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NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday, Aug. 19, members of the New Hartford Land Trust gathered to learn how to press and preserve flowers. The talk was led by board members Eloise Farmer and Karen Meares and took place at the home of a Land Trust member. 

Attendees were invited to bring their own flowers to press or use some that were provided by the instructors. Farmer, who once taught high school biology and did her thesis on the plants in Barkhamsted, has been pressing flowers for years both for personal and learning purposes. 

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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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Tucker exhibits photographs

NEW HARTFORD —  As part of a three-month installation, photographer Corey Lynn Tucker held an opening party for her photography exhibit at Brewery Legitimus in New Hartford on Saturday, March 4.
The packed event featured catering by private chefs Laura and William Christie, and live music from the Collinsville String Band.

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Turning trash into treasure

NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday, March 4, The Hurley Business Park welcomed its newest store, Poppi Vernon Farmhouse.
The store is owned by Elizabeth Gray, who opened her doors to her first customers last weekend.
The store is jam packed with handmade household statement pieces and repurposed treasures.
“The store is very hard to describe,” Gray said. “I describe it as eclectic, reclaimed and repurposed. Nothing is ever the same in here.” 

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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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