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The South Farms Corn Maze opens Saturday, September 13th at 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT. Starting on September 19th, the AmandaBakes Airstream food trailer will be onsite weekly with offerings of hot cider, coffee, and cocoa in addition to Warm Apple Crisp with homemade whipped cream and made from scratch seasonal cookies. Regularly on Sundays, in addition to the AmandaBakes Airstream, corn maze guests can stop at The Morris Marketplace for a bite to eat at the Marketplace Grill and pick-up the freshest selection of foods at the areas farmers’ market on a real working farm. Regularly scheduled hours are Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Special hours and private events can be arranged for larger groups during off-hours, by emailing email@example.com. The entrance fee for guests 4-years and older is $6, children 3-years and younger are free. Parking and ticketing for the maze is located at the South Farms “White Barn” parking lot at, 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763. Closings and maze conditions will be posted on the South Farms Facebook page.
Torrington Civitan Club will hold their Autumn Tag Sale & Flea Market on Saturday, October 4 from 9 am - 3 pm, rain or shine at RJB contracting parking lot, 588 Winsted Rd. Torrington. Event will feature a gift basket raffle, mum flower sale, Civitan tag sale table, and a variety of vendors. Vendor space 10’ x 10’ cost $30 if received by Sept. 27th, thereafter cost is $40 cash or money order only. Cost is non-refundable. Spaces assigned first-come basis day of event. Vendor set up begins 7 am and breakdown begins 3 pm. On-site parking and sanitary facilities. For info call: Kathy at 860-482-3851 or Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations for raffle table or tag sale table are appreciated; drop off all donations after 7 am day of event.
Torrington Civitan Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to volunteer community service. All proceeds benefit community charities and scholarships.
The Collette Hurst Quintet will perform jazz standards, classic pop songs, and original music at the Litchfield Hills Wine Market Benefit Wine Tasting for the Friendly Hands Food Bank on Saturday, October 4, from 2 to 4:30 pm. The Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc. is a non-profit charity organization that has been working to meet the needs of low-income families and individuals in the greater Torrington area for over twenty-three years. Supported by local residents and businesses, it strives to provide meals to well over 500 families serving 2,500 people each year. The event will feature wine, food, and music. www.collettehurstquintet.com
The Litchfield County Women’s Network will be holding its monthly meeting on Wed., September 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. at the Torrington Country Club, 300 Goshen Road, Goshen, CT.
The September meeting is the organization’s annual meeting and will include dinner and guest speaker, Bunny Donahue, veteran fashion designer, of Becket New York. Ms. Donahue boasts a resume that includes brand names such as: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pierre Cardin Knitwear, Tahari, Ellen Tracy and Jones New York. She created the Becket label in response to requests from women seeking a dress not only stylish but also classically tailored with a contemporary design that is both flattering and comfortable.
In addition, the LCWN will present its annual scholarship award to its recipient. The organization raises money for its scholarship fund from its monthly membership raffles and awards the scholarships to local women to assist them in pursuing their post-secondary education.
Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com, followed by payment of $30 for all guests to: LCWN Meetings, P. O. Box 59, Torrington, CT 06790. For more information, see website at www.lcwn.com.
RIVERTON SELF STORAGE, 2 SCHOOL STREET, RIVERTON, CT is a designated site for GREENspot DROPoff ®--Free and convenient e-waste recycling Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Sunday, Closed. Call 860-469-8187.
Televisions, Computers, Computer Monitors, Optical Drives, Laptops, Computer Mice, Tape and Zip Drives, Hard Drives, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Oscilloscopes, Keyboards, VCR/Beta machines, Cables & Cords, Printers, Radios, Loose PCBA’s, Stereo Components
A large hand-truck and dollies are available to assist in bringing your e-waste to the bins in the Self-Storage building.
E-waste is anything that you plug in that you want to throw out. GREENspot helps you recycle for free.
Torrington Municipal & Teachers Federal Credit Union has opened a student run branch at the Torrington High School. In a partnership with the Torrington Board of Education students will work for class credit at the full service branch located on campus. The credit union hours of operation will follow the school calendar. The students will be supervised by credit union staff and TBOE Business Teacher Andrew Marchand.
The Torrington Police Activities League works with over 800 area youth through educational and recreational programs.
Our mission is to provide hope and to build positive relationships with kids ages 5-18 by interacting with police, in partnership with businesses and educational leaders. By creating programming and activities that foster positive relationships and emphasize education and participation, PAL hopes to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
For more information, visit our website www.torringtonpal.com
Beginning September 3rd, VNA Northwest is facilitating a free, six-week workshop at Sharon Hospital to help people with chronic diseases gain more control over their lives. Called “Live Well,” the program covers a new topic each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving.
The workshop will be held at Sharon Hospital, 50 Hospital Hill Road, on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon each week through October 8th.
“Live Well” is designed for adults who have on-going health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or similar issues. The workshop is also very beneficial for caregivers, family members and friends of individuals with chronic diseases.
Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register right away. Please call VNA Northwest at 860-567-6000 or 800-752-0215 to register or for more information on the workshop.
Live Well is sponsored by The Western CT Area Agency on Aging, State of CT Dept. on Aging, and CT Dept. of Public Health through a grant from the Administration on Aging.
Torrington Savings Bank, Northwest Connecticut’s premier mutual savings bank, a leading provider of home mortgage loans and deposit products, recently announced the hiring of Christine Bascetta as Assistant Vice President of its recently formed Commercial Lending Department.
Christine comes to Torrington Savings Bank from Union Savings Bank where she was an Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending in Danbury, CT. She began her banking career at First National Bank of Litchfield where she worked in commercial administration, credit, and commercial lending. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and her Master of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago. Christine is active with the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce and the Litchfield Area Business Associates, and is a volunteer with the United Way of NW Connecticut.
She resides in Harwinton, CT and will be located at the Main Office of Torrington Savings Bank.
Jeff Lalonde, CEO of Torrington Savings Bank said: “TSB is committed to serving its communities by expanding its product line to include commercial lending. We are proud to have Christine join SVP Eric Erdtmann in our new Commercial Lending Department”.
ABOUT TORRINGTON SAVINGS BANK
Chartered in Connecticut in 1868, Torrington Savings Bank is one of the longest established banks in Connecticut with $795 million in assets. As a mutual savings bank, TSB is conservatively guided, strongly capitalized, safe and secure; and managed according to the best interests of its local communities. Torrington Savings Bank’s mutual status allows it to provide attractive rates to its customers. Headquartered in Torrington, CT where it has three offices, the bank has additional offices in Burlington, Goshen, Falls Village, and New Hartford, CT.
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