Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:20:37 -0400 Greenwoods Puppet Festival in Norfolk

The puppetry community is gearing up with excitement for the first annual Greenwoods Puppet Festival in Norfolk. A magical event that celebrates the art of puppetry, the Festival will include a series of puppet shows for children and adults at the Library with a puppeteer specializing in streets fairs and large puppets strolling the lawn between shows. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling the Library 860-542-5075 or registering online.

Friday, Sept. 13

8:00 p.m.: Jana Zeller and Spybird Theater, “Puppet Crimes” (ages 16+). Register here.

Saturday, Sept. 14

11:00 a.m.: Sarah Nolen, “The Fairy Tailor”. Register here.

3:30 p.m.: The Gottabees, “Lollipops for Breakfast”. Register here.

6:00 p.m.: “Moth Jamboree” (ages 13+). Register here.

Sunday, Sept. 15

1:00 p.m.: Madison J. Cripps Marionettes, “Slice of Crazy Pie”. Register here.

3:30 p.m.: Alex and Olmsted, “Milo, the Magnificent”. Register here.

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Mortal Beasts and Deities “The Raven” will be roaming the grounds.

We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support: Battell Arts Foundation, Norfolk Connecticut Children's Foundation, Norfolk Library Associates, and the Town of Norfolk.

We hope to see you there!
]]> (Norfolk Library) Events Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:32:06 -0400
Mah Jongg Night in Sheffield - Beginners Welcome


  • Wednesdays in September 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in style

Beginners welcome



(413) 229-7004


TUES - THURS: 10 - 5
FRIDAY: 10 - 8
SATURDAY: 10 - 5
SUNDAY: 2 - 5

]]> (Bushnell-Sage Library) Neighbors Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:11:00 -0400

Writers, you’ve done the hard part of writing that book or short story. Now how do you get it published? Join Christopher Clawson Rules of Breaking Rules Publishing to explore the different methods of getting published.

Christopher has been in the publishing field for many years and is eager to share his knowledge with his fellow residents of Sheffield.

  • Friday, September 27, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM


(413) 229-7004

]]> (martha beyer) Events Mon, 02 Sep 2019 20:58:00 -0400
Recycled Runway Show and Party for American Mural Project

Art of Work Recycled Runway Show & Party
Get your tickets now for the American Mural Project's annual Art of Work Gala on Saturday, September 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. This year’s theme is “Recycled Runway”—a recycled wearable art show! The full evening includes generous hors d'oeuvres by Emily’s Catering prior to the Recycled Runway show, followed by the Nekita Waller Band, dance party that includes light projections by Joe Wheaton, and dessert. Various levels of ticket options available for purchase until September 15, ranging from $35–350 per person:
What incredibly creative applications we’ve received for the Recycled Runway show! More than 30 designs were submitted by people of all ages and levels of experience in the region—and will be modeled by women, women, and children. Jeff Geddes of Torrington Savings Bank, MC extraordinaire for the Recycled Runway show, can’t wait to help showcase all of the environmentally conscious wearable art!
Thanks to our sponsors: Newman’s Own Foundation, R&M Insulation, Northwest Community Bank, Only in My Dreams Events, Torrington Savings Bank, and Ledgebrook Spirit Shop.
Consider becoming a sponsor or advertising in the Gala program book!
]]> (American Mural Project) Events Mon, 02 Sep 2019 20:23:59 -0400
Norfolk Makerspace to Feature Leslie Watkins

All are welcome to the Norfolk Makerspace September Open House on Saturday, September 21st, from 2:00-4:00pm, located in the lower level of Battell Chapel, 12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT.

Our featured artist, Leslie Watkins, will demonstrate various botanical watercolor painting techniques. Leslie uses flowers she grows in the gardens at Dandelion Cottage, her home and studio in Norfolk, CT. Leslie will also discuss the tools needed to create her art, inspired by nature. Examples of the artist’s watercolor paintings, nature journals, handmade boxes, and simple notecards will be on display.

“Art and Nature have been the primary focus of my life,” says Leslie. "When I paint a landscape or a flower, design a garden or write about nature––it’s all the same to me. Close observation of nature helps to broaden my understanding of what I love and to hopefully inspire others to do the same.”

