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TD Bank will host a free seminar entitled "Home Buying Made Simple" on Tuesday, June 16th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. If you are considering buying a home and want to better understand the process come and speak to experienced professionals who can answer your questions. Guest speakers will include Realtor Linda Ganem of Borla & Assoc. LLC, Attorney Robert F. Dwyer, Jr., and Richard J. Romanchick of Bearingstar Insurance. Learn the basics of buying a home, understand the costs, the application process and an overview of the loan closing. To reserve your seat please call Donna September, TD Bank, at 860-738-0101. Seating is limited so reserve early as these sessions fill up quickly!
A general information session will help you learn about:
Admissions and registration process
Get answers to your questions
…and tour our campus – dress comfortable!
Upcoming Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 20th 3:30
Wednesday, June 24th 3:30
Wednesday, July 15th 3:30
Wednesday, August 12th 3:30
All general admissions information sessions are held in Greenwoods Hall Room 309. No appointment is required. Convenient parking is accessible in the Greenwoods Hall Parking Lot. (http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/directions.htm)
Any questions please call the Admissions Office at (860) 738-6330.
FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2015, 11am Registration, 12pm Shotgun
Where: EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB
What: 4 Person Golf Scramble $99 per Player
Festivities: Lunch on the Course, Homemade Appetizers, Dinner, Prizes, On the Course Contests, & a Chance Raffle!
COME JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY OF GOLF & HELP SUPPORT THE KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Litchfield County Women’s Network will be holding its monthly meeting on Wed., May 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Greenwoods Country Club, 300 Torringford Street, Winsted.
The May meeting will feature a buffet dinner and guest speaker, Joanne White, VNA Northwest, who will speak about “Choosing Comfort Care” and discuss palliative vs. hospice care, Medicare benefits, levels of care and services specific to VNA Northwest.
Participants are encouraged to bring a small item to be included in the organization’s monthly scholarship raffle. Proceeds benefit the LCWN’s annual scholarship fund awarded to local women to continue their education.
Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Lighthouse Miniature Golf Event to Benefit LARC
Sponsored by Civitan Club
Place: R&B Sportsworld, 19 Rowley Street, Winsted
Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm
Tickets: $10 (includes 1 round of golf & raffle ticket)
FUN – FOOD – ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Attention business owners: Please consider sponsoring a hole @ $125. Your business name will be prominently displayed.
Join us for a special defensive driver training clinic on June 25th, 2015 at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT
For parents, this might be one of the most important and memorable experiences you ever share with your child. Learning defensive driving techniques, together, that may one day save your lives.
Survive the Drive is the longest running program of its kind, presenting their teen driver safety program to students for nearly two decades. President and Executive Director, Bob Green has visited over 600 venues and has made over 1,500 presentations to over 130,000 individuals.
Survive the Drive - "Behind the Wheel" is offering hands-on defensive driver instruction in addition to their group presentations on distracted driving. This defensive driving portion of their program offers teen-friendly, comprehensive and cost effective defensive driver education.
Survive the Drive has created this safety program based on information and experience gathered by their professional staff and Board of Directors each offering decades of service, education and experience in driver training, transportation safety and auto racing instruction.
Survive the Drive is currently registering participants for their June 25, 2015 "Behind the Wheel" Defensive Driver Training course at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. Survive the Drive allows students to participate in the school in their personal vehicles to experience the feel of the car they will be using in their daily driving activities.
The program's early registration and group discount cost is $250 per four hour session. Ask about scholarship eligibility for your teen. Due to the extreme importance of defensive driver training, Survive the Drive is confident the seats will sell out and will introduce new future dates. Participating students must possess and present a valid DMV permit or drivers license. For more information and to register call or text 860-806-3042 or email email@example.com.
Every driver should have affordable access to learn car control techniques and accident avoidance maneuvers that may someday save their life", Lori Demaraies, Marketing Director of Survive the Drive.
About Survivethedrive®: Survive the Drive is an independent, not for profit, educational resource that provides risk awareness presentations and hands-on defensive driver training to individuals, schools and community groups. For more information, visit www.survivethedrive.org.
About Lime Rock Park: Lime Rock Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been "New England's Road Racing Home" since its opening in 1957. It is a 7-turn, 1.5-mile road racing circuit in Connecticut's celebrated Northwest Corner - approximately halfway between New York City and Boston - and holds FIA-listed national and international road racing events, driving schools, track days, corporate events, and public and private functions. The president and owner of Lime Rock Park is Skip Barber. Learn more at www.limerock.com
The Housatonic Valley Association will hold its benefit golf tournament the Heritage Village Country Club in Southbury. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Tee off at noon. $180 per golfer includes cart, prizes, lunch and dinner. Tee sponsorships $150. Raffle prize donations welcome. Call Dick Sears at 860-672-6678. Details: www.hvatoday.org. Proceeds will protect the lands and waters of the 83 Housatonic River watershed towns.
The Laurel Commission has been working hard on fundraising for the Ball, Parade and Queen!
The 81st Annual Winsted Laurel Festival planning is well under way! The Ball, Parade, fundraisers and related events are being orchestrated by a new, ambitious commission.
