Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:01:25 -0400 HamletHub.com Caring 4R Community Services Fair https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3088-caring-4r-community-services-fair3088-caring-4r-community-services-fair https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3088-caring-4r-community-services-fair3088-caring-4r-community-services-fair

When people are looking for assistance, whether the need be for healthcare, food, transportation or other need, they often don't know where to turn. The upcoming Winsted Services Fair can help.

The Second Annual Winsted Services Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Northwestern CT Community College, in Greenwoods Hall, room 128, 119 North Main Street, Winsted. Thirty-eight local service providers and area organizations representing food and nutrition, health care, behavioral health, safety, transportation, older adults, youth/children, and general services will be available to share information and answer questions about their available resources. The fair is open to the public.

In October 2016, a group of people met to address the growing needs of the community, connect community partners, collaborate to avoid duplication, identify gaps in services and generate ideas to fill those gaps. Since the initial meeting, a group of over 60 individuals responded, forming Winsted’s Caring 4R Community Coalition, and recommended sponsoring a Winsted Services Fair. The first Services Fair was held in the spring of 2017 with representation from 38 local Winsted providers and organizations and approximately 100 attendees.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Heather Cappabianca) Events Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:27:01 -0400
Don't Miss This Tag Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3089-don-t-miss-this-tag-sale3089-don-t-miss-this-tag-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3089-don-t-miss-this-tag-sale3089-don-t-miss-this-tag-sale

My dad lived in the same house for more than 60 years. He was a diesel mechanic, a toolmaker, World War II Navy Veteran and an all around do-it-yourself man. He accumulated a lifetime worth of tools, not to mention furniture, memorabilia and household items.  He passed away last year and these amazing and treasured items are up for sale. One day only!

Stop by at 131 Ridge Street in Winsted this Saturday, April 21 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and see for yourself!

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cgundlach@snet.net (A Proud Daughter) Neighbors Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:09:11 -0400
National Day of Prayer Service Set for Winsted https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3086-national-day-of-prayer-service-set-for-winsted3086-national-day-of-prayer-service-set-for-winsted https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3086-national-day-of-prayer-service-set-for-winsted3086-national-day-of-prayer-service-set-for-winsted

National Day of Prayer Service

Second Congregational Church, Winsted

The Second Congregational Church of Winsted, 800 Main Street, Winsted, invites you to an Evening of Patriotic Prayer and Song in celebration of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow.  

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Every year, local, state, and federal observances are held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation.

Please join us for an evening of Christian prayer and traditional hymns as we pray for the church, family, country, government, community, military, vets and emergency personnel.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Second Congregational Churc) Events Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:40:17 -0400
Brian Ohler Named One of Litchfield County's Leaders Under 40 https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3085-brian-ohler-named-one-of-litchfield-county-s-leaders-under-403085-brian-ohler-named-one-of-litchfield-county-s-leaders-under-40 https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3085-brian-ohler-named-one-of-litchfield-county-s-leaders-under-403085-brian-ohler-named-one-of-litchfield-county-s-leaders-under-40

State Representative Brian Ohler (R-64) has been named as one of Litchfield County Leaders Under 40. The Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Organization (YPO) fielded nominations for young leaders that contribute to the businesses and communities of Litchfield County from which they chose the winners.

Rep. Ohler said, “It’s an immense honor to be selected as an inaugural awardee. Public service and volunteerism have always been my passion. As a firefighter, EMT, soldier, and now a state representative, I’m just so thankful to be in a position that both supports and defends our local communities, our state, and our beloved country. It’s an even greater honor to know that I’m sharing this award with such an amazing group of dedicated and talented young leaders.”

YPO’s mission is to engage and attract working professionals in their twenties and thirties to grow within the communities of the Northwest Corner, which is facilitated through networking, community involvement and professional development. JoAnn Ryan, President and CEO of the NW CT Chamber of Commerce, praised Rep. Ohler’s selection, saying, “You were selected by a panel of local leaders who used the following criteria: career or educational achievement, commitment to excellence in your industry, leadership within your organization, involvement in your community, leadership in community organizations and potential impact to the community’s future. You are truly making a difference and touching many lives.”