Visitors to the Makerspace can join in the fun. John Thew will host a watercolor painting table for anyone who would like to experiment with watercolor techniques. Eve Thew invites you to join her to make a pillow for your special room. Karen Rossi will have supplies for you to make a miniature sand meditation garden and we'll have a special table with arts and crafts for little ones. 

In addition, Alesia Maltz will be in our Loom Room. Anyone interested may join in weaving a hug blanket. The hug blankets are gifts to children in need who are crossing at the border. On an ongoing basis, Sue Williams will host the Loom Room on Tuesdays from 1-3 for anyone interested in weaving or dropping off more blankets. Over 50 blankets have been amassed for the project in just a month and a half.

Please save the third Saturday (2-4 pm) of each month through December, and continue to join us (Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21). Please follow and share our Norfolk CT makerspace Facebook and Meetup pages. For more information: contact Karen Rossi (860) 305-6579, (interim coordinator).

]]> (Kelly Kandra Hughes) Events Mon, 02 Sep 2019 20:06:01 -0400
Botelle Families Invited to Meet & Greet New Staff Members

Dear Botelle School Community,

You are

Invited to a Meet & Greet

on Wednesday Evening, August 21st at 6 p.m.

in our Library/Media Center.

We hope you will be able to join us

  to welcome our new staff members

into our Botelle Family!

Ms. Lauren Montagna - Early Primary - PK/K

Mrs. Erica McCleary - Intermediate - 3/4

Mrs. Melissa Asselin- Upper Intermediate - 6

Ms. Shana Bazelmans - Art Teacher

Mrs. Rene Ayers - Nurse

Mr. Tyler Yelsits - Evening Custodian

Mr. Winter Thorne-Kaunelis - PE Teacher

Mr. Edmund Livingstone - Instructional Assistant

Mrs. Erin Dubecky - Library/Media Specialist


]]> (Botelle School Staff) Neighbors Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:08:04 -0400
Haystack Book Talks Fall Series Kicks Off October 4

Haystack Book Talks brings writers into conversation on a wide range of topics to celebrate ideas and discourse.



Tucked away in the beautiful wooded hills of Northwestern Connecticut, Norfolk provides an intimate setting for the festival. Literary conversations are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4, 5, and 6 2019, in downtown Norfolk, set against the backdrop of autumn foliage.

New this year, the festival will also offer an array of “one-off” conversations during the summer.

All events are held at the Norfolk Library and are free and open to the public with seat reservations required.

We are thrilled to add this literary festival to the vibrant cultural offerings in town, including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Yale Norfolk School of Music and ArtInfinity HallNorfolk Library and Norfolk Historical Society.

Haystack Book Talks bring together in unmoderated conversation writers and thinkers who have something to talk about.  Past and upcoming talks are as various as Rosa Alcala and McArthur Award winner John Keene discussing the relation between their creative writing and their work as translators; prize-winning writers David Blight and Steve Luxenberg talking about the fateful American passage from abolition to segregation; novelists Courtney Maum and Teddy Wayne examining the relation between historical and fictional characters in their work; and Jeff Goodell and Julian Brave NoiseCat exploring the social and ecological inevitabilities of climate change.


Please contact us @ 860-542-7185 x260 for more information about ADA/mobility accommodations.

The Haystack Book Talks is sponsored in part by the Norfolk Foundation, Inc. 
We are especially grateful to Steve Melville for spearheading this literary festival.

Friday, October 4

6:00 pm
HERE to reserve your seat.
Brendan Gill Lecture, by Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family
An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson made to survive the Portland, Oregon, of his youth.

Saturday, October 5

10:30 am
HERE to reserve your seat.
The Widow Washington and TBD
Martha Saxton, author of The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington, and author TBD, will discuss the history’s changing understanding of George Washington.


1:00 pm
HERE to reserve your seat.
Lives Real and Imagined: The Fictionalization of True Characters
Costalegre’s Courtney Maum and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine’s Teddy Wayne discuss the fictionalization of real people in their recent novels.


