation July 12. More money will be generated for the cause Saturday, Aug. 9, when Crowley Ford, 225 New Britain Ave., will host a satellite stand. The July 12 event was held … more ...
Burgled burger returned home   Published Jul 20, 2014
The larger-than-life fiberglass cheeseburger outside Big Steve’s Grill in Plainville is back in its rightful place after being stolen late last month. The restaurant received a tip regarding the errant burger’s whereabouts shortly after its disappearance, leading Plainville police to … more ...
Fresh produce in town all summer   Published Jul 19, 2014
Looking to fill your sweet tooth cravings with something healthy? Hungry for farm fresh food? Then you are in luck. Farmers Markets are going to be held at Plainville High School every Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., until Sept. 12. … more ...
Officials offer pool, heat safety tips   Published Jul 18, 2014
Summer is a fun time to enjoy all the season has to offer, but it’s also a time for safety awareness in and out of the water. “Our main objective is to make our kids water safe as soon as … more ...
Kids left in cars: Is problem growing?   Published Jul 17, 2014
A woman was arrested in North Haven July 10, accused of leaving her 7-year-old alone in a car. It was just three days after a 15-month-old baby in Ridgefield died as a result of being left in a hot car … more ...
The area outside General Electric’s Plainville plant resembled a fairground early Sunday morning as well over 1,500 people gathered to participate in the 7th annual GE 5K Road Race. Established in the year following the Cheshire home invasion that took … more ...
Happy anniversary, Tomasso Nature Park   Published Jul 15, 2014
If you are looking for adventure in town, you need look no further than Tomasso Nature Park, located on Granger Lane. The park, which celebrated its 25th anniversary July 12, has become an oasis of all sorts of animals, a … more ...
Beware: jury scam widespread   Published Jul 14, 2014
Con artists are using a new scam to bilk money from unsuspecting victims according to State of Connecticut Jury Administrator Esther Harris. The swindlers are pretending to be from the Jury Administration. The Plainville Police Department haven’t encountered the Jury … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — After taking the wrong trail on a previous visit, I returned to Crescent Lake Friday to explore the orange trail, which offers a sweeping view of the lake. On my previous visit, I was distracted by frolicking waterfowl … more ...
A little over a year ago Donna Prout decided to eliminate processed food from her diet. When she made the switch to a vegetarian, organic lifestyle she lost 112 pounds and decided to share her love of food with more … more ...
Amateur winemakers are encouraged to enter their red or white wines in the annual Southington Italian Festival’s homemade wine contest. The Italian Festival runs July 25 to 27 in downtown. Wines must be entered by July 23. Bottles can be … more ...

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Support a sweet fund-raiser July 12   Published Jul 8, 2014
Plainville’s Nico Fasold is living a unique life for a 9-year-old. A kid on a mission, Nico is entering his fifth year running a lemonade stand at his home at 109 Northwest Dr., a fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While … more ...
People tend to appreciate beauty, and Domenick Donofrio is no different. Unfortunately, the Plainville resident sees no beauty in the overgrown property at 54 Loomis Ave. Donofrio complained about the property at the June 23 Town Council meeting saying it … more ...
Splash pad opens, just in time   Published Jul 6, 2014
One of the ways residents can find relief from the heat this summer is at Paderewski Park, home of a new splash pad. “This has been in the works over the last year,” Kim Crowley, assistant recreation director for the … more ...
Beautiful effort   Published Jul 4, 2014
Future educator awarded   Published Jul 3, 2014
I-84 in Southington reopens early after smooth bridge replacements   Published Jul 2, 2014  w/ time-lapse video 
The replacement of two bridges on Interstate 84 went so smoothly that the highway reopened 10 hours earlier than expected. State Department of Transportation Spokesman Kevin Nursick said June 30 the department was “very, very pleased with the progress, quality … more ...
2014 is a banner year for ticks, according to Dr. Kirby Stafford from the Department of Entomology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, tick population is a major factor in the prevalence … more ...
Plainville resident Carmine Lalama worked to preserve the memory of July 4, 1776 with his own hands. In 1996, Lalama helped design the woodwork for a large, painted display depicting the classic image of the Fife and Drums going into … more ...
Fireworks safety for the 4th of July   Published Jun 27, 2014
The American Pyrotechnics Association says Americans use more than six times the amount of fireworks now than they did less than 40 years ago. In that same time period, fireworks-related injuries in the United States have plummeted, according to the … more ...
The Plainville Historical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a summer exhibit that started June 8 and goes until September 7. The exhibit, “Equal Rights/Civil Rights, 1866-1964,” includes photographs and stories about … more ...
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