Joann Rubino brought her cell phone outside to the balcony and swept the camera around for a neighborhood panorama. The sky blazed a brilliant blue, the apartment buildings an unmistakable burnt sienna.

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LITCHFIELD — The owners of the Litchfield Distillery said they would never have envisioned that they would be forsaking their spirits production and working overtime with a small crew to provide hand sanitizer, which they are giving away for free. Co-owner Jack Baker said, “We started produc…

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WASHINGTON — Since you can’t come to the Institute for Native American Studies, the Institute is bringing the Museum to you, virtually. Although they not able to welcome you on-site, the staff is doing everything they can to stay connected to you and to the community. You can keep in touch w…

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BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Republican Town Committee elected George Blass as its new chairman recently, said an email from the organization. Blass, a 26-year Brookfield resident, businessman and long-time member of the Planning Commission, unseated outgoing Chair Loretta Donovan by a vote o…

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LITCHFIELD — The sign on Route 118 reads “Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center.” It hardly does justice to this unique and comprehensive place. Drive up to the complex of buildings and be prepared to enter a fascinating environment, offering spiritual, intellectual, challenging, and …

RAILROAD HISTORY: The Barkhamsted Historical Society presents Barkhamsted resident and railroad enthusiast, Scott Johnstone, speaking on the history of the railroad that went through town, specifically the 1892 incident when a railroad car blew up, 7 p.m., March 13, Barkhamsted Senior center…

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LITCHFIELD — For several houses of worship in the Litchfield Hills, it has become a struggle of faith to continue, and some have been forced to close and sell their church buildings, find a new church to attend, or search for a radical new approach.

HARWINTON — Now in its fourth year, the Harwinton Lions Food Truck Festival has expanded its partnership with the Harwinton Agricultural Society to a two-day festival. The two organizations will present Taste of Harwinton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30-31 at the Harwinton Fairgrounds, 150 Locust Road.

WOODBURY — The March 15 concert with Connecticut-based husband and wife duo, Handler and Levesque, presented by the Friends of the Woodbury Senior Community Center, at 2 p.m. March 15 has been canceled.

MOVIE AT THE WARNER: The Warner Theatre will host the CT film premier of “Just One More Kiss,” starring CT native Patrick Zeller in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. March 6. Zeller and featured actor Stink Fisher will be at the screening. For tickets and information call 860-489-7180 …