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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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Superintendent award winner comes up Rosie

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COLEBROOK — Eleven-year-old Rosie Scanlon has been named this year’s Superintendent’s Award winner by the Litchfield County Superintendent’s Association.
Rosie is a sixth-grade student at Colebrook Consolidated School. Her parents are Wendy and Steve Scanlon. Rosie said she loves the school because of its small student population.
“I could never stand going to a big school,” she said. “Because it’s small, I can walk up to someone and know who they are.”

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Colebrook has race for first selectman

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COLEBROOK — After a snowstorm as large as the one experienced in Connecticut last weekend, it may be hard for voters to concentrate on statewide municipal elections, which are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8; but for those towns where power has been turned on, the voting will go on.

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Fire Safety Week celebrated in Colebrook

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COLEBROOK — Students at Colebrook Consolidated School were visited by members of the Colebrook Fire Department on Oct. 14 for Fire Prevention week.
According to Principal Beth Driscoll, department members showed students firefighting equipment, talked to the students about escape routes if a fire happens at their home and told the students to talk to their parents about smoke detectors.

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Oktoberfest celebration showcases German treats

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COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Congregational Church Auxiliary held an Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 15 at the Colebrook Community and Senior Center. Plenty of bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and beverages were enjoyed by all who attended the event.
First Selectman Tom McKeon and organizers Abrah Carroll, Frankie Polidoro, Astrid Tury, Penny White and Sue Coggins brought their appetites to the party, while Liz Blum showed off her homemade pear cake and other desserts.
“I had so many pears on a tree and I had to figure out what to do with them,” Blum said.

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FairWindCT auction Oct. 16

COLEBROOK — The public action group FairWindCT will host a silent auction on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rock Hall Luxe Lodging in Colebrook.

There will be items in all price ranges — from local goods and services to designer jewelry to vacations in luxurious and exotic locations — and much more. A list of items can be seen online at www.fairwindct.com. All proceeds benefit FairWindCT’s appeal of the Connecticut Siting Council’s approval of six industrial wind turbines in Colebrook.

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Winsted native is new teacher in Colebrook

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COLEBROOK — Winsted native Lauren O’Connor is now a third-grade teacher at Colebrook Consolidated School.
O’Connor, who is a Gilbert School graduate, class of 2003, served as a substitute teacher for the Winchester school system for the past two years.
She said that this is her first full-time teaching job and that she is excited for this school year.

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School using SMART Boards

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COLEBROOK — Several civic groups banded together to purchase six new SMART Boards for Colebrook Consolidated School.
According to school principal Beth Driscoll, the Colebrook Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the town of Colebrook, the Colebrook Lions Club and local company Ice House Garlic raised and donated money for the purchase and installation of the SMART Boards.
“They are interactive, so they are definitely very engaging for the students,” Driscoll said. “They open up a wealth of resources between children and teachers.”

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Labor Day weekend brings downhome fun to Colebrook

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COLEBROOK — It was a fun time for all in town during the 68th annual Labor Day County Fair, held on Saturday, Sept. 3. The fair included various activities for adults and children of all ages.
A pet fair included entries from Cailyn LaGassie and her cat, Violet; Dawn LaGassie and Chuck Jones with their dog, Zeus; and Susanne McCarthy and her sheep dog, Contessa.
Lunch was served by members of the Colebrook Fire Department. Marley Matorin and Tyler Trott enjoyed snowballs and steak and cheese sandwiches.
Proceeds from the fair went to the Colebrook Associates Fund.

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Colebrook artists take part in studio tour

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COLEBROOK — Three Colebrook artists participated in the Open Your Eyes studio tour held on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. A total of 35 artists took part in the event, which opened artists studios to the general public.

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Rock School Day, 2011

COLEBROOK — June 15 saw the annual reenactment of a day’s activities in a one-room schoolhouse during the mid-19th century, with a visit to the Rock School by third-graders from Colebrook Consolidated School.
The tradition was initiated in 1972, after the 1779 structure was moved from in front of its namesake glacial boulder to a location directly across the road. Basically, the move was made to remove the old school from private property onto land belonging to the Colebrook Historical Society.

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