The Chamber's YPO will honor the Litchfield County Leaders Under 40 with a special publication and an awards dinner on July 26th. #

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cgundlach@snet.net (Office of State Representative Brian Ohler) Neighbors Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:35:14 -0400
Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communication Strategies https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3082-alzheimer-s-association-effective-communication-strategies3082-alzheimer-s-association-effective-communication-strategies https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3082-alzheimer-s-association-effective-communication-strategies3082-alzheimer-s-association-effective-communication-strategies

 

On May 4 at 11 a.m., make plans to attend The Alzheimer's Association’s Effective Communication Strategies program that will provide practical information and resources to help friends, family and caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with Alzheimer's.

Communication is more than just talking and listening. It's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia or Alzheimer's, learn to understand their verbal and non-verbal cues and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Please register at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851. 

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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (Caroline Burchfield) Events Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:31 -0400
Battell Coffee House to Feature Stacey Caron, Stan Civco and Buzz Kuhns https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3087-battell-coffee-house-to-feature-stacey-caron-stan-civco-and-buzz-kuhns3087-battell-coffee-house-to-feature-stacey-caron-stan-civco-and-buzz-kuhns https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3087-battell-coffee-house-to-feature-stacey-caron-stan-civco-and-buzz-kuhns3087-battell-coffee-house-to-feature-stacey-caron-stan-civco-and-buzz-kuhns

Come to the next Coffee House at Battell Chapel in Norfolk
Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., featuring 3 storytellers:
Stacey Caren
Stan Civco &
Buzz Kuhns 

The stories are funny, interesting and entertaining; the desserts are homemade and the coffee is fresh!

$15 suggested donation at the door. For more information call 860-542-5721

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cgundlach@snet.net (Janis Graham-Jones) Events Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:46:44 -0400
Norfolk Farmers Market: Treat The Earth Well https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3084-norfolk-farmers-market-treat-the-earth-well3084-norfolk-farmers-market-treat-the-earth-well https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3084-norfolk-farmers-market-treat-the-earth-well3084-norfolk-farmers-market-treat-the-earth-well

..."It was not given to you by your parents,

It was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,

we borrow it from our children.”

— Ancient Indian Proverb

Earth Day is an annual event created back in 1970 to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. 
This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday,  April 22 and will be marked with a variety of rallies, activities,conferences and service projects.
One of the simplest and most satisfying service projects you can do this weekend to honor the event, is to choose local foods!  
Not only do they taste better, but they produce less of an environmental impact because the carbon footprint left on our planet
from shipping foods from other states is astronomical!
 
Also, by purchasing local, you are preserving farmland and green space right in your own neighborhood. Not to mention, buying from your local farmers and artisans stimulates your local economy and connects you to he people who raise, create and grow it.The social implications of that, would make any mother "earth" proud.  So join us this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This Saturday is our last indoor market of the season until we move to front lawn on May 19!  This week's lineup includes...
  • Home made baked goods from Grassy Knoll Farm
  • 100% Grass fed beef and more from Lone Silo Farm
  • Hand Crafted Goat Cheese from Lost Ruby Farm
  • Sergio Woodturning
  • Skin Care Products from Natural Beauty
  • Fresh picked greens from Zinke's Homegrown
  • Fluke Skin Treats for Dogs from Mikey's Treats
  • Locally sourced Jelly and Preserves from Le Collines
  • Narrative art and metal sculpture from Karen Rossiand just in time for grilling season
    Herbed Grinder Salts from Rolling Rock Farm
  • New this year..."Barnadette Bucks"!
  • Gift Certificates are great for every occasion,
    so be sure to ask about them at the manager's desk
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cgundlach@snet.net (Norfolk Farmers Market) Events Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:26:00 -0400
Rich Arnista Says More Snow On The Way https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3083-rich-arnista-says-more-snow-on-the-way3083-rich-arnista-says-more-snow-on-the-way https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3083-rich-arnista-says-more-snow-on-the-way3083-rich-arnista-says-more-snow-on-the-way

WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE WINTER WANTS TO HANG ON A FEW MORE DAYS AS YET ANOTHER WINTER-TYPE STORM IMPACTS OUR AREA FROM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THRU THURSDAY NIGHT. MY FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THIS AFTERNOON, CLOUDS AND SUN, BREEZY AND COOL, HIGHS 48-52 OR TEN DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. TEMPS WILL DROPTO 32-36 WITH 1-2" OF SNOW LIKELY ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BY THURSDAY MORNING.

THURSDAY - CLOUDY, BREEZY AND VERY COLD FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WITH NO ACCUMULATIONS, HIGHS 38-42.

THURSDAY NIGHT CLOUDY AND COLD WITH ANY RAIN CHANGING TO LIGHT SNOW WITH ANOTHER 1-2" LIKELY OVER HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. LOWS 32-36.

OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY CLOUDS AND SUN, BREEZY AND CONTINUED, UNSEASONABLY COLD HIGHS 48-53. NORMAL HIGH THIS TIME OF YEAR IS 62 AND THAT SHALL BE REACHED BY SUNDAY, BUT UNTIL THEN OLD MAN WINTER STILL HAS US BY HIS FINGERTIPS!!


METEOROLOGIST RICH ARNISTA.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Meteorologist Rich Arnista) Life Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:21:29 -0400
Comm-Con at NWCCC https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3081-comm-con-at-nwccc3081-comm-con-at-nwccc https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3081-comm-con-at-nwccc3081-comm-con-at-nwccc

On Thursday , April 19, the Northwestern Comm-Con takes place at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in both Greenwoods Hall Gymnasium and Founders Hall Auditorium.

Beginning at 4 p.m.  events are free for students and staff and $5 for the general public.

Lectures on super-hero creation (4 to 5 p.m.), bladesmithing (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.), and paranormal investigation (7 to 8 p.m.) take place in Founders Hall. Participants in cosplay dress are encouraged to visit Greenwoods Hall, where a backdrop from the Warner Theater is available for photo opportunities, and the Laurel City Fencing Society will be demonstrating medieval combat techniques.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Friends of Main Street) Events Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:59:41 -0400
Discussing Virginia Woolf with Mark Scarbrough https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3080-discussing-virginia-woolf-with-mark-scarbrough3080-discussing-virginia-woolf-with-mark-scarbrough https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3080-discussing-virginia-woolf-with-mark-scarbrough3080-discussing-virginia-woolf-with-mark-scarbrough

Mark Scarbrough Will Discuss Virginia Woolf

 
Everybody should be afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her prose is haunting and elliptical. Yet no one should be afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her novels are luminous, airy, even breezy at times, a strangely elegaic look at the crack between the Victorian world she inherited and the modern world she helped create. The heart of her writing is the promise of a whole person behind the mundane details of life, the hope of coherence in the scattered impressions of a moment, a thing that fiction itself too often fails to find. She was a dyed-in-the-wool visionary and an accessible genius, somehow still mired in nineteenth-century snobbery.
 
Come join Mark Scarbrough in this literary seminar through a selection from her works as we discuss, think about, and come to know one of our literature's greatest minds - Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at Scoville Memorial Library.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis-Hollander) Events Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:53:00 -0400
Hunt Homegrown Plant Sale to Attract Gardeners https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3079-hunt-homegrown-plant-sale-to-attract-gardeners3079-hunt-homegrown-plant-sale-to-attract-gardeners https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3079-hunt-homegrown-plant-sale-to-attract-gardeners3079-hunt-homegrown-plant-sale-to-attract-gardeners

The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host its annual Hunt Homegrown Plant Sale on the weekend of May 19 and 20from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.  Gift certificates are available now at the library and great for giving on Mother’s Day or for a green thumb’s birthday.  Falls Village’s growers and gardeners will provide a wide variety of vegetable plants, including all sorts of tomatoes, plus annuals, perennials, and house plants all grown by local gardeners and CSAs.  

As volunteer organizer Ruth Giumarro likes to say, “gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!”  A bake sale on Saturday will show off the skills of Falls Village’s talented bakers and the library’s famous Upstairs/Downstairs Book Sale will have a selection of gardening books, including a section of free bonus choice books, one for every $30 spent on plants and bake sale items.  All proceeds benefit the library.  

David M. Hunt Library is located at 63 Main Street in Falls Village, CT.  For more information or to buy gift certificates, call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary,org

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cgundlach@snet.net (David M. Hunt Library) Events Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:44:14 -0400
Strokes: The Latest Prevention and Treatment Options https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3077-strokes-the-latest-prevention-and-treatment-options3077-strokes-the-latest-prevention-and-treatment-options https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3077-strokes-the-latest-prevention-and-treatment-options3077-strokes-the-latest-prevention-and-treatment-options

On April 28 at 11 a.m., Melissa Braislin, MS, CCC-SLP, Stroke Program Coordinator and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Health Quest/Sharon Hospital will present the newest stroke prevention and treatment options. 

Sharon Hospital is a nationally designated Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and a TeleMedicine partner with Yale-New Haven Hospital. Braislin and the Sharon Hospital Stroke Center Team recently completed a rigorous training in the latest stroke prevention and treatment techniques which have been integrated into Sharon Hospital’s stroke protocol.   Braislin is also the Director of Speech Pathology at Sharon Hospital. 

