Walking Tour: West Street
Saturday, September 9 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Did you know that there used to be a playhouse on Litchfield's West Street? Or a grand hotel on the site of Center School? Join an educator on a tour through Litchfield's historic business center and beyond. We will discuss the street's residents, summer destinations, stores, and how the area has changed over time.
Walking Tours at the Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society's Saturday morning walking tours are exploring new sites in town. Each tour lasts about an hour-make sure to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. We meet at the Litchfield History Museum at 10:00 a.m. for each tour. Registration is required for walking tours.
Walking tours are free for members and $5 for non-members.
To register please call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.
Community Partners Collaborate to Release Opioid Report
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Foundation for Community Health, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the McCall Center for Behavioral Health have published a report on the opioid epidemic and its impact on Northwest Connecticut.
In Northwest Connecticut:
- From 2007 to 2010, arrests for Drug/Narcotic Violations and Drug Equipment Violations in Northwest Connecticut increased by 23.5%.
- Between 2012 and 2016, admissions to Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for Opioid addiction treatment have increased by 110% with a 90% increase in new clients.
Almost 20 years ago, fatal overdoses surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Connecticut. Since 2013, Connecticut has surpassed the national death rate for drug and opioid overdoses, with over half of Northwest Connecticut towns reporting opioid-related deaths, including Barkhamsted, Hartland, Harwinton, Morris, New Hartford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Washington and Winsted. On average, two people die in Connecticut every day from an Opioid overdose.
In addition to producing this report, our organizations are committed to applying our collective resources and strengths to work together to support current and ongoing efforts to address this epidemic. Visit https://northwestcf.org/opioid to view the report.
Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 250 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $94 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $3 million. www.northwestcf.org
THE SEHERR-THOSS CHARITABLE TRUST AND
SEHERR-THOSS FOUNDATION SPRING 2017 AWARDS
The Seherr-Thoss Charitable Trust and The Seherr-Thoss Foundation awarded the following grants at its Spring 2017 meeting:
Bantam Fire Department - $8,649.84
for the purchase of a Mercury Model 430 inflatable boat, outboard motor and trailer
Boy Scout Troop 29 - $9,400.00
to purchase and outfit a trailer to haul equipment and supplies to and from Scouting events
The Clothes Tree (Civic Family Services) - $6,640.00
to provide software, computer system, air conditioning and carpet to improve working conditions and safety at the Clothes Tree
East Litchfield Village Improvement Society - $42,000.00
to repair the East Litchfield Chapel building
Friendly Hands Food Bank - $2,500.00
to allow Friendly Hands Food Bank to continue serving the community
Litchfield Housing Authority - $7,440.00
to provide more accessible, secure mailboxes to the residents of Wells Run
Litchfield Land Trust - $6,588.63
Oliver Wolcott Library - $7,120.00
to replace air handler for the main areas of the library
Susan B. Anthony Project - $23,000
to replace security and phone systems at the counseling and advocacy center on Water Street in Torrington
St. Michael's Parish - $125,000.00
to complete a matching grant for the restoration of the church
Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway - $48,000.00
to complete a substantial portion of the third phase of the Greenway project
The Seherr-Thoss Foundations consider applications from not-for-profit organizations to fund projects that directly serve the people and community of Litchfield.
For additional information about submitting an application, please go to the website, www.seherr-thoss.org, email email@example.com, or mail your request to:
Seherr-Thoss Foundations, PO Box 292, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Grant applications may be submitted any time, but they must be postmarked by April 1 for the Spring grant distribution and October 1 for the Fall grant distribution.