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The MSABC Strides committee is seeking volunteers interested in joining this year’s walk committee. The 2016 walk will take place on Sunday October 16th at White Memorial Conservation Center. The committee will meet once a month beginning in March at Valerie Manor in Torrington. Specific roles and tasks involved in participating on the committee include, but not limited to, Sponsorship/Corporate Development Chair, Logistics & Kickoff Chair , Team Development Chair, and School Challenge Lead. Additional opportunities for those interested in publicity and marketing are also available.
Join the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, A powerful event to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer.
Please contact the American Cancer Society Community Manager Graham Kobs at Graham.Kobs@cancer.org or by phone at (203) 379-4884 . To find out additional details on the event please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/litchfieldct
The American Cancer Society will host a Kick-Off Celebration for the 2016 Relay For Life of Northwest Hills on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at BackstageEDL Restaurant.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us! For additional information, visit www.relayforlife.org/northwesthillsct
If you are planning to attend the Kick-Off Celebration, please RSVP by Friday, February 19, 2016 by contacting American Cancer Society Community Manager Amber Dunphy – firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: (203) 379-4738.
Volunteers are needed to help Girl Scouts conduct their annual cookie delivery.
We are looking for volunteers to help us count and load cookies into volunteer vehicles. Girl Scout cookie delivery will be held during snow, rain or sunshine on Saturday, Feb. 27th at UCONN Torrington, 855 University Drive, Torrington. We are asking volunteers to arrive between 7:30 am – 7:45 am. We should be done by noon. Please contact Teresa Allen –email@example.com or 1-800-922-2770 ext 3615 if you are interested in volunteering.
(Litchfield, Conn.) Do you have new or used prom dresses taking up space in your closet? DONATE THEM FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Help local young ladies go to prom. Brandywine Senior Living has partnered with Operation PROM Connecticut to gather dresses for underprivileged teens in Connecticut.
Donate a formal dress* to give a deserving local high school student an opportunity to join their friends at a memorial high school event. Donations of formal dresses accepted Sunday, February 21 - Saturday, March 19 at Brandywine Senior Living at Litchfield, 19 Constitution Way in Litchfield, CT. For more information please contact Felicia Saraceno at 860.567.9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Evening, formal, bridesmaid and cocktail dresses are also accepted. Accessories are also welcome.
Each year Operation PROM Connecticut holds a free give away event in April in Hartford and Bridgeport. Those who are in need of a prom dress have to register on Operation PROM’s website to attend at www.operationprom.org.
Brandywine Senior Living is a premier Assisted Living provider of quality care and services to seniors. Dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and individuality, the Brandywine team has a long history of providing a network of health care services in the Litchfield region including assisted living, Alzheimer’s & dementia care and Licensed nurses that are ON-SITE (not on-call) 24/7. Residents enjoy luxurious living and dining with fun-filled days. For more information, visit http://www.brandycare.com. Follow us on twitter: @BrandywineSL. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandywineSeniorLiving.
February 13th, 2016 Beginning at 6pm, $50pp
Located at Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Rd. Goshen CT 06756
860-491-9906 / www.mirandavineyard.com
Enjoy a romantic valentine's evening dinner at our vineyard.
6 Chocolate infused courses each served with complementing
MV wines. Live music to accompany dinner.
Reservations currently being accepted.
Become an educated, safe winter driver with the Winter Driving School presented by eEuroParts.com
”For 2016, Lime Rock Park has added a driver training program called the Winter Driving School.
Our Winter Driving Schools focus on taking the skills that you have already learned as a long-time driver and introduces specific techniques so that you will be the safest and most confident driver you can be when encountering snow and ice on the road. Parents of new drivers are encouraged to enroll their kids with a minimum of a driver’s permit and a reasonable amount of normal driving experience.
Taught by professional driving instructors on a custom-made snow course with guaranteed snow conditions, you will learn how to always be in control of your car - even in situations that might scare you now.
To participate in the program, you don’t have to have any previous experience, or even be a "gearhead," to not only have fun but also develop amazing car-control skills that make you a much better, more confident driver, whether on snow, ice, in the rain or in the dry. This is a bucket-list experience that with real take-home benefits!
This program uses your own vehicle to provide real benefits to your daily driving routine. Any vehicle – all-wheel-, rear-wheel- or front-wheel drive – can be driven safely in the snow. We’ll teach you specialized techniques appropriate to each vehicle type. Though snow tires are strongly recommended, they are only required for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, while all-wheel- and front-wheel drive vehicles are allowed to participate with all-season tires.
A chalet provides a warm respite for restroom breaks as well as snacks, coffee, hot chocolate and beverages. We keep a bonfire going at the snow course staging area, too.
Do yourself a favor and upgrade your winter driving skill-set while having fun - register for a Winter Driving School at Connecticut’s famous Lime Rock Park!
Program cost: $450 per driver
To register, contact Ryan McIntosh at Ryan@limerock.com or 860.435.5000, ext. 109. Registrations may also be completed online at: https://tickets.limerock.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=89.
Event Dates - January
15, Friday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
18, Monday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
22, Friday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
29, Friday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
Event Dates - February
5, Friday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
19, Friday, Winter Driving School (WDS)
Event Dates - March
March dates TBA (temperature dependent)*
February 15, 2016
Only course for the winter - seats are limited
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
Connecticut Live Steamers will be running their Live Steam G scale trains at Whiting Mills in the Laurel room at 100 Whiting Street Winsted, Ct 06098 on February 21,2016 from 11 to 4PM. Free to the public. Come and watch these little engines spit and sputter on heated water. Also many artist and craft persons studios will be open demonstrating and talking about there processes. Great event for the family! So much to see and do!
For immediate release
Torrington, CT – Kristin Roberts, owner of the Roberts Tax Group, and a key player in Torrington’s downtown revitalization, has been elected President of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). She was inducted to the role in November, and her term begins January 1, 2016.
Roberts, who was born and raised in Winsted, started the Roberts Tax Group in 1998. Her offices are across from Torrington’s renowned Five Points Gallery, and directly above Performance HUB USA, a non-profit music education foundation and entertainment venue she founded with her husband, musician Jay Roberts. She is also President of Main Street Torrington, a non-profit organization that advocates for and supports the revitalization of downtown. Kris is also a Professor of Accounting and Taxation at the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University in Waterbury.
Formed in 1979, NATP is the largest nonprofit tax preparation organization in the country. NATP members work at offices that assist over 12 million people worldwide with U.S. tax preparation and planning. Roberts said, “I’m strongly committed to education, and honored to have this opportunity to effect positive change for tax professionals and our clients in the state. In addition, I’m proud to be a part of the Torrington community, and I hope my appointment increases positive exposure of the city as a destination that supports businesses and educational organizations in all forms.”
The Mayor of Torrington, Elinor Carbone, congratulated Roberts, saying, “With the Courthouse construction, and a burgeoning arts scene in town, I see a strong need for the professional services of the legal and accounting profession. Having someone take on a leadership role in a National Association is a great representation of the quality of professionals we have working and living in the city of Torrington”.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
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