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Things to do this weekend – tag sales, fund raisers, festivals and more

Saturday, Sept. 17

TAG SALE — WILLIMANTIC
Community Companion and Homemaking Services, 90 S. Park St., Willimantic, will sponsor a tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many donated items. All funds support in-home services for elderly and disabled. Info: (860) 456-3626.

PAPER SHRED-A-THON FUNDRAISER
Columbia Congregational Church will conduct a paper shread-a-­thon in the Old Fire Station parking lot on Rte. 66 in Columbia from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clear out old papers and financial records. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed.

HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers Market, located on the grounds of Church of Hope streets and the Red Barn at the intersection of Routes 66 and 85 in Hebron, is held every Saturday through Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

LEBANON FARMERS’ MARKET
The Lebanon Farmers Market located on the town green, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, is held every Saturday through Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

DAR TAG SALE
The ninth annual Daughters of the American Revolution tag sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Route 14 near Douglas Manor in Windham. Rain date is Sept. 18.

ANNUAL TAG, BAKE AND BOOK SALE
Jensen’s Rolling Hills Retirement Community, Route 44 (1/4 mile west of Route 195) in Storrs will host its annual tag, bake and book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Info: Irene at (860) 487-9408.

CREATIVE MEMORIES WITH LORRAINE
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin will host Creative Memories with Lorraine from 10 a.m. to noon. Info: (860) 642-6207.

FALL FESTIVAL — ST. JOSEPH LIVING CENTER
St. Joseph Living Center, 14 Club Road, Windham will hold its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Info. (860) 456-1107.

PUPPET BUILDING WORKSHOP
Visitors can join the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in building a piece of Mansfield’s history. Dr. John Bell of the Ballard Institute and Sara Peattie, director of Boston’s famed Puppeteers Cooperative, will lead a community puppet­building workshop at the Mansfield Community Center from 10 a. m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Information/registra­tion, call (860) 429-2740 or e-mail mdp@mansfieldct.org.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL — COVENTRY
The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 10 North River Road, Coventry, will host the third annual Family Fun Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (860) 742-7548.

SCOTLAND HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tour guides will lead visitors through the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Gov. Samuel Huntington Trust opens the Homestead on the first and third Saturdays of each month through October and is located on Route 14 just west of the Scotland town center. Free admis­sion, donations welcome. Info: (860) 423-1547.

SATURDAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Hospice of Eastern Connecticut will hold their Saturday Bereavement Group. The group is held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 34 Ledgebrook Drive Mansfield. Group is appropriate for those who are grieving a year or more. Group is open to the community. Info. (860) 456-7288 ext. 293.

ART GALLERY OPEN HOURS
ArtSpace Gallery Windham, 480 Main St., Willimantic, will hold open hours from 1 to 4 p.m.

TEA AND SCONES AT THE MUSEUM
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, presents its monthly Tea and Scones program at 3 p.m. The program will be an interactive talk about early Connecticut schoolhouses and famous local teachers such as Nathan Hale, Eleazer Wheelock and Prudence Crandall. The event includes tea, scones, cookies and chocolates. $15 for adults and $10 for members and children. The event is by reservation only. Call (860) 456-2178.

BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER — LEBANON
The Redeemer Lutheran Church, Village Hill Road, Lebanon, will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m.

ROAST PORK DINNER
Second Congregational Church in Coventry is hosting a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the community house. Adults $10; seniors $9; children between 6 and 8, $5 and under 6 free. Takeouts are available. Reservations can be made by calling (860) 742-1616.

HAM AND BEAN SUPPER
Echo Grange No. 180 will host a ham and bean supper at the Grange Hall, 483 Storrs Road (Route 195), in Mansfield Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the supper will be used to further community service projects. Tickets will be sold at the door: Adults, $8, seniors, $7, chil­dren 4-12, $5 and children under 4 are free. Take-outs are available.
Sunday, September 18

ASHFORD FARMERS MARKET
The Ashford Farmers Market is held at Pompey Hollow Park, off Route 44 across from Ashford Town Hall. The market will run every Sunday from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. through October. Info: Loretta at birdeye123@earthlink.net.

PUPPET BUILDING WORKSHOP
Visitors can join the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in building a piece of Mansfield’s history. Dr. John Bell of the Ballard Institute and Sara Peattie, director of Boston’s famed Puppeteers Cooperative, will lead a community puppet-building work­shop at the Mansfield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Information/registration, call (860) 429-2740 or e-mail mdp@mansfieldct.org.

COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
The Coventry Farmers Market is held at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South St. The market will run every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

DOG WASH — UCONN
The University of Connecticut’s PreVet Club will host a dog wash from noon to 4 p.m. at the UConn Kellog Dairy Center, Horsebarn Hill Road, off Route 195, Storrs. Large dogs, $12, medium $10, small $8 and nails trimmed $5.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
A beginner’s workshop in gene­alogy will be presented by Mary F. Brown at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House at 1 p.m. She will provide guidance to reliable search engines and other resources for begin­ning researchers in family history. Suitable for teenagers as well as adults. There is no charge. However, seating is limited so call Alicia Wayland (860) 642-7987 to reserve a seat. The house, owned by the town of Lebanon, is located at 780 Trumbull Highway (Route 87).

RECEPTION, READING AND SIGNING OF ‘SINGING HER ALIVE’
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host a reception, reading and signing of ‘Singing Her Alive’ from 2 to 4 p.m. Local author, Diana K. Perkins writes a compelling story about taboo love in an historical Willimantic mill setting. Info: (860) 456-2178.

CIVIL WAR MUSIC PROGRAM
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host a Civil War program at 4 p.m. Free program is called “Greatest Hits of the Civil War” by Rick Spencer, donations wel­come, CDs available in conjunction with the exhibition “The Civil War: Connecticut’s Cotton Connection.” Info: (860) 456-2178.
Posted 9-16-2011

 

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Farmers markets, tag sales, music and more this weekend

Saturday, September 10

WILLIMANTIC FARMERS MARKET
The Willimantic Farmers Market, located under the pavilion at the corner of Jackson and Main streets, is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through October.

HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers Market, located on the grounds of Church of Hope and the Red Barn at the intersection of routes 66 and 85 in Hebron, is held every Saturday through Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

LEBANON FARMERS’ MARKET
The Lebanon Farmers Market located on the town green, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, is held every Saturday through Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

ANNUAL TAG SALE
Saint Philip Church of Ashford and Saint Jude Church of Willington will hold their annual tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philip’s Center, 64 Pompey Hollow Road (Route 44), Ashford. Rain or shine. Space available for $25. Info: Rose Bergeron (860) 429-9212 or call Saint Philips Rectory (860) 429-2860.

INDOOR TAG SALE
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 40 Cedar Swamp Road, Hampton, will hold a fundraiser tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques and interesting items for sale.

SUMMER READING FINALE
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin will host a summer reading finale for teens and adults at 10 a.m. Info: (860) 642-6207.

HANDS-ON SPINNING DEMO
Join spinner Jill Padelford in a hands-on demonstration of colonial spinning at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House, 780 Trumbull Highway, Lebanon from noon to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Free admission. Info: (860) 642-7987.

KIDS CLUB EVENT: TEA TIME
The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., Willimantic, will host its September Kids Club activity, Tea Time from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There will be having a tea party so bring a doll or stuffed animal to tea. Learn about what tea is, how tea was discovered and how to behave at a tea party. Kids Club members free. General admission: $5 for children, $2 for adults. All supplies and refreshments included. Call (860) 456-2178 to register.

WINE AND SPIRITS TASTING FUNDRAISER
The Friends of the Babcock Library is planning its annual Gifts from the Vine event, a wine and spirits tasting fundraiser, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Church Farm Center for Arts and Sciences, 396 Warrenville Road, Ashford. In addition an art show and sale and silent auction will be included in the event. Tickets for the event are $25/person available at the Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, or by calling (860) 487-4420. They can also be purchased at the Church property on the day of the event.

ROAST TURKEY DINNER
First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main St., Coventry, will host a roast turkey dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children 6-12 and free under 6. Open to the public. Take-out available.

CHICKEN BARBECUE — HAMPTON
Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main St., Hampton will host a chicken barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets $9 adults; $5 children.

ISRAEL/PALESTINE PEACE AND ACTION GROUP
Palestine and Israel at the United Nations in September will be the subject of a public forum sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Peace, Education and Action Group of Northeastern Connecticut at 7:30 p.m. at the Storrs Friends (Quakers) Meetinghouse, 57 Hunting Lodge Road. Lawrence Davidson, professor of history and specialist in the Middle East, West Chester University, West Chester, Pa., will speak. Info: (860) 429-3107.

THE BREAD BOX
The Bread Box Folk Music Series opens Saturday night with Sandy Bailey at 7:30 p.m. Located in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic. $10 and all proceeds from the shows goes directly to the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

MUMS FOR GOP FUNDRAISER — ANDOVER
The Andover Republican Town Committee is selling nursery quality mums in 9-inch pots for $6 for fall as a fundraiser. Available colors are white, yellow, orange, purple and burgundy. The sale will run through Sept. 11. Order forms may be obtained from any Andover RTC member or at the Andover Town Clerk’s office, 17 School Road, during normal business hours. Pay by cash or check at time of ordering. Mums can be picked up on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Andover Town Office Building at 17 School Road.

