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BARKHAMSTED —  According to Town Clerk Holly Krouse, major political parties have until late July to endorse candidates for the November municipal election, while petitioning candidates have until August 9 to file petitions.

Two candidates have already announced their intentions to run for the first selectman seat.

Earlier this month, Democrat First Selectman Donald Stein announced that he will be running for his sixth term in this November’s municipal elections.

“One of the main issues for the town for me is financial,” Stein said in an...

Barkhamsted

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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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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