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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.

At the event, Tucker said that she has been interested in photography since she was a child, beginning with the use of her father’s Minolta film camera. “I always had some sort of camera, like a point-and-shoot, and I bought my...

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Residents donate to flood victims

NEW HARTFORD —   This past August, an unprecedented rainfall caused catastrophic flooding across large swaths of southern Louisiana, destroying homes and infrastructure and leaving over 100,000 people in need of emergency disaster relief, with many families and homes still waiting due to the incredible scale of destruction and damage.

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Beekley Library finishes summer program with movie

NEW HARTFORD —  With summer winding down and school just around the corner, the Beekley Community Library finished an eclectic season of children’s events with a screening of the Japanese animated film “Ponyo” on Friday, Aug. 26.

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Brewery to soon open

NEW HARTFORD — The burgeoning craft brewing movement has made its way to town as Brewery Legitimus, owned by Chris and Christina Sayer, will soon open in the Waring manufacturing building on Route 44. 
“The factory was abandoned in the ’90s and is perfect for what we wanted in a brewery,” Chris said. “We knew we wanted this space as of a year ago. We started work in March but didn’t truly move in until May.” 

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Peach festival celebrates 20 years

NEW HARTFORD — The North Congregational Church held its 20th annual Peach Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Pine Meadow Green.
Hundreds of people attended the fair, which included more than 30 vendors and artisans selling jewelry, paintings and other art. 
The fair included the traditional peach shortcake and peach pies baked and created by volunteers from the church.

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Still peachy after 20 years

Hundreds of people attended North Congregational Church’s 20th annual Peach Festival in New Hartford on Saturday, Aug. 27. The event was held at Pine Meadow Green and included homemade peach shortcakes, pies, live music and vendors from throughout the Northwest Corner. The event was organized by volunteers from the church, above. To see full story and photo, visit Peach festival celebrates 20 years.

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From homicide to mystery writing

NEW HARTFORD —  Author Brian Thiem discussed  how his experience in military and law enforcement inspired the book series “Red Line” and the upcoming “Thrill Kill: A Matt Sinclair Mystery.”
Speaking at the Bakerville Library on Monday, Aug. 1, Thiem shared personal anecdotes about working as an investigator along with the techniques that have helped him write about his experiences.

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New Hartford Ambulance Department welcomes community

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NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance Department held an open house on Saturday, July 23, at the department’s building on 12B Greenwoods Road.
According to department President Rita Wabrek, there are currently 68 members.

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North Congregational celebrates season with community meal

NEW HARTFORD — At North Congregational Church, located on 17 Church St., there is something to look forward to every season. Whether or not you enjoy the heavy and humid summer months, dealing with floods and taxes in spring, long back-breaking autumn weekends raking leaves or digging out of snowstorm after snowstorm in winter, church member Frances Herman and the church community hope you will come celebrate the season with them.

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Garden tour benefits library

NEW HARTFORD —  On Saturday, July 16, The Friends of The Bakerville Library organized its first ever Yard and Garden Tour. Five homeowners were approached by the library and asked to show off their gardens. Visitors started by getting their tickets at the library and were given maps directing them to the houses, whose driveways were all marked with pink lawn flamingoes.

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New Hartford starts concert series

NEW HARTFORD —  The Brodie Park Summer Concert Series kicked off on Wednesday, June 29, drawing a crowd of all ages to the lawn of the park near West Hill Lake. 
Many spread blankets and brought food and drink to have a picnic while they enjoyed the music and the summer evening.
“They play some foot-stomping music,” a concert attendee yelled from the crowd during the concert. 

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