WASHINGTON DEPOT — The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club in the Morning will meet at the Washington Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “Lost Washington.” What business and buildings do you remember that are no longer here? What Washingt…

KENT — This January, normally a very quiet time, Kent Memorial Library will take care of some long-deferred and necessary repairs including asbestos remediation and new carpet installation. These tasks require that the Library close on Jan. 15 and temporarily move to #19 & #23 Kent Green…

KENT — While bookstores may have struggled to stay in business 10 to 15 years ago with the advent of online retailers, the independent bookstore has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Kent’s very own House of Books is thriving, and undergoing some big changes as it evolves with the times.

NORFOLK —What’s a star high school athlete to do with dreams of attending a major out-of-state university even though state schools are an economic “bargain” only for in-state residents or world-class athletes?

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Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village opens for the 72nd consecutive year on Sunday, starting with a parade at 12:30 p.m., marching from the Torrinton Armory on South Main Street to the village.

Winter weather poses some potentially life-threatening issues for Connecticut wildlife. But everything from lynxes to coyotes, mice, hawks and wrens have developed effective coping mechanisms over the evolutionary millennia.


NEW MILFORD — Since opening their business, Best Picks, offering retail consignment and estate liquidation, Paul and JoEllen Cimmino of Gaylordsville have stayed incredibly busy, and recently added several tools to keep their inventory moving.

The product originates from Vietnam and has tested positive for high levels of histamine associated with scombroid poisoning.

LITCHFIELD — A contractor recently threatened legal action against the town for accepting a rival company’s higher bid for a project, but town officials say it’s moot because they’ve decided to wait until spring to do the job.

Everyone knows they’re not supposed to cook turkey with the stuffing inside or leave leftovers on the counter for hours. But experts said there are some holiday food safety traps that are less commonly discussed.

AA WEEKEND: “Trust God, Clean House, Help Others: A Retreat for Women in AA and Al-Anon” will be offered at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, Nov. 22-24. Shane Phelan, CMA, will present the weekend. Saturday evening will feature a speaker meeting with speakers from both…

LITCHFIELD — The fifth annual fundraiser for Prime Time House, which empowers individuals in the Litchfield Hills who are struggling with mental illness to have productive and independent lives, was offered the use of two buildings on the Litchfield green. The former Murphy’s Pharmacy, which…

TORRINGTON — The American Ninja Warrior competition is coming to the Torrington YMCA on Nov. 30. Participants will have a chance to compete and see if they have what it takes to become the first Torrington Y Ninja Warrior Champion.