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Colchester, CT 2017 Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 29, 2017

    By Jacqueline Bennett¬†Write-Up & Photos     The Colchester, Connecticut 2017 Memorial Day Parade was dedicated to the town’s former Army National Guard Unit, Company B 143rd Heavy Tank Battalion. Held Sunday, May 28, the parade and accompanying ceremonies were among many across the state and throughout the country. Memorial Day honors those who died in service to the nation. Company B 143rd Heavy Tank Battalion was deployed out of Colchester to Germany during the Korean War, according to the Norwich Bulletin. Parade Marshal Ray Ryan is said to be the last surviving member of that battalion.                                         The parade stepped off…

Sunny Skies for Colchester, Connecticut Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 30, 2016

            Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Applause broke out as soldiers and veterans passed by the spectators in Colchester, Connecticut town center yesterday for the Memorial Day Parade. Colchester was one of the fortunate towns where holiday events were slated for one of the two good weather days this weekend – Saturday and Sunday. Many towns that had planned parades for today either cancelled, moved speeches indoors or rescheduled due to expected downpours.                             Sunny skies prevailed for the Colchester parade accompanied by heat and humidity. Marching down Norwich Avenue the parade turned onto the main road then made its way to the…

Off the Beaten Path – Cold Spring Farm in Colchester, Connecticut

Posted on October 16, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Perched on a bend atop Town Road in Colchester, Connecticut is Cold Spring Farm. It is no surprise that this spot which peers towards East Haddam has a pretty view. Nestled in the countryside, the farm has a quaint atmosphere.   Inside a petite cottage, a row of short scarecrows on sticks stand guard by the front window near a ledger where customer purchases are recorded.       Pumpkins which currently take center stage at this small farm stand, sit side by side on wooden shelves in front of a typically New England style stone wall. The price is jotted on each pumpkin. There are also miniature gourds from which to choose.      …