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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

Christmas Fair at Pleasant Valley Church

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BARKHAMSTED —  The  Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The event, a benefit for the church and its programs, included the sale of handmade knitted winter crafts and holiday baked goods.
Church member Pat Allen is one of the co-organizers of the event.

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Seniors learn how to avoid scams

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BARKHAMSTED —  Fifteen residents discussed how not to get scammed by con artists at a workshop held at the Barkhamsted Community Center on Friday, Nov. 6.
The workshop was sponsored by state Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8), state Rep. Bill Simanski (R-62) and the state AARP chapter.
Presenting at the workshop was AARP volunteer Tia Murphy.

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Barkhamsted 2015 Election Results

These results were provided by the town clerk of Barkhamsted. The winners are marked with an asterisk.

First Selectman

*Don Stein, 540

Selectman

* Ray Pech (D), 303

* Mark Hemenway (R), 410

Treasurer

* Pam M. Cole (R), 557

Tax collector

* Teresa Collins (D), 529

Riverton’s most haunted house

RIVERTON — The Barkhamsted Lions Club sponsored a haunted house attraction at Riverton Self Storage on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Thrill-seekers who came to walk through the house were pleased with the theatrics and original set dreamed up by co-organizers Mark Mahoney, actors and volunteers. 
For $5, horror enthusiasts walked through multiple rooms in the dark, not knowing who, or what to expect next.

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Country line dancing for a good cause

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BARKHAMSTED — A country line dancing benefit for Logan Kennedy was held at The Brass Horse Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Eight-year-old Logan is the son of Kerry and William Kennedy.
According to a press release issued by organizers, Logan has had diabetes since he was 15 months old and has faced several other health issues.

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New school resource officer for NWR7

BARKHAMSTED — Earlier this month the town swore in David Wood as the new school resource officer for Northwestern Connecticut Regional Middle School.
Wood also works for Barkhamsted as its constable. 
Wood left his most recent position as building and grounds patrol officer at Emmett O’Brien State Technical High School in Ansonia, started at Northwestern on Oct. 13.

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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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