Eversource right-of-way inspections via drones

NORTHWEST CORNER — Eversource will be conducting drone inspections in their distribution right-of-ways beginning this Saturday, Nov. 14 in a number of their towns, including Torrington and Winchester.

Women’s Right to Vote display donated to library

WINSTED and RIVERTON via PRESS RELEASE — Connecticut State Grange and Riverton Grange #169 recently donated a National Archives’ “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” Pop Up display to Beardsley and Memorial Library for viewing by the public.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote, the National Archives launched a nationwide initiative that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage.  Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the Constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all.  The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today.    Connecticut State Grange was one of the recipients of this pop up display and allowed Riverton Grange, Northwestern Connecticut Cyber Lions Club and Barkhamsted Lions Club to safely showcase it at outdoor venues throughout September and October to interested groups.  “Now that the 100th Anniversary telling the story of the 19th Amendment has passed, our Grange wanted to make sure that this wonderful exhibit could continue to educate others,” said Riverton Grange Community Services Chair Dave Roberts. “So we thought what better place to display this exhibit than at the Beardsley and Memorial Library in Winsted.  Riverton Grange was founded 112 years ago and the National Patrons of Husbandry (Grange) has always promoted gender equity throughout its long history.  You can view the Rightfully Hers exhibit during normal Beardsley Library hours.

Christmas display at Action Wildlife

TORRINGTON via PRESS RELEASE —  St. John Paul the Great Academy in Torrington is organizing “Christmas Is A-Glow,” a drive-through display of lights and more, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6, at Action Wildlife, 337 Torrington Road (Rt. 4).
Live Christmas trees, wreaths and a “Wonderland of (artificial) Trees,” will be on display in the Action Wildlife Museum and will be on sale via a “virtual auction.” All proceeds will benefit St. John Paul the Great Academy, a Catholic pre-k through grade 8 school. “Christmas Is A-Glow” will be Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The admittance fee is $5 per person (children under 4 free). For more information, call 860-489-4177 or 860-482-4433.

CHWC Thanksgiving giveaway

Academy partnering with local restaurants to raise funds

TORRINGTON via PRESS RELEASE —  St. John Paul the Great Academy in Torrington is partnering with local restaurants on a fundraising campaign dubbed “Takeout Tuesdays.” Beginning Nov. 18 and continuing through the winter, several local eateries will donate a portion of takeout orders on specific days to benefit the Academy, a Catholic elementary school that enrolls more than 140 students from pre-k through grade 8. Participating restaurants and dates through 2020 include: Edison Grill, Harwinton, Nov. 18; Anthony’s Restaurant, Torrington, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22; DaCapo, Litchfield, Dec. 1; Café 38, Torrington, Dec. 8; DiFranco’s, Litchfield, Dec. 15; and Noujaim’s Bistro, Winsted, Dec. 29.

NCCC to Offer No-Cost Pathway to Manufacturing Skills Training

WINSTED VIA PRESS RELEASE — Northwestern Connecticut Community College will offer a no-cost two-week manufacturing skills training opportunity to qualified applicants December 3 to December 17, 2020. The program is sponsored by Dymax Corporation and will be conducted online. Anyone interested in applying for this opportunity is required to complete an online application for consideration into the training program and must have a current resume.  Students completing the training program will have the opportunity for a virtual interview with Dymax Corporation for positions available. The evening classes will include instruction in Computer Basics, Manufacturing Math, OSHA 10, and interviewing skills. To apply for the training program, contact Jane Williams at or call 860-738-6444 by December 1, 2020.

Beardsley and Memorial Library announcements

Barkhamsted Christmas light contest