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KENT — The Kent community honored its veterans in a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Kent Veterans Memorial Monument on Maple Street. 

Other towns in the Northwest Corner also honored their veterans, with ceremonies Monday, over the weekend and last Friday (when schools were open).

Although national weather forecasts had warned of unusually cold temperatures on Monday, the temperatures in the Tri-state region were relatively balmy, in the low 40s on average. Most veterans were able to attend Monday’s ceremonies in their uniforms, without the warming...

Kent

Hot meals, all year, and a chance for Kent seniors to socialize

asherp@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — During the colder months and also during the holiday season, communities often become even more concerned that everyone is able to get nutritious hot meals.
This is particularly true for senior citizens — and of course for the elderly the need is not confined to November and December.
The Kent Board of Selectmen and Park & Recreation Commission, in cooperation with The Kent nursing facility, Kent School, Marvelwood School and South Kent School sponsor a Friday lunch program for Kent seniors at the Senior Center on Swift Lane.

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Fire at cabin on Schaghticoke land in Kent

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — A structure fire was reported in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 15, on land held in trust by the state of Connecticut that is designated as a part of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.
Shortly after midnight, Kent Fire Marshal Stanley MacMillan called the State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield, requesting assistance with the investigation of a fire in a cabin and pavilion on land adjacent to 322 Schaghticoke Road.

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Pumpkin Run held without snow

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KENT — The 35th annual Kent Pumpkin Run was held on Saturday, Nov. 12. Hosted by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, proceeds from the race benefit the Kent Food Bank.
In addition to the racing competition there were prizes for the three best men’s and women’s costumes. A designated early starter was the “pumpkin man.” Any race participant who caught up to him was awarded a pumpkin at the finish line.
Six hundred and thirty people registered and 341 completed the race.

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Pie, oh, pie

Lois Pinney of Washington, Conn., poured pumpkin pie batter at a pie baking class taught by Patsy Stroble, owner of the former Stroble’s Bakery in Kent, as part of the Night of 1,000 Pies charity fundraiser.
 
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1,000 pies support affordable housing

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KENT — Kent Affordable Housing’s sixth annual Night of a Thousand Pies was held on Saturday, Nov. 12. The popular fundraiser will support renovation and construction of five affordable rental apartments at Stuart Farms.

Originally scheduled for the preceding week, the event was postponed by the recent snowstorm and statewide power outage.

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Town honors service members in Veterans Day ceremony

From left, retired service members Rick Morely of Danbury, Andy Ocif and Don Hieks, both of Kent, were part of the honor guard at the Veterans Day ceremony in Kent on Friday, Nov. 11. Right, Kent resident Kevin Savia wore his old U.S. Navy uniform for the ceremony.

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Students welcome Korean president at White House

SOUTH KENT — Three Korean students from South Kent School welcomed President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea to the White House on Oct. 13.
Students Tae Hoon Kim, Yun Suk Park and Jung Hyuk Lee were accompanied by Owen Finberg, the school’s director of athletics, and his wife, Choil “Lena” Chun. They were all part of the official arrival ceremony arranged by President Barack Obama for Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok.

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Topic at meeting: Tough choices of Revolutionary War

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KENT — Brent Colley was the featured speaker at the Kent Historical Society annual meeting at Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Colley is a website designer and regularly volunteers with the historical society. His talk Sunday was about the Revolutionary War-era historical novel “My Brother Sam Is Dead.”
The book was written in 1974 by brothers Christopher and James Collier.

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Memorial Library Director Laura McLaughlin to retire

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KENT — Laura McLaughlin, who has been the director of the Kent Memorial Library since 2007, has announced that she plans to retire so she can pursue personal interests.
McLaughlin, who lives in New Milford, has been a librarian her entire career.
“I’m one of the few who knew early on that I wanted to be a librarian,” she said. “Many people decide on this as a second career, but I didn’t.”
She started as a page, a young person who puts books away, while in high school, at the Cheshire Public Library.
“Being in the library made me realize this could be a career for me.

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Kent resident wins Porsche

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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library (KML) had planned to choose the winner of its annual fundraising raffle on Oct. 30. But, like so many other events scheduled for the end of October this year, the drawing had to be postponed because of the snowstorm and power outage.
By Saturday, Nov. 5, things were clearing up a little and the winner could be selected.
Kent resident Rudy Molho was chairperson of this year’s raffle. Kent residents Carter Norland, age 6 and a half, and his sister, Katrina, 5, selected the 2011 raffle winners.

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