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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

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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Movie theater’s future uncertain

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BARKHAMSTED — Mallory Brook Cinemas, located at 380 New Hartford Road, has been closed for more than a month.
While there are signs in front of the building saying the theater is closed for maintenance and will reopen, the future of the movie theater appears to be uncertain.
The nine-screen movie theater was purchased in 2010 by New York City-based Cinema Holdings Group from Torrington-based Cinerom LLC in 2010.
A banner on the front of the theater reads “Under new ownership,” though the company has owned the theater for three years.

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Ornament supports Women’s Club

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club has announced it is selling its fourth annual Barkhamsted Ornament for the holiday season. Depicting a scene from the Hitchcock Chair Co., this year’s ornament is hand-painted and measures 3 1/2 inches in diameter. The ornament comes gift-boxed with a ribbon for hanging. An optional matching stand is also available for $4.

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Tavern night a success

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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held its third annual Tavern Night at the Squires Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 2, giving history buffs a chance to experience the historic setting as it would have been in the 18th century when it was a drinking establishment — with hard cider, liquor and food from the era served to entertain visitors.

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Historical society dedicates barn to late resident

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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a dedication ceremony at their recently completed barn next to Squires Tavern on Saturday, May 4.
The historic tavern, located at 100 East River Road at the edge of People’s State Forest, was built around 1795 and serves as a museum of local history.
It is operated by the Barkhamsted Historical Society and includes many historical artifacts throughout the building.
The building was owned by local farmer Bela Squire, who passed away in the 1800s.

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Sixth-grade twins win spelling bee

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club held its fourth annual spelling bee Wednesday, April 10, at the Barkhamsted School, in which sixth-grade twins took home the top two places.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Barkhamsted, Colebrook and New Hartford participated in the spirited contest, and all students were credited with doing a wonderful job.
The winner of the event was sixth-grader Jill Keegan of Barkhamsted, and the runner-up was her twin brother, Brian Keegan.

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