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Downtown Development Opportunity 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Town of Windham is soliciting proposals from qualified developers to re-develop a surplus vacant Town-owned property located in Downtown Willimantic located at 804 Main Street.

Employment Opportunity 

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Willimantic Renaissance, producer of the Third Thursday Streetfests is accepting resumes for an inaugural Event Coordinator position. A full job description is available at the link.

Willimantic Downtown September Stroll 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
On Saturday, September 20th, businesses in downtown Willimantic are inviting visitors and shoppers to stroll the Thread City’s Victorian Main Street.

Art Submissions Sought 

Friday, August 15, 2014
Partnerships lead to Arts Revival in Downtown Willimantic

Art Contest in Willimantic 

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Create artwork on tee shirts! Topic- "work, in past, present or future"" Artists (youth and adults) due date- July 31, 2014 In conjunction with the CT Humanities 2014 initiative "The Way We Worked"

Cafémantic Launches “A Moveable Feast” 

Monday, April 7, 2014
A Moveable Feast is the latest venture of downtown business owner, Andrew Gütt. Little more than a year after transforming his neighborhood coffee shop Cafémantic into a destination small plates restaurant with a farm inspired menu, Gütt will now be offering the menu creations and hospitality of his team for off-site events.

Mill Museum's "Paint the Museum" Fund Halfway to Goal 

Monday, March 17, 2014
The Windham Textile and History Museum is halfway to its Paint The Museum fund-raising goal. The money raised so far is $13,480.42, with about $1,500 more in outstanding pledges. Their main building at 411 Main St - will be showing some new colors starting this summer. Museum members and supporters have worked on a Backyard Block Party featuring Willimantic's Main Street glory days of the 60's, the Holiday Gift Wrap at the East Brook Mall, and the Snow Ball in the Bellingham Ballroom. In addition, Main St Café has chosen the Museum as its monthly Fill-anthropic fundraiser. And there will be available in May a print of the latest Andy Wyeth painting, "Floodgate at Old No 3 on the Willi-mantic River". The Museum much appreciates all its support from residents and businesses.

A Brief Guide to Willimantic 

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Willimantic is an Algonquian term for “land of the swift running water”. Prior to 1821, the village was known as Willimantic Falls, home to about twenty families and a single school district. By Bob Horrocks, Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Thread City Development to Celebrate Green Lights Campaign 

Saturday, January 25, 2014
From February 27 to March 5, 2014, Thread City Development, the Willimantic Screen Project, the Willimantic Brewing Company and the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery are partnering to illuminate the Gallery’s storefront on 861 Main Street, Willimantic, in celebration of the Last Green Valley’s 4th Annual Green Lights initiative.

Thread City Development awarded $14,500 for program development 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Connecticut Main Street Center Awards $70,000 to Seven Communities 2014 Preservation of Place Grants Winners Announced. Thread City Development awarded $14,500 for program development.

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