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CT Technical High School students gain top honors during SkillsUSA CT competition

April 17, 2014 Releases No Comments

(Hartford, Conn., April 17, 2014) – In more than 72 specialized contests that simulated on-the-job challenges, 351 students from 15 technical high schools across Connecticut earned top honors during SkillsUSA Connecticut’s 37th Annual State Leadership Conference and Skill Championships held last month at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Conn.

During the day-long competition, held in cooperation with the Connecticut Technical High School System, more than 1,000 technical high school students proved their occupational knowledge and trade, industrial and technical expertise in skilled and technical sciences and occupational skills such as architectural drafting, CNC milling, electronics technology, nurse assisting, technical computer applications, HVAC maintenance, culinary arts and more.

These first place category winners and school teams will go on to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo.

Ansonia – Emmett O Brien Technical High School
Gabriel Jeannin – Technical Drafting

Bridgeport – Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Christina Figueroa – Job Skill Demonstration Open

Danielson – H.H. Ellis Technical High School
Cody Corey – Architectural Drafting
Vincent Pierce – Masonry

Groton – E.T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School
Hassan George – Restaurant Service

Hartford – A.I. Prince Technical High School
Audio/Radio Production School Team Winner

Manchester – Howell Cheney Technical High School
Television/Video Production School Team Winner
Stephen Schneider – Automotive Service Technology
Cody Moreno – Diesel Equipment Technology
Amanda Reel – Welding

Meriden – H.C. Wilcox Technical High School
Chapter Display School Team Winner
Community Service School Team Winner
Opening and Closing Ceremonies School Winner
Quiz Bowl School Winner
Erin FitzGerald – Extemp Finals
Kathryn Keene – Graphic Communications

Meriden – Francis T. Maloney High School
Health Knowledge Bowl School Team Winner

Middletown – Vinal Technical High School
Robotics and Automation Tech School Team Winner
Constance Kelleher – T-Shirt Design
Nathan Bugbee – Cabinetmaking

Milford – Platt Technical High School
Anthony Pizzola – CNC Milling Specialist
Paul Robles – CNC Turning Specialist
Shawn McAuley – HVAC/R
Michael Gendreau – Job Interview Finals
Michael Lozzo – Job Skill Demo A-Finals and Job Skill Demonstration A
The Platt Technical High School Team – Mobile Robotics Technology
Jake Forgette – Precision Machining
Brian Phillips – Prepared Speech
Carlos Urena – Technical Computer Applications

New Britian – E.C. Goodwin Technical High School
Luis Martinez – Commercial Banking

Norwich Technical High School
Karen Castillo – Cosmetology
Antonio Vargas – Customer Service
Daniel Benoit – Electrical Construction Wiring
Alexander Valdes – Electronics Technology
Mark Novic – Plumbing

Waterbury – W.F. Kaynor Technical High School
Outstanding Chapter Winner
Promotional Bulletin Board Winner
Joseph Davino – Carpentry
Nicholas Donnangolo – Collision Repair Technology
Justin Cipriano – Culinary Arts
Fation Ajro – First Aid/CPR
Maureen Nolan – Pin Design
Eric Simmons – Related Technical Math

Willimantic – Windham Technical High School
Catherine Gonzalez – Job Skill O-Finals

Wolcott High School
Tyler Sheldon -Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology
Sommer Gilliam – Nurse Assisting

The New England Institute of Technology, the Universal Technical Institute & Lincoln Technical Institute, Johnson & Wales University and the Culinary Institute of America provided scholarships to winners in 34 of the SkillsUSA contests.

Students received prizes of tools to support their education and employment from Dewalt (Carpentry & Cabinetmaking) Snap-On Tools (Automotive, Collision Repair and Diesel) from Snap-On Tools, Lincoln Electric (Welding) and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777 (Plumbing and HVAC).

One hundred judges, representing more than 100 companies and industries across Connecticut, assessed students’ performance during the contests.

More than $1 million in industry and education contributions were donated for the event including time, equipment and materials.

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a national vocational student organization that is a partnership between students, teachers and the industry. SkillsUSA’s mission is to help each student excel to ensure a skilled future workforce.
SkillsUSA Connecticut is supported by over 100 industry partners across the state.

