Litchfield News




Litchfield Lenten Soup & Talk Series
"Out of Ashes" - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 27 ~ St. Michael's, Litchfield
Tuesday, March 6 ~ St. Anthony's, Litchfield
Tuesday, March 13 ~ United Methodist Church, Litchfield
Tuesday, March 20 ~ St. Paul's, Bantam
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
honoring Major Harold Colvocoresses
Saturday, March 3 ~ 10:00 am
Bantam Borough Hall
Major Colvocoresses has the distinction of being the only locally known veteran to have served his country in three consecutive wars over a span of 48 years. There will be a display of his military memorabilia and photographs.

Major Colvocoresses (seated) with his staff and Marine mascot in their Georgia recruiting office during World War I.

The ceremony will start with the retirement of Lieutenant James Mayenschein’s honor flag. Lieutenant Mayenschein, the February “Veteran of the Month,” served with the United States Marine Corps at Iwo Jima during World War II.

American Legion Post 44 invites veterans and guests to attend the ceremony and enjoy refreshments with members of the Post as we celebrate the 340th and 341st veterans to be honored.
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Winter Dinner Series
Turkey Dinner
Saturday, March 3 ~ 4:30-7:00 pm
Warren Congregational Church
4 Sackett Hill Rd., Warren
Adults $15
Children $5 (12 and under)
Free delivery for Warren residents over 70

Lenten Sacred Choral Music and Readings
Sunday, March 4 ~ 4:00 pm
St. Michael’s, Litchfield
St. Michael’s Parish will present a program of Lenten Choral Music and Readings on Sunday, March 4 at 4:00p.m. featuring the St. Michael's choir, conducted by Dr. Marguerite Mullée.

This distinctive program of sacred choral music, scripture readings and poetry offers music by William Byrd, Orlando de Lassus, Jacob Handl, Giovanni Croce and Orlando Gibbons.

In addition, there will be readings from Scripture as well as poetry including T.S. Eliot, Chris Price, W.H. Auden, John Donne and Wendell Berry.  

Inspired by the great Anglican tradition of Advent and Christmas Lessons & Carols, this program was developed by music director Marguerite Mullée and serves as a reminder to reflect on the meaning of Lent and the high holy days of the Church.

The program is open to the community with a freewill offering only. A reception will immediately follow the service and all are welcome.  

St. Michael’s Parish is located at 25 South Street,
just off the Litchfield Green.
 For more information, please call 860-567-9465.

Litchfield Community Café
Senior Lunches ~ Monday–Friday
@ Litchfield Community Center
Over the age of 60, and live in or visiting the Litchfield area? Why not stop in and have lunch at our beautiful Litchfield Community Café located in the Litchfield Community Center? The Litchfield Community Café serves congregate lunch Mondays through Fridays! (Fridays are meatless Fridays!) For a suggested donation of only $4.00, you can enjoy a hot, delicious nutritious meal including milk, coffee or tea and dessert! Reservations required by noon the day before. For the current menu, further information, or to make a reservation, please call 860-567-5746. Hope to see you there! 
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant James Fields Mayenschein
On Saturday, February 3, 2018 American Legion Post 44 of Bantam honored United States Marine Corps Lieutenant James Fields Mayenschein, Veteran of Iwo Jima and uncle to Bryan Simmons of Litchfield.

Lieutenant Mayenschein, February's Veteran of the Month, proudly served with the 5th Marine Division at Iwo Jima during World War II, where he gave the ultimate sacrifice.
J. Bryan Simmons of Litchfield, nephew of veteran of the month James F. Mayenschein, with his wife, Kim, their daughter, Erin, and representatives of American Legion Post 44 of Bantam following Saturday's service. BZ photo  Click here for more details. ~ Veteran of the Month - BZ Page
The Food Pantry at St. Michael’s 
needs your donations
The Food Pantry at St. Michael’s is a success: since starting this spring, an increasing number of our neighbors come to the Community House the third Saturday of each month. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we distribute much-needed canned and packaged food, fresh bread, eggs and vegetables, and frozen meals. In October our neighbors took away over 1200 lbs. of food.
The good news is that the racks are empty. The bad news is that the racks are empty. People needed all the food we had. The Food Pantry is appealing to you to help fill the shelves each month.  The Pantry needs your support to supply our community’s needs.  
The pantry needs: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, oats, rice, tuna, pasta sauce, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, lentils, beans, granola bars, powered drink mix, pasta, juice, condiments, frozen vegetables, chicken, hamburger patties, coffee and tea, dish and clothes detergent, toilet paper and paper towels
We invite you to help provide our neighbors with the food they need. You can donate food, you can donate cash, and you can donate time.  You can help with purchasing, collecting and delivering food, stocking the shelves, or assisting on the third Saturday of each month.  The church is always open, and you can drop off donations any time in the north pews.
You can contact St. Michael’s at 860-567-9465,, and mail checks made out to  St. Michael’s, with “Food Pantry” on the memo line, to PO Box 248, Litchfield, CT  06759. St. Michael's - BZ page

The Veterans of American Legion Post 44
are collecting information on women veterans.
The veterans of American Legion Post 44 in Bantam are collecting names stories and photographs of women who have, or are serving, in the military. This information will be added to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Women’s Memorial is dedicated to all military women — past, present and future. If you would like to add yourself or a veteran from your family (deceased or living) please see Master Sergeant Linda Searles at the Saturday, December 2nd Veteran of the Month ceremony in the Bantam Borough Hall. The ceremony to honor a veteran starts at 10 am, social and light refreshments will follow. She can also email you the form. Contact Linda at lindaarmyveteran@gmail.
Warren Food Bank
Open 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warren Community Center
Warren residents should contact Leah Pullaro
860-868-7881 ext. 114. for more information.

For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113