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KENT — The Gilmore Girls Fan Festival, held in Kent over the weekend of Oct. 20 to 22, was a main topic of discussion at the meeting of the Kent Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Nov. 6.

“Overall, the festival went off well,” said Chamber President Tim Good. “I want to thank everyone for all the work and effort they put in. There was not one business I was not proud to be a part of. We had great weather that weekend, and the town had never looked better.

“However, if the organizers of the event choose to come back to Kent again, there are a few...

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Revolutionary (war) bike tours pedaled from Kent

KENT — Sal Lilienthal, owner of the Bicycle Tour Company in Kent, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his business this year.
Lilienthal has been in the cycling industry for more than 35 years. Before settling in Kent and starting his tour company here, he was employed as a licensed race mechanic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Lilienthal eventually landed a job with the Motorola American Cycling Team and worked at the Tour de France with Lance Armstrong.

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Work will begin at Morrison

KENT — Morrison Gallery owner Bill Morrison will soon see his dream of art storage space and a new gallery take shape, literally. Building materials have recently arrived on the empty lot across from the Fife ‘n Drum restaurant where the structures will be located. Construction is slated to begin this summer.    
Millerton-based architect John Allee helped Morrison turn his vision into a reality. 

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Bird Watch

Alex Kearney tells us that he got some great bird photos on Schaghticoke Road in Kent on Tuesday, May 16. But he only sent us one, plus several more from earlier this spring.
He adds, “If people have not been out seeing the many, many different species of birds passing through this area, they should.”

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Once again, Kent is a top town to visit

KENT — Smithsonian magazine added another award to Kent’s growing list of honors. In an online article published in early May, the magazine included the town in its list of 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2017.
The Smithsonian article touts Kent’s award-winning accommodations, fine restaurants and art scene. 
Jacqueline Mansky, assistant to the web editor, explained the process of how Kent was selected for inclusion in this year’s list.

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Heavy mist doesn’t keep Kent vets from marching

KENT — Kent’s military veterans had communicated by email on Sunday night and decided to go ahead with the annual Memorial Day parade through the center of town, which includes stops at three cemeteries, benedictions by clergy, taps and gun salutes and of course the procession through the center of town by military veterans, Scouts and the Kent Center School marching band.

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Henna tattoos that wash off (eventually) at KML

KENT — The Kent Memorial Library hosted a henna tattoo event on Friday, May 12. With a Bollywood movie playing in the background and food to snack on from places around the globe where henna is practiced, girls lined up to have henna artist Karen Stevens draw designs on their hands and arms.  
Henna, or mehendi, is an ancient form of non-permanent body art that is commonly used in India, the Middle East and northern Africa. 

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The world, as seen through the eyes of an artist, at KML

KENT — An exhibit called Then and Now and featuring work by South Kent resident Thomas Franken is on display at the Kent Memorial Library until June 30. The exhibit showcases Franken’s artwork, spanning more than 50 years.
“When I was younger, I never realized that art could be a career,” Franken said. 
He worked in the corporate world on and off over the years, but art was always a constant.

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Wildfire closes AT: 200 acres burn on Schaghticoke Mountain

KENT — The smell of smoke hung in the air as a wildfire raged on Schaghticoke Mountain near the reservation on the Appalachian Trail last week. The fire was first reported at around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17.
A total of 17 fire departments from Connecticut and New York, including the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), responded to the scene.

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Town turns out to help pay for lifesaving device

KENT — The line was out the door for the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 12, an event co-sponsored by the Kent Republican Town Committee. The menu that had enticed them all out included spaghetti, meatballs in tomato sauce, fresh salad and homemade apple pie à la mode for dessert. In all, 173 people attended. 

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Town turns out to help pay for lifesaving device

KENT — The line was out the door for the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 12, an event co-sponsored by the Kent Republican Town Committee. The menu that had enticed them all out included spaghetti, meatballs in tomato sauce, fresh salad and homemade apple pie à la mode for dessert. In all, 173 people attended. 

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