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Winsted Lions Club Palm Sunday Breakfast
WINSTED/PRESS RELEASE — The Winsted Lions Club will be holding their annual Palm Sunday Breakfast on March 28, from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at Crystal Peak, located at 164 Torrington Rd., Winsted. This year we will be following COVID safe practices and serving TO-GO meals. All proceeds benefit the local community.
Meals will be served either hot or ready-to-heat. Each meal will include pancakes, sausage links, cheese frittata, a blueberry muffin, and orange juice. Syrup and individually wrapped silverware will also be provided. Breakfasts are $8 each and can be pre-ordered by calling 860-307-6617 or by going to
A raffle will also be held with some huge prizes. These include a dinner party for 30 at Crystal Peak, a $250 gift certificate to Marios Restaurant, and a $175 appliance gift package from Waring Commerical Products. Tickets are $5 each.
Call Gina at 860-307-6617 or email for more information.

Norfolk Library announcements
Bilingual. In Irish. with Annie Gill and Friends
NORFOLK/PRESS RELEASE — The Norfolk Library’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day has become an annual tradition for fans of the Emerald Isle. Although this year we cannot host an in-house evening of Irish music and fare, we are excited to bring to you a comedy show live from Dublin on March 14 at 4 pm. With Guinness in hand, take a virtual trip to Ireland with Annie Gill and Irish comedians for a romp through the Irish American love story that is poetry, accents, and cute cultural differences like the proper usage of the word ‘pants’. Please register here and we will send you the Zoom link before the show.

The Kingian Legacy of Non-Violence from Selma to 2021
NORFOLK/PRESS RELEASE — Join us on March 18 at 7 pm to hear Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. speak. From Freedom Rider to the Selma-Montgomery march, LaFayette protested, was beaten, and was arrested 27 times. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and was with him in Memphis just hours before he was killed. For the last six decades he has dedicated his life to the teachings and practice of non-violence. He will give an historical glimpse into the Civil Rights movement, and discuss the instrumentality of non-violence and its relationship to current efforts for equal rights.
This program is co-sponsored by the Bushnell-Sage Library, Cornwall Library, Hotchkiss Library, Norfolk Library, and Scoville Memorial Library in collaboration with the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence. Click here to register.

NCCC student Madison Peladeau Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI/PRESS RELEASE — Madison Peladeau, a student at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”
Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.
Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized in both local and statewide ceremonies and will also be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, to be held virtually April 8-10.
“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

Beardsley and Memorial Library events

Red Cross Blood Drives

Thursday, April 8th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 837 Charles St. Torrington from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 10th at St. Peter Church, 109 East Main St. in Torrington, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 15th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles St. in Torrington from  1:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Wednesday, April 21st at Praise Christian Fellowship Church 52 New Hartford Road in Barkhamsted from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, April 23rd at New Hartford Town Hall 530 Main Street from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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