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COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Store celebrated its 225th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 13. Festivities were held all over the town in honor of the event. 

“We’ve been planning this event since last winter,” said Colebrook Preservation Society President Bob Lord. As part of the event, hamburgers and hot dogs were served by the store outside and people could go bobbing for apples or decorate cupcakes. To round off the evening there was a dance party.

Volunteer Sally Bainbridge was the organizer for the party itself.

“We had a really great...

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Foundation grants Colebrook child’s wish

COLEBROOK —  The state branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted 10-year-old Ayla Fritz’s wish on Thursday, March 30, by unveiling a treehouse at her family’s home.
Launched in 1986, the foundation’s goal is to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
According to a press release, the Connecticut chapter has fulfilled more than 2,700 wishes since its inception.

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Center hosts annual Irish dinner

COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Senior and Community Center, located inside Town Hall, held its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Friday, March 10. Volunteers served traditional Irish corned beef dinners along with potatoes, vegetables, Irish soda bread and a selection of homemade Irish-themed desserts to hundreds of residents. 

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Community snow tubing day at Camp Jewell

COLEBROOK — The sun beat down at the top of the snow-tubing hill at Camp Jewell on Sunday, Feb. 19, and temperatures pushed 60 degrees.
Yet, there were plenty of residents snow tubing at the camp for its community tubing day.
Community tubing takes place every Sunday during the winter at Camp Jewell, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The day is free and open to the public. “There aren’t any long wait lines for tubing like you might have at some other places,” said camp staff member Levi Miller.

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Scouts hold celebration

COLEBROOK —  Boy Scout Troop 1027 and Cub Scout Pack 1027 from Winsted held their Blue and Gold Celebration at Colebrook Consolidated School on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The event celebrated the 107th anniversary of the founding of The Boy Scouts of America, which was incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910.
Scouts were treated to a history lesson in scouting, discussions with Eagle Scouts and a visit from performer “Trevor the Entertainer.”

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Church group sends valentines to veterans

COLEBROOK —  A heart- shaped sign on the door that said “We love our vets” greeted attendees to the Valentines for Vets program at the Colebrook Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 11.
At the event, families got together to create handmade valentines to be brought to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Newington.
This year, 57 elaborate Valentine gift bags were constructed for veterans at the facility.

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Valentines for veterans

Eve Engleman and Maize Smith, 9, helped create valentines for veterans at the Colebrook Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 11. For full story, visit Church group sends valentines to veterans.

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Final Italian Night at Senior Center

COLEBROOK — Due to a trend of low attendance, organizers said that the sixth annual Italian Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Colebrook Senior Center was the last one.
However, organizers said that other community meals are planned for the near future.
Over 70 people came out for homemade chicken parmesan, spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and cannolis made from scratch. 

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Family fun at ice skating rink

COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Fire Department held its annual skating party on Saturday, Jan. 29.
More than 30 residents, both young and old, took to a makeshift ice rink located at the Colebrook Recreation Area’s basketball court behind Town Hall.
Both parents and grandparents skated with youngsters while teenagers enjoyed hanging out with their friends and skating on the ice.
According to Fire Department Chief Craig Carfiro, the event is a town tradition that goes back many years.

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Pinewood Derby zips into Colebrook

COLEBROOK —  Hundreds of excited Cub Scouts from Pack 1027 filled the dining room at Camp Jewell the annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Forty-nine kindergarten through fifth grade students created handmade cars to race down a wooden track. The Scouts huddled around the track as digital clock tracked speeds.

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‘Tis the season for a Colebrook Christmas

COLEBROOK —  There was Christmas merriment all throughout town as Colebrook held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Colebrook Congregational Church held its annual Breakfast With Santa Claus event, and the jolly old elf traveled from the North Pole to visit with local area children.
A breakfast for both young and old was cooked up by church members.

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