Category: Commentary

Remembrance quilt workshop for families of overdose victims on Aug. 31

In observance of international overdose awareness day, Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Clearinghouse at 334 Farmington Ave. in Plainville will host a community Remembrance Quilt workshop event on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which the memory of…

Environmental Learning Centers of CT to host an introduction to fishing course

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut will host a two-day introduction to fishing course at the Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. The class will be taught by a state certified fishing instructor from the Department of Energy and…

Downtown mural pondered

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The City Arts and Culture Commission held its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and while there was not enough board members to fill a quorum, the assembled members discussed plans for a downtown…

A parting of ways

Some may have noticed that last week’s Bristol Observer did not include David Fortier’s weekly column, “On My Mind.” Some have learned through other sources that Mr. Fortier will no longer be writing for us. And some have expressed concern…

Women and Girls’ Fund celebrating 15; looking to honor 1,000 women who made difference

In just a couple of weeks, the Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation will be entering its 15th year and commemorating its successful investment in programs that improve the lives of local women and girls. To begin…