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Posts tagged “Veterans Day

Mom’s Recipe Box: Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake – Perfect for Veterans Day!

Posted on November 7, 2014

                            Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake I love to bake. Well, I love to bake things that come from a box. Well, I love to decorate baked things that have come from a box. I think every holiday or occasion calls for a baked cake with thematic decor. If it’s someone’s birthday I like to find the most embarrassing photos and print them out, tape them to toothpicks and stick them into the cake. People love that!! Now, I have celiac disease which means I have to be gluten free. Thank goodness being gluten free is trendy because a lot of restaurants and grocery stores have…

Once Again, Amazed By Windsor

Posted on November 13, 2011

  Once Again, Amazed by Windsor Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett For twelve years I covered the town of Windsor, Connecticut as a reporter for the local newspaper, and, it is a community for which I have an abiding affection. The activism, volunteerism, caring, compassion and depth of character among so many of the people with whom my path crossed here in Connecticut’s oldest town never ceased to amaze me. And once again I am amazed by Windsor. This time by Windsor’s veterans who have given so much of themselves in service to our nation, yet this Veterans Day looked beyond their own contributions to recognize the patriotic deeds of someone who is not a veteran, by welcoming her as the main speaker for their…

Ann Walsh Honored by Windsor, Connecticut Veterans

Posted on November 11, 2011

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett For nearly six years Ann Walsh’s  irrepressible determination and big heart have been the  driving  force behind Send Hometown Windsor To The Troops, a community service project of WIN-TV.  Thanks to her ongoing efforts Windsor’s sons  and daughters serving in the military in Iraq and  Afghanistan receive care packages on a regular basis, boxes filled with basic necessities,  homemade  cookies, homemade breads, other goodies and cards and letters to remind them they are thought about  and  appreciated. This year Walsh was honored by Windsor’s veterans – chosen as the first person who is not a veteran, to give the keynote speech for the Veterans Day Ceremony held 11/11/11 at town hall. She spoke of the strong sense…