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KENT — As part of an ongoing maintenance program this summer, new guiderails will be installed along Route 7 between the southern border of Kent and South River Road in Cornwall. The state-funded project was announced in February by the state Office of Transportation Maintenance.

Work will occur after April 1 and be completed by October 31.  It will begin at the town line between Kent and New Milford and proceed northward to River Road South in Cornwall. To be replaced are 18,700 feet of guiderails, replacing currently existing sections along Route 7, according to...

Kent

Music a language that all can understand

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KENT — The Nanyang Model School symphony orchestra from Shanghai, China, performed a concert in St. Michael’s Chapel at the South Kent School on Monday, Dec. 12. (See photos on Page A1.)
Head of School Andrew Vadnais welcomed the student musicians, saying it was an honor to have them perform on the campus. Prior to the start of the concert, he had exchanged gifts with Vice Principal Xiao Pu Li and the orchestra’s conductor.

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Lecture series in 2012 will focus on entertainers

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KENT — Each year, the Kent Memorial Library presents a lecture series based around a theme. The 2012 series is entitled “Great Performances” and will feature opera singer Marilyn Horne in May and actress Meryl Streep in June.
The performers will discuss, in an interview format, the moments that inspired their careers.

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Shanghai orchestra performs for Kent audience

The Nanyang Model School Symphony Orchestra from Shanghai China performed a concert at the South Kent School on Monday, Dec. 12, under the baton of Wang Yon Ji (inset).

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Millstone opens bakery in former Stroble’s space

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KENT — Several years after the closing of the popular Stroble’s Bakery, Kent at last has a new bakery — conveniently located in the same storefront once occupied by Stroble’s.
The Millstone Bakery is next door to the Millstone Cafe, both of which are owned by Carol Hawran of Sharon (who is also the restaurant’s chef) and John Cummins of Kent.
Patricia (“Tish”) Smith of Park City, Utah, has been hired as the executive pastry chef for the new bakery and for the restaurant (which opened last summer).

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Kent offers variety of holiday festivities

KENT — A wide variety of holiday events are planned in Kent.
Gingerbread Walk
Through Dec. 30, visitors can enjoy the Gingerbread Walk up and down Main Street where more than 35 merchants have gingerbread creations in their windows. Residents can vote for their favorite creations at the Gingerbread Station, 1 Kent Green Blvd.
Tea Cup Auction

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Goals set, officers chosen for BOE

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KENT — Patricia Chamberlain, superintendent of the Region One School District, chaired the regular meeting of the Kent Board of Education on Dec. 1, while new officers were elected for the coming year.
Tracy Horosky was elected chairman; Paul Cortese, vice chair; Carol Kallstrom, secretary; CiCi Nielson is the alternate for the Region One board. After the elections, Horosky took over as chair of the meeting.

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Holiday fanfare

A four-piece brass group played carols Saturday evening by the entrance to the Kent town Green on Main Street. Monty Besmer (baritone horn), Tom Bouldin (trombone) and Matthew Austin and Lee Sohl (trumpets) provided the music — and did a good job staying in tune in the cold weather.

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A smattering of holiday gift ideas from Kent merchants

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KENT — It’s the holiday shopping season and anyone who survived the temptations and crowds of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is perhaps thinking that it would be nice to shop close to home, at local merchants.
Kent has one of the most vibrant shopping areas of any Northwest Corner town. The opportunities for holiday buying are plentiful.

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Visions in gingberbread on display, up for auction

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KENT — This is only the second year the Kent Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Gingerbread Festival, but the event is already being considered a holiday tradition.
In the weeks prior to delivery of the tasty and tasteful houses to Gingerbread Station at the Kent Green, there were a number of themed activities.
Gingerbread classes taught by Patsy Stroble (of the former Stroble’s Bakery) were held for both children and adults.
Local shopkeepers and restaurant owners have produced cookie creations of their own, to display in their windows.

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Constable’s portrait of Pakistan, its people, its poverty

KENT — Author and journalist Pamela Constable came to the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 12, to speak and sign copies of her newest book “Playing With Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself.”
Approximately 42 people attended the talk.
Constable’s book provides a tour of contemporary Pakistan, exploring the fears and frustrations, dreams and beliefs that animate the lives of ordinary citizens in this nuclear-armed nation.
According to the author, “The most relevant way to look at Pakistan is not as a failed state, but rather as a fake one.”

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