Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

Wed. April 10
N. GROSVENORDALE --- The Friends of the Thompson Public Library will present "A Night with Ted Reynolds" at 7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Free. All welcome.

Thur. April 11
Senior Pizza
EASTFORD --- The Eastford Seniors Citizens' Senior Pizza Get Together will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Midway Pizza Restaurant on Rt. 44,. Members free; $6 for nonmembers.  

WILLIMANTIC --- The 6th Annual QVCC Julius Sokenu Poetry Prize Awards Night featuring guest poet Marilyn Nelson will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater. Free. All welcome.

Fri. April 12
History Program
CANTERBURY--- The Canterbury Historical Society will present reenactor “Chili” Bob Whatley on Day-to-Day Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier following the 7 p.m. business session at the community room at the town hall. Free. Refreshments follow.

‘La Mancha'
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse will present "Man of La Mancha" at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. April  14, and 21. Tickets: $21 and $18. 928-7887.

Chicken BBQ
N. GROSVENORDALE --- The Northeast Placement Services Inc. will  hold a Country Chicken BBQ fund-raiser from 5 to 9 p.m. at the K of C Hall. Dinner and dancing. $12.

Sat. April 13
Tag Sale
CANTERBURY --- The Canterbury Historical Society will hold a giant indoor tag sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Canterbury Town Hall. Free admission and parking. Benefits the society's projects and event.

Sun. April 14
Native Sunday
DANIELSON --- Native American Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Danielson, 9 spring St.,  will be held at 10:30 a.m. The service will feature the Spirit Medicine Drum, led by Darla Pigeon of Brooklyn.  The drummers consist of Cherokee, Hopi, Blackfoot and Narragansett tribal members.  The service is held to bring awareness of the needs of Native American rural and urban congregations, ministries and communities.  928-0308.

Mon. April 15
Donations Needed
POMFRET ---  Donations of items  for the 59th Annual Windham County 4-H Auction and Tag Sale will be accepted starting on Monday, April 15 and continue through May 2.  Call 860-974-3379 to schedule  a delivery to the Windham County Outdoor Center at 326 Taft Pond Rd or to arrange for pick up of donated items.  Household goods, furniture, electronics, books, tools, plants, gift certificates are all gratefully accepted (no used clothing please). Donations are tax deductible.  Save the dates – Auction and Tag Sale will be held on May 3 & 4, 2013

Tues. April 16
'Putnam' Program
POMFRET --- As part of the Pomfret 300th anniversary celebration Ken Ebbett will present a talk about Israel Putnam at 7 p.m. the Old Town House, Town House Drive. All welcome. Free.

Fri. April 19
Rummage Sale
WOODSTOCK --- The Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of Woodstock on  Woodstock Hill will sponsor a Spring Rummage & White Elephant Sale from 2 to 5 p.m. April 19 and from 9 a.m. to noon April 20.  923-2887.  

Sat. April 20
Spaghetti Supper
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam, downtown, will present Pastor Tom's Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 7 p.m.  Adults: $10, Kids 12 and under: $5. Benefits community charities. Takeout available. 928-4405.

Dinner Dance
WEBSTER --- The Team Family Flock of Relay For Life of Northeastern CT will hold its annual dinner dance at the American Legion Post. Roast beef dinner at 5 and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. $15.860-753-1074.  

Victorian Tea
BROOKLYN --- The Sarah Williams Danielson Chapter DAR will present "A Victorian Tea for Ladies" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Historic Palmer Homestead on Wolf Den Road. $25. 974-3032.

Open House
POMFRET --- The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp will present an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 20 and 21 at the camp on Taft Pond Road.

Sun. April 21
Fishing Derby
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Rotary Club's 2013 Noe Poulin Youth Fishing Derby will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Rotary Park. Free. Children 15 years and under are encouraged to participate. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. Prizes. Refreshments follow.

N. GROSVENORDALE --- The Knights of Columbus Council 2087 on Riverside Drive will hold a made-to-order breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. $8. 923-2967.

Breakfast Fund-raiser
PUTNAM --- The PHS 2013 Project Graduation is holding an Breakfast Buffet- all you can eat- from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the VFW on Providence Street. $8.

CHEPACHET --- The Opera Workshop from Rhode Island College will present "Afternoon at the Opera" at 2:30 p.m. at the Chepachet Meeting House, home to the Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church, on Rt. 44. Free. Freewill offering will be taken.  All welcome.

