Litchfield News



Summer Reading Kickoff
with Juggler Jason Pipitone
For All Ages
Saturday, June 23 ~ 10:30- 11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jason Pipitone’s Juggling Extravaganza is non stop action! Juggling, physical comedy, balancing tricks and more - you don’t want to miss this exciting event to kick off our Summer Reading Program Series!
Jason has been an entertainer since he was a young kid growing up in Las Vegas. As a teen he moved to Connecticut and continued to evolve his skills to include stilt walking, unicycle riding, break dancing and comedy. After school he began traveling the country as a street performer working crowd participation and high energy physical routines into his act. Come celebrate summer with the family as Jason puts on a truly unique performance!

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Goshen Public Library
Summer Reading Program
for children entering Pre-K to grade 6
This year, the Goshen Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for children entering Pre-K to grade 6 will be rockin’!  

With this year’s theme being “Libraries Rock,” our six week program will include some making, some magic and of course, some music. Story times for ages 2-5 will continue to be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday, June 26 ~ 6:30 pm
Magic and comedy show for
the whole family with Ed Pop - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7
Celebrate National Ice Cream month at the
 library and learn how to make ice cream in a bag!

Thursday, July 19
We’re going to “Pig out on reading” with
Farmer Minor, his pugs and Daisy the famous pig!
For the 6 and under crowd – 11:00

Tuesday, July 24 ~ 6:00 pm
Rock painting - all ages .
Tuesday, August 7 ~ 6:30 pm
Summer Reading Program Finale
with Rock, Roll & Read Magic show
for the whole family – 6:30 p.m.

*Registration for these programs is required.
Please be sure to check our website
for more information.
Please call to register at 860-491-3234.  
All of our events can be found on
our website:
EdAdvance Head Start:
Prenatal to Five Programs
Celebrate Summer Reading
EdAdvance Head Start: Prenatal to Five Programs held end of the school year celebrations for families that included fun activities, summer-themed refreshments, and the distribution of complimentary books for summer reading courtesy of Reading is Fundamental (RIF). ~ contributed
A preschool student treasures her new book at EdAdvance’s Head Start end of year celebration.
Head Start: Prenatal to Five received a grant from Reading Is Fundamental to participate in Books for Ownership, RIF’s flagship reading program for the 2017-2018 school year. Books for Ownership enables children to select new, age-appropriate books for enjoyment at home to create a continuous focus on reading. The program provides choice and access to books on a  variety of topics to promote more engaged readers and learners. 
EdAdvance Head Start: Prenatal to Five Programs provide an array of services for children and their families, integrating early learning and kindergarten readiness, health, nutrition, social services resources, and parent engagement. For more information on enrolling in EdAdvance Head Start: Prenatal to Five Programs visit
About RIF
Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed. For more information on RIF visit
Litchfield Center School
Flag Day Parade & Program
Students from Litchfield's Center School marched up West Street in Litchfield on Flag Day (Thursday, June 14, 2018) led by Cristin Marshal, music teacher. ~ BZ photos
Teacher Andy Parker (center in flag shirt) served as the master of ceremonies.
The students sang patriotic songs including the Star Spangled Banner and ending with 'You're a Grand Old Flag,' a perennial favorite.
The following students have been selected to receive the Annual Cable Television Advisory Scholarship for 2018, in the amount of $500 each.
Ellenette Barrows – Litchfield
Joshua Gallo – Thomaston
Abagail Hanlon - Oliver Wolcott Tech
Emily Alfieri – Torrington
Jonathan Senior - Watertown
Waled Radwan – Wamogo
Charles MacDavid – Cornwall
Litchfield High School Scholarship Association (LHSSA)
Through the generosity of a special grant from the Seherr-Thoss foundations, the Litchfield High School Scholarship Association (LHSSA) was able to award several deserving LHS graduating seniors and some continuing college students larger Scholarships this year.
At a recent morning coffee hour attended by senior scholarship recipients, their parents, and administrators, scholarship awards were presented to nineteen graduating seniors. The two highest ranked students also received Merit Awards. Ruth Pellegrino, Valedictorian, and Alexandra Honigmann, Salutatorian, were congratulated by F. Robert Petricone, President of LHSSA, Inc., and presented with special awards.
The tradition of awarding rare books established by Joseph D’Assern to the top ranked female and male was expanded to two females and two males this year due to the close ranks of all the top students. Ruth Pellegrino and Alexandra Honigmann, as well as Henry Zinn and Benjamin Vermilyea are receiving several books in their field of interest, as indicative of their scholarly pursuits.
In total $105,000 was awarded to 20 seniors. Based on their college academic records and their financial resources, an additional $243,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 63 Litchfield High School graduates for the coming year for their post secondary educations. Recipients can reapply for each of their college years if they maintain good academic standing and have a financial need.
Graduating seniors receive many named scholarships. Some were established in memory of loved ones by their families, or by bequest. These include the Pinnington, the D’Assern, the Seherr-Thoss, J. Deming Perkins and Edith Rockhill, Harriet C. Abbey, Dorothy Bull, F. Kingsbury Bull for William Pruner, Rose M. Brennan, John Cappello, Charles Carpenter, Joseph A. and Mary B. Concannon, Carl Goodhouse, Bradford and O.B. Griffin, Kristina Herman, Florence M. Hunt, Dr. Benjamin Katzin, Edward Kolakoski, Kenneth J. Lang, Jr., Aaron Maziarz, Terrence McGurk, Raymond O’Connell, Dr. G. Francis Osborn, Rita B. Rolli, John Scanlon, Marlene D. Skonieczny, and Dr. Edward F. Wallace, Jr 
Family Funds and Annual Awards have been established for the Booth Family, and the Ebersol Family. Organizations supporting the Scholarship Fund include the Northfield Women’s Club, Campville Community Center and the Litchfield High School Alumni.
Donations are always welcome for any of the funds, and can be made to the Litchfield High School Scholarship Association; P.O. Box 652; Litchfield, CT 06759. If designated for a particular fund, the name of that fund should be noted.


Western Connecticut State University
Spring 2018 Dean’s List 
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at Western Connecticut State University:
Goshen: Madison Fecteau, Social Work
Morris: Sara Slaiby, Pre-Nursing
Lakeside: Nicole Reing, Nursing

Litchfield Sports Booster Club Scholarships  ~ The LSBC gives out $2,000.00 in scholarships every year to LHS seniors who intend to compete at a college varsity level. Also to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are currently competing at a college varsity level. Applications are available at the Litchfield High School Guidance office. The deadline for HS application is past, but we will accept college applications until July 15. Mail to P.O. 1032 in Litchfield.