Smashburger opening is a smashing success

June 29, 2016
By
Smashburger manager Chavis Bell, right, serves samples at the grand opening on Queen Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A crowd of nearly 50 gathered outside the town’s newest eatery, Smashburger, for a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, as a line of early customers wrapped around the side. After all, the first 50 burger lovers to be through the doors during the June 22 opening day festivities earned free milkshakes for the…

Read more »

Arrest made for vehicle break-ins on Spring Street

June 29, 2016
By
The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police announced the arrest of Paul Raymond, 47, for two burglarized vehicles owned by Ductworks, Inc. On Thursday, June 28, he was transported to the Bristol Superior Court after issuance of an arrest warrant. Raymond is currently incarcerated at Hartford Corrections at 177 West St. in Hartford. The incident occurred on Dec. 13, 2015, while…

Read more »

Miscellaneous listings, starting July 1

June 29, 2016
By

JULY 1-2 BRISTOL ‘SPELLBOUND.’ Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou series. The Alfred Hitchcock Classic. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments. PreserveHollywood.org JULY 1-31 SOUTHINGTON ‘SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW.’ Art exhibit of photographs by Ray Gawlak of Meriden. The Gallery at The…

Read more »

Meetings listings, starting July 1

June 29, 2016
By

TUESDAY, JULY 5 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 782-1043, Deborah@quiltsthatcare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public…

Read more »

Support group listings, starting July 1

June 29, 2016
By

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

Read more »

Kids listings, starting July 1

June 29, 2016
By

FRIDAY, JULY 1 BRISTOL PATRIOTIC DAY/ LO’S SWEET TREAT DAY. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Bristol Shows Its Colors.” American Flag weaving honoring Betsy Ross featuring a variety of art provocations. Also kick off National Ice Cream Month with a single scoop of ice cream for $1 from 12 to 3 p.m .Imagine Nation, 1…

Read more »

Performance listings, starting July 8

June 29, 2016
By

NOW thru JULY 10 OTHER ‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Among the cast members are Jasmine Clemons, Zach Cote, Sarah Stanford, and Kristi Yurko of Bristol; Gia Wright of Plainville; and Steffon Sampson of Southington. The Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St., New Britain. www.ConnecticutTheatreCompany.org

Read more »

Health listings, starting July 1

June 29, 2016
By

TUESDAY, JULY 5 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org TUESDAY, JULY 5 SOUTHINGTON ‘KNOW YOUR NUMBERS.’ 11 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Wolcott Senior Center, 211 Nichols Rd., Wolcott.…

Read more »

Blues have record-setting week

June 29, 2016
By
Blues second baseman Nick Conti chases down an infield ball during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on Sunday, June 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team went 2-3 over the week, but remained in contention of the top spot in the West Division as they approach the midpoint of the season. It was also a record-setting week for the ball club as well. The franchise reached their maximum innings played in a…

Read more »