On the Side: Ellington Ridge appoints new beverage manager | Food And Drink

Will Kreznick

ELLINGTON — Ellington Ridge Country Club has appointed Melissa Young as manager of food and beverage at the club’s dining facilities. Young graduated from South Windsor High School in 1994. She launched her career in hospitality and event management at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, where she worked for 10 […]

ELLINGTON — Ellington Ridge Country Club has appointed Melissa Young as manager of food and beverage at the club’s dining facilities.

Young graduated from South Windsor High School in 1994.

She launched her career in hospitality and event management at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, where she worked for 10 years. Young has designed and planned celebrity weddings, fashion shows, and red carpet events, and has expertise in coordinating events for as many as 1,000 people and as intimate as 60 people.

She also has worked at IHG Hotel Group and Hilton Hotel Group as a food and beverage director.

Young returned to Tolland in 2013 to launch her own event management company, Paramount Events.

Knights of Columbus take-out dinner 

COVENTRY — St. Jude Council Knights of Columbus will sponsor a take-out French meat pie family dinner Saturday from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 1600 Main St. The cost is $10. Beverages will not be provided.

Orders will be taken from and delivered to your car in the parking lot. Masks are required.

There is no indoor seating. Reservations are not required.

For information, contact Dan Garafola at [email protected]

SOMERS — A Sweets for Your Sweetie Valentine bake sale, hosted by the Ladies Aide Society of the Congregational Church of Somersville, will be held at the church, 22 Maple St., Somersville section, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Stop by the church hall for a selection of holiday desserts and other tantalizing goodies.

Those attending are asked to wear masks and to maintain social distancing. Bring your own shopping bags.

For information, call the church office at 860-749-7741.

ENFIELD — Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Joseph’s Residence will have its annual soup sale Wednesday, Feb. 17, from noon-4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Residence, 1365 Enfield St.

Orders to go will be available via drive through and pickup.

Little Sisters will sell soup in 32-ounce containers, ready to warm up and eat at home. The cost is $8 for broccoli and cheese and $10 for New England clam chowder.

St. Joseph’s Residence provides care for 85 elderly poor residents.

All proceeds will help to complete many of the ongoing building projects that are in need of being upgraded or replaced.

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