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BARKHAMSTED — The Farmington River Coordinating Committee (FRCC) kicked off its River Steward Educational Lecture Series on Saturday, July 22, at Austin Hawes Campground in American Legion State Forest. 

Assistant River Steward Ayerland Baker, who was an environmental science major at Northwestern Connecticut Community College last year, took a botany class that inspired her to do a presentation on local plants around the Farmington River.  

“Their diversity around the river is just crazy,” said Baker of river plant species. During her lecture...

Barkhamsted

Easter sunrise service presented by churches

BARKHAMSTED — People of all ages and faiths are invited to witness one of the best sunrises in the state on the morning of Easter Sunday, April 24, when First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted and partner churches will host a sunrise service beginning at 6:30 a.m.

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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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