 

Sunday, September 11

VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST
VFW Post 1724, Main St., Willimantic. is hosting a Sunday Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior discount available.

NY FIREFIGHTER TO SPEAK AT CHURCH SERVICE
Firefighter 1st Grade Mike Wood, from New York City will speak at the 10 a.m. service at Christian Life Assembly of God, 143 Windham Rd., Willimantic. Mr. Wood served in the rescue operations during the attack on the World Trade Center in New York searching for survivors and working to secure the site for safety. Firefighter Wood will share video and slides of his work at the Towers. He will display his firefighter uni­form and equipment giving a sense of the importance of his work in keeping communities safe. Senior Pastor Dr. Richard Lafferty invites the public to this special worship service. All events are free and nursery care is available for the Sunday service.

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Jazz in the Garden is a blend of jazz, appetizers and desserts, open bar and a silent auction of original works. The event benefits the Windham Free Library and is held in an Italianate villa home and garden in the Windham Center Green, the largest historic district in Connecticut from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets $45. For reservations or additional information, call (860) 423- 0636 or visit www.WindhamFreeLibrary.org.

 

Posted 9-9-2011

 

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Come search for treasures at 49th annual Willington Flea Market

Vintage, antique and collectible items will be on sale at the 49th Annual Willington Flea Market

The 49th Annual Willington Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10  at the Willington Town Green.

This fun community event is sponsored by the Federated Church of Willington and will include antiques, arts and crafts, baked goods, food and beverages and more.

Donations are $1 for adults; children under age 12 admitted at no charge.  Parking also is free.

For more information call the church office weekday mornings at 860-429-9911.

Posted Sept. 9, 2011

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Hebron Harvest Fair begins Thursday – 40th Anniversary to Celebrate Heroes

The Hebron Lions Club brings traditions, innova­tions and some reflection to its annual event this weekend.

From a small fair in 1971 held on Wall Street near RHAM High School, the Hebron Harvest Fair has grown to one of Connecticut’s major fairs and is now held over four days on its own dedicated grounds off Route 85. Other than a temporary loss of power, the fairgrounds suffered no damage during the recent Tropical Storm Irene and the event is on track for its 40th year.

Opening ceremonies for the four-day fair are at 6 p.m. Thursday, featuring the RHAM High School band.

The theme of the 2011 fair is “Honoring Heroes.”

The fair is dedicated to a local “hero”, Ted Armata, who owned and operated the Ted’s IGA Supermarket in Hebron until his death earlier this year and was well known for his charitable contributions. The fair will also recognize other heroes while fea­turing the traditional fun that over 40 years of fairgoers have come to expect.

The fair will also provide some serious reflection as a tribute is held on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

This year’s featured entertainer is country music star Darryl Worley, and one of his greatest hits is the song “Have You Forgotten?” writ­ten about the attacks. He will per­form that song during the memo­rial service. The tribute will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the fairground’s center stage. The service will also include a speech, bagpipes and an honor guard.

Worley will also perform a con­cert at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Other entertainment includes the rising star talent competition, the demolition derby and the dock dogs championship.

The talent competition is open to aspiring singers, dancers, musi­cians, magicians and comedians.

Cash prizes are given to the winners of the youth division, ages 4-12, and the young adult division, ages 13-21. The talent will perform in competitions and semi-finals throughout the long weekend, with the finals held on Sunday at 5 p.m.

The traditional demolition derby will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and the championship derby will be Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The dock dogs championship features dogs striving to make the longest jump into a pool. Competitions and practices are held all four days.

For the first time, the fair will sponsor a juried arts and crafts show, with three judges determin­ing the best in show. The winners will be announced Friday morn­ing.

“One best in show and five hon­orable mentions will be awarded ribbons and cash prizes,” said Arts and Crafts Committee member Arlene Snyder. The handmade work will be on exhibit through­out the fair days.

Also new to the fair this year are two programs especially for families. “Tractor Mac” is a real tractor, with non-factory-stan­dard eyes and a mouth added. He accompanies Billy Steers, a children’s author who has writ­ten a series about the fictional Tractor Mac counterpart. Steers will tell stories and draw person­alized illustrations at the fair. He will appear at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Matt’s Family Jam features the five-member Rolf family, who perform a wide variety of songs appealing to both children and adults. Concerts will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; on Friday at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Saturday at noon, 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

More established fair traditions include both animal and mechani­cal pulls and animal exhibitions. Sheep, dairy cattle and beef cattle shows will be held at the sheep and cattle barns at 9 a.m. Saturday. The University of Connecticut’s Morgan Horse Drill Team will perform at 9 a.m. on Sunday, and a draft horse exhibition will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. A truck pull will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday and an ox pull will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, a children’s pedal tractor pull will be held.