Reservations for this free program may be made at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851.

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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (caroline kenny) Events Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:37:08 -0400
Catholic Women's Club to Host Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3078-catholic-women-s-club-to-host-wine-spirits-and-beer-tasting3078-catholic-women-s-club-to-host-wine-spirits-and-beer-tasting https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3078-catholic-women-s-club-to-host-wine-spirits-and-beer-tasting3078-catholic-women-s-club-to-host-wine-spirits-and-beer-tasting

WINE, SPIRITS & BEER TASTING

On Saturday, April 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., join us for a relaxing evening of sampling wine and beer. The Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting event sponsored by the local Catholic Women's Club will be held at the Canaan Country Club, 74 High Street in Canaan.  Beverages are being provided by Stateline Wine and Spirits in Canaan.

Appetizers and desserts are included with your admission ticket.

Silent auction of incredible gift baskets!

Tickets:  $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door

Purchase in advance until 4/19:  www.stmartinoftoursct.org

Click on "Links", "Online Giving", "Quick Give", select Winetasting from "Fund"

Sponsored by the Catholic Women's Club of St. Martin of Tours Parish

10% of orders placed on April 21 will be donated back to CWC, St. Martin of Tours Parish



 

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cgundlach@snet.net (The Colebrook News) Events Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:34:49 -0400
Winchester Grange to host Music Night Concert on May 8th https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3076-winchester-grange-to-host-music-night-concert-on-may-8th3076-winchester-grange-to-host-music-night-concert-on-may-8th https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3076-winchester-grange-to-host-music-night-concert-on-may-8th3076-winchester-grange-to-host-music-night-concert-on-may-8th

Winchester Grange is hosting a special music-filled evening on Tuesday, May 8, when they host their annual Music Night Concert.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m.  Winchester Grange Hall is located at 100 Newfield Road, Winchester Center, Connecticut.  

The concert will include a cross-section of music with performances by vocalist Jerry Alonzo, guitarist Peter Hurlbut, guitarist Jon Keefe, pianist Mary Lou Keefe, flute performance by Alexis Lamere and friends, vocalist Judy Robinson, and pianist Mary Sullivan.

There is no admission charge and you do not have to be a Grange member to attend - the evening is open to everyone.  The evening will also feature a Country Store (similar to a Penny Auction) and light refreshments following the concert.

For more information, contact Winchester Grange Program Director Ramona Fassio, via e-mail at lecturer@winchestergrange.org or visit our website at http://www.WinchesterGrange.org.

Getting to Winchester Center: From Winsted, take Route 263 to the Winchester Center green. From Torrington, take Newfield Road (at the corner of Winsted Rd. and N. Main St.) to the Winchester Center green.  

Celebrating our 130th Anniversary in 2018, Winchester Grange was formed January 2, 1888, and is currently one of the largest Community Granges east of the Mississippi River in membership. Winchester Grange is extremely active in the Winchester Center community, holding numerous programs and events year-round.  

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information@ctstategrange.org (Terri Fassio) Events Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:25:42 -0400
Bluegrass At Its Best at Dewey Hall This Month https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3075-bluegrass-at-its-best-at-dewey-hall-this-month3075-bluegrass-at-its-best-at-dewey-hall-this-month https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3075-bluegrass-at-its-best-at-dewey-hall-this-month3075-bluegrass-at-its-best-at-dewey-hall-this-month

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys Concert
Friday, April 27, Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert at 7:30
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$20 at the door. Advanced Tickets available. 
 
 
Oldtone productions is proud to bring Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David Davis has traveled and performed as frontman for the bluegrass group, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys since 1984. He is recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin techinique. His uncle, Cleo Davis, was Bill Monroe’s original Blue Grass Boy. 
 
Join us for an intimate evening of traditional bluegrass at its very best, with one of the legends in the business! If you love Bill Monroe-style mandolin and bluegrass, don't miss David Davis at Dewey Hall! David Davis and WRB were a favorite on the Main Stage at the www.oldtonemusicfestival.com in 2017, and we are excited to have them in one of the premier listening rooms in Berkshire County. 
 
Refreshments available. This event is sponsored by Salisbury Bank and Trust https://www.salisburybank.com/ and Big Elm Brewing. http://www.bigelmbeer.com/
 
Contact beth@oldtonemusicfestival.com or 413 429 1176 for more information.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Dewey Hall Associates) Events Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:59:52 -0400