Litchfield News



LHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion
La Cupola Ristorante ~ July 21, 2018
~ photo by Dan Reitenbach
Front Row L-R: Nancy Sewell Ackerman, Joyce Griffin Sowa, Pat Dwan D’Andrea, Bob Lefebvre, Pat Dore Parent, Delight Ferris, Joan Sweeney Troup, Verilee Herpich, Deborah Spring Stanizzi, Barbara Katzin, Irene Malewicz Kulis, Kathy Swanson Larson, Jeff Morgan, Cathy Vigeant Hearn, Sheila Dobos Pond, Gail Hall Spielman, Sherry Dobos Carrigan, Edith Way Bardelli, Mara Magdalany, Ingri Boe Weigaard, Linda Fabbri Keithly, Denise Porter Parker, Joyce Belamy
Back Row L-R: Steve Voluckas, Rick Clark, David Bates, Neil Dobos, Warren Losee, Ed Friemoth, Janet Thoma Parrish, Jean Ledoux Kozikowski, William Gilbert, Richard Waterhouse, Anne Ballerin Somero, Ken Doyon, David Sutherland, Greg McDermott, Erich Reitenbach, Peter Swanson, Steve Volovski, Cynthia Longley LaPlaca
Autumn Saturday Special
(For Children ages 3-8)
Saturday, October 20 ~ 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join us as we celebrate everything apples in September and everything pumpkin in October! We’ll share our favorite picture books, create apple/pumpkin crafts, and even sing some harvest-related songs!

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.
Cars For Kids Autombile Show
Sunday, October 21 ~ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
@ Connecticut Junior Republic
On Sunday, October 21, the Valley Collector Car Club (VCCC), and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club (LHHAC) will collaborate with the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) in presenting the 6th Annual Cars for Kids Automobile Show.  This event will be held on the Junior Republic's Litchfield Campus on Route 63, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with gates opening at 8:00 AM for exhibitors.  The rain date for the event is Sunday, October 21.  Exhibitor bags will be provided for the first 200 show car registrants.  The first 100 exhibitors to register will also receive a dashboard plaque.  Show car entries are $10 per car.  More than 20 trophies and awards will be presented at approximately 2:15 PM.  Spectator admission is $5 per car.

A variety of breakfast items and a luncheon consisting of a choice of a pulled pork or breaded chicken breast sandwich plate will be served in CJR's D'Assern Dining Room.  A Food Court will offer a variety of foods to "eat on the go," including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, pretzels and ice cream sandwiches.  The Litchfield Aid of CJR will offer home-baked cakes, cookies and other delicious items at its Bake Sale. Click here for more details.

Dear RSD6 Community,
I am excited to share that the Town Tours will continue starting this October.  These tours were started last year with a goal to share district information with our local communities.
The following dates have been established for the fall tour:
Monday, October 22nd @ Morris Town Hall
Tuesday, October 23rd @ Warren Town Hall 
Thursday, October 25th @ Goshen Center School
All events will start at 6:00 p.m. and agenda topics will be:
1) Academic Performance for 2018
2) Capital Improvement Updates
3) Q & A
There is great district success to celebrate, important news to share, and a conversation to continue. These tours are one of my favorite events during the year. I look forward to seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and seeing as many people as possible in the coming tour.
Chris Leone,
Region 6 Superintendent
After-School Adventures
Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in October
(except the 30th)
Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in October
(except the 31st)
3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
or visit to register.
Space is limited!
 Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Region 6 and the Public Libraries of Warren, Morris and Goshen are joining forces in an Early Literacy Initiative called “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Starting October 1, 2018, we ask all parents and guardians of pre-school aged children to go and sign up at your public library. There you will find a reading log and receive a small token to encourage you on your path to literacy (varies per library).
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten (repeating the same book counts!). Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around five years of age, you have more time than you think. It all starts with one book! So go to the public libraries of Warren, Morris and Goshen to learn more
60th Reunion ~ LHS Class of 1958
The Litchfield High School Class of 1958 held its 60th reunion at the Litchfield Inn on August 25, 2018.
Back row from left are Richard Lindsey, Frank Blazek, John Wagner, Jack Leifert, Richard Curtiss, Richard Rogers, Graham Nicholson, Judy Phelps Hammer, Tom Atwater, Stuart Russell and John Briggs.
Front row from left are Diedre Cummings Epstein, Cynthia Pender Robbins, Joan Anton Klock, Leah Price Amato, Barbara Coury Gonsalves, Anne Ricciardone Fraser and Marge Williams Neri.Contributed photo