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COLEBROOK —  Tucked away on 540 sprawling acres on 6 Prock Hill Road, Camp Jewell has been a favorite destination for students and families since 1901. 

In 1986, Camp Jewell partnered with New England nonprofit environmental education program, Nature’s Classroom, to provide students with a hands-on outdoor experience.

Program Coordinator Ben Spencer works to connect school groups with Camp Jewell, receiving students from all over New England. 

Spencer said that since Nature’s Classroom merged with Northwest YMCA’s Camp Jewell,...

Colebrook

Good food and friends at potluck

COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Congregational Church hosted its most recent community potluck on Thursday, Sept. 1.

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(Cardboard) ships ahoy!

COLEBROOK — The fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta was held as part of the Colebrook Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3. Using only cardboard and duct tape, both of which were supplied by the YMCA’s Camp Jewell, participants had to build their own vessels to bring to the competition at the Colebrook Pond. 

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Family fun at Colebrook Fair

COLEBROOK —  Perfect weather on Saturday, Sept. 3,  had hundreds out for local shopping, fair food and music for the 72nd annual Colebrook Fair. Visitors participated in raffles, enjoyed samples from local farms and shopped for everything from used books to handmade crafts and clothing.

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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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