3:00 pm
HERE to reserve your seat.
Reporting from the Front
Award-wining journalists Janine di Giovanni , author of The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria, and Anne Garrels, author of Naked in Baghdad, discuss what it takes to tell the hardest stories, to work in a field dominated by men, and to survive the aftereffects of the job.

Sunday, October 6

10:00 am
HERE to reserve your seat.
From Abolition to Segregation
David  Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and Steve Luxenberg, author of the highly praised Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation, engage in a timely exploration of the fateful dynamic of idealism and betrayal that continues to shape the fundamental fabric of American society.

12:30 pm
HERE to reserve your seat.
Coyotes and Beavers and Their Lives Among Us
Ben Goldfarb, author of  Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, and Dan Flores, author of Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, talk about humanity's fanatical and misguided attempts to control unruly and ecologically crucial wildlife.

3:00 pm (Talk & Walk)
HERE to register for the walk.
The Art of the Dam: Beavers in Our Backyard
Ben Goldfarb and Dan Flores will lead an outdoor talk and walk in Great Mountain Forest. Rendezvous at Mountain House, 200 Canaan Mountain Road at 3:00pm and walk from there up to Chattleton Road to see the beaver activity.

]]> (Norfolk Foundation) Events Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:03:25 -0400
It's Kids' Day at Norfolk Farmers Market

Bring your kids to meet "the kids" from Dandelion Hill Farm

The market is all about kids and you don't want to miss any of the fun - face painting, scavenger hunt with prizes, "Cook the Market" for kids, and games. It all starts Saturday at 10 A.M., rain or shine.

We've got the freshest produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and prepared foods in addition to finely crafted artisan wares! 
Listen to live music from Bill Benson while you browse the offerings!



See the vendor lineup we have for this Saturday's market!

Dandelion Hill Farm
Raw goat milk, cheese, eggs, honey and greens as well as lamb and goat meat and chicken

Ford Farm
Beef, pork and seasonal vegetables

Ginger Creek Nursery
Ornamental trees, shrubs and perennial plants

The Great Cape Baking Company
Hand cut doughnuts, gourmet breads, english muffins and jams
Pamela Harnois Art
Watercolors, prints, and art panels
Husky Meadows Farm
Organically grown produce and handcrafted foods

Jenkins’ Backyard Garden
Seasonal berries, vegetables and cut flowers

J & J Village Hotdogs
Coffee, soda and hot dogs
Krazy for Kazu's
Japanese style ginger dressing and other sauces

Lone Silo Farm
100 % Grass fed beef, seasonal produce and handcrafted foods

Lost Ruby Farm
Handcrafted goat cheeses
Mead's Sugar House
100% Pure maple syrup
Nunwell Glass
Blown and sculpted decorative objets d'art, vases and glassware
The Olive Oil Factory
Olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Pittsfield Rye
Fresh baked bread and rolls
Puzzels Plus
Children’s puzzles, room signs, cell and tablet holders plus more
PWest Designs
Pottery, beaded and tatted earrings, wire wrapped sea glass and beach pottery
Karen Rossi Studios
Whimsical metal sculpture and unique cards
Rustling Wind Creamery
Fine aged raw milk cheeses, raw milk and more
Scarlet Rose Soaps and Skincare
All natural handmade soaps and skin care products including lip balms, scrubs, masks, and body butters
Studious Baker
Gluten free pastries
Zinke's Homegrown
Seasonal produce and summer cut flowers

We also welcome….
Norfolk Lions Club
Selling raffle tickets
Norfolk Land Trust
Kara Zinke Emergency Fund
Sponsorships for golf tournament for fundraising purposes
Various logo items for sale to benefit the fund

Chalk art and giant bubbles for kids with Karen Rossi
“Cook the Market”  with Tracy Hayhurst of Husky Meadows Farm

Music this Saturday August 17th will be by Bill Benson

The Norfolk Farmers Market is held on the lawn of Norfolk Town Hall on Maple Avenue.
]]> (Norfolk Farmers Market Committee) Events Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:51:13 -0400
Winsted Fireman's Carnival & Parade This Week

Annual Winsted Fireman's Carnival Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday - Aug. 14-17

Winsted’s Annual Fireman’s Carnival kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, August 14, and continues through Saturday, August 17.  Located at the ball fields at 75 Rowley Street, the fun begins at 6 p.m. each evening, with the carnival closing at 11 p.m.

