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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.”...

Barkhamsted

Taking a walk through history

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society participated in Connecticut Museum Open House Day on Saturday, June 14.
The open house included a slideshow featuring photographs of Pleasant Valley and a tour of Squires Tavern. From the authentic reproduction of the 1800s stencil wallpaper in the building’s liquor keep to the 1846 Bedroom Quilt, thought to be a wedding gift, the 19th-century style tavern allows a walk through history.

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Book sale benefit for library and historical society

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society and Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library teamed up again for a tag and book sale on Saturday, May 24.
The third annual event was held at the Barkhamsted Garage on Route 44.
“We’ve moved a lot of stuff,” Noreen Watson, vice president of the Barkhamsted Historical Society, said about the event’s turnout. “I think people were happy to see the sun this morning and be able to come outside.”

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Earth Day celebrated at People’s Forest

BARKHAMSTED — An Earth Day festival was held at People’s Forest on Sunday, April 27.
The event was sponsored by The Barkhamsted Conservation Commission, the Economic Development Commission and the Barkhamsted Lions Club.
Between 250 and 300 residents attended.
The day’s events featured a river cleanup, a presentation featuring birds of prey and a showcase of nature-based products.
Music was provided by The Trout Band, a group made up of local residents who have served on different commissions from the town.

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Victorian-era fashion show draws actress to Senior Center

BARKHAMSTED — More than 30 residents attended a Victorian-era fashion show at the Barkhamsted Senior Center on Friday, April 11.
The program was led and organized by actress Kandie Carle.
The show consisted of Carle donning piece after piece of Victorian-era clothing while describing the history behind each garment.

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Gross wages for Barkhamsted employees

The following is a list of gross wages
for employees of Barkhamsted for 2013. 

This information was provided by
Administrative Assistant Debbie Gilpin.

 
Archer, Lester C.      Animal Control Officer      $3,213.11

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FFA thrives at Northwest Regional

The FFA is a national youth organization that was founded in 1928 by a group of young farmers with the mission of preparing future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population.
The organization’s approach to accomplishing this goal is to provide students with a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
As one of America’s largest youth organizations, the FFA has over half a million members between the ages of 12 and 21 and more than 11,000 agriculture teachers and advisors.

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PTO hosts 12-hour Scrapathon

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Elementary School PTO held its annual Scrapathon event on Saturday, March 8, at the Barkhamsted Elementary School.
The event, which lasted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, was held in the school’s gymnasium.
The Scrapathon drew a crowd of new and experienced scrapbookers and crafters for 12 hours of scrapbooking with friends and others from the community.
The PTO volunteers of the event included Karen Slater, Andrea Boyle, Melissa Roy and Allison Baran.

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Library sponsors Scottish concert

BARKHAMSTED — A Scottish Highlands music and dance concert was held at the Barkhamsted Town Garage’s community room on Saturday, March 8.
The concert was sponsored by the Beardsley and Memorial Library.
Songs were performed by Maggie Carchrie, the 1995 winner of the U.S. Gaelic Mod national contest.
She was accompanied by Thomas Leigh, who played bagpipes and hand drums.
Leigh is a graduate of the University of Scotland with a degree in the Gaelic language.
Residents packed the community room for the concert, with some members of the audience having to stand against the wall.

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Historical society holds maple syrup program

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held its third annual maple syrup program on Saturday, March 1, at Squires Tavern.
According to society Vice President Paul Hart, the educational program is geared toward giving children and families the knowledge necessary to make homemade maple syrup in their own backyard.
However, because of this winter’s severe and prolonged cold weather, Hart said it has not been a very good sap season.

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Sixth-grader nominated for county-wide award

BARKHAMSTED — Barkhamsted School sixth-grader Mark Dyndiuk has been recognized as the school’s choice for the Litchfield County Superintendent Award for 2013.
Mark was recognized by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Linton and members of the Barkhamsted Board of Education at the board’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 2.

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