May 8, 2013 by Mark
The Manchester Art Association will host its annual summer event in the heart of the downtown area ‘Show in the Park’ occurs next month with a beautiful outdoor setup in Center Park. Boasting more than 75 vendors, the event will consist of [Read more]
April 14, 2013 by James
Next weekend will see the opening of the Shenipsit Lake Recreation program, commemorating its 20th anniversary. It marks the effort made between to allow residents the opportunity to fish and hike at The Connecticut Water Company’s (CWC) Shenipsit Lake Reservoir (Tolland, Ellington, and Vernon).
It will let electric or [Read more]
March 25, 2013 by James
For those with a home full of book-lovers, the upcoming World Book Night/Daytime celebration at the International Center at the University of Connecticut is a perfect midweek event. The celebration will be held at the McMahon Hall Coffee Hour and is [Read more]
February 9, 2013 by James
Thursday, February 7, was an evening to be remembered for those at Northeast School. Appropriately, there were some flurries to be seen that night, but the main event sparkled much more than the light snowfall.
The Snowflake Festival, hosted by [Read more]
January 26, 2013 by James
The Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC) needs community assistance through volunteerism and the donation of food items as it participates in its 15th year of the national ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ event. While the [Read more]
December 27, 2012 by Mark
This evening’s kamikaze Klonk-araoke invites guests to come out and get their singing voices warmed up. This event is hosted by Miss Klonk from the area’s favorite rock station, The Rock WCCC 106.9. Guests are invited to [Read more]
November 28, 2012 by James
The Children’s Holiday Festival, to be held at the Vernon Teen Center, enables busy moms and dads to enjoy a morning of running errands and Christmas shopping while the kiddies have a merry morning of making gifts and crafts, fun games, cookie decorating, and much more. This event is for children under the age of 10, although children under four must be accompanied by somebody over 16.
Due to the popularity of this event and the limited space, registration must be done in advance. This holiday festival is being held at the teen center and provides children with a chance to enjoy the music and fun of the season by making a number of projects that they can give to the people they love, as well as enjoying many games and activities. A holiday movie will be shown for the children’s enjoyment, too.
This is a Christmas drive event, designed to collect toys for children who are underprivileged and it is a great way to teach children about sharing and giving all year around – not just during this special time of year. This event is brought to the community by the Park and Recreation people and is a great kick-off to get the holiday cheer going.
An unwrapped toy for needy children in the area is all that is required to gain admission to the Children’s Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 8 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. To register for this event or to find out more, please visit the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department’s website or call their office at 860-870-3520. Also, look out for any flyer or poster printing that may be produced in the days leading up to the event.
October 26, 2012 by Sarah
The ‘Butterfly Exhibit’ is being presented next month by Charles M. Wright – an avid member of the rockville Community Alliance and the Vernon Senior Center. This photo exhibition will consist of [Read more]
September 12, 2012 by Mark
The Town of Vernon last month completed a massive test to measure the response time and adequacy of operations by the Emergency Management department, and all systems are ready. The results of [Read more]
August 28, 2012 by Mark
The Tolland County Chamber of Commerce is getting right back into the thick of things with the hosting of the next ‘Business After Hours’ event along with ‘Business Over Breakfast’, ‘Happy Hour’, and even [Read more]