Among the attractions are games, bingo, blower ball, music and rides for the kids. 

Wednesday and Thursday nights are “Wrist Band Nights”, with ride wrist bands available for $20. 

Friday night will feature fireworks. 

The Firemen's Parade is on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., with marchers traveling down Main Street.

]]> (Fireman's Carnival Committee) Life Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:44:57 -0400
Theresa Wright will be Featured in Winsted's Concert in the Park

THURSDAY, August 15 (Rain Location First Church of Winsted}
This week's Concert in The Park features Theresa Wright & Co.
The show starts at 7 p.m. at East End Park in Winsted (rain or shine).

Theresa Wright is from Manchester, CT and is a  talented and well-known jazz singer who also sings gospel and soul. Grab some food and get there early to claim your spot on the green!

]]> (Friends of Main Street) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:06:10 -0400
Great Mountain Forest Names New Executive Director

As you know, the Board of Trustees of Great Mountain Forest (GMF) has been conducting an extensive search for an Executive Director to shepherd the organization through its next stage of development. On behalf of the GMF Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to announce that Tamara Muruetagoiena has been selected as our Executive Director, a role she will assume on October 7, 2019. We are excited to have found a candidate, like Tamara, who is extremely passionate about the forest, trained in forest science, and committed to our mission to promote the working forest as a renewable resource, as a habitat for wildlife and as a classroom for training and education
Tamara notes that she “fell in love with GMF during my studies at the Yale School of Forestry, when I had the opportunity to work and study in the forest. I feel so fortunate to be coming back to GMF now as its Executive Director, and I truly look forward to working with everyone to raise GMF’s public profile.” Besides her Masters of Forest Science from Yale, Tamara also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, Tamara also has command of four other languages.
Tamara joins GMF after having served as the Senior Global Manager for Sustainability and R&D at Driscoll’s, a large California-based international food grower where she set the long-term sustainability mission, vision, operating principles, standards and strategy goals. Previously to Driscoll’s, she was an Environmental Program Manager at Columbia University where she worked extensively in the Dominican Republic; a Sustainable Forestry Consultant for the Southern Europe Forest Owners Association; and a Policy Advisor to the European Union.
Please join us in welcoming Tamara to GMF, and, as always, thank you for your continued support of the forest.


]]> (John Coston, Chair GMF Board of Trustees) Neighbors Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:13:20 -0400
CBD: What Nobody Tells You

Do you know about CBD? 

If you’re like most of us, you know that CBD is everywhere. But, do you know what it is? This so-called golden elixir can be found in oils, capsules and even gummy-bears. Besides medical products, you can find this green-amber goo in your shampoo, dog treats and your coffee. Yes, CBD Coffee is real!  

Anyway, whether you use CBD or not, the market is growing. Stats don’t lie. According to Forbes Magazine, “CBD Market Could Reach $20 Billion By 2024. In fact, BDS Analytics is predicting a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent by 2024 across all distribution channels.”

To be prepared for the growth, this blog will go over what nobody tells you about CBD…

What on Earth is CBD?

Earth produces some of the most amazing crops. One of which is the hemp plant. Hemp is what manufacturers use to produce CBD, or cannabidiol.   

More specifically, cannabidiol is also known as industrial hemp. Industrial produced hemp is made up of varieties of Cannabis sativa L. that contain less than 0.03% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for the “high” that one gets with smoking cannabis. 

However with CBD, there is very low levels of THC. That said, there is no “high” when using CBD and the plant is federally legal. Now that we know the basics, what are the different types of CBD?

Complete CBD Checklist

Not all CBD products are created equal. With all the recent media, it’s not hard to get lost in the jungle of product options. 

But, with this simple complete CBD checklist, you will be well informed. Here are the three main types of Cannabinoids: 

Isolate – CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant

Broad Spectrum – contains only cannabinoids and none of the THC.

