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NEW HARTFORD — A benefit spaghetti dinner for the New Hartford Ambulance Explorers group was held at the New Hartford Fire Department’s Pine Meadow station on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The Explorers are junior members of the ambulance department who range in age from 14 to 21.

Teenagers can obtain multiple medical certifications as a member of the group, including CPR, Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician certifications.

The group meets twice a month for training.

Group president Chris Warner, 16, said that the group is currently...

New Hartford

Six Spoons offers sweet selections

NEW HARTFORD — Six Spoons Chocolatier opened at 141 Main St. just before Easter, according to owner Emily King.
“Opening right before Easter was terrifying, and wonderful,” King said.  
The shop’s location was empty for four years before King turned it into a new business.
She said the name of the store came from her family. She, her husband and their four children make up “six spoons in the kettle.”  

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Business Council presents scholarships

NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Business Council’s annual scholarship presentation ceremony and intern recognition night was held on Thursday, June 15, at Ski Sundown.
Northwestern Regional High School students Alexandra Robotham and Carmine Ventre were presented with scholarships and eight students were honored for their work in the school’s spring internship program. 

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Lions Club’s spring flea market

NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday, June 3, Brodie Park was the site of the New Hartford Lions Club’s spring flea market.
According to Club President Louise Copley, 75 vendors took part in the event.
“The money from today will go toward our scholarship fund,” Copley said. “We have four or five candidates for our scholarships this year and we’ll be awarding them in about two weeks.”

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Poetry festival continues in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD —  The National Beat Poetry Festival continues its monthly Kerouac Cafe event at The Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library on Saturday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m.
The festival has been held monthly at the library since the beginning of this year.
At May’s event, co-organizers Debbie Tosun Kilday and Colin Haskins and other poets from the area read their works.
“We’re not trying to be a re-creation of the Beat Poetry era,” Haskins said. “As we like to say, the beat goes on.”

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Town honors fallen with Memorial Day ceremony

NEW HARTFORD —  The town held its annual Memorial Day ceremony in front of the Memorial Bell on Monday, May 29. 
The Memorial Bell is located at the site of the old Town Hill Church on Town Hill Road.
Despite rainy weather, residents came to listen to speaker Maj. Nancy Bates and honor those fallen for their country.
After the ceremony, Town Committee Chairwoman Mary Lou Rayno provided some history of the location where the ceremony is traditionally held. 

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Art league exhibition in Town Hall

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Art League held an opening reception for its 12th annual open juried show on Saturday, May 6, at Town Hall, located at 530 Main St.
Artists from throughout the Northwest Corner, along with members of the Art League, attended in the event.
According to Karen Meares, 12 artists participated in the show, which included pottery, paintings and photography.
“We run the gamut with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art,” Meares said. 

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Band concert benefits school district

NEW HARTFORD — The Parrott Delaney Tavern held a fundraiser for the New Hartford School District on Saturday, May 6.
The tavern was closed to its usual business for the fundraiser, which included dinner and drinks while people danced to the Uncle Rico band. 
The tavern was completely filled for the fundraiser, with owner Jim Parrott donating 20 percent of all proceeds to the district. 
Kelly O’Dell Longhi, chair of the New Hartford Education Fund, co-organized the event. 

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Church serves community meal

NEW HARTFORD —  North Congregational Church, located at 17 Church St. North, held its annual spring community meal on Friday, April 28.
The meal was cooked by volunteers at the church and included Mediterranean chicken, potatoes, salad and various flavors of ice cream.
The dinner was free for residents from both in and out of town and was partially funded by a grant from the Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

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Town welcomes Samantha Gale Designs

NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Business Council hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 20, to welcome Samantha Gale Designs interior and home improvement renovation company at 377 Main St.
Gale and her family provided wine, hors d’oeuvres and tours of the business.
“When I first got into interior design I would do my own house and decorate for other people and then it sort of grew from there,” Gale said. 

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Land Trust organizes bird walk

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Land Trust held a hike for bird watchers on Stub Hollow Road on Saturday, April 22.
At the beginning of the hike, many of the 20 or so participants huddled at the side of the road wearing hats and gloves on the chilly, overcast morning. The bird walk was one of their periodic events which is open to the public. 

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