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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

Group discusses state of forests

BARKHAMSTED —  Friends of American Legion and People’s State Forest (FALPS) held its annual membership and informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 11.
The meeting detailed future projects of the group and a collaboration with the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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Barkhamsted celebrates past

Members of the Lebannon Town Militia demonstrated the workings of 18th century during the annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 12. 
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Blue moon celebrated July 31

BARKHAMSTED — The town’s Recreation Department hosted a Blue Moon Paddle Party at West Hill Pond on Friday, July 31. 
The event was the brainchild of department board member Peter Baker.
Locals gathered at the pond to take their watercraft out on the lake to enjoy the rare astronomical event.

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Independence Day celebrated

BARKHAMSTED — The spirit of independence filled the streets and the air as the annual Fourth of July parade marched from Riverton to Barkhamsted on Saturday, July 4.
Taking part were Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), volunteer firefighters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and a Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants Reunion for the Indigenous Native Americans that resided in areas that are now part of People’s State Forest.

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Cruisin’ at Pleasant Valley Drive-in

BARKHAMSTED — The Pleasant Valley Drive-in movie theater hosted the first of its free, monthly summer car shows on Saturday, June 20. 
For those nostalgic for the era of classic hot rods and vintage pickup trucks, the stage was set for family, food and fun to benefit the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the drive-in theater. 

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The other 1 percent: Thoughts on engaged citizens

As a high school student, I came across an observation by Abraham Lincoln, who said, “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” Today “public sentiment” would be called “public opinion.”

Book, tag sale raises more than $1,500

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society and the Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library held a Giant Tag and Book Sale at the Barkhamsted Town Garage on Saturday, May 16.

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Mother’s Day celebrated by Women’s Club

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club held its 18th annual Mother’s Day flower sale at the town garage on Saturday, May 9.
Flowers in several varieties were available for purchase, in pots, hanging baskets and bouquets spread across the lawn and parking lot of the garage. Vegetables were also sold.
“The Women’s Club is very much tied to the town,” said Lynn Keselis, horticultural specialist of the club. 

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Town celebrates Earth Day

BARKHAMSTED — The town’s second annual Earth Day festival was held at People’s State Forest on Sunday, April 26.
The celebration of nature and natural resources included various informational activities, presentations and shows prepared by community members and organizations. 
The event also included a volunteer cleanup of nearby West River Road.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and cupcakes were provided free of charge.

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PTO raises $2,500 one penny at a time

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Elementary School  PTO sponsored their “best ever” Annual Penny Auction on Saturday, March 28. At a price of $5 per pair of card-stock sheets with 50 numbered tabs, PTO President, Stephanie Green said the event raised $2,500.

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