Already open nearly a year, Hartford County Tattoo invites public to their Plantsville shop

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT SOUTHINGTON — Although the tattoo parlor at 991 South Main St. in Plantsville has been open for a few months, Hartford County Tattoo will be holding an open house Sunday to celebrate its new location. “We opened last February, so it’s been coming on a year almost,” said Chad Lockhart, ownerContinue reading “Already open nearly a year, Hartford County Tattoo invites public to their Plantsville shop”

Slade Middle to hold Holiday Bee-zaar

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT NEW BRITAIN — For many, holiday shopping can be stressful as people jam into stores and malls looking for the ideal gifts. Many times it seems impossible to find a suitable present for a loved one. But it doesn’t have to be that way thanks to the Holiday Bee-zaar being heldContinue reading “Slade Middle to hold Holiday Bee-zaar”

Annual tree helps raise funds for YWCA

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAN — It may still be November but it felt like Christmas in the Law Office of Anne C. Marshall on Wednesday afternoon with the unveiling of its annual Christmas tree. For the last three years the law firm, located on Main Street, and Nancy Arnold Real Estate, in Farmington,Continue reading “Annual tree helps raise funds for YWCA”

Musical Club set to perform ‘Messiah’

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN — Despite a lack of funding, the New Britain Musical Club will be holding its annual performance of George Fredrick Handel’s “Messiah” on Nov. 27, at the Church of St. Jerome on Slater Road in New Britain. “Quite a few people have said to me, ‘It’s not Christmas ifContinue reading “Musical Club set to perform ‘Messiah’”

New hibachi restaurant delayed

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT NEW BRITAIN — A new hibachi restaurant will be opening downtown adjacent to La Quinta Inn and Suites later than expected due to Tropical Storm Irene and snowstorm Alfred. “I firmly believe it will be between now and the new year,” said William Carroll, business development coordinator for the New BritainContinue reading “New hibachi restaurant delayed”

Mayor-elect O’Brien to relinquish legislative seat

Staff Report NEW BRITAIN — With Timothy O’Brien scheduled to be sworn in as mayor today at New Britain High School, he will be resigning his seat in the state House of Representatives. The city charter requires that the mayor serve in only one capacity. O’Brien’s resignation from the House will take effect today. “IContinue reading “Mayor-elect O’Brien to relinquish legislative seat”

CCSU professor Fellows to get prestigious award

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN — The Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will honor Central Connecticut State University professor Catherine Fellows at its annual awards banquet Thursday. Fellows will receive this year’s Professional Honor Award, which is “the highest honor that we bestow to members,” according to Connie Kapral, executiveContinue reading “CCSU professor Fellows to get prestigious award”

Warm the Children past halfway point

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN— The Warm the Children campaign lingered just past the halfway point to its goal with a total of $28,766, and as the winter months approach, the campaign is asking for donations to help reach the goal of $50,000. Donations will be used to purchase new winter clothing such asContinue reading “Warm the Children past halfway point”

First Lutheran Church seeks donations of men’s clothing

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT NEW BRITAIN — The First Lutheran Church of the Reformation is looking for donations of men’s clothing for its year-round clothing drive, called the Clothing Rack. The church, located at 77 Franklin Square, is looking for donations of coats, jackets, fleeces, heavy sweaters, boots, scarves, hats, mittens, sleeping bags and blankets.Continue reading “First Lutheran Church seeks donations of men’s clothing”