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COLEBROOK — The sun beat down at the top of the snow-tubing hill at Camp Jewell on Sunday, Feb. 19, and temperatures pushed 60 degrees.

Yet, there were plenty of residents snow tubing at the camp for its community tubing day.

Community tubing takes place every Sunday during the winter at Camp Jewell, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The day is free and open to the public. “There aren’t any long wait lines for tubing like you might have at some other places,” said camp staff member Levi Miller.

 “I want to take my snow pants off,”...

Colebrook

Fire Department Christmas party brings joy to children

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Fire Department hosted its 53rd annual children’s Christmas party at the fire station on Bunnell Street for about 60 people, many of them infants and children there to meet Santa Claus.
The party was put together and run by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Colebrook Fire Department and took about a month to plan and organize. Organizers send out newsletters to schools in Colebrook to invite all the children and their families. Announcements are also made at the schools.

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Pre-Thanksgiving dinner is a successful fundraiser

COLEBROOK —  On Sunday, Nov. 13, Northwest YMCA’s Camp Jewell held its 54th annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner at the Walter Malins Dining Hall.
The hall was decked out in autumnal decorations and centerpieces that had been made especially for the event. Grace was said and volunteers delivered the food to the tables on big platters. More than 300 people attended the event, feasting on turkey and stuffing with gravy and fresh green vegetables among other Thanksgiving staples. 

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Residents cook up community meal

COLEBROOK —  An Italian dinner night was held at the Colebrook Senior and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The center has held community meals throughout the years including Thanksgiving- and Irish-themed dinner nights.
According to center Site Manager Barbara Cormier, the Oct. 22 meal is the first time the center has held an Italian -themed meal.
The meal included homemade lasagna, pasta, salad and unique Italian dishes.

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School holds sale for field trip

COLEBROOK —  Colebrook Consolidated School held their annual pumpkin and mum sale at the school on Saturday, Oct. 15.
The sale is to benefit the fifth-grade class for their future sixth-grade field trip to Cape Cod.
Parent Sandra Benge said the annual sale has been held for many years.

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Congregational Church blesses animals

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Congregational Church held its inaugural Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct 2. in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “The actual feast day is Tuesday, Oct. 4, but we, like many churches, chose to celebrate the weekend before,” said Reverend Geoffrey Smith.
Residents were encouraged to bring their pets for a blessing. Pets owned by residents and animals from the mini farm at the YMCA’s Camp Jewell were blessed at the event.

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Delicious times with Elks Lodge

COLEBROOK — The Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844 held its annual clam bake at Maasser Park on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Hundreds of people attended the annual event, which included members of the club cooking clams, hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods for attendees.
“We’ve been holding this for at least 20 years,” lodge member Julie Machowski said. “This is a chance for all of our members and our families to get together and just have some camaraderie.”

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Good food and friends at potluck

COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Congregational Church hosted its most recent community potluck on Thursday, Sept. 1.

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(Cardboard) ships ahoy!

COLEBROOK — The fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta was held as part of the Colebrook Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3. Using only cardboard and duct tape, both of which were supplied by the YMCA’s Camp Jewell, participants had to build their own vessels to bring to the competition at the Colebrook Pond. 

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Family fun at Colebrook Fair

COLEBROOK —  Perfect weather on Saturday, Sept. 3,  had hundreds out for local shopping, fair food and music for the 72nd annual Colebrook Fair. Visitors participated in raffles, enjoyed samples from local farms and shopped for everything from used books to handmade crafts and clothing.

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Fun at the Colebrook Fair

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