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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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Birth Notice

Ryley James Stein
NEW HARTFORD — A son, Ryley James Stein, was born Dec. 25, 2016, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to Ashley Gilbar and Ryan Stein of New Hartford.
Grandparents are Amy Lynch of New Hartford, Carrie Stein of Winsted and Rob Stein of Bristol.
Great-grandparents are Regina and Kevin Lynch of Winsted and Dorris and Lennard Watrous of Vernon. 
Great-great-grandmother is Rena Young of Winsted.

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Bloody battles recounted at library

NEW HARTFORD —  On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Licia and Mason Beekley Library presented a program featuring professor Hamish Lutris of Housatonic Community College entitled “Indian Wars.” 
The discussion covered some of the bloodiest battles ever seen in Connecticut, including some involving opposing Native American tribes, along with other historical battles involving natives and colonists. Lutris’ discussion focused on the people and events surrounding the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip’s War.

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Holiday marketplace and auction at library

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Business Council and the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library hosted a holiday marketplace at the library on Saturday, Nov. 19.
A large number of residents attended the event, which featured 12 local vendors.
The marketplace, which inclued a silent auction, was a benefit for the library.
“We wanted a family kind of event, because families use the library, not just adults,” said library volunteer Ginny Worrest. 

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Benefit raises $450 for Standing Rock protesters

NEW HARTFORD —  A benefit for protesters at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota was held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hurley Business Park. 
The benefit included an auction of artwork by artists who have studios in the building, along with music.
The protests at the reservation began in April in response to the proposed construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas. 

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Ski Sundown staff ready, willing and waiting to open

NEW HARTFORD —  Many people probably remember last winter fondly. Balmy temperatures and negligible snowfall through December meant less-stressful commutes, lower heating bills and no shoveling of sidewalks.
For others, however, those things are all worth it for a chance to hit the powder.

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Trinita Retreat Center hosts variety of vendors

NEW HARTFORD —  The Trinita Retreat Center hosted its third annual Christmas Fair on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13. 
Vendors at the fair sold all sorts of wares, from pies to  jewelry to Christmas decorations. 
All the proceeds went to supporting the center and the sisters of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

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FEMA grant helps WCFD

WINCHESTER CENTER —  On Monday, Nov. 14, members of the Winchester Center Fire Department hosted a class where members learned how to use new self-contained breathing equipment.
Earlier this year, the department received $80,000 under a recent FEMA grant in order to obtain the equipment. 

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Ribbon cut for Brewery Legitimus

NEW HARTFORD —  In September, Brewery Legitimus opened at 238 Main St.  in a factory building previously vacant for many years. 
A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the brewery was held on Friday, Nov. 4.
The event included free beer samples and for many, a first look at an unusual new business for New Hartford.
“We’ve been getting everything ready, training up our employees and making sure we have plenty of beer,” said owner Chris Sayer. “

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Church serves up community meal

NEW HARTFORD —  The North Congregational Church hosted its fifth community meal of the year on Friday, Oct. 28. 
“It’s a nice opportunity for anyone in the community to enjoy a meal, but it also is a social event,” the Rev. Margret Hofmeister said. “We have some families and seniors. It’s always a good mix. Each meal draws around 50 diners.”

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Sculpture dedicated in memory of Keener

NEW HARTFORD —  A dedication ceremony for an outdoor sculpture created in the memory of resident Pat Keener was held on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The metal sculpture was constructed near the Farmington River, behind the parking lot of Town Hall.
Barkhamsted artist John Noelke created the sculpture, which is an empty portrait frame that “frames” the scenery of the Farmington River.

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