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In Brief: Names added to Plainville veterans memorial

In Brief: Names added to Plainville veterans memorial

Veterans memorial

The following have been added to the Plainville Veterans Memorial Wall: S2 Biagio D. Ciotto – U.S. Navy, SP4 Joseph Dellaquilla – U.S. Army, SFC Biagio D. Ciotto – U.S. Army.

The memorial wall is located on the main floor of the Municipal Center. Applications to add a veterans name to the wall are available at the Municipal Center, Senior Center, American Legion Post 33 and VFW Post 534.

Transfer station

The transfer station will be closed Saturday, July 4 and will reopen Saturday, July 11. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents only.

Musical legacy

In celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month, the Plainville Historical Society posted a history of the town’s African American musicians and bands on its website, plainvillehistoricalsociety.com. The article is written by Gail Johnson Williams, the historical society’s specialist in local African American history.

Williams has presented numerous programs related to the important role of the African American community in town.

Reunion canceled

Due to the uncertainty and risks associated with COVID-19, the PHS Class of 1970 has decided to cancel the annual Plainville All Class Reunion scheduled for September at the VFW. Organizers are hoping to have a reunion in 2021.

Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund brings people who care about Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington together to experience philanthropy first-hand. Three times per year, Catalyst Fund members gather to learn about a member-chosen issue facing their community, and to consider funding requests from charitable organizations addressing the issue. 

If you are interested in joining Catalyst, contact Joeline Wruck, director of Community Initiatives, at 860-229-6018 ext. 307 or jwruck@cfgnb.org.

West Cemeteryannouncement

The public is asked not to place flowers or decorations on flush markers between April and November. They will be removed by the cemetery during the mowing season.

Also, the trimming or removal of bushes/trees near and around the monuments continues. The planting of bushes or trees on lots or graves is no longer allowed (effective May 2016).

Please do not place dirt/branches into trash barrels. Leave dirt/branches near the barrels.

Flags will be removed after the Fourth of July holiday.

For questions or special requests, contact the cemetery office at 860-747-2314.

Foster parenting

More than ever, Klingberg Family Centers are looking for families, couples and single adults to provide a safe and supportive home environment for children and teens in Connecticut. To learn about the foster parenting licensing process and how you can make an impact as a Therapeutic Foster Parent, visit klingbergfosterandadoption.org or contact Nicolin Carr: nicolin.carr@klingberg.com, 860-817-3918. 

U.S. Census

The Census Bureau is adapting or delaying some operations to protect the health and safety of staff and the public while still making sure the population is counted. According to the original schedule, non-response follow-up, (a.k.a. door knocking) was due to begin mid-May. It will now be postponed until mid-August. What does this mean? If you would prefer to avoid that knock on the door, then fill out the Census for your household. Respond online at 2020Census.gov or call 844-330-2020 for English and 844-468-2020 for Spanish.

Painted Rock Club

Plainville Painted Rock Club has been painting Kindness Rocks to bring smiles and peace during the pandemic. Rocks are hidden around town, and in parks especially. Some have been placed on top of fire hydrants so that they are easier to find.

Once a rock is found, the finder may keep it, or re-hide it. Finders are encouraged to take a photo of their discovery and the club will post it on its Facebook page, PLV CT Rocks.

Hall nominations

The Plainville Sports Hall of Fame committee is looking for nominees to consider for induction. Nominations can be submitted via plainvillesports.com, or mailed to Plainville Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 593, Plainville, CT 06062. The committee asks that newspaper articles/scrapbooks support nominations.

For more information, contact Byron Treado at 860-836-3377 or Mike Bakaysa at 860-573-8015.

Talk it out

The Department of Children and Families has partnered with United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 and community providers to establish a "When it Builds Up, Talk it Out" campaign.

Any parent who wishes to access support is invited to call 833-258-5011 or visit talkitoutct.com and engage with trained professionals.

The Talk it Out line is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekends from 1 to 8 p.m.

How We Feel app

People in Connecticut – whether they are healthy or sick – can help inform heath officials and doctors by using the How We Feel app and self-reporting their daily symptoms through a series of short prompts. It only takes users about 30 seconds each day to report any symptoms they may be experiencing.

Alzheimer’s walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Sept.13 at Lake Compounce in Bristol.

For details, visit act.alz.org/.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.  

Summer classes

Hungerford Nature Center’s dynamic Summer Discovery Programs are full of fun activities, exploration and crafts. Classes take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is required. Hungerford Nature Center is located at 191 Farmington Ave., Berlin.

Visit newbritainyouthmuseum.org or Facebook.com/HungerfordNatureCenter, call 860-827-9064 or email hungerfordnaturecenter@gmail.com.

Festival cancelled

The Plainville Fire Company’s annual hot air balloon festival has been cancelled due to concerns and uncertainties due to the coronavirus. The 36-year-old festival usually runs for a full weekend in August.


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