The fair runs Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 per person all four days; senior citizens are admitted free of charge between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. on Friday.

Parking is free on Thursday from 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; at all other times the parking fee is $5 per vehicle. More information and a complete schedule is available online at the Hebron Lions Club web site, at www.hebronharvest­fair.org.

 

Posted 9-7-2011

 

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Aprons Tell Tales exhibit is Sept. 10 in Willington

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The apron.

Dating from the 1940s, the aprons that will be included in the Sept. 10 exhibit will reveal the variety of styles and functions of this important element of clothing history.

Visit the exhibit in the Daniel Glazier Tavern on the Willington Green, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  and then come see us at the Willington Historical Society booth at the town Flea Market, where you can find books, cards and items of historical interest. You might even see how the aprons “tie” into the stories told by a variety of mystery items.

Posted Aug. 19, 2011

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Enjoy a Concert at the Lake, Butterfly Walk, farmers markets and more this weekend

Saturday, Aug. 13

WILLIMANTIC FARMERS MARKET
The Willimantic Farmers Market located under the pavilion at the corner of Jackson and Main streets is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through October.

HEBRON FARMERS MARKET
The Hebron Farmers Market, located on the grounds of Church of Hope and the Red Barn at the intersection of routes 66 and 85 in Hebron, is held every Saturday through Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL TAG SALE
Immaculata Retreat House, 289 Windham Road (Route 32), Willimantic, will be holding a back-to-school tag sale from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. Back to school items: computer desks, chairs, dorm size refrigera­tors, frames, bric-a-brac etc. Info: ( 860) 423-8484.

THRIFT SHOP AND KID’S BOUTIQUE
The Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church on 199 Valley St., Willimantic. New items every week. Donations of new or gently used clean adult (men’s and women’s) and children’s clothing and other children’s items gratefully accepted. Info: (860) 423- 6827 or visit www.churchw.org.

LEBANON FARMERS’ MARKET
The Lebanon Farmers Market located on the town green, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, is held every Saturday through Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Windham Community Memorial Hospital offers an all-day “mara­thon” childbirth education class from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital’s education center. Cost is $65 for families delivering their babies at WCMH and $75 for families delivering elsewhere. Info: (860) 456-6894.

BARBECUE AND COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE
The Willington Senior Center, 60 Old Farms Road, Willington, will host a free barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by country/western dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. The center will provide food for the barbecue. Participants are asked to bring a side dish. A live band, “Country Duo,” will provide the music. All seniors are welcome. Info: (860) 429-8321.

CONCERT AT THE LAKE
Sun Rise Park will perform with special guest Brett Giglio at Patriots Park, Coventry at 7 p.m. Admission is one or more non-perishable, dried or canned food items per person. All donated proceeds will be distrib­uted to the Coventry Food Bank and to the Covenant Soup Kitchen.

MUSICAL ‘BARNUM’
EastConn’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy will present the circus-­themed musical, “Barnum,” at 2 and 7 p.m., at EastConn’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic. Tickets $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 12. To order tickets, call EastConn’s Capitol Theater Box Office (860) 465-5636.

STEEPLE CHASE BIKE TOUR FUNDRAISER
Perception Programs Inc. and the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) will host the 20th annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour, an annual fundraiser that benefits both organizations. The Steeple Chase offers cyclists 20-, 35-, 50-, 62.5- and 100-mile routes that wind through 14 towns in scenic northeastern Connecticut. The tour is held rain or shine. Pre-registration $25 for individual riders and $75 for families or groups. Riders also raise additional sponsorship — $50 for individuals and $100 for families or groups. Day of registration is higher ($30 and $85). Riders are encouraged to pre-register by visiting www.perceptionpro­grams.org, www.active.com or calling Ruth Gordon (860) 450-7122.

Sunday, Aug. 14

ASHFORD FARMERS MARKET
The Ashford Farmers Market is held at Pompey Hollow Park, off Route 44 across from Ashford Town Hall. The market will run every Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Info: Loretta at birdeye123@earthlink.net.

COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
The Coventry Farmers Market is held at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South St. The market will run every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Info: www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.

