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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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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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‘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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