Full Spectrum – called the “entourage effect” because there are many types of cannabinoids, .03% THC and other natural compounds 

For the most therapeutic product, full-spectrum should be used. This means that the manufacturer is using the most potent part of the plant such as the flower. Full spectrum also contains legal amounts of THC 0.03%. By doing so, THC helps enhance the therapeutic effects of the cannabidiol. 

Much More Then Medicine 

In the crazed CBD world, all we think about are the medical benefits of hemp. And yes, for good reason. However, hemp is much more than a medical supplement. Different parts of the plant are often used for other reasons.

From the stem of hemp alone, one can produce many functional products such as clothes, paper, installation for a house, etc. The hemp seed can be used for making bread, biofuel, and bioplastics. The seeds have also been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to aid digestive problems.

Healing With Hemp

Humans have been using whole-plant medicines since the dawn of time. Luckily, today we have science to help.

By using evidence based medicine, we can find out what medical conditions CBD may treat. Here are a few of the more recent studies showing how effective this industrial plant really is.

For systemic inflammation, “Cannabinoid have shown therapeutic potential in a variety of chronic inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, HIV-1 infection, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.”

In a study analyzing anxiety and sleep, “Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%).”

For supporting cancer, “Cannabidiol acts on GPR12 receptors that are involved in cancer metastasis, and alters the viscoelasticity of metastatic cells, providing a novel approach to preventing metastasis.” In another study there is evidence that, “The use of Cannabidiol as an antiemetic in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.”

Besides those few outlined studies, CBD has been clinically proven to help epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, drug/nicotine withdrawal, and more.

Hemp Is On The Horizon

In this past year alone, there has been a 187% increase in hemp growth. In 1937, Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition. The tax and licensing regulations of the act made hemp cultivation nearly impossible for American farmers.

After many years, Congress finally passed the 2018 Farm Bill, legalizing hemp. The Farm Bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and allows farmers to pursue federal hemp cultivation permits.

With all this stated, hemp is truly on the horizon. 



Morales, P., Hernandez-Folgado, L. Goya P., & Jagerovic, N, (2016), Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) agonists and antagonists; a patient update. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Parents, 26(7), 843-856. Dpi: 10. 1080/13543776.2016.1193157

Boy hulk, D.G., Goddard, G., Mauro, G., & Orellana, MF. The effectiveness of Cannabinoids in the management of chronic non malignant neuropathic pain A systematic review Journal of oral and facial pain and headache, 29(1), 7-14, do I: 10.11607/off.1274

Rom, S, and Persidsky, Y. (2013)  Cannabinoid receptor 2: potential role immunomodulation and neuro-inflammation Review. Journal of neurotic use Pharmacology. The official journal the society on neuroimmune pharmacology 8(3), 609-620.

]]> (Chris Maslowski, L.Ac. Associate Acupuncturist, SOPHIA Natural Health Center) Life Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:03:41 -0400
Great New Classes at Taconic Learning Center

TACONIC LEARNING CENTER begins its new year
                                            on September 16, 2019

is beginning another year this month with the following 9 courses
beginning with Great Music III which examines the evolution of Western
music from the Romantic Period through the twentieth century and Monday
afternoon Tom Gruenewald will present Opera on Stage and on the Big Screen which will be coordinated with the 2019-2020 Metropolitan Opera HD broadcasts as shown at the Movie house in Millerton and the Mahaiwe in
Great Barrington. Both on Monday at Geer. Tuesday at Geer  Richard Reifsnyder will present  When Life Feels Unfair --  An Exploration of the book of Job and at Noble Larry Rand will examine the court’s rulings in
Robert’s Court 2018 – 2019: Slow Step or Lurch to the Right. On 
Wednesday at Geer David Bayersdorfer will present Are you Ready for the 2020 Election? What do you plan to do as a Republican, Democrat or Independent to have the candidate of your choice win?  Robert Rumsey’s course on Eisenhower and the 1950’s will examine his life and career to suggest why he is now viewed so positively.  Richard Collins, Tracy Atwood and Peter Vermilyea will discuss the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2019, one topic will be Refugees & Global Migration. Poetry Around the World will be presented by Maura Wolf at Noble on Thursday.   Larry Rand will continue with Marginalized Americans, this time on Jewish Americans. Playreading with Robert Rumsey reading plays by August Strindberg, both
classes at Noble.