About The Connecticut Technical High School System
The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) currently operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs located throughout the state. The system serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school and adult day students, with comprehensive education and training in 31 occupational areas and 2,000 apprenticeship students. CTHSS is the largest high school system in Connecticut, serving all geographic regions and all demographic and diverse populations. For more information, visit


Duncaster’s Apr. 22 World Affairs Meeting to Discuss the Influence of Russia’s Vladimir Putin

April 17, 2014 Events No Comments

“Vladimir Putin and His War With the People of Russia and Ukraine” is the title of the next discussion at Duncaster’s World Affairs meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 22. The meeting will be held at Duncaster from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is free to the public with preregistration.

The discussion will focus on Putin’s ongoing impact on both Russia and Ukraine and the implications as he considers running for another six-year term. Should he run again, Putin’s 20-year tenure would exceed that of all prior Soviet rulers other than Stalin, who held power from 1923 to 1953.

The April 22nd session will include video interviews with two of Moscow’s leading female dissidents who have gained worldwide attention and two young Ukrainian women whose performing artist talents have been an inspiration to the Ukrainian public seeking freedom and independence.

The discussion is part of Duncaster’s World Affairs Series, which is presented to the community by the residents of Duncaster on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Participants include Duncaster residents, as well as members of the community.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

Hartford Marathon Foundation Names Two New Members to the Board of Directors

April 16, 2014 News No Comments

Glastonbury, CT – The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF), a charitable organization that produces 40+ family fitness events across Connecticut, welcomes two new members to its distinguished Board of Directors. Oz Griebel, of the Metro Hartford Alliance, and Robinson & Cole lawyer Andrea Donovan Napp join the 15-member board.

“The Board is very pleased to have the valuable insight of Oz Griebel and Andrea Donovan Napp, two leaders in their fields who possess strong connections to the local running and civic communities,” said Christine Andrews, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. “It’s an exciting time for the Hartford Marathon Foundation as we continue to experience growth in annual participants at HMF events as well as increases in charity fundraising activity and positive local economic contribution. We look forward to working with our new Board members to support and continue these positive trends.”

Since 2001, Oz Griebel has served as President and CEO of Metro Hartford Alliance, leading the Hartford region’s economic development efforts. Mr. Griebel is a former teacher and coach at Worcester Academy and also previously served as CEO of BankBoston Connecticut. Griebel is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played baseball and football. Griebel also earned a J.D. from Suffolk University.

Andrea Donovan Napp, a resident of Portland, is a member of Robinson & Cole’s Business Litigation Group and the chair of its Electronic Discovery and Information Management Governance Team. In addition to e-discovery, Ms. Napp focuses her practice on complex commercial matters involving a broad spectrum of issues, including intellectual property, data privacy and security, and unfair trade practices. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from Boston University in Journalism.

These new directors join Christine Andrews, chair; Timothy Larson, vice chair; Robert Haggett, treasurer; Peter Gutermann, secretary; David Polk, past chairman; and members Susan Albano, Joe Loparco, Stacie Dykins, Brewster Perkins, James Sullivan, Irvin Girard, Tim Bannon and Elizabeth Shluger, founder of the Hartford Marathon Foundation and CEO and executive director.

Existing Hartford Marathon Foundation board members identify new candidates for the Board of Directors. The desired qualities of a Foundation board member include the contribution of experience and expertise, ability to raise funds, extensive network of contacts to expand the influence and reputation of the organization. Members should also be excited to share their
passion for both running and for the contributions which the organization can make to the community at large.

About the Hartford Marathon Foundation
The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to create and manage fitness events that inspire people to be healthy and fit. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Hartford Marathon Foundation organizes nearly 42 annual athletic events, including the Hartford Marathon, and 25 training programs. For more information, and on Facebook at HMF Events.

Duncaster Displays work of Artist Lucia Liao During May

April 14, 2014 Events No Comments

The Duncaster Art Gallery will be showcasing a new exhibit from local artist Lucia Liao during May. Duncaster Retirement Community will host a free public opening reception of the work on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Titled, “Hometown Impressions” the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. through the month of May.

