Now’s the time to pre-register if you want to join us for an architectural overview of this jaw-dropping historic mansion house, followed by a walk on the estate property to and from the Quinebaug River narrated by Dr. Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archeologist.
Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Participation is limited to 50 people over the age of 10. This morning, October 5, at the time of this posting we have only six slots open before we start a waiting list.
To secure your spot, call Ellen at 860-546-9346. If needed, leave a message including your name, phone number, and email address.
Still Pickin’, a country-western group who also perform traditional bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music. Members are Bob Coxx (acoustic guitar), Jim Sharpley (guitar, banjo, dobro, harmonica), and Myrna Riquier (bass). http://natchaugmusic.com/Still%20Pickin’.html
The Canterbury Historical Society’s annual Old Home Day will be held this year on September 19, 10 am to 4 pm. For good reason, this yearly celebration has become Canterbury’s favorite way of welcoming fall.
Click for the Old Home Day flyer. After opening it, you can do a “save as” to download it. Help spread the word—put it up at work, school, church, or on your Facebook page.
Welcome to our revamped website site. The new site represents a facelift, but if were familiar with the old site, you should still be able to easily find what you’re looking for here. We’re also providing links to archived postings of our past programs and news on the legacy website for easy access. Happily, the website is only one of our online sites. Give the others—Facebook and our brand new Twitter presence—a look if you’re not familiar with them. They both represent our lighter, somewhat unpredictable side while providing lots of images, area news and happenings, and historical insights.
In summer, blood supplies are often low, but the need is not. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
We thank the generous folks who donated blood to help others at our July 13 drive; along with long-time Canterbury Historical Society blood drive chairs, Lynne and Les Pitman; ten additional volunteers who gave their time; and everyone who contributed refreshments or funds for their purchase. We are renowned for the quality of the snacks we serve, including fresh fruit salad, home-baked goods, and pieces of subs. Special kudos to Better Value Supermarket for donating the subs, which are always a hit with the blood donors.
The Red Cross was able to schedule only 21 appointments for us as a result of the drive at St. Augustine Catholic Church just five days earlier. We’ve asked the Red Cross not to schedule another Canterbury drive so close to ours in the future, and they assure us they won’t. As usual, we had several no-shows, but walk-in donors more than compensated. A total of 30 pints were collected. Jeff, our Red Cross contact, gave us high praise for all our promotional signage and our café.