TLC is organized by volunteers and our instructors are the heart of the organization.  They are local residents often retired from successful careers
and enjoy sharing their expertise with interested audiences. They are not
paid which is why their courses are prepared with humor and goodwill.  We
would like to introduce two of our instructors.

Maura Wolf a graduate of the college of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ
received a Masters Degree in English from Boston College in 1962. After teaching in high schools for nine years, working for The New Yorker Magazine
for two years and raising five children with her husband Richard, she worked
as a realtor for 28 years, 16 with Elyse Harney Real Estate in Salisbury.  She
now hopes to share her love of poetry with TLC members.

Bob Rumsey received a B.A. in comparative literature with a concentration in
modern drama from Columbia University and an M.A. in American History from
Trinity College, Hartford.  Eventually switching to architecture, he designed
custom homes in Litchfield County for four decades until his retirement.  He now
attends classes of all kinds at TLC.  He has been a devoted participant in
Rosemary Farnworth’s play reading classes for a number of years.

Classes are held every week at Noble Horizons in Salisbury and at Geer in
Canaan. Membership is opened to everyone with no limit to the number of classes one can attend in the year.  An annual tax deduction of $60 contribution helps defray operating costs. Detailed information on classes, times and
locations can be obtained from our website:

]]> (Sally Vaun) Neighbors Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:02:38 -0400
Connecticut Made with Cynthia Parzych


Saturday, September 7, 1 P.M.- FREE

David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031


Hours: Tues & Thurs 10-5, Fri 3-7, Sat 10-1

On Saturday, September 7, at 1 p.m.,  the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host Glastonbury author Cynthia Parzych, who will discuss her book, Connecticut Made, about the breadth and vitality of artisan craftsmen and small businesses in the Nutmeg State.  Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase at a discount following the talk.    This program is free and intended for ages 8 and older.  Families and nature lovers alike are welcome.  For reserve seating, call 860-824-7424 or visit  63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031.

The author said about her book, “The research and writing of Connecticut Made sent me on a journey of discovery to meet many creative entrepreneurs, giving me an understanding of the vital role small maker businesses have played throughout the history of our state, as well as in today’s business climate.  Hopefully my talk will inspire people to take their own road trips to visit local businesses and support them by buying Connecticut made products. By doing so, we can all contribute to the pervasive sense of community in the Nutmeg State. Along the way, those who do take a road trip just might discover a little local history, make some new friends, find a way to use some of their skills, or learn a new one!”

Born and educated in Connecticut, Cynthia is a writer, book publisher, editor, and professional chef. She lives in Glastonbury, CT, in The Old Parsonage, built in 1693, where she runs her publishing company and a food business using the produce grown on her property and sourced locally to make sauces, soups, pesto, pickles, vinegars, jams, and marmalades all sold under the Old Parsonage label.


]]> (Garth Kobal) Events Sat, 10 Aug 2019 20:59:03 -0400
Become a Certified Nurse Aide with Training from EdAdvance


Learn the skills that will allow you to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Our 100-hour program consists of 52 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical training. Completion will qualify you for the state certification examination (application fee included). PPD (Mantoux) and physical (within one year) are required prior to the first day of clinical. Call Foothills Adult Education 1-800-300-4781 Jen x1118 for more details. Register at, Adult Education Enrichment

DAY - 9 weeks

Sept 25 - Nov 20                      Wed/Thurs                                             $900*

8:30-2:30pm                           Class at EdAdvance

8:00-2:00pm                           Valerie Manor Torrington (first 2wks at Brandywine Litchfield)

A schedule will be handed out on the first day of class.

EVENING - 11 weeks

Sept 18 - Dec 5                        Wed/Thurs

5:00-9:00pm                           Class at EdAdvance                             $900*

4:00-10:00pm                         Valerie Manor Torrington (first 2wks at Brandywine Litchfield)

]]> (EdAdvance/Foothills Adult & Continuing Education) Neighbors Sat, 10 Aug 2019 20:47:49 -0400