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EO Smith presents Still Life with Iris

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home.  Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

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Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club, directed by Lenore Grunko.

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home.

Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

Also, in Nocturno, the Great Goods are determined to have the “best” of everything on their island – and therefore take Iris away from her home and bring her to Great Island to be their daughter.

To ease the pain of this separation, they remove her Past Coat, leaving her with no memory of her home or family.

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SAVE THE FROGS talk is June 23

frog2 from Smithsonian YouTube 2013

Learn more about the disappearing frog populations around the world at a June 23 talk/slide presentation by SAVE THE FROGS! at the Windham Textile & History Musuem. Photo source: Screen shot from YouTube Smithsonian video http://youtu.be/gWnF4SVGFzk

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The frog is the beloved mascot of Windham, CT. But real frogs are in real danger… learn more about this on Sunday, June 23 at a talk called, “SAVE THE FROGS!”

At 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St. in Willimantic (across from the mill complex) hear Michael Starkey speak and show slides about the dire threat facing the world’s amphibian populations today.

Forty percent of all the frogs in the world are in danger of extinction, according to the Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. Starkey is chair of the advisory committee of SAVE THE FROGS!

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Coventry Farmers Market invites you to a ‘wellness’ swap

Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday is Coventry Regional Farmers Market's annual Wellness Fair on June 23, 2013. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions.

Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday is Coventry Regional Farmers Market’s annual Wellness Fair on June 23, 2013. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions.

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Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday (June 23) is Coventry Regional Farmers Market’s annual Wellness Fair. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions. Don’t forget that baking or jam making can contribute to wellness too!

As always, anything handmade, handcrafted or homegrown is swappable. But remember – you must sign up and bring something to get something in return!

You need to sign up for a swap ticket if you plan to attend.

Time: BEFORE the market: Set up any time after 10 a.m. Announcement of the swap will be around 10:30, and swapping starts around at 10:40 a.m.

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Attn runners – Nipmuck Trail Race is June 30

The non-profit Willimantic Athletic Club hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30. Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted.

The Willimantic Athletic Club hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30. Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The Willimantic Athletic Club hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30.

Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted. The entry fee is $25.

Official times will be provided and posted online at http://thelastmileracing.com

There will be prizes for the first male and female winners, as well as recognition for age-group winners.

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Coming up – Annual Victorian Bazaar at historic site

Mark your calendars for the Willimantic Camp Meeting Association’s 104th Victorian Bazaar, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Mark your calendars for the Willimantic Camp Meeting Association’s 104th Victorian Bazaar, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Mark your calendars for the Willimantic Camp Meeting Association’s 104th Victorian Bazaar, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.

The event is held at the historic site, at 453 Windham Road/Rt 32 South – one mile south of the Frog Bridge (look for the sign on the right).

Take your pick of crafts and fancy work, flowers and plants, linens and fabric – including vintage and retro, “white elephant” items (antiques, household goods and more) and “Christmas in June” items.

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Willington residents eligible for free video production training

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

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The CTV14 Community Access Television Studio (Charter) is now taking applications for a free Public Access Internship program.

Classes begin June 13, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Interns get hands-on experience in all aspects of video production in our North Windham TV studio.

Cover community events and public affairs shows for airing on CTV14. Interns also have the opportunity to use these new skills to produce their own Public Access program.

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Coventry Farmers Market to pop up at Topmost Farm

This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

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This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

What to expect…

Drive down the dirt road leading to Topmost to find a gorgeous farm and more than 25 of our vendors offering gorgeous asparagus, rhubarb, greens and other spring produce, vegetable plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, artisan foods and more!

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Jeepin for the Cause to benefit Windham Hospital

Jeepin' for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5. Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5, 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5.

Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

“We offer three different trails of varying terrain and difficulty to maximize driver challenge and passenger enjoyment,” said Owner/President of Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep Scott Lewis.

“These rides are always a lot of fun. Our entire staff gets behind these events and we invite the community to join us on the trails, rain or shine,” Lewis said.

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Connecticut Water refutes criticisms of UConn water plan

Connecticut Water Eric Thornburg from Town Talk

Connecticut Water is well positioned to provide the water necessary to meet the needs identified for the University and the community over the 50 year planning horizon. The EIE considered the projected demands for the University’s Tech Park and the Next Generation initiative, as well as the Town of Mansfield’s plans for redevelopment of the Four Corners, the proposed managed care facility, and other potential development in the community consistent with their local plans.

Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

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Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.

Coventry Farmers Market invites you to a ‘wellness’ swap

SWAPPERS logo Coventry Farmers Market 2013

As always, anything handmade, handcrafted or homegrown is swappable. But remember – you must sign up and bring something to get something in return!

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