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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

Mexican meal a fundraiser for children’s center

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KENT — For most of the meals it serves daily, The Villager restaurant seems to be a classic New England diner/coffee shop, with an extensive menu of breakfast dishes, sandwiches and soups.
But occasionally, owners Tony and G.J. Hernandez offer a special dinner menu of specialties from their native Mexico.
The Villager is generally open for breakfast and lunch only, but between March 1 and Nov. 30 the special dinners are offered every Tuesday night. Information about the monthly Mexican meals is found online at www.villagerkent.com (click on “menus”).

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Meditating

The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s antique locomotive No. 4 sat idle the day after a snowfall on Jan. 21, crowned with snow.

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Why a ladder truck? KVFD replaces rumors with facts

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KENT — Matt Starr, the new chief of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), made a presentation at the annual town meeting on Jan. 19 explaining why the company needs a new ladder truck.
First Selectman Bruce Adams introduced Starr by saying, “I have asked Matt and the other KVFD members who are present to set the record straight once and for all on an issue that has been going on in this town for years.

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Not raven about the snow

The raven scultpure in the center of town was a truly chilling sight after Saturday’s snowfall.

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Officials discuss five-year capital plan

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KENT — The five-year capital plan was discussed and explained at the town meeting on Jan. 19. Presenting information to the approximately 30 people in the audience were meeting moderator Paul Dooley; First Selectman Bruce Adams; and Board of Finance Chairman Chris Garrity.
The meeting was held to give the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen a chance to present voters with a draft of a proposed new five-year capital plan.

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Everyone is a winner at the fundraising hoops game

(But yes, the daughters won)
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KENT — Kent Center School’s eighth annual mother-daughter basketball game was held Jan. 13 to raise money for the Jane Lloyd Fund, which aids Northwest Corner cancer patients to pay living expenses while fighting the disease.
As they did last year, the student/daughters beat their mothers. This year, the score was 39 to 26.
Leading scorers for the daughters were Lily Steigleman, with eight points; Maddie Sheldon and Maddie Horosky with six each; and Sarah Coolbeth and Lily Bournival with four each.

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Kent Center School smoking prevention program

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KENT — Students in the middle school took part in programs this month on the dangers of smoking, drinking and drugs,according to a report by Kent Center School Principal Rima McGeehan presented at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Board of Education.
McGeehan was not present. Her written report was read to the board. In it, she reported that representatives from High Watch Recovery Center in Kent gave a presentation to seventh- and eighth-grade students about drug and alcohol abuse.

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Chilly flow at Kent Falls

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Why hurry? Seniors celebrated New Year just a few days late

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KENT — Kent’s eldest residents weren’t in any particular rush to welcome the new year. Why hurry? They were perfectly happy to get together at the town’s Senior Center on Jan. 4 for a lunchtime New Year’s celebration.
The lunch was a holiday party in the place of the regular meals they share three times a week.
Every Monday and Wednesday, a hot lunch is served at the senior center by the senior volunteers and provided by the Elderly Nutrition Program of Torrington.

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Library to show Naminals

KENT – The Kent Memorial Library has announced the following events for the month of January.
Make posters for Chocolate Fest — Children ages 7 and older can help make posters for Kent’s 17th Annual Chocolate Fest on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Lunch Bunch — Share a story and craft on Thursday, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, at 12:15 p.m. Designed for all ages. Bring a lunch.
Origami workshops — Barrie Kavasch will show participants how to turn old magazines and books into works of art on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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