Author: mchaiken

As Operation Storefront Art wraps up, win your favorite ‘heart’-inspired piece

The Bristol Art Squad has been deploying art in vacant storefronts throughout the city with “Operation Storefront Art,” creating a positive buzz in the community, and helping lease vacant spaces. With “Operation Storefront Art” wrapping up on May 15, the…

Fire report for May 8

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. April 24 83 Meadow St., lock-out. Home Depot, 1149 Farmington Ave., sprinkler activation, no fire—unintentional. Clean Harbors, 51 Broderick Rd., chemical spill or leak. Firestone, 780 James P. Casey Rd.,…

Fit, fabulous, fashionable

The philosophy behind Athleta fitness wear is empowering women and embracing women of all ages, shapes, and sizes, according to Bristol’s Gina Prentiss, the community manager of the Westfarms store. And today’s fitness wear, as created by Athleta, is no…

Dining listings for May 8

SUNDAY, MAY 10 SOUTHINGTON MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST. 9 a.m. to noon. Mothers served complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, tea. Southington Elks Club, 114 Main St., Southington. THURSDAY,…

Seniors listings for May 8

MAY 11, 18 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Mondays. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. Questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing…

Meetings listing for May 8

TUESDAY, MAY 12 BRISTOL BUSINESS BUILDERS. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Speaker, Donna Groccia-Lubik, CPA. “Power Tax Tips: What Every Taxpayer Should Know.” Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. THURSDAY, MAY 14 SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON LAND TRUST ANNUAL MEETING.…

Kids listings for May 8

SATURDAY, MAY 9 SOUTHINGTON ‘TOUCH A TRUCK.’ Held by American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and Southington Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. $3 for children, $1 for adults. BRISTOL PINE…

Health listings for May 8

TUESDAY, MAY 12 BRISTOL FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING. Held by Bristol-Burlington Health District. 1 to 3 p.m. Dr. Armann O. Ciccarelli, M.D. will provide screening. Sleeveless shirts and shorts recommended. For Bristol and Burlington residents only, who are 18 years…

Music listings for May 8

FRIDAY, MAY 8 OTHER CTA: THE ULTIMATE CHICAGO TRIBUTE BAND. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $17, $27. (860) 693-9762. 41BridgeStreet.com. KENNY ‘BABYFACE’ EDMONDS AND FANTASIA. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $58, $78. Foxwoods.com…

Police blotter for May 8

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Justin A. Francis, 22, of no certain address, was arrested April 23 and charged with violation of protective order, second degree threatening, second degree breach of peace, and second degree…

Wonder of Women celebrated at event

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When Latasha Turnquist graduated from the Women in Transition program at Charter Oak State College in July 2009, her opportunities exploded. The mother of three children, Turnquist attended graduate school at the University of Hartford…