Salisbury VNA presents its first scholarship


SALISBURY – The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association presented its first scholarship of $ 10,000 to Micah Matsudaira of Cornwall. Matsudaira plans to major in physiotherapy at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

“Several members of the SVNA Board of Directors had the pleasure of meeting Micah Matsudaira before taking the time to take photos and hand him his scholarship check,” said Margaret Croghan, Controller. “He was all smiles and very happy to have been selected for the SVNA scholarship.”

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, SVNA will fully unveil the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association Scholarship Program. The scholarship offer is for students who plan to pursue a career in a health field, such as nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy, etc., with the exception of pre-medicine. Three $ 10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are renewable each year of study. The first official round of scholarships, administered by the Northwest CT Community Foundation, will be offered in January 2022.

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 cities in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, made up of over 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $ 15,000 to over $ 125 million. Last year, the combined grants and scholarships totaled over $ 5 million.

DAR hosts Thanksgiving food drive

WINSTED – Brooks-Green Woods Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in collaboration with Little Red Barn Brewers, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive for veterans and families in need! Gift baskets will be assembled and distributed to veterans and their families at the end of the food drive.

Drop off non-perishable foods at Little Red Barn Brewers, 32 Lake St. Winsted. MOT during normal business hours, October 29 to November 10. The brasserie is closed on Monday and Tuesday; the hours are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Babysitting safety course offered

TORRINGTON – The Torrington Parks and Recreation Department is running a Child Care Safety and CPR Certification Course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 13 at the Armory for ages 11 to 17. The course is a combination of the Babysitter Safety 101 and 102 previously offered. . This is an entry-level course intended to teach the age-appropriate skills needed to care for children of all ages using concepts of team childcare, childcare support and individual childcare. The course emphasizes safety with an emphasis on prevention. Other topics include hand washing, diapers, bottle feeding, personal safety, and interview techniques. Basic first aid and management of obstructed airways for a conscious and suffocating adult / child and infant will be covered. First aid including adult and child CPR (requires passing a written and skills test to receive a 2 year certification), booklet, handouts and babysitter safety completion certificate included .

A minimum of 7 participants is required to run each class and a maximum of 10 will be accepted. The fee is $ 92 per person. Register in advance with the Parks and Recreation Department located at 153 South Main Street, Torrington. Call 860-489-2274 for more information.

Sponsors sought for the Litchfield Holiday Walk

Litchfield’s annual Holiday Walk and Bright Night is slated for November 28, with activities starting at 2:30 p.m., continuing until all the singers have gathered by the tree on Center Green to light up for the holiday season at dusk.

Companies and individuals interested in sponsorship are asked to send donation checks made payable to Holiday Stroll ”, attn. Colleen Kinkade, Parks and Recreation Department, 80 Doyle Road, Bantam, CT 06750. For more information, call 860-567-7569. The levels are Tiny Tim, $ 250; Charles Dickens, $ 100, and Bob Crachit, $ 50; Ebenezer Scrooge, $ 10 or less.

Collection of leaves and yard waste planned

TORRINGTON – Leaf and yard waste collection for Torrington residents begins November 8 and ends December 3, weather permitting. Leaves and yard waste must be dropped off at the curb for pickup on the same day as garbage pickup. Do not call to schedule pickup. All garden waste is collected in separate trucks for recycling. Do not mix or pile garden waste with garbage.

Garden waste includes horticultural waste, which is free of stones, dirt and sharp objects; or other natural organic material, such as grass clippings, thrown in yards and gardens.

Only leaves and yard waste bagged in biodegradable paper bags or tied in bundles not exceeding fifty (50) pounds will be picked up. Individual branches must not exceed four (4) feet in length or 3 “in diameter. Leaves or yard waste collected in piles at the curb will not be picked up.

Biodegradable paper bags can be purchased at many local stores.

The City reminds residents that leaves and mowing residues are recyclable materials and cannot be picked up as part of our normal curbside collection and disposal program. Take advantage of our spring and fall cleanings to get rid of these items properly. Clippings can be easily managed during the growing season by removing the grass catchers on the mowers and leaving the clippings on the lawn. Clippings are 80% water and break down quickly. Clippings also act as a natural fertilizer, returning nitrogen and other nutrients to the lawn.

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