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KENT — Just before students returned to campus for the 2018 academic year, the Marvelwood School invited community members to come and tour the extensive renovations that were accomplished over the summer. 

A tour was offered on Friday, Sept. 7, of the four dormitories, student commons and the Science Labs that had been refurnished, redesigned and updated.

The revamped student common room next to the dining room is snug but comfortable and inviting. It is dominated by a singularly interesting piece of art: a large depiction of a pterodactyl on one wall....

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Kent becomes Stars Hollow for weekend

KENT — More than 1,500 Gilmore Girls superfans from as far away as Italy descended on Kent last weekend to knit, make dessert sushi, drink Founders Day punch, sample cake, listen to panel discussions and take selfies with the show’s cast and crew at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest, Oct. 20 to 22.  
To many of the attendees, Gilmore is more than just a television show.   Susan Dunham traveled to Kent from Maine and her daughter Hayley came from Florida to spend the weekend together.  

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Birch Hill approved — with conditions — in split vote

KENT — The Kent Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission approved Birch Hill’s special permit application in a 4-2-1 vote at the commission’s regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Birch Hill is seeking to open and operate a for-profit 85-bed drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment facility in the building that was formerly The Kent at 46 Maple St. 
The extended public hearing period was closed at last month’s commission meeting.

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Finding new ways to make KCS stand out

KENT — The Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting at Kent Center School on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Art teacher Ellen Tarabara gave a brief presentation to the board about choice-based art education that she is implementing in her instruction. 

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Shining a light on lamp repairs

KENT — Tucked away on Route 7 one mile south of Kent Falls is a repair shop of a unique kind. Tamara Polk, owner of Starlight Lamp, specializes in fixing and refurbishing lamps.
Originally hailing from Madison, Wis., Polk began her career working for her father in his lamp repair shop there. 
“After my dad retired from working with heavy equipment following back surgery, he went to work for a lady who owned the lamp repair shop, eventually buying the business. He was the kind of guy who could fix anything,” she said.

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A new look at James Barron Art

KENT — The James Barron Art gallery, which celebrated its third anniversary on Sept. 27, has recently undergone a reconfiguration.
Located in the Kent Barns, the gallery formerly occupied two spaces — one on the first floor and one on the second floor. As of mid-September, the gallery now occupies only the larger second floor space.

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Town urges governor to sign budget

KENT — The Kent Board of Finance (BOF) met for a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 
First Selectman Bruce Adams gave his report to the board. 
“The Welcome Center continues to receive rave reviews from hikers, residents and visitors,” he said. Cleaning and maintenance are going smoothly. To date, there have been more than 175 showers taken at the facility. 

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Technology of the past

Machinery from another era — most of it working  — highlighted CAMA’s annual fall gathering last weekend in Kent. Above, a steam tractor; below, a portable sawmill. Bargain hunters had a wealth of choices: nuts and bolts, tools, parts, bits and pieces of anything and everything in a rambling tag sale. A good time was had by all.

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A Historic Site Transforms Into An Immersive Venue

Theater: ‘Performing Olana’

Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi are the co-directors of the Ancram Opera House, and they have brought some inventive theatrical performances to the venue’s intimate stage.
But for their next production, they’ve traded that tiny space for a massive landscape: the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, N.Y. It was the home and studio of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, and he is the subject of “Performing Olana,” an original play written by Darrah Cloud and directed by Mousseau and Ricciardi.

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Concerns aired as Birch Hill hearing phase ends

KENT — Kent’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14. The main topic of discussion was once again Birch Hill, the proposed for-profit 90-bed drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment facility to open in the building that was formerly The Kent at 46 Maple St. 
Birch Hill’s application for a special permit is currently under review. A public hearing was held during the regular meeting.

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Fervor, fear and how they changed early America, in talk at KHS

KENT — A Great Awakening swept through Connecticut and New England in the 1730s. Ministers preached to impassioned parishioners about hellfire, repentance and redemption. In a talk sponsored by the Kent Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Town Hall, Tom Key spoke about the religious fervor and ferment that took hold in the Colonies during that time.  

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