Author: mchaiken

Making an impact on community’s health

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…

BC sinks BE rivals, 2-1

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Any time you get two city rivals together for a crosstown showdown, the stars always seem to come out and shine their brightest. And for the Bristol Central boys soccer squad, there certainly…

Listings for Nov. 1

Miscellaneous listings NOV. 1-30 SOUTHINGTON ART EXHIBIT OF JOANNE STANKWITZ NASSAR OF WALLINGFORD. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room on the second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.   SATURDAY,…

Bristol’s harriers hit up states

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – On Saturday, Oct. 26, all the Bristol cross country teams were in action as the CIAC held its annual championship races from Wickham Park in Manchester. Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, and St. Paul…

Police blotter for Nov. 1

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Denise Perez, 43, of 12 Park St., Apt. No. 1, Bristol was arrested on Oct. 24 and charged with second degree breach of peace. •Douglas Horner, 53, of 174 Hoover Ave., Bristol…

Keeping costs of prescriptions down

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Since the inception of the FamilyWize Prescription Discount Program in 2009, 3,675 individuals in the areas of Bristol, Plainville, Burlington, and Plymouth/Terryville have saved over $470,000 on prescriptions, a number that is constantly increasing. The…

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.…

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.…

Adult volleyball starts Nov. 7

Adult volleyball starts next Thursday, Nov. 7. The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Chippens Hill Middle School Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Adult sports programs are the perfect way to get into shape, meet new people,…

Concert at Gloria Dei on Sunday

The next musical event at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3. The concert will feature organist Natasha Ulyanovsky, cellist, Peter Dzialo and Mezzo Soprano Monika Krajewska. The free concert will begin at 3…

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…

New title holders crowned in city

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Miss Bristol-Forestville Scholarship Program held two pageants on Saturday resulting in a coterie of new representatives for the city. In the evening, a new Miss Forestville and Miss Bristol were crowned as well as…