Focus group session for next town manager
WINSTED — The Board of Selectmen will be holding a focus group meeting in order for residents to share thoughts about the skills, experiences, and characteristics desired in Winchester’s next Town Manager. The session will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the P. Francis Hicks Room at Town Hall. Residents are invited to stop in and share thoughts.

COVID-19 Myths and Reality
TORRINGTON — The Northwest Chamber of Commerce will be holding a webinar, COVID-19 Myths and Reality, on Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. This webinar will be presented by Scott Furr and Ron Latorre and will be about sorting through all the facts we have heard about the virus and finally get answers on what is true and what is false information. This is a Zoom meeting and to register click here.

Origami cranes to be displayed at Torrington Historical Society
TORRINGTON — The Hotchkiss-Fyler Gardens on the grounds of the Torrington Historical Society, 192 Main Street in Torrington, will be the site for a free event featuring the display of 1,000 origami cranes on Saturday, October 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, October 18. The cranes, folded by a member of the Historical Society staff, will be displayed in 40 strings made up of 25 individual cranes.
The crane has long been a favorite subject for practitioners of origami, the Japanese craft of folding paper.  Because the crane was considered a symbol of longevity, fidelity, and good fortune, origami cranes were often used as decoration for Japanese wedding celebrations.  
After World War II, the origami crane took on additional meaning when a young Japanese girl, afflicted with leukemia after the bombing of Hiroshima, began folding cranes from her hospital bed.  It was her hope that she could be healed upon completing 1,000 cranes but sadly she completed only 644 cranes before she died. Her story became known throughout the world and people sent origami cranes to Japan in her memory.  Since that time, the origami crane has become known as a symbol of hope, peace, and healing.
Along with the cranes, the display will include a small exhibit of Torrington items from the Society’s collection.  The outdoor event is free and open to the public but masks are required and social distancing must be observed.  The strings of cranes will be available for purchase at $20 each with the proceeds going to the Torrington Historical Society.  Purchased strings must be picked up between 2:45 and 3 p.m. the day of the event.  For more information contact the Society at 860-482-8260.

Craft fair and farmers market

Virtual Trivia Night

WPS Spook-Tacular

Sales and E-Commerce for craft artists

Trunk or treat in Colebrook

Beardsley and Memorial Library announcement

Critters on the River