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COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Lions Club held its annual Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday, June 18, at Colebrook Consolidated School’s cafeteria. 

Hundreds of residents attended the breakfast, including fathers, their children, grandchildren and other relatives.

Attendees were served pancakes along with hand-picked strawberries, sausage and a variety of beverages.

“We’ve been holding this breakfast for 30 years serving the community,” club member Ray Winn said. “In the last few years members of Northwest YMCA’s...

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Colebrook Fair this Saturday

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COLEBROOK — The 71st annual Colebrook Fair will be held, rain or shine, this Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fair is a town tradition that has many activities for both young and old.
This year the event will include a car show, a flea market and various children’s activities. 
A frog-jumping contest, along with a pet show, will be held at the event.

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Ice cream social at Historical Society

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Historical Society hosted an ice cream social at the Rock School House on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Carol Lord, one of the three co-presidents of the historical society, said the social has been held annually for three years.

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Leah Ward named Veteran of the Month

COLEBROOK — State Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) has named Maj. Leah D. Ward (Ret.) the Veteran of the Month for August. Ward, a Colebrook resident, has served for more than 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Reserves and Connecticut Air National Guard as a medic and registered nurse.

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Meetings and referendum scheduled

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COLEBROOK and NORFOLK —  Two separate public information meetings will be held next week to discuss the proposed merger of Norfolk and Colebrook school districts.
The first meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at Botelle School in Norfolk at 7 p.m.
The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Colebrook Consolidated School at 7 p.m.

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Open mic nights at General Store

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COLEBROOK — The Colebrook General Store, located at 559 Colebrook Road, will hold open mic nights every two weeks throughout the summer, and possibly into the fall and winter seasons.
Store owner Jodi Marinelli said the event will be held every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Society spotlights history of retail

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook General Store has been hailed as the longest continuously operating store in Connecticut, open from 1812 to 2007. 
But its age has gained 20 years because of a dozen or so ledgers found in a trunk within a trunk in an upstairs room of the Colebrook Historical Society building.

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Benefit breakfast for Lions Club

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COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Lions Club held its annual Father’s Day pancake breakfast at Colebrook Consolidated School on Sunday, June 21.
The event was held to benefit the club and its activities, including scholarships for Colebrook students.
Volunteers cooked in the kitchen, while children from the Colebrook Coyotes baseball team served the meals to guests.

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Longtime teacher retires

COLEBROOK — Longtime teacher Marian Pastore is retiring at the end of the school year after serving nearly 35 years at Colebrook Consolidated School.
Pastore was honored at an art show and ice cream social held at the school on Tuesday, June 9. Many current students and their families were in attendance, along with former students who had come to wish her well. 
Several colleagues made brief remarks, and the president of the PTO donated two books to the library in her name.

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Barbecue chicken to support seniors

COLEBROOK —  The Colebrook Senior and Community Center held a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 8. 
According to organizers, the goal of the event is to raise money to pay for Colebrook Senior Center activities and buy food for the kitchen there that provides meals two days a week. 
“In 1998, the Colebrook firehouse was converted to the Colebrook Community Center as you see it today,” volunteer Janet Fredsall said. 

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Town hosts Sharon Audubon at event

COLEBROOK — The town’s Community Center was packed on Friday, April 25, when the Colebrook Land Conservancy hosted Erin O’Connell, a wildlife rehabilitator from the Sharon Audubon Center.
During the program, children crowded in to see better as O’Connell revealed Bob, a live American kestrel. 
This small falcon found in open habitat can see the urine trail of a rodent in ultraviolet, she said, though its favorite food is grasshoppers.

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