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LITCHFIELD — The Hillacious Half, Litchfield’s only half marathon, benefits local military members or families that need a helping hand. According to its website, “The H½ as created to honor our military, to thank them and let them know that their sacrifices are not unnoticed or taken for gr…

WASHINGTON — The First Congregational Church of Washington will hold a Harvest Pie Sale on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Parish House, according to an email from the church.

BETHLEHEM – Karina the cow, a 1,300-pound Holstein, will be the star attraction at the Bethlehem Land Trust’s First Annual Cowchip Raffle, to be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 24 at the association’s flagship property, the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve, just off the town green, according to a statement.

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LITCHFIELD COUNTY — Regional School District 6, West Hartford, Litchfield, and other schools have been working with NextGen SmartyPants, based in Canton, to bring engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education to kids of all ages, according to an email from the company.

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LITCHFIELD — On a sunny and seasonal Fall day the Litchfield County CBD Co., a newly opened business, held a second event on their property at 383 Torrington Road in Litchfield. Owner George Manzone and Jackie McNamara hosted an outdoor craft show to benefit the Smilow Cancer Center in Torrington.

GOSHEN — A handcrafted barn motif little free library was donated to a Torrington fundraiser for Valerie Manor nursing home a year ago and ended up filled with books in front of the Shell gas station in Goshen. Janice Connor, formerly of Goshen and now living in Litchfield, is the steward fo…

NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT — Denise Butwill of Litchfield volunteered with her church’s food pantry until they were forced to close due to Covid-19 concerns. She then approached Deirdre Houlihan DiCara, executive director of FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwest Connecticut), a long-t…

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BETHLEHEM — On a recent Friday morning, Carolyn Happy from Bethlehem and Cathy Wheeler of Morris, both members of Christ Episcopal Church Stewardship Committee, were preparing 11 colorful bags of fresh produce, as they have done since late June. The church members stepped up when the school …

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.

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WASHINGTON — Despite the limitations of the world pandemic, the Glenholme School hosted its 16th commencement exercise recently, one of the few on-campus graduations in the nation, according to an email from the school. Seventeen graduates and their families were blessed with a beautiful sum…

NEW MILFORD — The Town of New Milford would like to remind everyone that they can sign up to receive information and notifications from their website.

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LITCHFIELD — Litchfield Park and Recreation held its first Father of the Year Contest, and the winners have been announced. Frank Van Ormer won the Father of Young Children award, and Steve Malo won the Father of Older Children award.

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WASHINGTON — ASAP!’s 15th annual Celebration of Young Writers invited students from public and private schools as well as home-schooled children to submit poetry and prose.

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WASHINGTON — While many of the Washington area churches have gone to online services for safety purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic, that isn’t stopping them from continuing to serve their communities. Discussions following a successful food drive on May 26 have led seven established relig…

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LITCHFIELD — Car shows have become hugely popular with car aficionados and classic car owners, having 50 shows to choose from on weekends from late April to mid-October. The Litchfield Lions Club will present their fourth annual “Biggest Little Car Show” on Saturday, June 20 with a rain date…

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Celebrated as the co-founder of the Torrington School of Ballet and a longtime volunteer for the Nutmeg Ballet, Marjorie Dante was a guiding force at both institutions for 47 years, retiring in 2017 at age 97. Those who know her say she did almost everything — taking attendance, fitting dance shoes, keeping the books, ordering supplies, keeping the studio clean and more.

THOMASTON — Melanie Dobos opened her little shop, Stitch on Main, in Thomaston just five months ago, after working many years as a seamstress. While she was planning how to create elaborate wedding gowns and doing alterations for prom dresses, the coronavirus pulled her into a very different path.

NEW HARTFORD — Social distancing is one of the mandates of the coronavirus pandemic — stay six feet apart at all times; no physical contact. In public places, the rules may be a little easier to follow, but people living in an adult community might feel a little claustrophobic by now. They a…

NEW MILFORD — After a $8,500 match from the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund, New Milford now has $17,000 to put toward the expansion of its barn quilt trail, according to organizers. Led by local volunteers and nonprofit organizations, the effort will add 11 colorful quilt blocks to barn…

MORRIS — In the worst of times, the best in people rises to the challenge of helping others. As business owners, Diana and Robert McIntosh of Morris understand all too well how important it is to “keep things going” during these tough times. Diana said, “It was getting harder, so I was looki…

NORTHWEST CT — As Passover — the most widely-celebrated Jewish holiday in America — approaches, and with restrictions put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Northwest CT’s Jewish community members are preparing to celebrate Passover — which began this year Wednesday, April 8 — at ho…

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LITCHFIELD HILLS — Dylan Mello recently joined the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut as the Northwest Region Missionary. His territory encompasses a vast area with Canaan and Litchfield at the top of the map, Waterbury in the middle, and Brookfield and Southbury at the bottom. At that time, h…

MORRIS — Morris Public Library is offering programs for all ages, on its many social media platforms, through the remainder of March and April, according to an email from the library. The programs are as follows: