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Proud to Host the Annual Dinner for 2nd Annual Connecticut 169 Club Award Dinner

Mark your calendar for September 20, 2020 for the 2nd Annual CT 169 Club Award Dinner at the beautiful Elks Lodge in Westbrook. Marcy Fuller and I, two of the CT 169 Club book writers, have volunteered to co-chair the event. Marcy wrote the chapter on Westbrook and is a board member of the town's Historical Society. I am the writer of the Clinton and Oxford chapters, both of which have appeared in several newspapers. The CT 169 Club has been featured in CT Magazine, as well as Ink Magazine (see my media page for the WSFB channel 3 appearance). Marcy and I have planned an afternoon of events in both towns, such as tours, art exhibits, nature walks, and many other exciting activities organized in Westbrook and Clinton before the dinner. Happy Hour will begin at 3 p.m., and dinner will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. Awards will be given to those who had their book signed in all 169 towns.

The book, CT 169 Club, edited by Marty Podskoch, has been a huge success story and was featured on WFSB's Better Connecticut TV show and Connecticut Magazine. The Hartford Courant voted it one of the top five books of 2018. The CT 169 Club is essentially a travel companion for people to get to know the towns in CT a bit more intimately. The twist is that there is a place for readers to journal thoughts about each town and a section to have a person in the town sign. The purpose of this is to encourage people to connect more intimately as well as explore the State of CT.

Join Marcy and I in celebrating the book's success and enjoying the beauty that both Westbrook and Clinton have to offer!

Back cover testimonials:

Kara Sundlun Emmy Award Winning TV Journalist, news anchor, and co-host of “Better Connecticut” wrote, “The book is a wonderful guide to the beautiful and historic places in Connecticut and a great way for families to set out and explore!”

Elizabeth J. Normen, publisher, Connecticut Explored, the magazine of Connecticut history, and co-producer, Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast of Connecticut history, said, “Every one of Connecticut’s 169 towns has a story shaped by its geography and its people."

Read an excerpt from the book on my writing page!

Check out the Connecticut 169 Club Facebook Page.

Cathy  Weiss -
Writer, Artist, and Community Activist
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