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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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Legislators, organizations worry about state funding

WINSTED —  The Northwest Hills Council of Governments, in conjunction with the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, held a legislative breakfast meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The event was held at Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s Draper Conference Center.

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Gun prank backfires

WINSTED —  A Winsted resident and a Harwinton resident were arrested and charged after a weapons incident on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
According to a press release fromWinchester Police Department Chief William Fitzgerald, on Jan. 25 at 11:54 p.m., the department received a report of a person in a black vehicle brandishing a gun out the window in the parking lot of McDonald’s located at 15 South Main Street.
Fitzgerald wrote that the vehicle left the parking lot and was heading east on South Main Street.

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Blood drive at Ambulance Association

WINSTED — The Winsted Area Ambulance Association hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, Jan. 20.

The Red Cross holds blood drives at the association’s headquarters at 655 Main St. on a regular basis.

Several members of the Ambulance Association were on hand for the event as well as six phlebotomists from the Red Cross.

Geography whizzes quizzed

WINSTED —  St. Anthony’s School held its annual National Geographic Geography Bee on Monday, Jan. 23.
Two students from fifth and sixth grade as well as three from seventh and eighth grades competed during three rounds of questions.
The winner of the contest will continue to the state competition with the chance to compete at the national level.

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Bubbles and Truffles next week

WINSTED —  The eleventh annual Bubbles and Truffles event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 406 Main Street, the former site of Kathy’s Cupboard.
The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 4, at the same times.

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Northwestern Regional releases honor roll

WINSTED — The following students have been named to the Northwestern Regional High School honor roll for the first quarter:

Grade 12 

Academic Excellence 

Renee Bosse, Callie Crowston-Hickey, Brenna FitzGerald, Angela Richard, Austen Royer, Skylar Runowicz, Jessica Simon, Kristin Smith, Karen Traub, Alexa Urmaza and Clare Wieduwilt. 

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No arrests following report of shots

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WINSTED — Although a week had gone by already, no one had yet been arrested by Jan. 25 (when The Winsted Journal went to press for this week) following the shooting of a 37-year-old Winsted man on Thursday, Jan. 19.
The Winchester Police Department received a call Jan. 19 at about 10:27 p.m. reporting a gunshot wound to a man in the first floor apartment at 20 Rock St., according to a press release issued by Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald.

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Lambert Kay ‘fully remediated’

WINSTED —  The Lambert Kay site at 32 Lake St. has been fully remediated, according to Town Planner Steven Sadlowski.

Sadlowski talked about the status of the site during the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 23.

Work on the remediation of the property started in July 2014 when the state awarded the town $500,000 from the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) to assist with costs of redeveloping the property.

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Economic development report issued

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WINSTED —  In December, the Economic Development Commission and the town’s Planning Office held their Envision Winchester planning meeting at Town Hall.

More than 70 residents attended the meeting, which was used to develop ideas for a new town plan and a plan for Main Street, including priorities that the town would work on in the downtown area.

The meeting was led by Michael Gorman, principal with Gorman and York of East Hartford.

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Elks donate to Salvation Army

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WINSTED —  The Winsted Elks Lodge donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army’s food bank on Thursday, Jan. 12.
The organization operates the food pantry at its office at 716 Main St.
According to Elks Lodge Secretary Beverly Balzarin, the funds are part of the Elks National Foundation grants which are given to local organizations throughout the country.

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