AROUND TOWN: Memorial Day parade; Hall of Fame announcement

AROUND TOWN: Memorial Day parade; Hall of Fame announcement


Memorial Day schedule

Plainville’s Memorial Day festivies on Monday, May 27 will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a flag-raising at the VFW Post on Northwest Drive. A procession to the cemeteries will follow.

Order of procession: St Joseph’s Cemetery on Farmington Avenue  (Route10), West Cemetery on North Washington Street (Route 177), Old Burial Grounds on East Street (Route 10).

Staging for the parade starts at 8:15 a.m. on Broad Street, from Whiting to East Street.

The parade steps off at 9 a.m. from the corner of Whiting and Broad, going west on Broad, turning north on Washington, turning east on West Main, staying east on East Main, turning south on Crown, turning west on Maple, and turning south on Whiting to the Post Office.

Approximately 15 minutes after the parade, ceremonies will be held at Veterans Park (corner of Maple and Whiting.)

Worn flagcollection

State Rep. William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and state Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) in cooperation with American Legion Post 197 encourage residents to retire worn American flags at two drop-off locations within the 22nd District. Flags will be collected Wednesday, May 29 through Thursday, June 13.

Drop-off locations are: Plainville Town Hall, 1 Central Square; and the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed.

Petit can be reached at; or at 860-842-1423.

Rabies/vaccine clinic

June is dog license month. State law requires that dogs over 6 months be licensed. Also, proof of rabies vaccines is required.

A rabies/vaccine clinic will be held Saturday June 8, 2 to 4 p.m., at Berlin Animal Control, 600 Christian Lane, Berlin. The clinic is open to all Connecticut residents. There is a $15 charge.

Dogs must be leashed. Cats must be in carriers

For more information, call 860-828-7055.

Medicare program

The Plainville Senior Center will host a free presentation Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m.

The program will provide information that older adults need to make appropriate health care choices under the federal Medicare program.

“If you’re new to Medicare, turning 65 soon, or thinking about retirement, you may want to attend this important program,” Senior Center Social Worker Stephanie Soucy said. “There are major decisions that you’ll need to make, and having the right information is crucial.”

To register for the program, call 860-747-5728, or visit the Senior Center, 200 East St.

Hall of Fameclass unveiled

Entering the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame this year will be Harold Bartley (Class of 1962), John Mangan (Class of 1964), Rose Marie Havelevitch (Class of 1975), Jesse Cavallaro (Class of 2004) and Coach Phil Mannarino. Also, John Bello will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

Hall of Fame will celebrate its 21st Annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Forestville. Tickets are $50 or $450 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at the Dental Offices of Dr. Rusty Camp, 359 Farmington Ave.; Angelo’s Modern Barber Shop, 61 East St.; Peoples United Bank, 117 East St.; and Gnazzo Food Center, 73 East St. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal or Venmo.

To advertise in the banquet program book, contact Mike Bakaysa at 860-573-8015 or Byron Treado at 860-836-3377. For more information on the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame, visit

PARC golftournament

PARC, Inc., a provider of family centered services for people with developmental disabilities in Plainville and surrounding towns, is planning its first PARC Golf Tournament for Saturday, June 8.

This is the first year PARC has held the tourney on its own. The event will be held at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St. Registration is at 11 a.m. with Modified Shotgun start at noon. Golfers will play 18 holes with a cart, have lunch before tee off, receive a swag bag, snacks, beverages, including beer and wine, throughout the event, a buffet dinner catered by Gnazzo’s and more.

Deadline to register is Friday, May 24. For more information on the golf tournament, or to register or sponsor, call PARC at 860-747-0316 or email Information is also available at

Crayon collection

Cub Scouts Pack 49 is partnering with all five Plainville Community Schools, Plainville Early Learning Center and the Plainville Public Library to collect broken and undesirable crayons for The Crayon Initiative.

Crayons will be sent to be melted and remade into new Crayons, which will be donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and hospitals across the country. All brands of Crayons will be collected during this drive and can be dropped off at Plainville Community Schools through the last day of school. The Plainville Early Learning Center and the Plainville Public Library will collect Crayons through July 1.

Bulk pick-up

Residents who have curbside rubbish and recycling collection from the town can request one bulk pick-up per calendar year, free of charge, for items that do not fit in normal rubbish collection. The spring bulk collection is scheduled for Mondays through June 24, (excluding May 27). Residents must call CWPM at 860-793-6721 to schedule a pick-up. Calls placed by 3 p.m. on Friday can be scheduled for collection on Monday. For more information, visit or call 860-793-0221, ext. 208.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station on Granger Lane is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents must show identification. There is a fee for disposal. For more information, call 860-793-0221, ext. 208.

Foster, adoptiveparenting

Klingberg Family Centers has scheduled Foster & Adoptive Parent Information Sessions for the first and third Wednesday, and the second and fourth Monday, of each month at the main campus building, 370 Linwood St., New Britain. The no-obligation session reviews how to share your home as a safe place for a child in need of foster care and how to provide stability as a therapeutic foster parent. For more information and to RSVP, contact Nicolin Carr at 860-832-5536 or or visit

Grief study

The Stepping Forward in Grief Study tests two evidence-based online/app programs created by scientists and clinicians at Uniformed Services University and Columbia University to address grief-related challenges.

These programs were developed in response to earlier research suggesting that grief-related challenges can occur among bereaved military survivors, even many years following a loss, and that many surviving loved ones desire additional support.

The study is now open to close friends and family members of those who died before or after Sept. 11, 2001 while serving in the military or as a result of their military service. For more information, contact or visit