As a child, my family only went to the doctor when we were really ill. For financial reasons, most common problems were treated at home — for a sore throat, gargling with salt and water; for sprains, soaking in warm water and Epsom salt; for colds and coughs, Vicks VapoRub, honey, and cough syrup from the drug store (sometimes prescribed by the doctor); for cuts and scrapes, peroxide.
Granby Oak, an oil painting by Granby Artists Association member Alexander Anisimov, is on display in the historical Old Lyme Art Association gallery through March 14. View online or visit in person, free to the public.
Since choral singers world-wide are prevented by the pandemic from gathering in person, the Farmington Valley Chorale will again host a virtual season with a multi-faceted program that will provide new opportunities for singers to engage with music making and learning.
Granby Artist Association member Alexander Anisimov is showing his work in Art in a Time of Corona, at 2 Park Place Art Gallery through March 14. The show is free and open to the public by appointment only.
I think back in my memories to my first Christmas as a wife and young mother. Our income was just above the poverty level (by ten dollars), but we were blessed by the church with a big turkey with all the trimmings, and a basket full of canned goods and basic staples to last quite a while.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Farmington Valley Chorale continues its 50th Anniversary year of celebration with a free event, streamed live, featuring Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, artistic director, in conversation with Professor Kathy Saltzman Romey, director of the Minnesota Chorale.