Wed. April 24
Blood Drive
DANIELSON --- The Allied Health Department at QVCC will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the college.  1-800-733-2767.

Sat. April 27
Healthy Kids
PUTNAM --- The Regional Community Y is hosting its third annual Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the middle school. All welcome.

STORRS --- The UConn Department of animal Science will hold its spring horse auction and tag sale at the Horsebarn Hill Arena. The auction preview is at 11 a.m. and the auction is at 1 p.m. The tack/equipment tag sale will be held all day. Free. All welcome. 860-486-2034.

Lasagna Dinner
BROOKLYN --- The Federated Church of Christ on Rt. 6 will have a take-out lasagna dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meat or vegetarian. $8.

PUTNAM --- The annual Putnam Business Association's Beautification Committee will hold Putnam Beautification Day from 8:30 to 11 a.m. starting at Rotary Park. Rain date is April 28. 860-928-3777.

Mon. April 29
'Civil War'
WOODSTOCK --- The Three C's will present "Civil War," performed by TheatreworksUSA at 10 a.m. and noon at the Hyde Cultural Center on Rt. 169 for students. $3 for 10 or more; $6 individual. 928-2946.

Fri. May 3
Fun on Lawn
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam, downtown, will hold Fun on the Lawn: A Kids' Fair, from 5 to 8 p.m., as part of the first First Friday. Free. 928-4405.

4-H Auction
POMFRET – The 59th Annual Windham County 4-H Auction and Tag Sale will be held May 3 and 4 at the camp on Taft Pond Road.

Sat. May 4
Jog With Judy
S. WOODSTOCK --- The annual Jog With Judy will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Roseland Park Road.

Book Sale
N. GROSVENORDALE --- The Friends of the Thompson Public Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the library on Riverside Drive (Rt. 12).

Thur. May 9
'Martha Speaks'
WOODSTOCK --- The Three C's will present "Martha Speaks," performed by TheatreworksUSA at 10 a.m. and noon at the Hyde Cultural Center on Rt. 169 for students. $3 for 10 or more; $6 individual. 928-2946.

Sat. May 11
Book Sale
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam, downtown, will present its annual book sale from 8 a.m. to noon in the church dining room. Benefits community charities. 928-4405.

Jazz Fest
POMFRET --- The Putnam Rotary Club will present "A Celebration of Jazz Fest" fund-raiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at Tyrone Farm. $45 per person. Live New Orleans inspired music and New Orleans inspired tasting stations. 860-928-0811 or 860-928-3647.

Arboretum Tour
WOODSTOCK --- In honor of National Public Garden Day (May 10) the Palmer Arboretum will hold free tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Plant Sale
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock area garden club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roseland Cottage. Rain or shine. Benefits a local student scholarship.

Fashion Show
THOMPSON --- The Sassy Chapeau Hat Fashion Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Thompson Raceway Restaurant. $15. Fund-raiser for Northeast Connecticut Women and Girls' Fund. 877-442-3572.

Tues. May 14
WOODSTOCK --- The Performing Arts Northeast Connecticut will present “Cinderella” at 10:15 a.m. and noon at the Hyde Cultural Center. Salt Marsh Opera Co.

Fri. May 17
Glow Golf
WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Academy Project Graduation 2013 will hold a Glow Ball Golf Tournament fund-raiser. 8 p.m. start at Woodstock Golf Course. 2 person teams $50 pp). Rain date May 24. Tee Sponsors needed. 860-428-3990.

Sat. May 18
Relay For Life
WOODSTOCK --- Relay For Life of Northeastern Connecticut will be held May 18 and 19 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds.

Polish Supper
PUTNAM --- The Congregational Church of Putnam, downtown, will present its annual Polish Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults: $10; Kids 12 and under: $5.  Benefits community charities.  Takeout available. 928-4405.  

Mon. May 23
Psychic Medium
WOODSTOCK --- Gary McKinstry, psychic medium, will perform at 7 p.m. in the Woodstock Academy Auditorium. Benefits Woodstock Academy Project Graduation 2013. $20. 774-230-4175.

Fri. May 31
Rotary Golf
PUTNAM --- The Putnam Rotary Club will present the Putnam Rotary Club Ronald P. Coderre Golf Tournament at the Connecticut National Golf Club.

