Author: mchaiken

Cash mob coming to ArtisTree

Bristol Rising is bringing Cash Mobs back downtown. This time, the community group helping revitalize downtown is instituting a Cash Mobs program that they hope will influx cash into three local downtown businesses a year. Cash Mobs are day-long events…

Obituaries for Nov. 1

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Erma (Riemer) Kanenberg, 96, of Burlington, formerly of Bristol, widow of Rudolph H. Kanenberg, died on Wednesday, Oct.…

Zero hike seen in Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles in 2014

(Washington) – Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today after the Center for Medicare Services announced that seniors will see zero growth in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles for 2014 and that Medicare beneficiaries continue to save…

Preschool registration under way

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, Inc. is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year old children for enrollment. Bristol Preschool is a non-profit, NAEYC accredited agency funded by the State Department of Education and the United Way of West Central Connecticut.…

Howl ‘N’ Prowl success

BristolParks and Recreation Department held it’s first ever “Howl N’ Prowl Dog Costume Parade” on Oct. 24. Over 50-plus dogs attended the event at RockwellPark, which included a costume contest, a parade around the park, paw print paintings, and several…

St. Paul runners take on NVL

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER WATERTOWN – Both the boys and girls cross country teams from St. Paul took part in the Naugatuck Valley League Championships on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from Veterans Memorial Park in Watertown and performed well in…

Blueprint for children

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER What started out as discussions of what was needed in the community for Bristol children to succeed in school, ended up becoming a lengthy document that is constantly updated with plans to make sure children…

Changing the world by helping families become financially stable, independent

By DONNA OSUCH UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT The United Way of West Central Connecticut, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville, is working to change the world by focusing on the building blocks of…

Police blotter for Oct. 25

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Michelle T. Gross, 47, of 36 Willis St., Bristol was arrested on Oct. 16 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Michael F. Culver, 50, of 93 Lawndale Ave., Apt. No. 2, Bristol was arrested…

Mayoral hopefuls face off

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Just three weeks before a vote takes place, the two candidates running for the city’s top job faced off in a debate that covered a variety of issues the city is facing. Republican mayoral candidate…

Listings for Oct. 25

Kids listings SATURDAY, OCT. 26 BRISTOL FAMILY FLOAT FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE POOL. 6 to 8 p.m. Haunting music, swimming and activities. Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, 325 Mix St., Bristol. $5 per person, children under 5 years old are free…

And the bride wore…

Bridal boutiques and retail buyers flocked to New York City this month as the designers of wedding gowns and accessories gathered in Gotham to show their latest offerings for spring 2013. In addition to runway shows, several other events showcased…