Land Trust adds beauty to the Dewey-Granby Oak property

Granby Land Trust board member Eric Lukingbeal was particularly taken by the naturalized fields of daffodils in various places as he passed through Litchfield and West Granby last spring. It occurred to him that a field of flowers might be just the ticket to brighten up and add interest to the Land Trust’s Dewey-Granby Oak property, and he set a plan in motion.

South Church announces Hopeful Living workshop

Buddhist teacher Pema Chodrin writes, “Things come together, things fall apart.” Many of us discover that our effort is to maintain a sense of self as we move through the “coming togethers” and the “falling aparts” of our lives. What part does hope play in this quest?

State’s energy dept changing of the guard

Marissa P. Gillett is the new chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and recently stated that affordability across all customer classes will be a focus during her five-year term, but warned that it will likely take a few years to draft and enact policies that have meaningful impacts on Connecticut’s ranking as one of the most expensive for energy costs in the lower 48 states.

McLean Home Care & Hospice named to Top 500 of 2019 HomeCare Elite

McLean Home Care & Hospice announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Connecticut cyber security at risk

We all are aware of the daily issues of playing defense against a barrage of ransomware challenges when it comes to managing the personal and business information on our computers. We need to constantly monitor and update firewalls to protect our private and critical data on the internet or we become victims of nation states and/or mercenaries.

Connecticut Alliance YMCAs recognize Witkos with 2019 Legislative Champion award

Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) has been recognized by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCA’s as a 2019 Legislative Champion. Senator Witkos joined representatives of the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs, the Farmington Valley YMCA, Greater Hartford YMCA, and the Northwest CT YMCA to accept the award. 

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs with this award and take great pride in supporting their efforts and mission.

DAR recognizes good citizens and honors veteran

Abigail Phelps Chapter Regent, Julia Parker Post, opened the Nov. 10 ceremonies by sharing that “Each year the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution works with schools and veterans organizations to select members of the community who demonstrate the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.