Follow the Lights to Holiday Cheer!

Holiday cheer is upon us in Connecticut! Get in the holiday spirit by getting out and experiencing some of the brilliant holiday lights festivals and displays around the state. Gather your family and friends for a festive, magical, memorable outing sure to delight audiences of all ages. Start a Family Tradition This year, the annual Lake […]

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Celebrate the Season in Connecticut with New Holiday and Winter Events, Family Friendly Activities and Charming Getaways

Cooler temperatures in New England bring a flurry of winter wonders to Connecticut, where visitors can enjoy twinkling holiday lights and Santa sightings, new indoor and outdoor activities for adventure and history lovers, fireside dining, and reduced rates at hotels, inns and B&Bs along the shoreline and countryside. It is easy to maximize every moment […]

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Lifelong Bristol Resident Promoted to Aquatics Coordinator

The City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services announced the selection of Raelynne Andrews as the new Aquatics Coordinator. Raelynne graduated from Bristol Central High School in 2012, University of Saint Josephs in 2017, and she is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work Degree from Quinnipiac University. Raelynne is a […]

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Take it from Larry of Bristol. Number 1-6-2-0 is a “very good number.”

Larry Webster of Bristol is especially fond of playing the Play4 numbers 1-6-2-0, taken directly from the last four digits of his phone number.  On the night of November 11, Larry’s numbers paid off in a super-big way.   He made a “Straight” wager on a $5 bet and purchased four Play4 Night tickets.  When Larry’s 4-digit number […]

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Bristol Strives to End Homelessness

The City of Bristol will mark End Homelessness Week from November 24-30 to raise awareness of local needs. Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu stated that she and members of the City Council are working with the local social service agencies including United Way of West Central Connecticut, Brian’s Angels, The Agape House, Salvation Army, Bristol PD and […]

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Simsbury Art Trail Teases Triumphant Return in 2020

The sculpture sensation that swept across Simsbury, Connecticut last summer will make its highly-anticipated return in 2020. The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Art Trail will once again delight visitors with over 30 lifelike bronze sculptures depicting people doing everyday activities placed outdoors throughout town. The works of internationally-renowned sculpture artist Seward Johnson will be on […]

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Hero Boxes Continue to Help Overseas Service Members

Karen Cote, of Berlin Connecticut is doing a remarkable gesture this holiday season. Most of us are fortunate enough to get to spend the holidays with our family and friends in our own homes. Most have the luxury of being able to enjoy delicious food, tasty desserts, and maybe even exchange a small gift or […]

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The ARC of Bristol Thanks the City of Bristol & The Shaffer Company With Project of the Year Award

The Bristol Adult Resource Center (BARC) celebrated donors, supporters and outstanding individuals who support their mission of “advocating personal growth and community inclusion for all we serve” at their 9th annual gala “A Night For Our Stars To Shine” recently.  Among the honorees were the Bristol Development Authority (BDA) and The Shaffer Company who were […]

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