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NEW MILFORD — Litchfield County’s best known home for freelancers and “solopreneurs,” Makery Coworking, is comfortably located in the former home of Barton’s store, dating back to 1905, which was followed by Harts Five and Dime for several decades. It is still fondly remembered by New Milfor…

VETERAN ADVOCATE: Veteran’s Outreach, May 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Harwinton Library. A Veterans’ advocate will be available to answer general questions regarding various programs and services for Veterans; referrals to specific agencies provided as needed. All Veterans are welcome re…

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LITCHFIELD — Kitchenworks, a landmark Litchfield shopping destination, is celebrating 40 years in business this month, having first opened its doors in May 1979. Originally located in the Cobble Court, the store moved to its current location off the Litchfield Green in May 1997.

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LITCHFIELD — Tucked away on Duck Pond Road in Litchfield is one of the great treasures of this area — The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. A mouthful to say but truly an amazing place that everyone should visit. For over 20 years the organization has celebrated the season with a spec…

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BANTAM — Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar owner/chef Samantha (Sam) Tilley, who originally housed her restaurant at the Tollgate Inn in Litchfield, recently explained the unusual name she chose for her business at a special once a month restaurant opening. “Northern mockingbirds can learn as ma…

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting Litchfield at 300, a silent auction art fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artwork by local artists representing Litchfield’s 300 years of history will be featured. Proceeds from the evening benefit the educational missio…

LITCHFIELD — Vaping monitors at a regional high school are helping administrators recognize students who are nicotine dependent, with the goal of helping the teens break the habit.

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LITCHFIELD — Christine Harding, who is co-owner with Mark Abbott of the new coffeehouse in Litchfield with the quirky name Toast & Co., recently shared her personal journey during a very brief lull in business behind the counter.

TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is partnering with Arts Culture Torrington for Arts Night Out, Thursday May 16 at 5:30 p.m. This free networking event will be held at the CT Academy for the Arts, 100 Prospect Street, Torrington.

OKLAHOMA! AT THS: Torrington Public School Theatre and Torrington High School Student Theatre present Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” May 2-4, 7 p.m,.high school’s Little Theatre. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and children under 12 at the door. For more information or to re…

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KENT — Kenise Barnes sat in the courtyard of the Kent Barns complex on a cloudy, chilly spring afternoon. Nearby and inside, workmen were putting the finishing renovation touches on a space that would soon become Barnes’ second gallery, Kenise Barnes Fine Art. The damp weather did little to …

RIPLEY OPEN HOUSE: Litchfield Tercentennial: Spring Open House at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, 55 Duck Pond Road, Litchfield, April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The conservancyprotects a diverse range of the world’s waterfowl, focusing especially on rare and endangered species. Explo…

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston welcomed children and their families Sunday for a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. The scenic train ride, departing from Thomaston Station and running along the Naugatuck river, provided a scenic excursion and gave children the opportunity to …

LITCHFIELD — Fourth degree black belt Ann Krantz, owner and instructor of Litchfield Tang Soo Do, spent 2018 competing across the United States on the North American Sports Karate Associate circuit. and, was the recipient of three world titles in Traditional Forms, Weapons and Sparring competition.

LITCHFIELD — The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Dan Furman to speak about the origin and history of some very special flowers at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

NEW HAVEN — Patients suffering pain and jaundice from blocked bile ducts can find relief without going through major surgery with the use of endoscopic ultrasound, according to the director of the Yale Center for Pancreatitis.

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Rusty metal furniture hastily shoved against walls with peeling paint. Old medical equipment in once sterile wards whisper of past patients. The quietness of eerily still hallways suddenly interrupted when a gust of wind through broken window glass rustles leaves strewed on the floor.

LITCHFIELD — Marketplace restaurant, the anchor for the “New Old Jail” complex on the Litchfield green, upped the ante on its soft opening with a large diverse crowd on a Sunday afternoon. Although the day was rainy, outdoor bistro seating was placed on the two-story walkway as a reminder of…

WINSTED — The family of Samya Stumo, a Massachusetts woman killed in the March 10 crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines, alleged Thursday that Boeing, among others, was negligent in bringing the plane to market and allowing it to fly — and thus led to the death of …

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LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School is a private college preparatory boarding school founded in 1891, with renowned Kent sculptor Peter Woytuk’s iconic “The Bulls” sculpture dominating the lawn in front of the main building. Amid this impressive and historic campus is a fascinating space called…

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NORFOLK — Gravestones stand quietly in cemeteries around the nation and the world, symbols of a family’s loss and remembrance of a loved one. Older monuments are often made of limestone, marble and slate, while newer ones, often made with granite, are sandblasted, with curved edges and shiny…

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo beings at 6 p.m., with progressive jackpots and food for sale.

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KENT — Golfing has always been a passion for Kent resident, Ken Johnson. So much so, that he is launching a golf club for senior citizens in the area and is looking for members to join him.