Author: jgoralski

Hernandez named Coach of the Year: CT Sports Writers Alliance to honor the Lady Knight softball coach

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Her close friends and family know her as “Bean” and “DD,” but to most people, she is simply known as a winner. Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez may carry a particular swag when it comes…

Performance listings for Dec. 18

SATURDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER ‘NUTCRACKER AT THE PALACE.’ 4 p.m. Woodbury Ballet. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $48, $38, $28. PalaceTheaterCT.org SUNDAY, DEC. 27 OTHER 26TH ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION. Held by the Queen Ann Nzinga Center. 4…

Health listings for Dec. 18

TUESDAY, DEC. 22 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Hartford Health Care Senior Services. 10 to 11 a.m. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, DEC. 24 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Held by the…

Holiday listings for Dec. 18

FRIDAY, DEC. 18 OTHER ‘FROZEN FEVER WITH ELSA, ANNA, AND SANTA CLAUS.’ 5:30 p.m., doors open. 6 p.m., show. Hole in the Wall will be transformed into a magical wonderland with elves taking photographs with Santa Claus for ‘Frozen Fever.’…

Music listings for Dec. 18

FRIDAY, DEC. 18 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleacher’s, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SUNDAY, DEC. 20 BRISTOL CHRISTMAS CANTATA. 10:45 a.m. “A Star to Follow.” Presented by combined choir from Bristol Baptist/ Synergy Church and St. Joseph Church. “A Star to Follow”…

Senior listings for Dec. 18

SATURDAY, DEC. 19 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. An assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. (860) 276-1020. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops…

Support group listings for Dec. 18

DEC. 24-25 CHESHIRE CHRISTMAS ALKATHON. Noon on Thrsday to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Cheshire Grange, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire (Off Route 10, behind Cheshire Town Hall). Open meetings on even hours. Refreshment, fun, and fellowship. DEC. 31-JAN. 1 CHESHIRE…

Meeting listings for Dec. 18

SUNDAY, DEC. 20 OTHER CT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes holiday luncheon. Meet fellow collectors, browse thousands of cards, bid in one of the semi-annual auctions. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free. Open to…

Kids listings for Dec. 18

FRIDAY, DEC. 18 OTHER ‘FROZEN FEVER WITH ELSA, ANNA, AND SANTA CLAUS.’ 5:30 p.m., doors open. 6 p.m., show. Hole in the Wall will be transformed into a magical wonderland with elves taking photographs with Santa Claus for ‘Frozen Fever.’…

A hop, a skip, and a jump: Officials add some fun twists to the 2015 Sloper Relays

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered…

Thalberg 5K, 5-mile race on Sept. 5

Thalberg Elementary School is holding a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 5K Family Walk and Run on Saturday, Sept. 5, rain or shine. The Thalberg Elementary School PTO is looking to replace their current playground to help promote increased physical activity,…

Emergency Preparedness seminar for disabled and elderly

The Southington Commission on Disabilities, along with the Southington Police Department, Southington Fire Department, Emergency Management, and Public Health Department are having a seminar to prepare its disabled and elderly citizens for an emergency. The event will take place at…

Main Street Foundation celebrates 20 years: Two decades of philanthropic work

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER This year, the Main StreetCommunity Foundation has a lot to celebrate. Not only did the non-profit organization recently move to its new home on Halcyon Drive, but it also just reached a 20-year anniversary. What began…