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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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Vigil held for accident victims

NEW HARTFORD —  More than 100 residents attended a candlelight vigil held for the late William Pellum and his wife, Sybil Pellum, on Sunday, Oct. 2.
According to a report filed by officer Robert Hazen of State Police Troop B, they were injured in an accident on Sept. 16 on Main Street, east of the Route 219 intersection when Shivan Desal, 31, of New Hartford, was driving westbound on Main Street in a 2002 Honda Civic LX.

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New Hartford Day celebrated

NEW HARTFORD — Although the forecast was doubtful all week, the sun came out for the annual New Hartford Day at Brodie Park on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Hundreds of people attended the event, which is now in its 43rd year.
“We’re so pleased so many people have come out,” said New Hartford Day Committee co-chairman Sally O’Neill. “It’s a great day to celebrate the town and for our civic organizations to fundraise and recruit.” 

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Pine Meadow resident killed in accident

NEW HARTFORD —  A 69-year-old resident was killed in an accident on Friday, Sept. 16.
According to an accident report issued by officer Robert Hazen of State Police Troop B, the accident took place on Main Street, east of the Route 219 intersection, at 9:13 a.m.
Shivan Desal, 31, of New Hartford, was driving westbound on Main Street in a 2002 Honda Civic LX.
The automobile is owned by Bhaskerray Desal of 87 Main St., who was not involved in the accident.

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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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