The Laurel Ball will be held at The Crystal Peak Banquet Facility in Winsted on June 12th from 7 to 11. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the commission or any candidate. They are $27.00 per person for dinner and dancing. The Laurel Parade will be held at 2pm on June 13th, to begin on Meadow Street and the Crowning of the new Winsted Laurel Queen immediately follows. All of the lovely girls coming in on their decorated cars and/or floats is just spectacular.
Laurel Commission Fundraisers are an important link to the success of the festival and currently the LC has three going on right now.
The Laurel Commission is selling car wash tickets to Swells Car Wash in Winsted. The tickets are $11.00 each for a deluxe wash and you can purchase them from commission members and nominees. The sale of tickets begins April 10 and ends May 10.
The Second Event is a bowling night at Laurel Lanes Duckpin Bowling, on Main Street in Winsted. This is to be held on Friday, May 15th. There will be two sessions. One is 5 to 7:00pm and the next is 7:15 to 9:15. Two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza and soda for $12.00 per person. Again, see Commission or candidates for tickets. Creating teams of four is encouraged! Join the fun! We will also hold a “teacup” auction.
The last fundraiser we are holding is our “Laurel Ball Program” which will include all kinds of information, photos and history- as well as advertisements. We are selling ad space in the booklet. If you would like to donate, please contact The Laurel Commission, or mail to: The Laurel City Commission, 338 Main Street, Winsted, CT. 06098
About The Laurel City Commission:
The Laurel City Commission is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving an age old tradition which has been in operation since 1934. History notes Winsted became known as The Laurel City due to the abundance of Mountain Laurel in the area. A horticultural society was started and later The Laurel Festival began. The first queen was crowned in 1934 on a laurel covered hill.
Things have changed over the years, but this tradition is still carried on by this close knit town. The festival used to include a beauty pageant, but it has since,evolved into a scholarship program, open to girls from Winsted in the 11th and 12th grade.
A gorgeous ball is held whereby all townspeople, friends and family join in for a night of dancing, dinner and having fun with the candidates. The next day a pretty parade takes place, whereby the candidates arrive in decorated vehicles or floats. It ends at East End Park.
A Laurel Queen is chosen by a group of (out of town) judges based on specific criteria and interviews. The Queen is crowned after the parade. The Queen, first runner up and second runner up will receive scholarships to further their education. She will become the Ambassador to the town for the next year.
In Fall 2015, UConn Torrington will continue to offer busy adults ways to fulfill their educational goals through its Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program and other undergraduate options. Many adults in the region who are thinking about returning to higher education are looking to UConn Torrington. A significant number of local employers offer tuition reimbursement or other kinds of support programs to help their employees continue their education.
UConn Torrington is known for offering an exceptional and affordable educational experience with afternoon, evening and online classes available. The campus offers a convenient location, a beautiful, easy-to-navigate campus, and ample parking. Students work with academic advisors to plan their courses of study and select classes.
Dana Forchette, Admissions Director, says, “Adults considering furthering their education often struggle to balance work, family and life. For those who have specific learning goals, or want to enhance their resumes and explore new learning opportunities, UConn Torrington offers the perfect academic environment for a life-changing experience.”
Individuals who have earned an Associate Degree or at least 60 credits from a degree-granting, regionally accredited college or university are invited to apply to the BGS program at UConn Torrington. A few of the Fall 2015 afternoon class offerings for busy adults include:
2:00 – 3:15 PM
COMM / The Process of Communication (Tues/Thurs) Virginia Alexander
HDFS / Human Development: Infancy thru Adolescence (Mon/Wed) Lisa Kraimer-Rickaby
MATH / Calculus for Business & Economics (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
POLS / Intro to Political Theory (Tues/Thurs) Richard Testa
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
ECON / Principles of Macroeconomics (Mon/Wed) David Rodgers
HDFS / Individual & Family Development (Mon/Wed) Cynthia Van Fleet
HIST / U.S. History Since 1877 (Tues/Thurs) Karl Valois
PSYC / The Psychology of Language (Mon/Wed) Gerald McRoberts
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM
AASI / Intro Asian American Studies (Tues) Christine Reardon
ANTH / Other People’s Worlds (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
PSYC / General Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
MATH / Problem Solving (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
ANTH / Social Anthropology (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
HIST / Civil War America (Tues) Karl Valois
PSYC / Abnormal Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
SOCI / Society & the Individual (Mon) Peter Mendelson
WGSS / Gender Rep U.S. Popular Culture (Wed) Lacey Byrne
Registration began March 23 and Fall classes begin Monday, August 31, 2015.
To apply, get admissions information or to schedule a tour, call Dana Forchette 860.626.6813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UConn Torrington offers quality education close to home. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or go to torrington.uconn.edu.
Late Bird Special
Dine between 7:30-9 pm and take 25% off your check Thurs-Sun
Enjoy live music in the Bistro too!
Open mic on Thursday nights from 8-10 pm
Featured local musicians on Sunday nights from 7:30-9 pm
Join us for Happy Hour
4:30-6 pm Thurs-Sun
$4 House Wines
$4 Draft Beers
Food specials too!
Infinity Hall, Route 44, Norfolk, CT
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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