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WINSTED —  The Winsted United Methodist Church, located on 630 Main St., held its annual spring fair on Saturday, April 8. 

At the fair, vendors and church members sold a variety of handmade items and baked goods, including pies and cookies.

Volunteers also cooked up pulled pork sandwiches for fair attendees.

According to Church Pastor Rev. Florence Eddins, the church hosts Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, as well as a thrift shop and a food pantry. Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m.

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Entrepreneurial Center opens at NCCC

WINSTED —  Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s (NCCC) new Entrepreneurial Center held a grand opening event on Wednesday, March 15.
The center is located in the Goulet Building on the NCCC campus at 56 Park Place. It has been in the works since August 2016.
Various staff and faculty from NCCC, along with town officials from throughout the Northwest Corner, attended the March 15 event.

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Political cartoonists to come to museum

WINSTED —  The American Museum of Tort Law will hold its second annual “Spring Reawakening” event on Saturday, April 1.
The museum at 654 Main St. opened in September 2015. It closes annually in December and stays closed during the winter season except for private tours and groups.
At the April 1 event, the museum will present programs with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and illustrator Matt Wuerker, New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt and museum founder Ralph Nader.

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Salvation Army thanks community

WINSTED — On Friday, March 10, The Salvation Army  held an open house to thank the community for their support.
The event also was for community members to learn about the programs and services that are available at its 716 Main St. location.
The location opened in October, but the organization has been in Winsted for 110 years, director of volunteer resources Kathleen Orfitelli said. 

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Talk puts Standing Rock in historical context

WINSTED — On Saturday, March 11, Colebrook resident Alesia Maltz, a professor of environmental studies at Antioch University New England, presented her program “Flooding, Fracking and Fuel: A history of exploitation around Standing Rock.” 
Maltz, who has taught at Fort Berthold and Standing Rock reservations in North Dakota, said that the intention of the program was to put the events at Standing Rock into historical context. 

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ comes to Gilbert stage

WINSTED — This weekend, The Gilbert School will present three performances of the hit musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”
Performances will be held on Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Eighty people, including Gilbert School alumni, staff, students and family members, have worked together to create this production of the 1960 Broadway musical.

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Characters come to life at library

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Super Saver IGA may close

WINSTED — The Planning and Zoning Commission briefly reviewed a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA into a medical clinic for Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington during its meeting on Monday, March 13.
Since 2011, the medical clinic has operated a Winsted branch located in the Winsted Health Center at 115 Spencer St.
The organization gives low-income residents access to health services. Patients pay on a sliding scale based on federal income guidelines.

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P&Z approves Geiger’s proposed capital improvements

WINSTED —  The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a list of capital improvements as proposed by Town Manager Robert Geiger during its meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.
The capital improvements are a part of Geiger’s proposed fiscal 2017–2018 budget.
Geiger, who was at the meeting to present the list, would not provide The Winsted Journal with a copy of the list.

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Hudak receives award for Historical Society

WINSTED — The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) has given an award of merit for individual achievement to Winchester Historical Society Trustee Milly Hudak.
The award was announced by CLHO in late February.
The society’s building is located in the Solomon Rockwell House, located at 225 Prospect St.
The house, built in 1786, is a 13-room mansion. A main house, carriage house and house of easement were all added in 1813.
The house itself is now a museum filled with various items throughout Winsted’s history.

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Budget schedule announced

WINSTED — A schedule for developing the budget for fiscal 2017-2018 has been announced by the town.
On Wednesday, March 15, as mandated by the town’s charter, Town Manager Robert Geiger was scheduled to submit a written budget proposal to the Board of Selectmen, after this issue went to press.
Geiger, along with Finance Director Bruce Stratford, is scheduled to make a presentation to the selectmen about the proposed budget during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

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