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BARKHAMSTED — Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC) held a bake sale at Winsted Feed and Supply on Saturday, March 4.

The event raised money to support the organization’s work and to spread awareness of ending cruelty to animals.

The group started ten years ago with 22 men and women who had two things in common: a desire help abused and neglected animals and an enjoyment of motorcycles. 

The group has evolved into an organization that helps both pets and injured animals across the country.

While riding motorcycles and animal rights advocacy...

Barkhamsted

Best view in town

Wildlife sightings are always a sure sign that spring is in the air, and this photo of a bald eagle perched along River Road in Barkhamsted is a majestic example. Residents throughout Pleasant Valley have seen at least one eagle flying around town and settling along the west branch of the Farmington River, where the fishing is fine. This shot was taken from Pleasant Valley resident Sue Wyman’s property.

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A cool view in Barkhamsted

The gate house tower at the Barkhamsted Reservoir overlooks the Saville Dam, which is still coated with a thin layer of ice. The area enjoyed abundant sunshine Tuesday afternoon.

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Teen finishes Eagle Scout project

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BARKHAMSTED — Tobias Calzarette, 17, completed his Eagle Scout project on Saturday, Feb. 26. As part of his pursuit to obtain Eagle Scout ranking, Tobias, who is a senior at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, built an 8-by-10-foot metal shed at the community garden located on Swanson Road.
“The shed went up pretty well,” Tobias said. “I had 24 people help me out to clear out the snow and things went a lot quicker than I thought they would. There was so much snow that had fallen onto the ground that the ground did not really freeze this winter.”

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