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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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New Hartford

From daffodils to dogwoods

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Garden Club held its annual plant sale at Town Hall on Saturday, May 10.
Displays reached from the outdoor walkway to inside Town Hall itself, and more than 400 residents attended the event.
Club member Tricia Brett, who served on the cleanup committee, said, “I run the Sprouts program where I work with my son and a few more kids. We do a lot of plantings at Brodie Park, including the daffodils up near the little cabins and the pansies.”
Club Vice President Norita Bunch said the sale has been held every year for the past 52 years.

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Benefit held ‘For the Love of Jack’

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NEW HARTFORD — A benefit flea market fundraiser for the local animal welfare organization For the Love of Jack was held at Pooch Palace pet groomers on Saturday, May 3.
The organization was started by New Hartford and Barkhamsted Animal Control Officer Les Archer.
Archer said a few years ago he responded to several calls from residents in Riverton about a feral stray cat.
The cat was severely injured, and no one could get close to him to catch him.
Archer used a Have-a-Heart animal trap to catch the cat and bring him to a veterinarian.

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Art comes to New Hartford Town Hall

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Art League (NHAL) held the opening reception of its ninth annual open juried art show on Saturday, May 3, at the New Hartford Town Hall. The show features 47 entries of two-dimensional art created by members of the NHAL and entries from the public.

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Ovation guitar factory closing

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NEW HARTFORD — The Ovation Guitar Factory located at 37 Greenwoods St. will be closing in June.
According to the company’s website at www.ovationguitars.com, acoustic guitars have been made at the Greenwoods Street factory since the 1960s.
The company was purchased by Fender Musical Instruments Corp. in 2008.
Pauline France, who handles public relations for Fender, said production will cease at the factory in June.

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New Hartford gross wages

The following is a list of gross wages for employees of New Hartford for 2013, which has been provided by
Administrative Assistant Christine Hayward.
NAME TITLE WAGES
Lester C. Archer, Jr. animal control $3,231.78

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New Hartford First Selectman Dan Jerram

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NEW HARTFORD — Daniel Jerram is New Hartford’s first selectman and in effect the town’s chief executive officer, since New Hartford is a statutory town governed by Connecticut’s General Statutes.
Jerram is responsible for the town’s day-to-day operations, finances and management.
The Jerram family, Daniel and his five brothers, moved to New Hartford from New Jersey in 1977.
He is married to Carlene Jerram and has three children: Michael,14, Jack, 11, and Elizabeth, 9.

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Purple Rose offers healing methods

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NEW HARTFORD — The Purple Rose, a healing center and gift shop, opened at its new location at 526 Main St., on Saturday, Jan 25.
The store is owned by Winsted resident Laura Rose, who originally opened the business 12 years ago in Canton.
“Over the past few years, I moved the store from Canton to Terryville and then Simsbury,” Rose said. “I decided to move the store to New Hartford because I found this great location which is right next door to Passiflora Tea Room.”
Rose grew up in Southington and has lived in Winsted for the past 15 years.

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Lions host annual flea market

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NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Lions Club held its annual fall flea market on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Brodie Park, raising more than $6,000 for charity programs
More than 70 vendors took part in the market, selling toys, clothes, kitchen supplies and jewelry, among other items.
“The line to get into the market did not stop all day,” co-organizer and club president Donna MacDonald said. “It was an extremely successful market.”
The club has held summer and fall flea markets at Brodie Park since 1997.

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Everything is just peachy at festival

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NEW HARTFORD — North Congregational Church held its 17th annual Peach Festival And Craft Fair at the Pine Meadow Green on Saturday, Aug 24.
Hundreds of people attended the event, which included 35 vendors selling art, jewelry and clothing.
Church member and event co-organizer Alesia Kennerson said she made 194 peach pies for the event.
At the fair, volunteers served a constant flow of peach shortcakes.
Kennerson said the fresh peaches used at the event were from Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury and locally from Gresczyk Farms.

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Lions Club holds successful flea market

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NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Lions Club held its annual flea market at Brodie Park on Saturday, June 1.
The flea market, which has been held by the club for more than 20 years, offered knick knacks, clothing, antiques, furniture and collectibles.
According to organizers, the event has always been held rain or shine.
Last year’s event was held in a downpour with several vendors canceling due to the weather.
The sun was shining for this year’s event, and organization secretary Sandy Morgan said the weather was a key factor in its success.

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