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Gishrei Shalom to hold Chanukah event on Dec. 29

BRISTOL—On Sunday, Dec. 29, the greater Plainville-Southington-Bristol Jewish community will be celebrating the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at a member’s home in Bristol beginning at 5 p.m.…

State police report 593 accidents, 2 fatalities over Thanksgiving weekend

Connecticut State Police were out in force during the Thanksgiving weekend, responding to several distress calls, including two fatal motor vehicle accidents, one of which took place on Route 72 in Plainville. On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 28, it…

Obituary: Dorothy Hogan Boyle, 89

Dorothy Hogan Boyle, 89, of Bristol, beloved wife of Terrance “Terry” Boyle, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, after a faith filled battle with cancer.  Dot was born in Waterbury on June 25, 1930 and was…

Kids’ listings for the Sept. 6 edition

FRIDAYS, SEPT. 6, 20 BRISTOL FAIRYTALE FRIENDS. 10 a.m. Fairy tale stories and crafts. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787 ext. 6. BristolLib.com.   SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 BRISTOL DONUTS WITH GROWNUPS. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Celebrate Grandparent’s Day.…

Health listings for the Sept. 6 edition

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 SOUTHINGTON PINOT AND PREVENTION: A NIGHT OUT IN SOUTHINGTON. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Event to raise awareness about heart disease in women. Topics include heart disease in women, heart disease prevention and the latest treatment options. Guest…

Support groups listings for the Sept. 6 edition

ONGOING BRISTOL DEBTORS ANONYMOUS. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 12-step fellowship. First Congregational Church of Bristol, 31 Maple St., Bristol. Parish House, Library Room. info@ctabundance.org. ctabundance.org.   WEEKLY OPIOID EDUCATION AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS. Wednesdays 6 p.m. Wheeler’s Family Health and Wellness…

The Observer seeks entry-level journalist to join our staff

There’s an excellent opportunity at the weekly StepSaver/Observer newspapers for an entry-level journalist. Report local news and features through interviews, observation and research. Must be thorough, well organized, with excellent time management skills. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field,…

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…

Seniors’ listings for the July 26 edition

MONDAY, AUG. 5 SOUTHINGTON UNRAVEL THE MYSTERIES OF MEDICARE. 11 a.m. to noon. “Medicare 101.” Learn about Medicare Advantage plans; Medicare Supplement plans; prescription drug plans; when to enroll; and how to choose Medicare plan. Free. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry…

Obituary: Ruby Jarry, 92

Ruby Jarry, 92, of Plantsville, widow of Arthur J. Jarry, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at The Summit at Plantsville.  Ruby was born April 3, 1927 in England and was a daughter of Sidney and Ivy Searle. She also lived…

Kids’ listings for the June 14 edition

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 BRISTOL CAROUSEL T-SHIRT STENCILING. 1 p.m. Bring your children in along with a plain, white cotton t-shirt and discover the folk art of stenciling. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Adults, $8. $5, children 2-14.…

Four-part series to assist non-profit professionals

The Main Street Community Foundation is partnering with , in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter announced education opportunities available in 2019. The foundation will offer four web/audioconferences on topics of interest to enhance the development and…

Raymond J. Fillion, 70

Raymond J. Fillion, 70, of Bristol, beloved husband of Denyse (Levesque) Fillion, died on Sunday (April 14, 2019) at Bristol Hospital.  Raymond was born in St. Ludger, Quebec, Canada on July 28, 1948 and was a son of the late…

Obituary: Bobby C. Pierce Sr.

Bobby C. Pierce Sr. of Bristol, passed away Thursday, March 14th after a short illness. He was the husband of Mattie Hyde Pierce, and predeceased by his first wife Annie C. (Anderson) Pierce and his grandson Geoffrey Michael Pierce.  He…

Obituary: Paul E. Green, 82

Paul E. Green, of Bristol, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 22, 2019, at the age of 82. Born in Brattleboro, VT to the late James and Mildred (Lonsdale) Green, he was raised in Plainville. Paul proudly served…