Norwich Winterfest 5K brings community together
NORWICH — A pair of women in gingerbread costumes were sprinting alongside a woman dressed like a Christmas tree down Franklin Street Saturday and a man riding a penny-farthing bicycle from the 1800s was in front of leader Will Sanders.
Reliance Health Receives 2016 Backus President’s Award
NORWICH— Reliance Health, formerly Reliance House, a Norwich-based non-profit community mental health center on a mission to enhance health through mental wellness, is the recipient of the Backus 2016 President’s Award.
The award, which includes a $5,000 donation to the organization, was announced at Backus Hospital’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 16. It was established in 2011 to honor people and organizations that collaborate with Backus to help improve health and quality of life in the community. Read more...
'Range of services' to help panhandlers
NORWICH — Panhandlers who routinely stand at street corners near the city's shopping plazas or highway ramps, cardboard sign in hand and requesting cash, food or work endure both sympathy and scorn from passersby. Often they're just ignored.
It's a complex issue, said city human services officials including Human Services Director Lee-Ann Gomes, but Norwich has developed a course of action for addressing panhandling, and they want residents to be aware of it. Read more...
Reliance House evolves to become Reliance Health
NORWICH — The signage, letterheads and business cards have all been changed, but the mission of improving health through mental wellness remains the same at Norwich-based Reliance Health -- formerly Reliance House.
The downtown nonprofit at 40 Broadway recently announced the name change, which is part of a long-planned initiative to better connect the agency’s name with the services it provides. Read more...
National oral history project coming to Otis Library
Norwich – A national oral history project will take up residence at Otis Library this week to record stories of everyday life, emotional relationships and groundbreaking achievements to be aired on National Public Radio and archived in the Library of Congress.
The Norwich interviews will also be archived at Otis.
StoryCorps, a national oral history project will spend three days at Otis Library from Tuesday through Thursday to record and preserve 18 different stories from local residents. The StoryCorps sessions are part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services designation of Otis Library as one of the nation's top five libraries this spring. Read more...
- Norwich Winterfest 5K brings community together
- Reliance Health Receives 2016 Backus President’s Award
- Reliance House evolves to become Reliance Health
- 'Range of services' to help panhandlers
- National oral history project coming to Otis Library
- Sailing club teaches self-confidence, teamwork, fun
- Emergency Food and Shelter Program announces grants
- State officials say Connecticut on target to end chronic homelessness this year
- Reliance House program helps pick up trash, debris in Norwich
- Judicial layoffs loom and some concerned about impact
- Down to business: Reliance Health
- Annual count shows region's homelessness in decline
- Wethersfield runner makes it 3 in a row for Norwich Winterfest 5K
- Top Mid-Size Employer: At Reliance House, Social Assistance Extends To One Another
- Reliance House CEO is champion cyclist
- Reliance House group hopes to help beautify city through art
- Reliance House brings mindfulness to veterans
- Former Bacon runner wins Norwich Winterfest 5K
- Norwich Winterfest 5K back after successful debut
- Helping All Employees Succeed And Grow – Reliance House
- Norwich man, 70, pedals his way to cycling gold
- Reliance House sailing partnership builds teamwork
- Reliance House sailors get sea legs on Thames River, dock in Norwich
- A ‘crusty’ cop now champion of the mentally ill
- Leadership Program Partners with Restaurants to Give Back
- With help, once homeless friends become roommates
- 5K race joins Norwich Winter Festival events
- He Followed His Heart And Evolved
- Veterans now have a home, and hope
- Norwich Gallery to Feature Eastern Professors Photos of India
- Norwich Chamber Donates to Nonprofits
- Meet a Veteran: Michael Minzy, of Norwich
- Reliance House shelter dedicated to deceased employee
- Shelter Named for Case Worker
- First Fridays kick off the New Year downtown