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…

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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.