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KENT — It’s only October but already there are craft fairs and artisan sales offering wares worthy of year-end holiday gifts.  

One such fair was held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the firehouse in Kent to benefit the Kent Volunteer Fire Department. 

Billed as the Art from the Heart craft fair, vendors were there with a variety of small items that would make lovely stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and more.

Among the vendors was Molly Silver of Colebrook, who brought a colorful assortment of knit wear for babies, dolls and even Beanie Baby toys....

Kent

At Bull’s Bridge, views with a golf course nestled on top

The genius behind the 6,992-yard, par-72 course at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club in Kent, which opened in 2003, is none other than famed course architect Tom Fazio, who did a masterful job routing the layout over the hilly terrain he had to work with.

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Fun, sun and shopping at downtown Sidewalk Fest

Once again Kent threw open its doors, rolled out its sidewalks  and invited one and all to take part in the annual Kent Sidewalk Festival. 
Blessed by great weather for all four days this year (Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 4), the festival was also (or perhaps therefore) blessed with better attendance than in recent years. 
Ellen Corsell of the Heron Gallery said, “It’s all about the weather. A good day is worth a thousand dollars.”

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‘A lot of work and a lot of fun’ at St. Andrew’s Church tag sale

As tradition dictated, the annual St. Andrew’s Church tag sale on Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4, attracted steady crowds of Kent residents and visitors, hopeful of finding items of top quality at bargain prices. As usual, they found their finds, the prices were great, and as a bonus, they basked in a happy sense of community with their Kent neighbors.
The tag sale is one of the highlights of the Northwest Corner summer season, and is an anchor event for the four-day-long Kent Sidewalk Festival. 

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A big day for small engines at CAMA show

 KENT — The big shows of the year for the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) are the annual “power up” that begins the season and the “power down” or Fall Festival (this year it will be from Sept. 27 to 29).
But for the past six years, the association has also held an antique engine show. This year’s was held at the CAMA grounds near Route 7 in Kent on Saturday, July 27. 

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All together now

The Carlson Family entertained a big crowd on the Kent Green on a beautiful summer evening on Thursday, July 25. They performed lively, upbeat  country classics. The audience accompanied them with clapping, singing and dancing.

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With a puff and a chug

Exhibitors enjoyed explaining their stationary (or in this case, rolling) engines at the annual Connecticut Antique Machinery Association show in Kent last weekend. Story, another photo, A big day for small engines at CAMA show.

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Kent Sidewalk Fest is Aug. 1-4

KENT — The Kent Sidewalk Festival takes place this year from Thursday, Aug.1, through Sunday, Aug. 4, and is sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, the Kent Green Shopping Center, Cozzy’s Pizzeria and Fat City Screen Printing. Shops in town will have special sales and promotions during those days and there will be other events and activities around the village.
The ninth annual Kent Car Show takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the Kent Green. There will be food cooked over the coals by the Kent Lions Club.  

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A cool rush

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A week of Kent songs, artwork and community

KENT — There was an abundance of cultural offerings last weei in Kent, with music, art and paintings to appeal to everyone’s tastes. 
The Kent Art Association (KAA) and the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council hosted the KAA’s Presidents Show on Thursday evening, July 11. 

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Marvelwood teacher named summer scholar

KENT — Valentin Dumitrascu, History Department Chair at The Marvelwood School in Kent, was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 32 summer seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. 
NEH is a federal agency that supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

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