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Clean eating is a lifestyle change, not a diet

When it comes to eating healthy, Terry Walters has a simple, yet direct motto she likes to live by. “I tell my kids, we can pay the farmer or we can pay the doctor,” said Walters...

Vernon mayor visits with local businesses, residents

Vernon Mayor Dan Champagne recently held an informal meeting with local business owners and residents at the office of Teri Rogers...

New Miss Greater Rockville gets best birthday present ever

It was a very happy birthday for Alexa Farrell. Farrell was crowned Miss Greater Rockville 2014 on Feb. 15 – which happened to be her 20th birthday – at Rockville High School...

Opting out is one option for parents who disagree with state education testing

A Jan...

Author/productivity coach Lisa Lelas to speak at B.I.G. meeting at MCC

Nationally-recognized productivity coach and best-selling author Lisa Lelas will share her insights and expertise on staying organized at the February meeting of the Manchester/South Windsor Believ...

Rockville Ag-Ed. students peddle wares at SAEP Fair

Rockville High School’s Regional Agricultural Education Department decided to change up its annual Supervised Agriculture Education Program...

Warner to be honored for Vernon volunteerism

On Feb. 22, a dinner will be held to honor Bob Warner – a longtime community volunteer and former Vernon Town Councilman...

Ellington/Vernon chess clubs mingle to challenge each other, inspire more participation

The Park Place Chess Club has been playing in Rockville for almost 13 years, and the Ellington Chess Mates are celebrating their recent move to the new Ellington Senior Center...

Families of disabled adult children meet at state Capitol

Family members of individuals with life-affecting disabilities were given the floor to share their concerns with legislators in Hartford on Feb. 7...

Journalism & Media Academy offers high school students ‘real life’ experiences

State-of-the-art technology, one of the largest green screens in New England and the ability to build a work portfolio while earning class credit: these may sound like the qualities of a reputable...

Break the winter blues with a Connecticut day trip

With weather making local residents largely homebound for several winter days, many are dreaming of trips to tropical locations...

Miss Greater Rockville looks back on her year, before passing crown on

A new Miss Greater Rockville will be crowned on Feb. 15...

Rockville Public Library takes part in 'Take Your Child to the Library Day'

The Children's Department at the Rockville Public Library took part in the third annual 'Take Your Child to the Library Day' on Feb. 1...

‘Lost Egypt’ exhibit arrives at CT Science Center

Have you ever wondered how we know what people ate and how they lived thousands of years ago?...

Rockville Lady Rams fighting for tourney berth

After a loss to Bloomfield on Jan...

Former Vernon resident fights for animal rights

Former Vernon resident Christopher Merrow was recently arrested, but he said the experience was for a good cause and well-worthwhile...

Vernon voters approve roads bond

Vernon voters approved $27 million in bonding for road repairs. The referendum held on Jan...

Vernon Community Arts Center presents Juried Photography Exhibit

Photography has evolved dramatically over the last 200 years, and those technological advances are clearly reflected in the approximately 75 entries on display at the Vernon Community Arts Center&r...

Deliver a 'Singing Valentine' for the holiday

This Valentine’s Day, let the Sound of New England Chorus deliver your heartfelt message with a song. On Friday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m...

Citizens call for tougher blasting laws

The first time Maine Drilling and Blasting set off a charge on a Reardon Road property in Thompson, Joseph Janeczek and two friends were working in his garage on Riverside Drive...

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