World AIDS Day to be Commemorated in Bristol

The Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS will be commemorating World AIDS Day on December 2nd with a showing of the AIDS documentary, 5B at Bristol Public Library at 12 noon.  All are welcome and a lunch will be provided by Jansen Pharmaceuticals.  Mayor Ellen Zoppo Sassu will issue a proclamation from the City. The film’s website, www.5Bfilm.com describes the … Continue reading World AIDS Day to be Commemorated in Bristol

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Cars & Coffee Toy Drive Fills Hummer

It’s almost the season to gather with your family and friends to celebrate and give thanks for what we are fortunate enough to have. Holidays can be tough for some families, so what better way to show thanks than giving a helping hand to those in need.    On November 3rd, the Farmington Polo Grounds held … Continue reading Cars & Coffee Toy Drive Fills Hummer

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 … Continue reading Hero Boxes Continue to Help Overseas Service Members

Brian’s Angels Receives Donation from Community Group

The Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation recently awarded Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach a $1,000 grant to purchase winter boots and other winter items for women and girls. However, the Advisory Board decided to go a step further and run an internal collection for winter items (scarves, hats, gloves, coats, etc) as … Continue reading Brian’s Angels Receives Donation from Community Group

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

Voters Asked to Support the City’s Most Vulnerable Populations on Election Day

The City of Bristol is hoping voters will again participate with the City's Stock Our Shelters initiative on Election Day, November 5th to support the winter operations for the city's most vulnerable populations. The Mayor and City Council have been working with the various social service agencies to ensure that needs are met. "The City … Continue reading Voters Asked to Support the City’s Most Vulnerable Populations on Election Day

Film to highlight African-American/Jewish collaboration in creating 5300 Southern schools

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will begin their first Film Festival with the showing of "Rosenwald" on Sunday, November 3rd.  Two other films will complete the series, in December and January.  Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears.  Influenced by the writings … Continue reading Film to highlight African-American/Jewish collaboration in creating 5300 Southern schools

Bristol Police to Participate in National Drug Take Back Day

The Bristol Police Department will be participating in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for members of the public to properly dispose of prescription drugs or vaping products (batteries removed) which are no longer needed, wanted, or expired.  Drop … Continue reading Bristol Police to Participate in National Drug Take Back Day