Category: Community news

Valentine’s Day candy available Bristol Adult Resource Candy Kitchen

The Bristol Adult Resource Candy Kitchen is making Valentine’s Day pops. Call and place your order for pops at (860) 582—9102, ext. 134. There also is chocolate covered candy, coconut shells, peanut butter cups, pretzels, and Oreos available for you…

Main Street foundation offering grants, scholarships

Main Street Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from residents of Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Southington, Wolcott, and other towns. Scholarships are available from over 60 funds in 2016, and they are available to students at various points in their…

United Way offering tax preparation help

United Way of West Central Connecticut will again be hosting a free tax preparation site for individuals residing in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville throughout the tax season. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides low-income workers and families…

Friendly’s ‘Cones for Kids’ supports Easter Seals

Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC has launched its 35th annual “Cones for Kids” campaign. The Valentine’s Day fundraiser will benefit the Easter Seals programs and services of Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest Connecticut. For a $1 donation, Friendly’s provides restaurant guests…

Lions Club emphasize need for eye screenings for young children

Connecticut Lions’ vision screenings of 41,224 pre-school children have uncovered 4,888 vision issues, many that threaten the child’s sight. The Lions plan to screen every child in Connecticut between the ages of six months and six years. “This program could…

Students encouraged to show off their energy knowledge in contest

Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts Student Contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by…

Girl Scout cookies now available

It’s that time again! Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are now taking orders beginning for everyone’s favorite cookies. Last year, nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts experienced an update to the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Digital Cookie 1.0, an online cookie selling platform.…

AARP Tax Aide appointments available

Appointment sign-up for 2016 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is underway. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide appointments are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Appointments are held in the Computer Lab at Bristol…

Rehab center holiday party held

The annual Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Holiday Party was held Dec. 10 at the Giamatti Little League Center. There were 120 current and former rehab patients in attendance. Graduates of the program reconnected with the staff and the…

Santa says thanks…

The Observer received this letter of thanks regarding last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa. To the editor: I had a great time at my breakfast at the Little League Center on Dec. 5. It was wonderful to see old friends and…