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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. 

Susan Cantwell, advisory board chairman for the center, was one of the many volunteers at the event. “It’s a great event for the community,” Cantwell said. “Everyone loves to come and be here. Almost everyone here...

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Fun at the Colebrook Fair

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Cheese, wine, and stories from the Balkans at Colebrook Historical Society

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Historical Society held a gathering they called Cheese and History: A Taste of the Balkans, featuring writer and photographer Babs Perkins, Friday, Aug. 12. 
Perkins has been traveling to the Balkans, specifically Bosnia and Serbia, for the past eight years, documenting traditional food producers, including beekeepers, shepherds, wine and cheese makers and “all of the people who are doing things the old-fashioned way,” she said. 

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Grigg: Historian and writer dies

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COLEBROOK — Local historian Robert Grigg died on Monday, July 25, at Hartford Hospital.
Grigg, 83, lived in Colebrook for a majority of his life and served as its town historian.
He also was a major contributor of knowledge and history to the Colebrook Historical Society and served as its curator, along with researching numerous projects

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Historical Society celebrates artists

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Historical Society held its first open house art show, called “Artists Abound,” on Sunday, June 26. Over 20 artists and students from the Northwest Corner contributed their work to be displayed throughout the summer. 

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Father’s Day benefit for Lions Club

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COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Lions Club held a benefit Father’s Day breakfast in the Colebrook School’s cafeteria on Sunday, June 19. 
Residents, including children and their fathers, enjoyed a pancake breakfast served by members of the Club.
Colebrook Lions Club President Michael Lazzaro said that the club has been holding the event for the past 30 years.

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Land conservancy’s wild mushrooms

COLEBROOK —  Members and friends of the Colebrook Land Conservancy held a potluck dinner on Friday, April 29, at the Colebrook Senior and Community Center.
The dinner included a talk with Henry Harris of Pine Lake Mushrooms in Ivorytown.
Harris attends local markets and sells organic mushrooms such as king, blue oyster and Shiitake. 

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Colebrook celebrates luck o’ the Irish

COLEBROOK — On Saturday, March 19, the Colebrook Senior and Community Center was decked out in green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner. 
Janet Fredsall, co-director of the center, said that it was the fourth year in a row the center held the event, and that proceeds from the event would go to the center.

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Fire department party is nice on ice

COLEBROOK — Despite the recent spike in temperatures, the Colebrook Fire Department held its annual skating party on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the town’s Recreation Area.
At the event, families and friends enjoyed ice skating and pastries donated by the Colebrook Store, along with hot cocoa by the fire. 

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Case and Witkos talk state and local issues at Coffee Hour

COLEBROOK — State Rep. Jay Case (R-63) and Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) held a Coffee Hour event at the Colebrook General Store on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the issues shaping the 2016 legislative session. 
During the course of the conversations with residents who attended the event, enticing businesses and young people to stay in the state emerged as dominant concerns.

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Italian Night at Colebrook Town Hall

COLEBROOK — The food was delicious and plentiful at the fifth annual Italian-themed family dinner night at the town’s community center, right in Town Hall.
Families were lining up to be served generous portions of chicken parmesan, homemade sauce, pasta, salad, garlic bread and desserts, including cannolis and cream puffs. 
What diners could not finish was gladly packed up and brought home.

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