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Former LHS student competes
in MTB Cape Epic in South Africa
Known as the "Tour de France of mountain biking," the untamed MTB Cape Epic is a grueling 700Km race over eight days that attracts the world's elite mountain bikers to Cape Town, South Africa.  This year, the Motor Mile Racing team from Lookout Mountain, TN mounted a powerful challenge with the dynamic mixed duo of Bradley Cobb and Carla Williams, two experienced mountain bikers from the United States.
Many in Litchfield will remember Carla Williams who moved to Litchfield in 1996.  During her time at Litchfield intermediate school and Litchfield HS, Carla was an active athlete and scholar, playing soccer, swimming and being an active member of the Model UN and Environthon teams.  After leaving Litchfield, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and then went on to study medicine at Johns Hopkins School in Baltimore.  She is currently completing her residency at UNC, Chapel Hill NC and in the fall, she will be moving to Roanoke, VA to take up a position in the Emergency Medicine Department at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. ~ contributed
Adrian Selby of Litchfield joins
NW CT Community Foundation Board
Adrian Selby of Litchfield, Conn. has been named to the board of directors of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to 20 towns in Litchfield County.
Adrian Selby grew up on a dairy farm in Devon, England. In 1972, he began a 40-plus year career in staging and event production working with the internationally acclaimed music band, Genesis.
He went on to become the managing director of TASCO in 1978. TASCO, major global production suppliers to the live concert industry with clients including Elton John, The Who, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and Ozzy Osbourne among many others.
In 1986, he formed his own production company, Aquila Productions, which creates and produces meetings and events for its clients, specializing in media events. Current clients include General Motors, AIMIA, Exelon and Subaru. As CEO, Adrian has been responsible for all aspects of the company's business, including financial management and developing client communications strategies.
“Adrian embodies all the personal and professional qualities we look for in Foundation Board membership,” said Community Foundation president Guy Rovezzi. “His philanthropic spirit and dedication to assisting organizations that improve the welfare of our Northwest Corner, combined with his strong business and analytical skills make him uniquely qualified to further the important work of the Community Foundation.”
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 $87 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $3 million.
Winter Storm Stella Photos
Thank you to Laurel Galloway (top photo) Jo Ann Jaacks for forwarding snow photos from Winter Storm Stella on March 14. Snow totals ranged from 18 inches to 22 inches at the higher elevations. High winds produced some sizeable snow drifts.
Goshen Public Library celebrates
“Take Your Child to the Library Day”
The Goshen Public Library celebrated “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday. Rick Stromoski (below), a nationally syndicated cartoonist and book illustrator, held a workshop for children. BZ photos
He taught them how to create a simple cartoon using basic shapes on a large sketch pad and described the process for getting them published. They took the finished cartoons home to share with their families.
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a free, fun, family-friendly event supported by the Connecticut Library Consortium and endorsed by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association), Reach Out and Read, and Read to Grow. For more information, visit
A lego table was also available for younger visitors to the library