Sat. June 1
Tag Sale
S. WOODSTOCK --- The Putnam Masonic Lodge 46 will hold a tag sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fri. June 7
POMFRET --- The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret Center will present Lori McKenna in concert at 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at door. Call for info/tickets: 928-4948.

Sat. June 8
Farm Tour
WOODSTOCK --- Connecticut Open House Day Farm Tour from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fairview Farm on Rt. 171. Take a wagon ride to tour the dairy barn, learn all about what a cow eats in a day, visit the “milking parlor” where 40 cows at a time are milked, and see the big tractors that work the land.

White promoted
PUTNAM — Jennifer L. White has been promoted to vice president and commercial loan officer of the Citizens National Bank.  Her responsibilities include commercial lending, sales and business development.  Since 2001,  White’s career has concentrated primarily in the lending and credit fields of banking.  She joined Citizens National in October 2007.  
White earned her master’s degree in business administration from Nichols College, Dudley.  She received her bachelor’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
White’s community involvements include membership in the planning committee for the Holiday Gala, an annual event of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation that benefits non-profits assisting the disadvantaged children in eastern Connecticut.  She is also an active volunteer with Junior Achievement of Connecticut, teaching a class annually in Putnam High School’s Workplace Readiness Program.  White and her family live in Webster.


Wins Award
Lynn K. Bourque, left, senior vice president and branch administrator of Putnam Bank, receives the President's Award from bank President and CEO Thomas Borner. Courtesy photo.

PUTNAM --- Lynn K. Bourque, senior vice president and branch administrator of Putnam Bank was awarded the President's Award.
Thomas A. Borner, president and CEO of Putnam Bank, said the award is given to an employee who his award is given to an employee who exemplifies unwavering commitment and dedication to the bank and community.  Borner personally chose Lynn Bourque, to receive this honor. He said,  “Lynn spends countless hours fulfilling the needs of the bank, and she is instrumental to its success and growth.  She is always visible in the community as a representative of the bank.  She serves on many organizations, and she serves them well.”
As Senior VP & Branch Administrator, Bourque manages the operations of the branch network to ensure that all branches deliver the highest level of customer service, maintain effective security procedures and follow Bank and Regulatory policies. In addition, she coordinates the Business Development activities by calling on new and prospective customers and directs sales and services efforts throughout the branches.  She coordinates and assists in fundamental areas of the bank including marketing, training, and product enhancement.
Lynn was delightfully surprised, and she was overwhelmed with emotion.  When asked what this award meant to her, she stated, “This is a monumental achievement in my career.  I feel fortunate to be recognized by Tom and Putnam Bank for my hard work and devotion to the bank and local community.  It is important for me to focus my time and energy on local agencies where I know I can make a positive, direct impact on someone’s life.  I am thankful that Putnam Bank supports me in these efforts.”
She is currently a member of the Day Kimball Hospital Women’s Board, the Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity of Northeast CT, the treasurer of the 3-C’s, a corporator for Day Kimball Hospital & United Services, 2012 Community Division Leader for The Arc of Quinebaug Capital Campaign, Board Member for The Arc of Quinebaug and a member of the Day Kimball Hospital Spiritual Care Advisory Committee. In addition, she spends time volunteering for Day Kimball Hospital’s Deary Memorial Road Race, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, and Daily Bread.
She started as a part time teller at Mechanics Bank in 1981. She joined Putnam Bank in 1993 as a branch manager of the Danielson Office. She is a graduate of Worcester State College and got her MBA from Anna Maria College. She has four grown children and lives in the local community with her husband, David.

PBA's Putnam
clean-up day
is April 27
PUTNAM —The Putnam Business Association’s Beautification Committee received a $500 cleanup support grant from The Last Green Valley Inc. The Putnam Beautification Day will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. April 27. A complimentary cookout at Rotary Park immediately afterwards.  The rain date is April 28.
The Beautification Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the cleanup effort, and will join TLGV Chief Ranger Bill Reid, and rangers Marcy Dawley and Doug Berrisford.   Volunteers are asked to contact Beautification Chair, Anna Zubkova at 860-928-3777 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Volunteers will meet at Rotary Park at 8:30 a.m., and will be divided into teams to work together to remove trash and litter throughout downtown Putnam.  All necessary tools will be provided, including gloves and trash bags.  There will also be a contest for the most trash collected.

This is the former Cargill Bank on Main Street in Putnam in the mid 1950s. (Putnam Town Crier file photos)

& Now
This is the same Art Deco building in modern times.

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