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KENT — John Higby, the “Yo-Yo Guy,”  brought his yo-yos and his show to the Kent Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 

The game room at the library was packed full of children and parents. All seemed to be equally astounded by the show, a nonstop, full hour of yo-yo tricks and comedy that kept the audience enthralled. 

Higby kept many different  yo-yos going, often with several in motion at once. He flicked them around and did tricks while lying on the floor or behind his back, or while balancing on a huge rolling yo-yo. He kept...

Kent

A cool rush

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A week of Kent songs, artwork and community

KENT — There was an abundance of cultural offerings last weei in Kent, with music, art and paintings to appeal to everyone’s tastes. 
The Kent Art Association (KAA) and the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council hosted the KAA’s Presidents Show on Thursday evening, July 11. 

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Marvelwood teacher named summer scholar

KENT — Valentin Dumitrascu, History Department Chair at The Marvelwood School in Kent, was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 32 summer seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. 
NEH is a federal agency that supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

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On top of the world with Kent library

KENT — This year’s Kent Memorial Library fundraiser, held at  Birch Top Farm, was promoted as a Top of the World party. The location was as close as one can get in South Kent to living up to the name. The property is within a foot or two of the 1,200 foot summit of Geer Mountain. 
There, on Saturday, June 22, Lisa and Bill Hoadley hosted the library party and auction, and what a party it was. A close estimate put the registered guest list at 325, and a steady stream of unregistered, and equally welcome, guests brought the number closer to 350. 

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Beautiful music at Make Music Day

KENT — Though it’s a new name to many here in the Northwest Corner, Make Music Day is an international celebration of music and dance that was started decades ago.
It was originally named La Fête de la Musique, and was started in France in 1982 as a celebration of friendship, music and the beginning of summer. Make Music Day, as it’s known in the U.S., is always held on June 21, the summer solstice — it needs the longest day of the year to present and enjoy all the music.

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Joy and magical feelings for 26 in KCS Class of 2019

KENT — The Class of 2019 at Kent Center School received a timely and generous gift from the weather: Friday, June 14, had been gloomy and marked by threatening clouds, but it all gave way to brilliant sunshine and blue skies for the start of the outdoor promotion ceremony that evening.
Family and friends were seated as the class of 2019 processional began with the familiar Pomp and Circumstance march, followed by the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

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Not too hot, not too wet, just right for field day at Center School

KENT — Normally at this time of year it’s hot outside and sunny and children don’t necessarily want to focus all their attention on learning to read, write and do math. 

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Exquisite eats at new Frank Food Co.

KENT — Frank Food Company opened on Main Street on May 1 and has already become destination dining for residents and visitors alike. 
“We already have regular customers,” said owner Frank Way.
After a robust career in the corporate world as a creative director and consultant, Way found himself losing interest in those ventures and ready for something new.
The seed for Frank Food Company was planted in Way’s mind by the owner of Heron American Craft Gallery, Ellen Corsell, in October 2018.

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Meat, baked goods and veg at Kent market

KENT — The farm market in the center of town has opened, located this year at 9 South Main St. (Route 7), just south of the traffic light.
Participating vendors this year include Mountain View, an organic farm in Kent, which will have greens, tomatoes, eggs and more this season; Ridgway Farm from Cornwall, which will offer vegetables, meat, plants and maple syrup products; The Village Farm in Gaylordsville, with everything from geraniums to asparagus to rhubarb to greens. 

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Hoping to turn swords into plowshares

KENT — Memorial Day, celebrated this year on Monday, May 27, was blessed in Kent by weather that neared perfection. Blue skies and bright sun shone down on the parade as it formed at Kent Center School. 
The American Legion Honor Guard and veterans in dress uniform led the way, followed by the Kent Center School marching band and the fire department volunteers, also in full dress. 

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