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…

WASHINGTON — MaryAnn Haverstock of Bethany has joined The Gunnery faculty as Director of the IDEAS Lab. Haverstock brings to the school’s robust STEM curriculum — which is offered in a hands-on lab environment — more than two decades of engineering experience combined with her work in academ…

PLYMOUTH — Although the Town of Plymouth’s 225th anniversary isn’t until 2020, the Plymouth Historical Society is getting a jump start on celebrating. Earlier this summer, a large mural depicting historical and current features of the town was unveiled on the side of the Lee’s Hardware build…

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Garden Club will present an in-club flower show, “Town Crier to Twitter” to celebrate the town’s Tercentennial celebration on Sept. 20-21. It will be held at the White Memorial Foundation Carriage House and Shed on Whitehall Road in Litchfield.

MORRIS — The Morris Fire Company was anticipating encouragement by local residents when they held a bucket collection on Sept. 7 and 8, and were delighted to be supported as well by out-of-towners who were traveling to the Bethlehem fairgrounds. Morris Volunteer Fire Company members were sta…

LITCHFIELD — On Sunday, August 18 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on both days, St. Michael’s-Litchfield will be hosting Lemon-AID in support of children being held in detention camps at the border. Once a child is held by the authorities, in order to be reunited with thei…

WASHINGTON — Broadway — the very word conjures up thoughts of dancers in flashy costumes, catchy show tunes and majestic theaters. But scripture? One wouldn’t ordinarily think to associate the American cultural phenomenon of Broadway musicals with biblical teachings. However, that’s just wha…

LITCHFIELD — On a steamy July 11, a group of dignitaries, representatives from local service organizations and the Sandy Beach Commission joined in a short ceremony to celebrate the new Automated External Defibrillator that was placed in a beach building for quick access. Lifeguards and staf…

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TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce held a special graduation ceremony at the Torrington Lodge of Elks on June 19. The Annual Leadership Northwest program has a mission to “develop resourceful, motivated business leaders who are committed to making Northwest Connecticu…

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MORRIS — The summer reading program, a popular annual event hosted by the Morris Public Library, kicked off with an ice-cream social on June 18, with readers of all ages signing up. Each level received their own card with appropriate activities: Pre-K to grade 6 will explore the universe wit…

LITCHFIELD — Region 6 hosted a field day June 3 for all of the students in the district schools including Wamogo Regional High School, James Morris School, Warren School and Goshen Center School.

TORRINGTON — On a sunny June afternoon, just days before the end of the school year for students at Torringford Elementary School, a contingent of first and third graders joined their principal Kelly Galullo outside for a special grand opening. They helped welcome the installation of a Littl…

MORRIS — Memorial Day services began at the Morris Burying Grounds, home of the final resting place of the town’s founder James Morris, who served as an officer in the Revolutionary War.

MORRIS — On Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Little Free Library Stewards Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks will host a tag sale fundraiser for their nonprofit Little Free Library at StoneHill, an official partner with littlefreelibrary.org, at StoneHill, 118 West Street (Rte. 109) in Morris.

WINSTED — For the last 84 years, Winsted has celebrated spring and the spirit of community with its Laurel Festival. It returns for the 85th year the weekend of June 7, kicking off the festivities Friday night with the Laurel Festival Ball at East End Park.

FALLS VILLAGE — A team of five students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School of Falls Village won third place at the 28th annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge, held May 22 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

LITCHFIELD — Get ready for an afternoon of puzzle solving unlike anything you’ve done before! The Litchfield Historical Society invites the community to participate in The Great Litchfield Challenge: A Puzzle 300 Years in the Making on Saturday, June 1, from 12 to 4 p.m.

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LITCHFIELD — When Edith Chase bequeathed her Tudor Revival getaway home and 510 acres of forest and open meadow to the people of Connecticut in 1972, she had just one request — that it be “kept in a state of natural beauty.” No doubt she would be pleased with the dedication to that caveat th…

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WOODBURY — The New Morning Market, an independently owned natural and organic marketplace, regularly hosts an amazing variety of classes and events about wellness, healthy eating, exercise, arts, and crafts. Earth Day is one of their favorites and this year they offered a month-long celebrat…

MORRIS — Beach and Recreation Director Kristen Davila, of Morris, originally planned the end-of-April event named Day of the Dogs to be held at the Morris town beach, but a foreboding weather forecast decreed that the family and dog-friendly event be moved indoors.

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MORRIS — The longtime tradition of the Dad and Daughter Dance held at James Morris School had a new organizer this April, backed up by a large crew of PTO volunteers, and sponsorship by the Reading Room Committee of the James Morris Museum. Denise Weik noted that the event was hosting 36 you…

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TORRINGTON — A group of more than 90 local residents came together to celebrate the completion of a new mural in the Torrington Library’s teen room during a celebration on April 5.

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LITCHFIELD — It took nearly one hundred years, but what might seem to be an unusual pairing between a Methodist church and the 11th oldest freemason’s lodge, both just a short walk from each other, is a serendipitous sharing of beliefs, symbols and buildings.

NEW MILFORD — Rebuilding Together Litchfield County is preparing for their annual Rebuild Day on Saturday, April 27. Teams of volunteers will spread out across Litchfield County — from Winsted and into Sherman in Fairfield County — to make repairs on houses for elderly homeowners.

CORNWALL BRIDGE — The Civic Life Project, which has successfully developed civic engagement, cross-cultural understanding and social responsibility among high school students since 2010, has received a grant of $6,000 from The Buchanan Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foun…

Haight-Brown Vineyard on Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, holds numerous classes and tastings on wine, providing residents with the opportunity to visit the vineyard and learn about how it’s made and more importantly, how to enjoy it with different foods and desserts. Above, a group of wine c…

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TORRINGTON — It’s fitting that Kitty Quarters animal shelter has the motto: “Pairing cats with people to benefit both,” since founder and President Bobbie Chamalian was on a mission to create a nonprofit rescue, adoption and education sanctuary utilizing a version of the nationally acclaimed…

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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…