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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.”...

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All fun at the 106th annual Riverton Fair

RIVERTON  — The Riverton Fair offered traditional entertainment, food and agricultural competition to the Northwest Corner from Friday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Riverton Fairgrounds.
Now in its 106th year, fair President Matt Cook praised the continuity of the event, which packed everything from live music to woodcutting competitions to family rides into the weekend.

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Tasty times at Riverton Fair

Children competed in the Riverton Fair’s pie-eating contest, which was one of the many activities at the fair.
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Historical Society dances the night away

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BARKHAMSTED —  The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a pig roast and dance on Saturday, Oct. 3.
The society was at Squires Tavern on 100 East River Road, which is across the street from People’s State Forest.
The tavern is operated by the society, and the building is used as a museum to display and store many historical artifacts.
Originally the dance was going to be held in the barn right next to the tavern.

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Let’s dance

Members of the Barkhamsted Historical Society were at Squire’s Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 3, for a pig roast and dance as a benefit for programs and activities.
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Town celebrates Old Barkhamsted Day

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted its annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Squires Tavern has existed since the 1820s, according to the Historical Society’s website.
The event showed the skills, crafts and ways of living that would have been seen in the area during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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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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