No Shave November - Winchester Police Department
No Shave November - Winchester Police Department

“No Shave November” fundraising event

WINSTED — During the month of November and December, members of the Winchester
Police Department will be participating in “No Shave November”. “No Shave November” is a
fundraiser to assist the Connecticut Cancer Foundation in raising money to provide financial
assistance to CT cancer patients and their families. Last year, the Winchester Police Department
raised over $3,645.00 to Connecticut cancer patients.
The Winchester Police Department will be starting earlier to raise additional funds for event.
From November 1 st to December 31 st , 2020, some members of the police department will put
their razors away to help support a good cause. Officers, who will be growing beards, will
donate to the CCF. During this time, families, friends, and members from the community can go
online and make donations to the Winchester Police Department. Anyone wishing to donate can
go to This information will also be posted on the Winchester
Police Department’s Facebook page. All money raised will be donated to the Connecticut
Cancer Foundation. For questions on event, Sergeant Kim Boyne can be contacted at 860-379-2721 or email

New officer for Torrington Police Department

COVID relief fund for the arts

COVID Relief Fund for the Arts

The COVID Relief Fund for the Arts program is open for applications. The deadline to submit an application is November 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Please note that revisions have been made to the guidelines since the program’s announcement on 10/19. We encourage you to carefully review all information. 
Program Overview, Eligibility, How to Apply, Fiscal Information, Frequently Asked Questions,

Upcoming workshops for artists

These sessions are open to all Connecticut artists: Tuesday, Nov. 10: Self-Care Practice for Artists Self-Care Practice for Artists is a workshop designed to offer a safe space and supportive environment for artists to come together and consult with a panel of coaches and healers who specialize in healing efforts for creative individuals. The workshop will address how to clear blocks, work through resistance, manage anxiety, and develop recovery routines so you can continue to create, even during challenging times.
Register for the November 10 session HERE

Tuesday, Nov. 17: Connecting your Artistic Practice with the Business SectorConnecting your Artistic Practice with the Business Sector will focus on personal development practices for artists that explores successful business strategies from other sectors, inspires cross-sector partnerships, and deepens professional outreach and audience growth opportunities. This workshop welcomes artists and creative business professionals from all sectors and artistic disciplines. Register for the November 17 session HERE.

Beardsley and Memorial Library announcement

SCORE business counseling

“What’s New in Diabetes” Webinar

TORRINGTON —November is Diabetes Awareness month, a time each year Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) sets aside to help raise awareness and educate the community of the signs and symptoms of this widespread disease.
Join Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Endocrinologist Dr. Egils Bogdanovics of CHH Diabetes and
Endocrinology who will present a free LIVE virtual class “What’s New in Diabetes?” on Wednesday,
Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8 PM. Topics will include diabetes and COVID-19 and the latest
medications and advances in the treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. A live question and answer
session will follow the presentation. Call 1855-422-4373 or visit Hartford
Classes to register and receive viewing information and links.
Dr. Bogdanovics practices with Dr. Deepti Rawal at CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology at 780 Litchfield
Street, Torrington, which offers a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes treatment
and disease management. Their team of board certified diabetes specialists, certified diabetes
educators, registered dietitians, and social workers are specifically trained to help people with diabetes
avoid complications and maintain better health.
Diabetes affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population),
including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the health condition. In addition to age, risk
factors for diabetes include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity. High blood sugar levels, poor
circulation, immune system issues, nerve damage and infection may contribute to a diabetic foot ulcer.
Approximately 25 percent of people living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer, including the 2 million
who are suffering from one right now. For more severe foot issues, CHH Foot Center with offices in
Torrington, Winsted and Thomaston offers specialized care for diabetes related chronic wounds, like
diabetic foot ulcers. Timely detection of any wound and proper education can reduce the risk of
amputation, improve quality of life, enable better treatment options when wounds are discovered, and
avoid complications, such as infections and amputations.
The CHH Foot Center offers a number of leading-edge treatments including total contact casting, and
advanced therapies such as skin substitutes. Working in collaboration with the CHH Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Medicine Center hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is also available. These specialized
therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more. For
more information and appointments contact them at 860-496-6723.

Torrington Historical Society virtual programs

Wednesday, October 28 6:30 pm via Zoom
That’s Weird!
Presenter: Connecticut Historical Society
Program description: Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh”? But what makes these objects so strange to us?  What makes an object “weird”? This virtual presentation explores some of Connecticut Historical Society’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history.
Register for That’s Weird !

Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 pm via Zoom
American St. Nick

Presenter: Peter LionAuthor and 7 time Emmy award-winning producer/director
On Veterans Day we bring you the true story of ‘American St. Nick’ as told by the author, Peter Lion. Learn the remarkable account of several American soldiers who in the midst of World War II, brought Christmas back to a small Luxembourg town, and unknowingly created a holiday tradition that continues to this very day.December 1944: The Germans are retreating and it appears the war in Europe may be over soon, but not soon enough for members of the battle-worn 28th Infantry Division. Knowing they won’t be home again for the holidays, soldiers from a 112th regiment Signal Company Message Center in the storybook town of Wiltz, realize that although the town has been liberated after nearly five years of Nazi occupation, the ravages of war have left the townspeople with nothing to celebrate the season. For the children, it will be especially bleak without the hope of candies, treats or gifts on the normally town-wide celebration of St. Nicolas Day. Hearing this, Corporal Harry Stutz gets an idea. He gathers some fellow soldiers and together they organize a Christmas party for the children, a party that will include a special visit from St. Nicolas himself, thanks to a reluctant Corporal Richard Brookins. There’s so much more to this moving story but we don’t want to spoil it for you! Sign up for the program to learn more. A registration link will be available soon on our website.

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT: Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 Downtown is A-GLOW

The Torrington Historical Society is taking part in a fun Jack-o-Lantern display event in downtown Torrington, hosted by St. John Paul the Great Academy, our neighbors across the street. Covid safe and family friendly, this Happy Halloween event is guaranteed to boost spirits! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. A variety of food trucks will be at the school offering refreshments for purchase.
The event begins at dusk each evening Oct 30 and 31 in downtown Torrington. The Warner Theatre will light up the sky and over one hundred jack-o-lanterns created by students at St. John Paul the Great Academy will light up downtown businesses and organizations including: Torrington Historical Society, Torrington Downtown Partners, the former Libby’s Torrington Furniture building, City Hall, Toothpick, Brinx, Torrington Library and more.Vote for your favorite student made jack-o-lanterns at
Are you interested in adding to the Society’s jack-o-lantern display on the steps of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum? Carved pumpkins should be delivered to the Society before 3 pm on October 30th. If possible please bring a battery operated light for your jack-o-lantern. Event sponsors: The Roberts Tax Group, Torrington Savings Bank and Warner Theatre.

Red Cross blood drive Nov. 10

BARKHAMSTED — A Red Cross blood drive will be held On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Praise Christian Fellowship at 52 New Hartford Road. All COVID precautions will be taken with constantly sanitized surfaces, and masks are required. Call to reserve a time to donate: 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at