Lucia Liao currently resides in South Windsor, where she works as an engineer. Her “Hometown Impressions” series is a snapshot of her time growing up in Nankang, China. This collection of oil paintings reflects memories of a carefree time before rapidly changing technology swayed the landscape. Liao has her Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master in Fine Arts in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University. Her science training and passion for art provides a unique view of the world and human civilization. Her work has been exhibited in Connecticut by the West Hartford Art League, South Windsor Library, Connecticut Women Artists, Windsor Art Center and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club.

Duncaster has been showcasing Connecticut artists for more than 13 years.
Attendance at the Opening Reception is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Visitors are also welcome to visit the exhibit daily from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. throughout the month. For more information or to make a reservation to attend the Opening Reception, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

Nursing Students Receive Nightingale Scholarships

April 14, 2014 Releases No Comments

New Haven (April 15, 2014) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), has announced that five local nursing students: Debra Bagni, Mary Gallagher, Rachel Henderson, Mellissa LaParre, and Melanie Powers, will each receive a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses. To help achieve these goals, for the past ten years, the Nightingale program has provided scholarships to outstanding students from five local nursing schools: Gateway Community College – Department of Nursing, Quinnipiac University – School of Nursing, Sacred Heart University – School of Nursing, Southern Connecticut State University – Department of Nursing, and the Yale University School of Nursing.

Debra Bagni, the recipient from Gateway Community College, is a member of the American Nurses Association, National Student Nurse Association, GCC Student Nurse Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has served as the student class representative for the past two years. She is described by Sheila Solernou, MSN, RN, Division Director, Nursing as a student who “always seeks additional learning experiences on the unit and eagerly assists peers and staff at any time with their assignment.”

Melanie Powers, the recipient from Quinnipiac University, is an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, recent inductee into the Tau Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and is involved with Best Buddies events through Quinnipiac. She is described by Professor Lisa O’Connor, BS, MS, EdD as “organized, professional, and has a wonderful presence with her patients.”

Mellissa LaParre, the recipient from Sacred Heart University, is a member of the Thomas More Honors Program, Nursing Honor Society (Sigma Theta Tau International), National Student Nurses Association, and the National Honors Society of Catholic Universities and Colleges (Delta Epsilon Sigma). She is described by Audrey Beauvais, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program and Assistant Professor as “caring, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of the patients.”

Rachel Henderson, the recipient from Southern Connecticut State University, is a former EMT with Hunter’s Ambulance and continued on to become a Paramedic. Rachel describes nursing as a field that “makes me feel like I’d finally come home.” She is described by Department Chairperson Lisa Ribeschi, RN, MSN, CNE, as “going beyond the expectations as a strong support for her peers, readily sharing her knowledge and abilities.”

Mary Gallagher, the recipient from Yale University, is a full-time graduate nursing student with a Master’s degree in Public Health. Mary has worked as a registered nurse at the Yale Health Plan in addition to holding many volunteer positions in the New Haven Community. Associate Professor of Nursing, Mikki Meadows-Oliver, MPH, PhD, RN, says that Mary is “dedicated to both her academic workload, her work as a nurse, and her volunteer commitments.”

All 2014 scholarship recipients will be honored at a special reception hosted by the VNA/SCC on April 15. In addition, thanks to the generosity of Platinum sponsor Yale-New Haven Hospital, they will be recognized at the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which will be held on Thursday, May 8 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Melissa Healy, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.

The Evolution of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was developed in 2001 out of a desire to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. As a nursing organization with more than a century of service, the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) took the lead in creating the award ceremony. The Nightingale vision was quickly embraced by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital and The Hospital of Saint Raphael, whose financial support brought the idea to fruition.

In 2003, the program grew to include concurrent galas in the Hartford, Norwich-New London, and Stamford regions, as well as the original program in New Haven. The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing is open and inclusive of all health care settings—hospitals, home health care, health centers, schools, health departments, long-term care, nursing schools, medical practices and more. In 2014 the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing will be held in three locations; Hartford, New Haven, and New London.

