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It is quite remarkable when one considers that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. has been in existence for 57 years, and that for 40 of those years the Driscoll family of Torrington has walked in founder and benefactor Danny Thomas’ footsteps, seeking treatments and cur…

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WARREN — Ian Sideris, 11, took the microphone from his Principal at Warren Elementary School on Feb. 15 and gave a brief overview of little free libraries. Ian had a lot of support during the unveiling of the little free library he had built, since gathered in the school gymnasium were his p…

KENT — The 35th Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 24. All proceeds from the event benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an organization that trains guide dogs to partner with the blind or visually impaired. Their facilities in Yorktown and Patterson…

When St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Branford closed in June 2017, it was a kind of death for Andrea Duffy, and the grieving was difficult. But she moved on to St. Mary Church, one of the other two churches in the newly formed St. John Bosco Parish, and became a trustee and…

FALLS VILLAGE — The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village received several grants over the course of 2018, enabling the library to expand its endowment and improve its lighting, entranceway, and grounds, as well as create a Little Free Library in the town’s center, according to a statement.

NEW HARTFORD — After the recent California Wildfires ravaged the hills above the Chico brewing factory owned by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the company launched a nationwide fundraising effort.

WINSTED — The Winsted Fire Department’s the 14th annual Gator Parade marched through town on Saturday, Dec. 22. Firefighters and other participating departments and companies from Torrington, Pleasant Valley, Nepaug and Colebrook, decorated their trucks with lights and inflatables ranging fr…

THOMASTON — Landmark Student Theatre will present a Winter Cabaret Fundraiser on Jan. 5 at the Thomaston Opera House, to benefit the Torres family of Torrington, of which Justin Torres is a member of the program.

LITCHFIELD — St. Michael’s Parish recently was given a $2,000 grant from The Nolin Selby Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation for the purpose of replenishing the food pantry the church has been managing in their community house for over a year.

TORRINGTON — Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Rehabilitation, the Northwest Connecticut YMCA and Torrington Missfits Boot Camp held their 5th Annual Stronger Women-Stronger World 5K Obstacle Challenge this past summer raising over $3,500 for five local charities that serve women in northwest CT.

ROXBURY — The Roxbury Land Trust received the Working Land Alliance’s Outstanding Organization 2018 Pathfinder Award. Recognized for its accomplishment in advancing farmland preservation in the State of Connecticut, the Land Trust recently developed, under the supervision of the Farm Managem…

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BETHLEHEM — A two-day festival centered on the Bethlehem town green featured Santa & Mrs. Claus and an enormous evergreen lighting ceremony encompassing several singers and bands, to kick off opening night with a strong emphasis on Christmas spirit.

TORRINGTON — Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, in the CHH Memorial Building, Conference Hall, First Floor.

TORRINGTON — A “Rally Day to End Hunger and Homelessness in NWCT” will be the theme of a daylong event, featuring six activities, co-sponsored and organized by FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of NWCT and the United Way of Northwest CT. All Litchfield County residents are invited to join …

When an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue during Sabbath services on Saturday, it raised strong emotions in many, especially those who lived through the Nazi Holocaust, the most horrific massacre of Jews in history.

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WASHINGTON — The Housatonic Valley Association’s annual Auction for our Environment is set for Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Washington Primary School, 11 School Street, Washington Depot. Proceeds fund HVA’s water and land conservation work across the Housatonic Valley.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Land Trust announces the opening to the public of hiking trails on its 31-acre Canfield Preserve property off of Still Hill in Bethlehem. Jakob Kelsey and fellow members of Bethlehem’s Boy Scout Troop 59 planned and cut the trails this summer as a part of Jakob’s su…

WINSTED — The American Mural Project held its third annual Art of Work Gala on Saturday in its newly renovated mill building in Winsted. The evening included cocktails, a string quartet with musicians from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, dinner, “art in motion” video projections and dancing…

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LITCHFIELD — Join hundreds of automobile exhibitors and aficionados at the Connecticut Junior Republic for the sixth annual Cars for Kids Automobile Show on Sunday (rain date Oct. 21).

TORRINGTON — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a pervasive and life-threatening crime affecting millions of individuals across our nation, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education. From 2000 to 2015, there were 222 intimate partner homi…