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KENT — Kent Center School held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 7, to celebrate its outdoor classroom, with students from kindergarten to eighth grade in attendance.

Also there were community  members and political candidates Brian Ohler, who is running for re-election as state representative for the 64th District; his opponent, Maria Horn; and David Lawson, who is running for state senator for the 30th District.

Josh Swzed, who is a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at the school, was the master of ceremonies. 

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Environmental summit shares message of conservation

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — The second Kent Environmental Summit, held at Kent Center School on Saturday, Feb. 26, showed attendees tips, tricks and new ideas to save money and make their surroundings more eco-friendly.
“While the turnout was lower than last year, the event was great,” said Karren Garrity, chair of the Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force. She speculated that the lower attendance might be due to people thinking they had already learned what there was to learn. She pointed out that this was not the case.

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Undefeated Kent Center girls team beats their mothers, 48-18

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KENT — The seventh annual mother-daughter basketball game at Kent Center School earned more than $1,200 for the Jane Lloyd Fund, a local organization that helps Northwest Corner residents who have cancer to pay for their day-to-day expenses.
The game was held in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday evening, Feb. 17, after being canceled due to snow Jan. 21.

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Undefeated Kent Center girls team beats their mothers, 48-18

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — The seventh annual mother-daughter basketball game at Kent Center School earned more than $1,200 for the Jane Lloyd Fund, a local organization that helps Northwest Corner residents who have cancer to pay for their day-to-day expenses.
The game was held in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday evening, Feb. 17, after being canceled due to snow Jan. 21.

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Volunteers bring eggs, good vibes to NYC

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — This year’s Egg-stravaganza, an annual hard-boiled egg drive to help feed the homeless in New York City on Valentine’s Day, set a new record for donations.
The drive collected 111 dozen festively decorated eggs this year, surpassing the previous two years’ 100 dozen.
The Egg-stravaganza, which is in its third year, is organized by Anne McAndrew of Backcountry Outfitters, with help from many other locals.

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Zumba, yoga and more at fitness center

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KENT — The Mountain Falls Fitness Studio has opened in the Kent Town Center complex and is offering classes in yoga, Zumba, belly dancing and more.
Mountain Falls offered its first official class (it was yoga) on Jan. 17 and now has at least one class scheduled every day of the week. Owner Elaine LaFontan is the former owner of a women’s fitness center and currently works at a New Milford sports complex when she’s not in her own studio.

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Tucker’s restaurant to open at Kent Green

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KENT — Kent’s North End Restaurant has closed, but the space will not be empty for long. The owners of J.D. Tucker’s in Washington, Conn., have purchased the restaurant and are moving their business into the building in the Kent Green complex.
The new restaurant will be called Tucker’s and will feature twists on American fare.
Dave Tucker owns the restaurant with his business partner and girlfriend, Jenny Stahl.
He will also be the chef and plans to change the dining room menu weekly and feature local and seasonal ingredients.

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Lockboxes for pharmaceuticals distributed to families

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KENT — Nick Pohl, director of the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB), made a delivery of 32 prescription drug lockboxes to the Kent Community Nursery School on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 16, as part of the nonprofit group’s new Lockbox Initiative.
The program provides lockboxes where prescription and over-the-counter drugs may be safely stored — and kept away from children and teens.

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Sweeter than ever: Record turnout for annual Chocolate Fest

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KENT — With a line stretching down a hallway, around a corner and out the front door, the immense popularity of the Kent Chocolate Fest was obvious.
Last year, there weren’t enough candies and baked goods to serve everyone who came. This year, Kent’s bakers and chocolatiers doubled their efforts, to make sure there was enough to feed everyone who attended.

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Clock starts ticking for Ice Watch

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KENT — The tripod and clock that will determine the winners in the annual Kent Ice Watch were set up on Sunday, Feb. 6.
The Ice Watch, sponsored by the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, is a fundraising contest in which local residents guess for when the frozen ice on the Housatonic River will break —indicating the end of winter.
Guesses can be made until Friday, Feb. 18. The clock does not begin ticking until 12 a.m. on Feb. 19. All guesses must be for dates between Feb. 19 and April 30.

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Preventing crashes at Town Hall

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KENT — Nearly two months after a hard drive in the Town Hall server crashed, the Board of Selectmen has hired an independent contractor to run an assessment of the town’s computer system to help prevent a similar crash from happening again in the future.
The crash, which occurred on Monday, Dec. 20, was caused by a battery failure in the server room at Town Hall, and resulted in the loss of many electronic copies of town records and programs that had been used by Town Clerk Darlene Brady to keep track of Kent’s vital statistics.

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