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  • Sunflowers for Kids

    POMFRET- Lapsley Orchard will hold the 10th annual Sunflowers for Kids event on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The orchard's sunflowers and wildflowers will be harvested and sold in bunches or are available for guests to pick their own. All proceeds will be donated to children's treatment and supportive programs at the United Services Center for Autism. The event will also feature balloon animals, face painting for kids, and other pick-your-own activites like apple picking. For more information call 860-774-2020 or visit facebook.com/centerforautism.
  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...

    The Abington Peace Mural Is Gone, But The Love Remains

    The Abington Peace Mural Is Gone, But The Love Remains
    By the time Pixie Rahe bought her property along Route 44 in the Abington section of Pomfret in 2000, the peace mural attached to one of the barns was in bad shape. In big letters with child figures surrounding an image of Earth, it read, “THE...

    Israel Putnam Reached Boston Earlier

    I enjoyed Carolyn Stearns' article in Sunday's Courant, "Communities Answer The Call" [Aug. 3, Opinion]. However, in the penultimate paragraph,h Ms. Stearns states that: "Putnam's broader fame may rest on his response to news of the Battle of Bunker...

    The Trek Has Ended, But The Stories Continue

    The Trek Has Ended, But The Stories Continue
    The 20th walking day of my trek across Connecticut was the last, on the nicest day of weather – which was good because it was also the longest. By the end just after 9 p.m., I had hoofed all 107 miles across Route 44, plus another 25 or 30 miles...