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NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday, Aug. 19, members of the New Hartford Land Trust gathered to learn how to press and preserve flowers. The talk was led by board members Eloise Farmer and Karen Meares and took place at the home of a Land Trust member. 

Attendees were invited to bring their own flowers to press or use some that were provided by the instructors. Farmer, who once taught high school biology and did her thesis on the plants in Barkhamsted, has been pressing flowers for years both for personal and learning purposes. 

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Church serves community meal

NEW HARTFORD —The North Congregational Church, with help from the First Church of Winsted, held a free community meal on Friday, Oct. 24. 
Residents from throughout the area attended, all happy to share a free meal together in fellowship. 
North Congregational Church Pastor Margret Hofmeister said the church was happy to host the event.

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Ninth annual Cartoberfest held at Collinsville Antiques

NEW HARTFORD — More than 400 vintage cars were displayed at the ninth annual Cartoberfest fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 5.
The event was held in the Collinsville Antiques Parking Lot and sponsored by Time Was Garage.
According to organizers, over $4,000 was raised, all of which will be donated to the New Hartford Volunteer Fire and Rescue.
Event volunteer Ginger Doherty said the event is the only fundraiser the fire department has all year.

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Business council holds kickoff event

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Business Council (NHBC) held its annual kickoff event at Ski Sundown on Thursday, Sept. 25.
According to organizers, more than 35 members and guests of the NHBC and the Canton Chamber of Commerce attended.
The event, which was free, offered a 50/50 raffle, sandwiches, cake, wine, live music by Gilbert School students and the chance to network with other small business owners.

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Lions Club hosts flea market at park

NEW HARTFORD — More than 1,800 residents attended the New Hartford Lions Club  flea market at Brodie Park on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event featured live music, food and vendors.
Civil Air Patrol member Dave Hull and Commander Tim Ceritello volunteered to guide residents into parking spots.

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41st New Hartford Day celebrated

NEW HARTFORD — The 41st annual New Hartford Day celebration was held at Brodie Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The event was held on schedule despite less than favorable weather with off and on rain.

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Brewfest held at Ski Sundown

NEW HARTFORD — Over 1,300 people attended Ski Sundown’s Brewfest on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The event is held twice a year in June and September.
The admission fee to the event included unlimited beer sampling and live music by local band Poor Gordon.
Over 30 micro-brewers from all across the state donated their time and beer for the event.

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Route 44 rezoning discussion continues in Canton

CANTON — The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission discussd an application to change a piece of property from residential to industrial on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
In June, the New Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to approve an application by Allan Borghesi, owner of Borghesi Building and Engineering, along with Richard Sundgren Jr., to change 18.47 acres of land near Satan’s Kingdom into an industrial park.

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Republicans hold corn roast

NEW HARTFORD — Connecticut Republican politicians and local residents alike chowed down on mountains of corn and steak on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Brodie Park at a corn roast.
The event was organized by James Fitzgerald of the Republican Town Committee, along with a number of other local Republican groups.
Grilled delectables were feasted upon by people as they met Republicans campaigning for offices across the state.

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Winsted group seeks peace through communication

NEW HARTFORD — The mission of Winsted Area Peace Action, according to its website, is “to work toward building a culture of peace within our community, our schools, our country and our world.” Three of the major ways that the group goes about pursuing this objective are educating young people in schools, vigils for peace and a monthly Peace Study Group that meets in the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library in New Hartford.

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Life is peachy at church festival

NEW HARTFORD — The North Congregational Church held its 18th Annual Peach Festival and Craft Fair on Saturday, Aug. 23, on the Pine Meadow Green.
“This is one of our church’s biggest fundraisers, and it’s a huge team effort,” Alesia Kennerson, head of the Peach Fest, explained. “Money is raised through the sale of food, and we also rent out spaces to the vendors.”

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