New Duncaster Center for Adult Primary Care Pioneers a New Approach in Wellness in New England

April 14, 2014 News No Comments

Partnership with Hartford Hospital Offers Community Patient-Centered Medical Home

Bloomfield, CT, April 14, 2014 – Duncaster Retirement Community is pioneering a unique approach to wellness and preventive health care, taking its collaboration with Hartford Hospital to a new level. The new Duncaster Center for Adult Primary Care is the first of its kind in a continuing care, retirement community in the region. Together, Duncaster Retirement Community and Hartford Hospital will be offering primary medical care to members of the local community ages 50 and older, whether or not they live at Duncaster. In national studies, this kind of integrated relationship has proven to lead to a marked reduction in hospitalizations and more satisfied patients.

The Duncaster Center for Adult Primary Care will provide all patients of the Center services from board-certified geriatricians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with geriatric care certification.

“This Center broadens the breadth and scope of the clinical, wellness and educational programs and services provided to the Duncaster community and the community at large,” says Sondra King, Chair of the Duncaster Health Care Task Force and a member of the Duncaster board. “It is all about access and convenience to a full array of medical professionals who work as a team to keep people healthy and independent. This effort is in response to the rapid changes in healthcare that empower all of us to take control of our own health and well-being.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a forward-thinking model of care,” said Dr. Michael Lindberg, Hartford HealthCare’s Physician-in-Chief, Geriatric and Palliative Care Institute. “By offering the highest quality of patient and family care, we are helping to further our mission as an integrated health system, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. We are dedicated to providing patients with an exceptional, coordinated care experience and a single, high standard of service.”

In addition to providing care, the Center’s medical providers offer education through Duncaster’s ongoing health care series, “The Art and Science of Graceful Aging.” This monthly series offers the greater community information from notable physicians and practitioners through discussions on improving health and engaging in life.

Registration now open for MIDDLETOWN CHILDREN’S CIRCUS

April 14, 2014 Events No Comments


Middletown Children’s Circus

8-14 years

This five week program provides instruction in Circus Arts to over 200 children. The Children’s Circus of Middletown culminates in a huge outdoor performance with 200+ performers and over a thousand spectators annually.

For 26 years children have learned juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, stilting, dance and visual arts and worked with skilled artists to create an original, open-air, Circus every summer since 1988!

Kids work together, build skills, strength and friendships over the course of this unique program.


Session: June 30 – August 1st (raindate August 2nd)

Days/Times: Monday – Friday. 9am – 11:30am OR 12:30 – 3pm

Financial Aid is available

Transportation Available to Middletown Residents.

This program is administered by the City of Middletown – Commission on the Arts – Kids Arts.


Advanced Circus Program
Ages 12 – 15 years

In conjunction with the Middletown Children’s Circus, young people with prior circus experience who want to extend their circus training are invited to enroll in this full day program.

Young people will receive advanced training with Allison McDermott. Expect to work hard – building strength, flexibility and skills over the 5 week session. Advanced Circus students also serve as role models and student leaders in clowning, stilting, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and puppetry classes and performances.

The Advanced Circus Program performs with the Middletown Children’s Circus in the final spectacular!


Session: June 30 – August 1st (raindate August 2nd)

Days/Times: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm.

Financial Aid is available

Transportation Available to Middletown Residents.


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Regional Legislative Delegation to Participate in Briefing on First Edition of Community Indicators Report on Metro Hartford Region

April 11, 2014 Events No Comments

CONTACT: Chris Senecal, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
860-548-1888 x1050

Regional Legislative Delegation to Participate in Briefing on First Edition of Community Indicators Report on Metro Hartford Region
Report highlights the challenges and opportunities facing our region today

Legislators representing the greater Hartford region have been invited to attend a legislative briefing that highlights the results of the first edition of the Metro Hartford Progress Points report which provides key data about some of the central challenges and opportunities faced by the region. The briefing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The report was created by a group of nine regional stakeholders that have joined together to share critical information about our towns with residents and policymakers that will result in meaningful dialogue and change in our communities. Metro Hartford Progress Points, seeks to look at the forces shaping our region today. The release of Progress Points is just the beginning of an effort to explore opportunities to collectively respond to the region’s challenges.

