The New Milford Library offers programs, more

The following school, church and library events and opportunities are taking place in the greater New Milford area:

On March 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a Pollinator Pathways program at The Marsh Parish House and on Zoom.

Registration is mandatory and limited for in-person participation. Masks are requested by the presenter for in-person attendance.

Meet Louise from the Northeast Pollinator Pathway Project. Louise will discuss the project and what can be planted this spring to help pollinators. For more information on Pollinator Pathways, visit

On March 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be an adult coloring program at The Marsh Parish House. Registration is mandatory. Color in some seasonal pictures. Pictures and coloring materials will be available.

On March 24 from 6:30-8pm, author Sydney Sherman explores reincarnation on Zoom – Registration required. Weird dreams? Strange memories? Fascinated by a period of history? Maybe you’ve seen it before or maybe you’ve experienced it before. Sherman will make a presentation with time for questions.

On March 31 from 7-8 p.m., Corey Alstons Gullah Geechee Heritage Sweetgrass Baskets can be made on Zoom. Registration is mandatory. Alston is a fifth generation Sweetgrass weaver. Sweetgrass basket weaving has been an important part of Gullah Geechee culture, dating back to the days of slavery. This coastal art form has been recognized as the state craft of South Carolina.

Those interested in any of the programs can email [email protected] or call 860-355-1191, ext. 203 to register.

Gaylordsville Historical Society offers scholarship in honor of Vietnamese vet

The Gaylordsville Historical Society is offering a $500 scholarship in memory of Alan S. Farnham. Lt. Farnham, who attended the one-room schoolhouse in Gaylordsville, and died in action in Vietnam, according to a statement.

Applicant must be a graduating graduate in good standing who lives in the Gaylordsville Fire District, including home-schooled students. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, community service, and an essay.

The one-room Gaylord School ran continuously from 1740 to 1967, and the Gaylordsville Historical Society maintains a museum in the school.

Applications are available from guidance departments at New Milford High School, Henry Abbott Technical High School, Nonnewaug High School and the Gaylordsville Post Office. Completed applications should be mailed to the Scholarship Committee, Gaylordsville Historical Society, PO Box 25, Gaylordsville, CT 06755. Applications should be postmarked by May 1.

New Milford Public Schools Kindergarten Enrollment Information 2022-2023

New Milford Public Schools is inviting parents of incoming 2022-2023 kindergartens to begin the registration process for the upcoming school year. Any child who turns 5 by December 31 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Begin the registration process by going to the district’s website at Under the “Parent” tab, click on “student registration” to begin the process.

The whole process can be done electronically this year and registration documents that cannot be completed online can be scanned and emailed to the school.

For families who require hard copies of enrollment documents, please call or drop by the school your child would attend to pick them up.

For families who cannot complete online registration, we will be hosting in-person registration on March 10 from 5-7 p.m. Bring all of your completed documents to the school your child would attend to finalize registration. Translators will be available for families who need them.

Although registration continues to be open and you can register at any time, doing so early helps schools plan effectively for the upcoming school year.

Students enrolled in kindergarten are also invited to join us for our mini-kindergarten experience that we organize in the spring. Once you are registered, we will have your contact details and your child’s school will communicate with specific dates, times and information regarding the mini-kindergarten experience once the plan for this event is confirmed.

The coordinates of the two elementary schools are as follows:

Hill and Plain Elementary School

60 Old Town Park Road

New Milford, CT 06776

860-354-5430 [email protected]

Northville Elementary School

22 Hipp Road New Milford, CT 06776

860-355-3713 [email protected]

The Roxbury Scholarship Foundation is offering a University Scholarship

The application for the Roxbury Scholarship Foundation for the 2022-2023 academic year has been posted on

It is open to Roxbury residents who will be continuing their education in an undergraduate or graduate program at a state-approved college, university, or school for trades education or special vocational training. Applications must be submitted by April 11.

Kent: United Nations Association of Connecticut awards scholarships

The United Nations Association of Connecticut has announced that at least three scholarships will be available this year for Connecticut high school graduates.

Connecticut Chapter President Joseph Baxer emphasized that the goals of the scholarship are to encourage and support students with a demonstrated interest in promoting peace through work in international relations and diplomatic service, and to cultivate understanding and support for the work of the United Nations in the United States, according to a statement.

Application information is available from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation ( and the Connecticut Community Foundation (

Baxer said speakers are available for presentations on the UN and other topics of international interest to civic groups, libraries and secondary schools. For more information, email [email protected]

New Milford Library Tax Items Available for Pickup

The New Milford Public Library announces that the following tax items can be picked up during library hours: Federal Forms 1040 and 1040-SR, instruction booklets for Federal Forms 1040 and 1040-SR, and limited quantities of CT-1040 forms.

For more information, call 860-355-1191.

Jerry B. Hatch