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WINSTED —  The Winsted United Methodist Church, located on 630 Main St., held its annual spring fair on Saturday, April 8. 

At the fair, vendors and church members sold a variety of handmade items and baked goods, including pies and cookies.

Volunteers also cooked up pulled pork sandwiches for fair attendees.

According to Church Pastor Rev. Florence Eddins, the church hosts Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, as well as a thrift shop and a food pantry. Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m.

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Beer and wine event benefits Gilbert music department

WINSTED — The second annual Wine and Beer Tasting to benefit The Gilbert School’s music department took place at Whiting Mills on Saturday, April 8.
Residents packed the event, which featured hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants including Foxtail Fine Catering and Cafe, Noujaim’s Bistro and Jimmy’s Store in Torrington. 

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The Fisher King

Matt Musumano of Watertown won the 67th annual Riverton Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 8. Musumano, who caught a 10-pound, 26-and-one-half-inch trout, won the derby’s grand prize, a Hitchcock chair and a $75 certificate toward a mount of the fish from New England Taxidermy. For full story, see Fishermen from all over take part in annual derby.

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Winsted P&Z rejects health center application

WINSTED — Toward the end of a three-hour meeting on Monday, April 10, at Pearson Middle School, the Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA, located at 372 Main St., into a medical clinic for Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington.
The vote to reject the application was 3-2.
Commission members Barbara Wilkes, George Closson and Art Melycher all voted against the application, while Chairman Craig Sanden and member Jerry Martinez both voted for the application.

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Two NCCC students earn scholarship awards

WINSTED —  In late March, Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) announced that two of its students earned Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Scholarship awards through Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), which is the honor society for two-year colleges.
Resident Jess Tessman, 20, won a place on the All-USA Community College Academic Team.
Tessman, who graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical School in 2014, is a human services major.
As part of the award, Tessman has earned a $2,000 scholarship.

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Bank of America to close

WINSTED —  The local Bank of America branch, located at 44 Elm St., will close in the middle of July.
According to company spokeswoman Tara Burke, the bank is consolidating that location with its location in Torrington. 
“We’re consolidating areas where there is overlap,” Burke said. “We are reconfiguring in order to offer more specialist services to our clients.”

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Middle School theater presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ this weekend

WINSTED —  Members of the Pearson Middle School theater department will present “Willy Wonka Jr.” at The Gilbert School Auditorium on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m.
Twenty-seven children will be part of the performance, which includes music inspired by the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

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2016 gross wages for Winchester employees Pt. 2

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Volunteers needed at Thrift Shop

WINSTED — The Valley Thrift Shop, located at 714 Main St., has been serving the Litchfield County community for over 40 years and originally started out in a basement in Barkhamsted.
Over the years, the store moved to New Hartford and, for the past few years, has been operating in Winsted. Historically, the shop has been open six days a week but, according to store management, due to a lack of volunteers the store will be closed on Mondays. 

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Fair benefits Winsted Fire Department Support Services

WINSTED — The Winsted Fire Department’s Support Services unit held its sixth annual vendor fair on Sunday, March 26 at the Tiffany Gaylord Building at Rowley Field.
This year, vendors at the fair included Vantel Pearls and Bubba’s Bling jewelry, local Tupperware vendors and Raven’s Edge Herbalist products.
In total, Support Services member Netty LaRose said there were 14 vendors this year.

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Art for art’s sake at Gilbert student show

WINSTED —  On Thursday, March 23, The Gilbert School held its third annual school-wide student art show.
Art teachers Peggy Steinway and Jessica Makowski collected and displayed artwork from students in drawing, painting, environmental painting, ceramics and sculpture classes. 
The two-hour event also featured live music from seven student musicians.

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