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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club held its 20th annual flower sale on Saturday, May 13, at the Barkhamsted Town Garage.

Lynn Keselis, who has been a member for 22 years, said that the sale was held to benefit two scholarships for Northwestern Regional High School graduates, along with local food banks in the area.

“We also use this fundraiser for anything else that the town needs that is above and beyond current funding,” Keselis said. “If First Selectman Don Stein calls us and needs something, we rally our troops to help out.”...

Barkhamsted

A passion for birding

BARKHAMSTED —   On Saturday, July 23 the Farmington River Steward Summer Lecture Series continued with “Birding Along the Wild and Scenic Farmington River” presented by steward Mickey Nordell. 
The lecture took place at the Austin Hawes Campground in the American Legion State Forest. During the lecture, Nordell, a Connecticut native, took the listeners through several layers of the hobby of birding specifically tailored to this area.

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Hit and run still under investigation

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BARKHAMSTED —  State police are still investigating a fatal hit and run motor vehicle incident that took place in front of the Log Cabin Restaurant, located on 110 New Hartford Road, on May 20.
New Hartford resident Zachery Dube, 23, was killed in the incident.
According to State Police Public Information Representative Trooper First Class Kelly Grant, who responded to email queries for this article, the investigation is ongoing.

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Barkhamsted celebrates Fourth of July with parade

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Lions Club sponsored its 65th Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4.
First Selectman Don Stein called the parade “the best Fourth of July parade in all of Connecticut.” Hundreds of people came out and lined West River Road, which was closed for the event. One of the parade-goers was Kasey Crouse, a new resident of Torrington.

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Before Instagram, there were Kent postcards

KENT—  This summer, in Kent at least, the topic of conversation may likely be a different kind of “House of Cards.” 

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Hit and run claims life

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BARKHAMSTED — A 23-year-old New Hartford resident died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in front of the Log House Restaurant on Friday, May 20.
According to the report issued by State Police Troop B North Canaan Officer Gregory Fascendini, the accident took place in front of the restaurant, which is located on 110 New Hartford Road on Route 44 at around 9:04 p.m.

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Family fun at Old Barkhamsted Day

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted its fourth annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires’ Tavern on 100 East River Road on Saturday, May 14.

There were vendors, live demonstrations and activities, including a sheep-shearing demo, a blacksmith, tours of Squires’ Tavern and members of the Lebanon Old Towne Militia showcasing authentic artillery, including a Revolutionary War- era cannon.

Sun shines for town’s Earth Day event

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BARKHAMSTED — The town’s third annual Earth Day celebrations were held at People’s State Forest on Sunday, April 24.
The event included various environmentally themed vendors, a live birds of prey show presented by Horizon Wings, free food from the Riverton General Store and music by The Travelin’ Trout band.
Before the event, the Barkhamsted Lions Club held a cleanup event on West River Road, which is near the forest.

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Barkhamsted resident arrested

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HARWINTON and BARKHAMSTED — Kevin Kundert, 48, of 27 Horseshoe Circle in Barkhamsted, was arrested by State Police on Wednesday, April 13, on various charges.
According to a press release issued by the State Police, troopers observed Kundert at around 3:10 p.m. on April 13 traveling west on Route 118 in Harwinton.
Kundert matched the physical description of a suspect wanted in a robbery and had an active warrant previously issued for his arrest.

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Fire department hosts football party

BARKHAMSTED — The Pleasant Valley Volunteer fire department hosted its 15th annual Super Bowl Party at Barkhamsted East Firehouse on Sunday, Feb. 7.
At 5 p.m., when the party started, the line was out the door and cars were parking all along North Canton Road, as sports enthusiasts and supporters of the fire department filed in for snacks and dinner before watching the game on big screen projectors. 

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Class teaches chainsaw safety

BARKHAMSTED — The Beardsley and Memorial Library drew in a packed house for a chainsaw safety class on Saturday, Feb. 6.
The free program was held at the Barkhamsted Town Garage. The course was taught by Scott Goff, president of Goff’s Equipment Service Inc. in Litchfield, and Peter Case of Stihl Inc. in Shelton.

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