Word On The Streets2021-07-29T10:17:39-04:00

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Help Save Sharon Hospital – Join the community and its fight to save Sharon Hospital by attending these upcoming events

n September, 2021, Nuvance Health announced plans to shut the Labor and Delivery unit at Sharon Hospital. A 78-bed general hospital in Connecticut’s Litchfield County, Sharon Hospital services a community of thousands of people, and the nearest hospital is at least 45 minutes away. Nuvance Health’s explanation: Reduced patient demand and staffing challenges, which were further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. More [...]

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Passports of Salisbury Set to Close its Doors

After over 20 years in the community, Passports of Salisbury, CT, will be closing in early September. Passports was founded by the late Elaine LaRoche in the late 1990s as she was living overseas in Asia and had a passion for sourcing unique items during her travels. In a 2019 article in Main Street Magazine, Elaine noted that she would [...]

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40 Under 40 in Columbia County

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself,” said George Bernard Shaw—the renowned Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. The world has many visionaries such as Mark Zuckerberg—the founder of Facebook, who created success at an early age. There’s also music master Justin Bieber who gained notoriety when he was still a teen, and environmental activist [...]

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The 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Rodeo

The 2nd annual Hudson Valley Rodeo is coming to Amenia, NY, on Saturday, September 17! Held at Keane Stud, this is an event full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Doors will be opening at 12pm, and there is plenty of fun to look forward to before the rodeo begins. You can see rodeo clowns, barrel racing demonstrations, [...]

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Beyond Van Gogh

Beyond Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience being presented at Hartford’s Connecticut Convention Center through October 2 is an encounter with fine art unique in its content and scope.  Audiences have never experienced art in this way before – the “immersive” designation is quite accurate.  Over 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings appear in the 360 degree projections that completely [...]

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