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NEW HARTFORD —  The second annual New Hartford Yard and Garden Tour was held on Saturday, July 8.

Five landowners participated in this year’s tour, which was a benefit for the Bakerville Library.

Included were gardens located at residences throughout the town, along with Barden Farm.

Gardens in the tour were diverse and included various exquisite designs.

Attendees for the event purchased a ticket at the library which included a map of the gardens showcased on the tour.

Joan Auclair, who is on the Friends of Bakerville Library board...

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Lions Club’s spring flea market

NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday, June 3, Brodie Park was the site of the New Hartford Lions Club’s spring flea market.
According to Club President Louise Copley, 75 vendors took part in the event.
“The money from today will go toward our scholarship fund,” Copley said. “We have four or five candidates for our scholarships this year and we’ll be awarding them in about two weeks.”

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Poetry festival continues in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD —  The National Beat Poetry Festival continues its monthly Kerouac Cafe event at The Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library on Saturday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m.
The festival has been held monthly at the library since the beginning of this year.
At May’s event, co-organizers Debbie Tosun Kilday and Colin Haskins and other poets from the area read their works.
“We’re not trying to be a re-creation of the Beat Poetry era,” Haskins said. “As we like to say, the beat goes on.”

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Town honors fallen with Memorial Day ceremony

NEW HARTFORD —  The town held its annual Memorial Day ceremony in front of the Memorial Bell on Monday, May 29. 
The Memorial Bell is located at the site of the old Town Hill Church on Town Hill Road.
Despite rainy weather, residents came to listen to speaker Maj. Nancy Bates and honor those fallen for their country.
After the ceremony, Town Committee Chairwoman Mary Lou Rayno provided some history of the location where the ceremony is traditionally held. 

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Art league exhibition in Town Hall

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Art League held an opening reception for its 12th annual open juried show on Saturday, May 6, at Town Hall, located at 530 Main St.
Artists from throughout the Northwest Corner, along with members of the Art League, attended in the event.
According to Karen Meares, 12 artists participated in the show, which included pottery, paintings and photography.
“We run the gamut with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art,” Meares said. 

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Band concert benefits school district

NEW HARTFORD — The Parrott Delaney Tavern held a fundraiser for the New Hartford School District on Saturday, May 6.
The tavern was closed to its usual business for the fundraiser, which included dinner and drinks while people danced to the Uncle Rico band. 
The tavern was completely filled for the fundraiser, with owner Jim Parrott donating 20 percent of all proceeds to the district. 
Kelly O’Dell Longhi, chair of the New Hartford Education Fund, co-organized the event. 

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Church serves community meal

NEW HARTFORD —  North Congregational Church, located at 17 Church St. North, held its annual spring community meal on Friday, April 28.
The meal was cooked by volunteers at the church and included Mediterranean chicken, potatoes, salad and various flavors of ice cream.
The dinner was free for residents from both in and out of town and was partially funded by a grant from the Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

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Town welcomes Samantha Gale Designs

NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Business Council hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 20, to welcome Samantha Gale Designs interior and home improvement renovation company at 377 Main St.
Gale and her family provided wine, hors d’oeuvres and tours of the business.
“When I first got into interior design I would do my own house and decorate for other people and then it sort of grew from there,” Gale said. 

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Land Trust organizes bird walk

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Land Trust held a hike for bird watchers on Stub Hollow Road on Saturday, April 22.
At the beginning of the hike, many of the 20 or so participants huddled at the side of the road wearing hats and gloves on the chilly, overcast morning. The bird walk was one of their periodic events which is open to the public. 

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Bunny Day makes families happy

NEW HARTFORD —  The 36th annual Bunny Day took place at the New Hartford Elementary school on Saturday, April 8.
Children and families came out to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy balloons, games, egg hunts and redeeming prizes for special chocolate eggs.

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Open discussion of Ukraine

NEW HARTFORD —  The Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library is exhibiting artwork by students from Ukraine.
The Ideal House is sponsored by the Fermata Arts Foundation of Avon.
The foundation’s mission is “to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation ... through the synthesis of art, architecture, philosophy and poetry.” 

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