The Progress Points partners include:

• Capital Workforce Partners
• Capitol Region Council of Governments
• City of Hartford
• Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
• Hispanic Health Council
• MetroHartford Alliance
• Trinity College Center for Urban and Global Studies
• United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
• Urban League of Greater Hartford

Metro Hartford Progress Points represents the start of a collective effort to address the root causes of our region’s challenges in order to create a more dynamic and prosperous community for all. The partners hope that groups and individuals across the region including government, academic institutions, businesses, nonprofits, faith- and community-based organizations and philanthropy, will work together to make real progress on the issues illustrated by the report.

To download an electronic version of the report, log onto

“Colon Care” Featured at Duncaster’s Next Art and Science of Graceful Aging Series April 17

April 10, 2014 Events No Comments

BLOOMFIELD, Apr. 10, 2014- “Colon Care” will be the topic of the next Art and Science of Graceful Aging series. The session will take place April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

The April 17 session will cover the aspects of maintaining good colon health. It will be presented by Rafal Barczak, MD who is a colorectal surgeon, practicing as part of the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center. He attended UCONN School of Medicine and then completed General Surgery Residency at UCONN. He completed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston FL. His practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive surgery, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy.

The program is part of Duncaster’s “The Art and Science of Graceful Aging,” which is presented to the community by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. The series features notable physicians leading discussions on improving health and engaging in life.
To register, or for more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

About Duncaster:

Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first life care community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT. Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Harford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 87-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short-and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit or call (860) 380-5005.

Media contact:
Andrea Obston
(860) 243-1447 (office) (860) 803-1155 (cell)
(860) 653-2712 (home)

18th-Century Horsemanship and Attack by Red Coats at Revolutionary War Encampment

April 10, 2014 Events, News, Releases No Comments

Thundering across a field at a full canter toward his “adversary,” an 18th-century soldier raises his sword and slashes through… a melon? Horseman David Loda will reenact this and other mock battle scenes as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington, during the sixth annual Revolutionary War Encampment at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum. The event takes place Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 211 Main St., Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade. Admission to the encampment is free; regular admission rates will be charged for optional tours of the museum.

Loda—a retired Navy pilot from the 21st-century —will demonstrate “horsemanship with arms,” skills from the 18th-century, including both sword and pistol. He creates a dashing figure in full Continental uniform and tri-corn hat and astride his gleaming Morgan horse, Huckleberry. When Loda portrays Humphreys—barreling across a battlefield toward a “soldier” portrayed by a melon perched atop a post— visitors easily grasp the level of discomfort their forbears felt when faced with a charging, sword-wielding horseman.

The WDS Revolutionary War Encampment also includes members of the 54th Regiment of Foot, a dashing band of British redcoats whose safety is uncertain once they commence a “surprise” attack on the Continental soldiers at 1 p.m. Also featured will be the wildly popular fare created by Liberty Tea, bakers who create delicious homemade treats from historic recipes, using all-natural ingredients, which sold out at the 2013 encampment..

The WDS Revolutionary War Encampment offers visitors the chance to interact closely with members of the Fifth Connecticut Regiment in full Colonial costume, with entertaining demonstrations of marching and musket firing, 18th-century open-fire cookery, and enchanting harp and dulcimer music. Shortly after the regiment partakes of its midday meal, children in attendance will be invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.” The British are expected to attack at 1 p.m. A fascinating display and discussion of the medical and surgical techniques used in the late 1700s, and an exhibit of period clothing and fashions, are also featured. The encampment is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut.

David Humphreys served as principal of the Wethersfield public school following his graduation from Yale University in 1771. During the American Revolution, he served as aide-de-camp to generals Putnam, Greene, and finally from 1780 to the end of the war, George Washington. Loda’s portrayal of Humphreys at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum encampment is particularly significant as the Joseph Webb House is where General Washington and French Lieutenant General Rochambeau planned the joint military campaign that led to the victory at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of the American Revolutionary War. Humphreys had the honor of delivering the surrendered British flags from the Battle of Yorktown to the Continental Congress.

About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes and provides the quintessential New England experience – from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. Tours include the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington met with French General Rochambeau, and planned the military campaign leading to the end of the Revolutionary War, the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France, and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House – depicting life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and a fascinating children’s exhibit. For rates and hours visit  or call (860) 529-0612, ext. 12.



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