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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.

Photographer Paul Cryan said he has been organizing and running the annual event since his son, now 37, was one year old. Megaphone in hand, Cryan urged children to line up in time for each of five egg hunts where they could find “special eggs” to exchange for a variety of prizes, all provided by the...

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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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‘Bee Lady’ buzzes into town

NEW HARTFORD — Twenty-five children attended a presentation by “Bee Lady” Kathy Olson at The Licia & Mason Beekley ​Community Library on June 17. 
According to her website at www.thebeeladybuzz.com, Olson is a retired teacher from Wallingford.
She authored the picture book, “Look, Look. There’s a Bee in the Room,” to help children overcome any fear they might have of bees.

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Simanski, Witkos talk legislative highlights

By ERICA TAYLOR

 

NEW HARTFORD —  State Rep. Bill Simanski (R-62), and state Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) held a public meeting on Thursday, June 9, at the Senior Center in Town Hall.

The meeting covered the state budgets and the issues that defined the fiscal 2016-2017 legislative budget. 

Looking back at a legislative session

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Treasures found at Lions flea market

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Lions Club hosted its annual Giant Flea Market on Saturday, June 4, at Brodie Park. 
Despite temperatures reaching over 80 degrees, according to organizers the event was a huge success as shoppers came out to support the organization and find unusual treasures among the antiques, tools, clothing, arts and tag sale items up for sale from about 80 vendors.

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Women’s Club meets to discuss scholarship

NEW HARTFORD —  The New Hartford Women’s Club met on Thursday, May 12, at the South End Fire Station. 
The club was scheduled to play a Victorian dice game called Bunco after the meeting.
Instead, members discussed applications for a New Hartford Women’s Club scholarship. 

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Business council talks about fishing derby, triathlon

NEW HARTFORD — On Thursday, May 12, members of the New Hartford Business Council met for a Morning Mingler to discuss upcoming events. 
The nine members who attended discussed the New Hartford Fishing Derby, which will take place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, on the Farmington River, and the Litchfield Hills Triathlon on July 17. 
Ideas about how to welcome the athletes to the area and also how to get local businesses involved were also discussed. 

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Art show, sale at Birches Pond Farm benefits local libraries

NEW HARTFORD —  Artists Carol and Carlton Taylor held an open house at their Birches Pond Farm on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.
The event showcased their artwork and raised funds for New Hartford libraries. Handmade etchings, pen-and-ink works, collages and original photography created by the couple were displayed on two floors of their backyard barn gallery. 

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New Hartford resident admits to child pornography

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NEW HARTFORD — Daniel Jesse Conrad, 31, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 17, in the United States District Court in Hartford to one count of production of child pornography.

According to a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice, Conrad waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson.

The department cites both court documents and statements that led to Conrad’s arrest on Sept. 10, 2015.

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Garden Club hosts plant sale

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Garden Club held its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, at Town Hall. 
Kathy White, the club’s president, said that turnout was “steady all day, considering the rain and the amount of other places selling Mother’s Day plants today.”
White emphasized that the Garden Club “appreciates the support from our local community, both our regular customers as well as passersby.”

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