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:

HARTFORD — The 39th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show was held Feb. 20-23 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford. The show is one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in all of New England with over 300 booths overflowing with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, bulbs, seeds…

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LITCHFIELD — A first-time state-wide basketball shooting contest for boys and girls ages 9 to 15, Hot Shots, was held at the Wamogo Regional High School gym on Feb. 23, pulling an estimated field of 30 participants. Sponsored by Connecticut Recreation and Park Association, the event was host…

HARWINTON — Nancy Shanley Lyons was recently selected as the 2020 recipient of the Harwinton Outstanding Citizen Award, which will be presented for the 46th time at a banquet in her honor at Fairview Farm Golf Course April 17.

LITCHFIELD COUNTY — The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants to 28 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $104,950 during its third grant cycle of 2019. The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants to Northwest Connecticut charities three times a year: early …

TORRINGTON — Staff members at Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington recently made a delivery to the Winsted Salvation Army of more than 50 hats filled with toiletries and personal essentials, which were distributed to those in need “as a gesture of good will for the ho…

WINCHESTER — Every year, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities dogs are paired with clients in need of a constant companion — a specially trained dog aware of their particular needs. This week, four people completed their intensive training with their own special dog at ECAD’s facilit…

TORRINGTON — Community Health and Wellness Center is offering a free, six-week diabetes self-management workshop at its Torrington health center. The workshop will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 12-Dec. 17.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Garden Club’s latest show, “Town Crier to Twitter,” a celebration of Litchfield’s 300-year anniversary, took a year to put together, and began with a gala kick-off at the White Memorial Conservation Center in the carriage house on Sept. 20, where winning floral ar…