BUTTERFLY OUTING — COLUMBIA
A slow-pace butterfly walk at Szegda Farm will take place at the main entrance at 165 Szegda Road, Columbia. A 90-minute, slow-paced walk will explore trails on rolling terrain at 11 a.m. No dogs. Beginners and all ages welcome. Participants will be helped to identify butterflies and their host plants in field and forest. Info: Call Joan Hill (860) 228-2849 or jhill003@charter.net.
Posted 8-11-2011

 

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Coventry's Hale Homestead to celebrate 'Spirit of '45 Day'

The Nathan Hale Homestead will celebrate the end of World War II Sunday (Aug. 14) with a tribute to current soldiers serving overseas.

As part of the tribute, it will be a collection site for items to send to overseas military personnel.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Street location.

It is part of the Hale Homestead celebrating “Spirit of ’45 Day,” a day to commemorate the end of World War II.

In addition, the Homestead will offer free admission to veterans of all wars and their families from Sunday through Labor Day.

It is serving as a collection site for items to send to soldiers cur­rently serving overseas and will provide writing materials for visi­tors who wish to write a letter to soldiers.

Connecticut has a long history of providing for soldiers, accord­ing to a release from the homestead.

During the American Revolution, the people of Connecticut gath­ered many goods such as food, clothing and ammunition to sup­ply the troops earning the nick­name “The Provision State.”

Items to be collected for current service persons serving abroad include hard candy, cookies, sun­screen, DVDs, cards and paper­back books.

Last year, Congress unanimous­ly voted in support of National Spirit of ’45 Day, to be observed on the second Sunday in every August, coinciding with Aug. 14, 1945, the day President Truman announced that World War II was over and America assumed the leadership for rebuilding the post­war world.

The idea of a national day to honor the “ordinary heroes” of the WWII generation originated with Edith Shain, the nurse in the famous photograph taken in Times Square on the day the war ended. She died last year at 92.

The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South St. in Coventry.

The Homestead is open for reg­ular tours from Memorial Day Weekend through Oct. 30.

Hours are:

• June – August: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• September – October: Friday, Saturday – noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The homestead is also open on Monday holidays — Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th and Columbus Day.

Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers and seniors; $4 for children age 6-18; children under 6 and Connecticut Landmarks members are free.

Families — 2 adults with chil­dren — are $15 and groups of 10 or more are $5 per person.

For school groups and special curriculum- based programming, call Bev York, site administra­tor, at (860) 742-6917 or e-mail hale@ctlandmarks.org.

 

Posted 8-10-2011

 

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Music at Storrs Farmers Market Aug. 6

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Some of what you will find at Storrs Farmers Market this week: Flowers, Onions, Plants and Globe Artichokes; Maple Syrup, Maple Vinegar, Bees Wax Candles, Honey Sticks, Hosmer Mountain Soda; Raw Milk, Grass-fed Beef, Nitrate-Free Pork and Eggs; Fresh Goats’ Milk Cheeses, Yogurt, Aged Cheeses and French Ripened Cheeses; Peaches, Apples, Nectarines, Plums, Tomatoes and Jam.

This Saturday, we’ve got “Music at the Market” with Song-A-Day Music Center! Since 2002, they have been offering music instruction and instrument repair for local residents. Enjoy a variety of tunes, including children’s songs, while you stock up on fresh, locally grown and produced food.

And don’t forget – vote for us, if you enjoy your Storrs Farmers Market. Check out American Farmland Trust’s “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” contest.

Search for us under 06268 or Storrs, and show your support!

Storrs Farmers Market is open rain or shine from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday, now through November. (You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Some of what you will find this week: Flowers, Onions, Plants and Globe Artichokes; Maple Syrup, Maple Vinegar, Bees Wax Candles, Honey Sticks, Hosmer Mountain Soda; Raw Milk, Grass-fed Beef, Nitrate-Free Pork and Eggs; Fresh Goats’ Milk Cheeses, Yogurt, Aged Cheeses and French Ripened Cheeses; Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, Corn, Nectarines, Plums, Tomatoes, and Jam; Unique Destiny Roasted Garlic Salsa Verde made with CT Grown produce; French Breads (including Peasant Boule, Rye and Sourdough); Croissants; and Assorted Pastries (Danishes, Fruit Tarts; Flourless Chocolate Cake, Pear Almond and Chocolate Tart; Fresh-picked, No-spray Blueberries; coffees – Organic Fair Trade SWP Peruvian Decaf, Guatemalan SHB Huehuetenango Limonar, Ethiopian Queen City Harrar, Espresso Blend; and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans – and so much more!

Posted Aug. 6, 2011

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