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KENT — Every 10 minutes, for 40 hours straight, they feed the fiery beast. 

Once a year, in alternating shifts, experienced potters, apprentices and friends from the Northwest Corner come together to feed wood into the blazing belly of the sprawling brickanagama at Joy Brown’s South Kent pottery studio. The Japanese-style kiln contains about 200 sculptural and figural pieces of all shapes and sizes painstakingly crafted by Brown and other potters who are participating in the annual Clay Way Studio Tour over Columbus Day weekend.

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Kent Art Association sale at Noble Horizons

KENT — The Kent Art Association will hold a special two- hour art sale at Noble Horizons on Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Small works by members of the association will be offered for sale for $35 each. The two hour sale and reception will feature 77 painting in a variety of mediums and styles, which buyers may take home at the time of purchase.

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Good ol’ country comforts at fire department’s fair

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KENT — This year’s firemen’s fair was a special one. Held from Aug. 11 to 13 at the fairground, in addition to being a celebration of summer fun and old-fashioned country delights (including a frog-jumping contest), it was also a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD).  
The fair attracted residents from all over the region, including towns as distant as Colebrook, Cornwall, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Warren and Washington. In an unscientific survey, most said they attend every year.

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Bargain prices

There has been a tag sale all summer on the Schaghticoke Reservation, at a temple site established by Mickey Rost.

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Delighted

Paige Neild, left, and sisters Madison and Morgan LaFontan of Gaylordsville delighted in riding the Dragon Wagon mini-roller coaster at the Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Firemen’s Fair.
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Pumpkin Run joins forces with car raffle

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KENT — Registration for the 35th annual Kent Pumpkin Run on Oct. 30, sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), is now open.
The companion event to the Pumpkin Run is the annual Kids Fun Run, sponsored by the Kent Park and Recreation Commission.
According to chamber member Ira Smith, last year the Run tripled in size. Even more runners are expected this year.
Like last year, proceeds from the race will benefit the Kent Food Bank.

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Kent is Clean Energy Community

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KENT — The town has qualified as a Connecticut Clean Energy Community and is now eligible to receive free solar panels for town-owned buildings.
The announcement was made at an Aug. 2 meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
First Selectman Bruce Adams said the town is in negotiations with DCS Energy regarding installation of solar panels at various town sites.

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Community garden is tucked beside school

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KENT — Tucked beside Kent Center School is a small bit of land that isn’t easy to farm on a large scale. But, as it turns out, it’s a great place for a garden.
The idea for a community garden came out of the Kent Land Trust’s 2009 planning session.
“Over the winter of 2009, we surveyed Kent residents to see what the interest was,” said Connie Manes, Land Trust executive director. “Were we out of our minds? Was anyone going to come garden in a community garden? What we found was that there were lots of different groups in Kent attracted to the idea of a community garden.”

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KVFD fair celebrates 100 years of volunteering

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KENT — The Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Firemen’s Fair will be held from Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 11 to13, at the fairground on Route 7, south of the traffic light.
The fire company volunteers are celebrating 100 years of service to the community. In honor of this notable anniversary, fire department memorabilia is being sold including T-shirts, mugs and sweatshirts.
For the 2011 fair, many of the familiar favorites will be back, with carnival rides, children’s games, a white elephant sale tent, live music and the popular Cake Booth.

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Kent Candidates for 2011 Elections

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Sidewalk Festival brought people outdoors

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KENT — Good weather turned the center of town into an outdoor venue for shopping bargains and fun for area residents and visitors from as far away as Wisconsin during the annual Sidewalk Festival last weekend.
Chamber of Commerce members proudly pointed out that last year Yankee magazine named Kent the number one town in New England for its foliage, culture, shops, food and lodging. The Sidewalk Festival is one of the efforts by the chamber and by Kent businesses to show how well the town lives up to its rating.

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