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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
Foxfield F.A.R.M. (For A Recovery Mission) is a non-profit dedicated to contributing toward renewing the quality of life for veterans and first responders impacted by the challenges of PTSD through its groundwork equine program.
The Granby Land Trust (GLT) announces that it has been awarded renewed accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance, proving that it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work. The GLT provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction.
Given the importance of recognizing Veterans Day, Foxfield F.A.R.M. Foundation was grateful to have been featured on morning interviews on both WTIC with Pastor Will and WDRC Talk of Connecticut Gary Byron co-host.
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.