Celebrate Father’s Day While Supporting Local Men and Boys

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate fathers, father figures and families. As a way to do that while supporting local men and boys, the Men & Boys’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is holding a fun-filled event on Father’s Day weekend. Family, Fun & Fathers will be held on Saturday, June 19 fromContinue Reading

Ribbon Cutting Slated for Repainted Turtles at Brackett Park and Federal Hill Green

A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, for the opening of the repainted playground turtles at Brackett Park and Federal Hill Green.   In January of 2020, the City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services (BPRYCS) released the design contest calling for Bristol youth, ages 4 to 16, toContinue Reading

Bristol Accelerates ‘Wow Factor’ Bridge Reconstruct in Time for Memorial Blvd Centennial Celebrations

The project to reconstruct the Memorial Blvd Bridge across the Pequabuck River at the eastern end is scheduled to start within the next few weeks. The lackluster Bridge was originally constructed in 1921. The DOT rated the bridge as fair requiring rehabilitation. The project will consist of retrofitting the existing superstructure to support expanded designContinue Reading

Bristol Offers Daily Vaccinations at Rockwell Park

Griffin Health and the State Dept. of Public Health is providing Pfizer vaccinations and will be located at the Mrs. Rockwell’s building, next to the playground each day from Friday, May 14 through Thursday, May 20th, 12pm to 6pm each day, with one exception. On Saturday, May 15th, the Clinic will run from 2pm-6pm. TheContinue Reading

34 Things to Do in Connecticut This May

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in May? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut’s got you covered. Here are some highlights. Active Adventure 1. Tee up. Grab your clubs, kart, and take a swing at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield, Longshore Park in Westport, Lake of Isles inContinue Reading

Wheeler to Host Virtual Job Fair

Wheeler is hosting a virtual job fair on June 2, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm.  The organization is hiring masters-level clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMSW, LMFTA, LPCA), as well as bachelor-level case managers for its in-home programs. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply. A bilingual stipend is available.  Students with an expected graduationContinue Reading

Meet Lauren: Bristol’s First Arts and Culture Supervisor

Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services announced the selection of Lauren Bent, as the city’s first Arts and Culture Supervisor. Lauren has seven years of public and private sector experience managing contractors, developing hundreds of programs and community events, as well as operating large special revenue funds. Lauren has an earned  Bachelor’s DegreeContinue Reading

Clock & Watch Museum Publishes Book About Innovative Bristol Clockmaker

The American Clock & Watch Museum announced the publication of the new book, Joseph Ives and the Looking Glass Clock. Author Mary Jane Dapkus presents a trove of never-before-published primary source information and relates previously untold stories about one of Bristol’s best-loved clock makers. Included in the book is an addendum analyzing Ives’ looking glass clockContinue Reading

These Restaurants Are Offering Free Drinks If You Got The COVID Vaccine

Have you been vaccinated? Then you’re eligible for a free drink! The Connecticut Restaurant Association is partnering with Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut to launch the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating Connecticut restaurants will offer complimentary drinks to patrons beginning on May 19. To take part in the promotion which will run through theContinue Reading