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 ...
Don Lukowski, chairperson and founder of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic, announced that the 36th Annual Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. … more ...
PARC donation   Published Jul 20, 2014
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 ...
Jaycee Courant baseball returns   Published Jul 16, 2014
After five long summers of non-existence, the Plainville Jaycee Courant baseball team is back in action, and looking better than imagined. The 14- and 15-year-olds are hard at work during the heat of the summer and are playing some great … more ...
Scenes from the GE 5K Road Race   Published Jul 15, 2014
Photos by Patrick Matthews … more ...

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The Plainville Wind Ensemble has named Ken Bagley as its music director. Bagley has taught music in the Bristol school system for 17 years and under his direction, the school bands have received numerous awards and have performed throughout the … 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 ...
Kitching receives high praise, raise   Published Jul 11, 2014
The Plainville Board of Education met in March 2014 to begin the evaluation process of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching. This process included reviewing the superintendent’s self~evaluation, discussing his performance, and establishing a few goals for the next … 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 ...
Celebrities make the cut   Published Jul 10, 2014
CUT BANK debuted at the LA Film Festival on June 16, 2014. Diagnosis Movies had the privilege to be invited to the film debut. It was my first press engagement at this year’s festival. I had been to the LA … 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 ...
Broderick eyes spot on November ballot   Published Jul 10, 2014
Rick Broderick is a man on a mission. And July 14 to 17 and 21-24, the upstart politician will be at Norton Park, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., to spread his message of “changing things through a community effort to put … more ...
While it may be unnoticeable to the untrained eye, the Blue Devils will be losing their biggest supporter at athletic events for next year. The fan, known best for his wire frame glasses and occasional Plainville attire, has never been … more ...
Today ten years ago, a Plainville student received an unusual honor and prepared to go on a trip to California as a student ambassador. Visit ThePlainvilleCitizen.com every week for more Throwback Thursday, and don’t miss last week’s throwback story, concerning … more ...
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