Author: mchaiken

Santa at the museum

Santa Sunday’ was held Nov. 30  at The New England Carousel Museum, 95 River-side Avenue. Santa Sunday kicks off the Holiday Cele-bration for the City of Bristol. [portfolio_slideshow id=11456] PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS

The Grinch arrived for Christmas

[portfolio_slideshow id=11433] On Friday, Dec. 5, Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol,wais transformed into Dr. Seuss’ Whoville. There was Whoville hair styling, crafts, music and sing-alongs. Children also got to meet the Grinch and his…

Fire report for Dec. 12

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents over the past two weeks. Nov. 21 St. Vincent DePaul, 19 Jacobs St., carbon monoxide incident. 231 Stafford Ave., vehicle accident, general cleanup. 488 Farmington Ave., brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire. 41…

Skating toward his muse

[portfolio_slideshow id=11411] By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR While some artists will paint on canvas, maybe parchment, artist Tom Ryan has taken a different tack. The Naugatuck resident, who has been a frequent presence on the Bristol arts scene, uses skateboards…

Tenet says goodbye to Connecticut plans: Hospital plans abandoned due to state’s conditions

BY MICHAEL C. JULIANO REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN     Waterbury, Saint Mary’s and three other hospitals in the state, including Bristol Hospital, are back to square one in their searches for a for-profit partner.   Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced Thursday it has abandoned…

Police blotter for Dec. 12

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Robert Usborne, 34, of 10 Pine Brook Terrace, Apt. 14, Bristol, was arrested Nov. 28 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Debra Talent, 51, of 45 Middle St., Apt. 6,…

Performance listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER LISA LAMPANELLI. 9 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. DEC. 12-14 BRISTOL ‘TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6…

Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon.…

Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229. DEC. 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays…

Music listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON CELEBRATE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE BENNETT FAMILY. 4 p.m. Family of 11 from Cheshire will present a program of music celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Familiar Christmas carols on a myriad of instruments.…

Support group listings for Dec. 12

TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING GRANDCHILDREN INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. Free. (860) 747-5728. BRISTOL MILITARY AWARENESS GROUP. 5:30 to 8 p.m. To help service members, veterans and…

Senior listings for Dec. 12

SATURDAY, DEC. 13 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS AND THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. The Orchards, an independent and assisted living community,…