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Welcome to your source of information for Vernon's Victorian Village,
Historic Rockville, Connecticut

 

 

WOW!

The "Rockville Fest", a great event, on a great day, in a great town!

Rockville, Vernon's Victorian Village!

"Rockville Rocks!"

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The Rockville Fest
Sept. 25, 2010
10 - 3 PM
(Rain date 9/26/10 11 - 4 PM)
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Car Show, Arts & Crafts, Food, & Entertainment!

Special thanks to  the
Vernon Arts Commission
for their support!

See the article in this week's Reminder

 

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National Night Out 2010
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
5-8 P.M.

click HERE for more NNO pictures.

 

 

Page 34 of the Reminder News August 12, 2010
Photos and captions by Steve Smith


ROCKVILLE BRIDGE WORK

2 out of 3 bridges open! 

3 out of 3 open!

Looking north, down Morrison toward West Main Street

Looking south from Orchard Street toward River St. and Spring St.

Looking north toward West Main Street and Orchard Street

Looking south from west Main Street across to Morrison Street

And yes, businesses in the area of the construction work are open!
Here's Rockville Glass on River Street.

Above photos by B. Flint


WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE!

GALLERY 46

Owner - Melissa

GALLERY 46 would like to thank those of you who attended our GRAND OPENING event and welcome those of you who have come into the gallery over these past few weeks.  This event was a huge success and we are humbled by the community support we have received.  The gallery was able to meet many of our needs thanks to all of your generous donations and to those of you who have offered to become part of the GALLERY 46 team through volunteering. 

Also we would like to acknowledge all of the artists who showed in our first show: Jay Acqua, Elle Fagan, Vicente Garcia, Geoff Houghton, H.L. Groenstein, Judy Grosskortenhaus, Ashleigh Kay, Christopher Lee, Peter McClure and Dawn Tyler.  We also want to acknowledge M&R Liquors of South Windsor for generously donating their product and services to GALLERY 46, and Judy Handler and Mark Levesque for the wonderful music.   Event photographer Charles Wright captured beautiful photos of this occasion and these can be seen on Facebook and at www.gallery46.org

All of us are looking forward to the various exhibitions we will bring to the Downtown Rockville area and other events we will hold throughout the year.  We hope you will turn out to support the artists from around the region that we will be exhibiting. We hope to see many of you again at our next show: 

Again thank you to all your support and we hope to see you at the next event!!!!

Gallery 46 celebrated their Grand Opening
Saturday, June 5, from 6-9 p.m.
music, art, food & friends!

visit their website, www.Gallery46.org for more details

 


click here for pictures submitted by Jim Sendrak

Downtown Clean-Up Day 2010
sponsored by the Rockville Downtown Association, Inc.



 

WELCOME LOOM CITY LOFTS!

Roosevelt Mill project looking good!

Crane for removing old foundation arrives, Sept. 10, 2010 

 Rendering from www.LoomCityLofts.com

Roosevelt Mills Groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking For Mill Project Slated April 28

    4:50 p.m. EDT, April 21, 2010 Hartford Courant

The groundbreaking ceremony that will mark the transformation of the former Roosevelt Mills sweater factory into residential and commercial space will take place April 28, according to Mayor Jason L. McCoy.

The ceremony, which will take place at 2 p.m. on the site of the once busy factory at 215 East Main St., had been set for March 30 but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The development, to be known as Loom City Lofts, will include 68 one-bedroom apartments on the upper floors and roughly 10,000 square feet of retail and office space on the first floor. The project is supported by state funding through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Roosevelt Mills has been vacant since 1998. Before anything could be done with the site it had to be cleaned up. Tests showed it was polluted with chlorinated solvents including tetrachloroethene, a cancer-causing chemical that was used to dry-clean sweaters. Another chemical, sodium persulfate, was used to destroy the tetrachloroethene and itself will breakdown into sodium and sulfate, two elements found naturally in the soil that are not harmful.

The mill was built in 1906 and was one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the country. It was the last textile factory in Rockville, once known as the Loom City, to go out of business.

— Joseph A. O'Brien Jr.

Vernon Mayor Jason L. McCoy is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Loom City Lofts project on March 30, 2010 at 1 p.m., on the site of the former Roosevelt Mills sweater factory, located 215 East Main St., Vernon. The landmark mill was built in 1906 and has remained vacant since the mid-1980's.

Development plans for Loom City Lofts include a combination of residential and commercial use, with sixty-eight one-bedroom apartments intended for the upper floors, and approximately 10,000 square feet retail and office space planned for the first floor. The project is anticipated to take approximately 15-18 months once construction begins. The State of Connecticut and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD) provided funding for this project.

Additional questions can be answered by contacting Mayor McCoy's Office at 860-870-3600


     

Map of downtown Rockville

Maps of downtown Rockville
and Talcott Park.

Courtesy of Town of Vernon, GIS Dept.

Click map for larger version

 

Map of Talcott Park


 

RENDERINGS OF THE RDA REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN ROCKVILLE

LOOKING EAST



LOOKING WEST


 

A rainbow in Central Park!

WOW!  Looking good Rockville!



Friends of Rockville

Frank J. McCoy  December 21, 1922 - April 6, 2010

Stephen C. Marcham                     -  March 19, 2009


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