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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. 

New Hartford resident and Art League member Carol Taylor created an...

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Fun at fundraiser for Bakerville Library

NEW HARTFORD — The Friends of the Bakerville Library held its third annual tasting event and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the library’s Annex building. The event was called “The Perfect Pair: A Chocolate and Wine Affair.” 
Seven vendors, including Cake Gypsy, Edible Arrangements and the Health Food Corner of Winsted, set up tables to delight event attendees with samples of their products.

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Northwest Gymnastics gets new home

NEW HARTFORD — Northwest Gymnastics held an open house on Sunday, Feb. 18, to mark its move from the Sports Dome in Winsted to the old Waring building on Route 44.

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Parrott Delaney kicks off fundraiser series

NEW HARTFORD — The Parrott Delaney Tavern held its first event in its series of fundraisers for local organizations on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The tavern will be holding fundraisers for organizations monthly.
This month, the tavern held a fundraiser for the Licia and Mason Beekley Library.
The event featured live music, a special menu and over 50 raffle prizes from local businesses including three prize vacation getaways.

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Two men arrested in burglary

NEW HARTFORD —  State Police arrested two Torrington residents in a suspected burglary on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
According to a report issued by State Police Sgt. Thomas Burke, the burglary took place at a residence on Torringford East Street at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7.
The homeowner, who was not identified in the report, arrived to the residence while the suspects were attempting to leave in a vehicle.
Burke wrote that the homeowner followed the vehicle while contacting 911.

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Council holds benefit for scholarship fund

NEW HARTFORD —  On Saturday, Feb. 11, the New Hartford Business Council hosted its third annual Valentine’s Wine and Beer Tasting at the Pine Meadow Firehouse. 
The proceeds from the sales at the event went to the New Hartford Business Council Scholarship Fund. 
Inside of the firehouse, music provided by Brett Connors contributed to the ambience of the evening.
Guests came to sample wine, beer and spirits, which can all be found at New Hartford Wine and Beverage.

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Library hosts poetry festival

NEW HARTFORD — The Licia and Mason Beekley Library held the National Beat Poetry Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4.
According to organizers, the festival — which has traveled monthly to towns around the state, including Hartford, Bristol and Torrington — celebrates the legacy of Beat poets like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. 
“When it first came out, we were reading their works,” said event organizer Colin Haskins. “But now the events mostly give local writers a venue to express themselves.”

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Fundraiser at Brewery Legitimus

NEW HARTFORD —  New Hartford’s Brewery Legitimus was at full capacity on Thursday, Feb. 2, for the first beer and wine tasting benefit for the nonprofit foundation Norcom Cares.
According to the foundation’s website at www.norcomcares.org, the foundation is operated by the Avon based mortgage company and has supported various charities including Habitat for Humanity, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life and Gifts of Love.

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Ribbon cutting for All-Star Storage

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Business Council held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the family owned and operated All-Star Storage on Thursday, Jan. 26.
The storage facility is located at 195B Main St.

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Representatives of local businesses meet and mingle

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NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Business Council held its Morning Mingler event at the Chapin Park Bed and Breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 12.
Representatives from area businesses attended the event, including Patrick MacDonald from MacDonald Building and Remodeling, Casey Cahill from Norcom Mortgage and Insurance and Peter Bakker from Peter M. Bakker Insurance Agency,

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Art and workshops build community connections

NEW HARTFORD —  The Hive at Hurley Business Park held its first Peace Out Community Day on Monday, Jan. 16.
The free event was filled with creative and self-healing workshops which centered on strength in community connections.
Residents of all ages came out to enjoy graffiti art, mandala, storytelling, meditative coloring and yoga workshops.

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