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Mom’s Recipe Box: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies & “Of Course” Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jackie

Posted on October 3, 2014

                        Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies & “Of Course” Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jackie To make redundancy redundant, autumn is my favorite season and I adore the beauty of October in New England. With that in mind, I am pleased to share my contribution for the “Mom’s Recipe Box” family project this month. I wanted to add not only the tried and true but something fun and new. What could be more fun than making whoopee (?) – oops, that’s whoopie, as in Whoopie Pies. It was during a visit to Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, Connecticut two years ago that I first spotted Pumpkin Whoopie Pies in their bake shop. The idea…

Sen. Blumenthal Attends Windsor CT Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Auction – Doubles Donation

Posted on April 5, 2014

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb¬† United States Senator Richard Blumenthal charmed the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” benefit auction Friday night, April 4, with humor and warmth. Addressing the event Blumenthal highlighted a special friendship he has forged, and then obliged a request from the crowd doubling his donation from not one, but to two breakfasts with him in Washington D.C. Held at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, it was the 30th anniversary for the Windsor, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce annual auction, this year benefiting Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops, the Windsor Education Foundation, Windsor Art Center at the Freight House, and, the chamber itself. Windsor Mayor Donald Trinks, Anita Mips and auction organizer Bill Gombert greeted the senator at the…

Shamrock Angel in the House -Thank You Ann

Posted on March 8, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb I have written here on newsandviewsjb many times about the good works of my friend Ann Walsh. She was one of the original volunteers for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for the foundation towards research to fight pediatric cancer. She has been a volunteer at Mary’s Place in Windsor, Connecticut – A Center for Grieving Children, has participated in a program to help youngsters at the local schools learn courtesy and manners, for some eleven years she has coordinated a care package program for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan called “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops”, was instrumental too in advancing plans for the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, and…

“30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” Auction to Benefit Troops

Posted on February 1, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As so many Americans go about their everyday lives, it remains important to remember the men and women of the United States military who make that possible.¬†With that in mind, a new beneficiary of the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” auction will be Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops – SEND. Over the past ten years through SEND, care packages have been mailed monthly to some 160 soldiers from the Windsor, Connecticut area serving in the war zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and also Kuwait. Slated for Friday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Windsor Chamber Cares will be held at Maneeley’s Banquet and Catering in South Windsor. “Have we forgotten?,” said Ann Walsh, coordinator of SEND, a community service project of…

A Soldier’s Collection Jar – Remember the Troops During the Holiday Season

Posted on December 8, 2013

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb With so much discussion in the news about drawing down the United States military in Afghanistan, it might be easy to forget there are still American troops fighting there. Ann Walsh, the coordinator of Windsor, Connecticut’s “SEND” which stands for “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops” is appealing to citizens to remember them, especially during the holiday season. At businesses throughout Connecticut’s oldest town “A Windsor Soldier’s Jar” can be found. The coins placed in those jars helps pay postage for the care packages mailed to American troops still in the Middle East war zones; SEND has gone from a high of 33 soldiers once stationed in war zones down to the current number of nine Windsor-related…

“Dear Soldier…” Loomis Chaffee Students Pack Holiday Boxes to Afghanistan

Posted on December 2, 2011

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “Dear Soldier…” It is a greeting that pulls at the heart-strings sent in cards and letters with “love” from Loomis Chaffee students who packed holiday care boxes this week for American troops deployed to the war in Afghanistan. Ranging in age from 14 to 17, these socially conscious and caring young people want the troops to know, they may be out of sight but they are never out of mind. “I don’t think our soldiers get enough credit, we want to spread awareness,” 16-year-old Allison Byrne of West Hartford, said November 30 during the packing on campus at the private secondary school in Windsor, Connecticut.”We want the soldiers to know we actually care and to show…