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Obituaries for Aug. 29

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For additional information, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Frank Mitchell, 77, a lifelong resident of Bristol, died Sunday, Aug. 17. Born Oct. 14, 1936, he was the son…

Hospice volunteers sought

The Hospice of Bristol Hospital is looking for individuals who are interested in joining its team as hospice volunteers. Individuals in volunteer roles have the chance to interact with patients for a variety of reasons. Hospice volunteers provide companionship to…

Imagine Nation preschool registering for fall

The ImagineNationPreschoolLearningCenter is currently accepting registration for the fall. The school is located in the ImagineNationMuseum located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol. This NAEYC accredited school offers your child the opportunity to grow, learn and discover through a variety…

Bristol back to school FAQs

The first day back to school begins Thursday, Aug. 28 for all Bristol Pubic Schools, including all-day kindergarten. Here are the following start and end times on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for a regular school day schedule: *Kindergarten-Grade 5…

Bristol school bus routes for 2014-15 academic year

The Bristol Public Schools have announced the bus schedules for the 2014-15 academic year, which begins next Thursday. For further information, go to http://www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=9976   Route:BCHS12AM BRISTOL CENTRAL HS AM-12 TIME LOCATION 6:53 a.m. FS GARAGE 7:01 a.m. W GATE…

Dining listings for Aug. 22

FRIDAY, AUG. 22 BRISTOL SECOND ANNUAL ‘SUMMER SHINE.’ 5 p.m. Onyx Spirits Company teams up with gastro-pub Barley Vine. Onyx Moonshine cocktails and infusions. Cocktails created by renowned mixologist Khalid Williams. Caribbean food specials such as Jamaican beef patties, jerk…

Health listings for Aug. 22

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 OTHER FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cheshire YMCA, 967 South Main St., Hartford.   SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 12:30…

Meeting listings for Aug. 22

TUESDAY, AUG. 26 PLAINVILLE AFTER HOURS BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All small, micro, and home-based business professionals are invited. No membershops or entrance fees required. Bring a food item to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry. The Loop…

Music listings for Aug. 22

  FRIDAY, AUG. 22 SOUTHINGTON/ BRISTOL SIXTH ANNUAL ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ PASTA DINNER. Fund raiser for the AJR Nocera Memorial Fund. Doors open at 7 p.m. An all-star band performing Pink Floyd’s sixth album “Meddle.” Featuring drummer Andy Chatfield,…

Senior listings for Aug. 22

MONDAY, SEPT. 22 PLAINVILLE ‘MAD HATTER TEA PARTY.’ 3:30 p.m. Celebrate your “unbirthday” with a menu including finger foods and teas. Door prizes, games, and surprises. Open to members of the PlainvilleSeniorCenter only. Limited to 52 participants. $8. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200…

Support group listings for Aug. 22

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 BRISTOL ‘NEW DAY, NEW LIFE’ BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for 10-weeks. For those who have lost a loved one. BartlewskiCenter, 510 West St., Bristol (860) 583-9831 or (860) 583-4242.   ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS…

Police blotter for Aug. 22

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Robert L. Wilson, 36, of 2070 Corbin Ave., New Britain, was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with second degree threatening and second degree breach of peace. •Samuel L. Johnson, 31,…

Kids listings for Aug. 22

TUESDAY, AUG. 26 BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 CUB SCOUT PACK 433 OF BRISTOL KICKBALL GAME/ SOCIAL. 6:30 p.m. SouthSideSchool, Wolcott Road, Bristol.   SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 BRISTOL FAMILY JUBILEE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities…

The heart of Mum Fest

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Since 1962, Bristol’s Chrysanthemum Festival has become the event it is today because of the countless number of volunteers who devoted their time to it. Bristol resident Lucy Gorneault is one of these volunteers. The…

Check, and mate for Knights

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER SOUTH WINDSOR – The Manchester Twilight League championship game between the Bristol Knights and East Hartford Angels was like watching two champion chess masters go to work. And it truly was like a human game…

Mayor offers congrats to Arthur G. Russell for acquisition

Mayor Ken Cockayne visited with The Arthur G. Russell Company officials Wednesday to congratulate the 69-year-old manufacturing firm on its recent acquisition of Bodine Automation Technology, a move that will grow AGR’s workforce and could lead to expansion at its headquarters…

Officers saluted for July incident

Three Bristol police officers—Brian Jones, Vincenzo Infante, and Daniel Perkins– received awards at the Aug. 19 Board of Police Commissioners regular meeting for their actions in responding to an incident involving a firearm on July 10. Each officer received a…

Obituaries for Aug. 22

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more information, turn to our print and e-editions on Aug. 22. Helen L. (Jager) Daley, 82, of Forestville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Linda Gail Roy, 58, of New Britain…