Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TORRINGTON: "Pancake Breakfast" 12/4/16

Saint Maron's Church will hold a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the church's building fund on Sunday December 4 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the church located at 613 Main Street. For more information please call the church at (860) 489-9015. 

HARWINTON: "Open House and Holiday Craft Fair" 12/3/16

The Harwinton Public Library will hold its annual Open House and Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday December 3 from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm at the library located on Bentley Drive. The event will feature a variety of handmade crafts and gifts, a teacup auction, a book cart sale, and much more. For more information, please call 860-485-9113.

WINSTED: "Wreath Laying Ceremony" 12/12/16

The Brooks-Green Woods Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday December 12 at 12:00 pm in the Forest View Cemetery located on Rowley Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Maureen 860-379-1705.

TORRINGTON: "Pearl Harbor Day Observance" 12/7/16

The Torrington Veterans Support Committee will hold a Pearl Harbor Day Observance on Wednesday December 7 at 12:30 pm at Coe Park. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the Coe Park Civic Center. If you have an American flag that is damaged bring it to the ceremony so it can be properly retired. For more information please call the Veterans' Service Office at 860-489-2531.

Monday, November 21, 2016

TORRINGTON: "Self Guided Audio Tour of Historic Downtown" onoging

The Torrington Historical Society announces the installation of 21 audio tour signs in Historic Downtown Torrington. The audio tour signs are permanently installed on each of 21 historic buildings and sites. Each sign has a unique QR (quick response) code that can be read using a smart phone and will connect the user to an audio recording about the history of each building and site. With additional funding it will be possible to expand the audio tour to include additional historic sites in the downtown area. For a complete list of featured sites visit www.walktour.info .
For more information please contact Mark McEachern, Torrington Historical Society, 860-482-8260

TORRINGTON: "Cookie Walk" 12/10/16

The First Congregational Church of Torrington located at 835 Riverside Avnue will hold their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday December 10from 9 am to 2 pm. Participants are encouraged to come early and try the many varieties of cookies at the event. There will also be a number of gifts to buy for themselves or others. For more information, please call the church at 860-482-4705.

TORRINGTON: "Open Mic on Wednesdays at Performance Hub" ongoing

The Performance Hub located at 45 Main Street hosts a weekly open mic every Wednesday night beginning at 8:00 pm. Local musical talent is encouraged to perform for the audience. Performances are limited to the first 15 that sign up, and sign ups begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit performancehubusa.com.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TORRINGTON: "Red Cross Blood Drives" November/December 2016

The Red Cross has announced the following blood drives:


Thursday December 1 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at St. Peter's Church, 109 East Main St.


Tuesday December 6 from 1:15 to 6:30 pm at the Litchfield Community Center, Rt. 202.


Friday December 9 from 12-5 pm at Northwestern CT Community College, Park Place East/Rt. 8


Saturday December 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Lake Compounce, 186 Enterprise Drive.

For more information, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

NEW MILFORD and KENT: "Free Mental Health Screenings"

Mental Health Connecticut will hold free mental health first aid training courses to provide persons with the tools in order to respond to someone who is in crisis, as well as recognize signs and symptoms of a developing mental health problem. The courses will be held on Saturday November 12 and 19 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the New Milford Public Library located at 24 Main Street and on Tuesday November 15 and on Thursday November 17 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the Kent Volunteer Fire Department located at 28 Maple Street. For more information, please contact Valerie English-Cooper at (860) 471-6715 or venglishcooper@mhconn.org.   

TORRINGTON: "New Exhibits at Five Points Gallery" 11/10/16 to 12/20/16

Five Points Gallery announces the three new exhibits beginning Thursday November 10 and running until Monday December 23. The exhibits are "Meet Me In My Dreams," by Robert Dente, "Synchronous Compilations" by Peter McLean, and "Not Your Mother's Drawing Show" by various artists. For more information, please visit www.fivepointsgallery.org.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

FALLS VILLAGE: "New Exhibit at David M. Hunt Library" 11/5/16 to 12/3/16

The David M. Hunt Library will host artist Harvey Kimmelman’s self-curated exhibit, "All Over the Map”. The exhibit will feature numerous watercolors with subjects from Maine, Italy, and California, among others. A reception with refreshments will be held on Saturday November 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The exhibit will be in on display at the library located at 63 Main Street from Saturday November 5 to Saturday December 3. For more information, please call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit www.huntlibrary.org.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

TORRINGTON: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

City of Torrington residents can bring their household electronic scrap items (e-waste) to the Water Pollution Control Facility Drop-Site Recycle Center located on Bogue Road for recycling.

The e-waste recycle drop-off site is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and weekends from 7:00 to 9:30 am. Proof of residency and sign-in are required.

Data Security is not included with the e-waste recycle program so residents need to take appropriate steps to properly sanitize or destroy all storage media.
Computers, monitors, printers and televisions are no longer picked up curbside so Torrington residents are encouraged to take advantage of this e-waste recycle service.

The e-waste that can be recycled from Torrington households includes:

Computer monitors
Peripherals (keyboards, mouse’s etc.)
Cell phones
Desktop copiers
Fax machines

IPods and PDAs
Radio equipment
Telephones and telephone equipment
Microwave ovens
Digital cameras
VCRs and DVD players