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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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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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Kindness in Motion’s bake sale fights hunger

NEW HARTFORD — The Kindness in Motion initiative at Northwestern Regional High School led high school students to hold a bake sale to fight hunger in the community on Saturday, May 7.
Despite the drizzly day, students who participate in the initiative set up outside next to Mustard’s Last Stand, a hot dog stand at 506 Main St. 
Group members raised about $400.

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Business Council event at library

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Business Council hosted a Business After Hours event for home-based businesses at the Licia Mason Beekley Community Library on Thursday, April 14.
“This is an important event for those business owners who don’t have storefronts, so it gives people an opportunity to see them,” Business Council President Paul Amenta said. “The Business Council is trying to do events like this quarterly with different business owners and also different venues.”

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Women’s Club holds ‘Shoe Cutting Party’

NEW HARTFORD — At their April monthly meeting on Thursday, April 7, the New Hartford Women’s Club took part in a “Shoe Cutting Party” for the Sole Hope charity. Every month, the club finds activities to participate in to benefit organizations and charities.
The Sole Hope program is a national charity that provides closed-toe shoes to children in Uganda to protect them from jiggers.

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BOE reverses decision on Bakerville School

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NEW HARTFORD — After four months of controversy, the Board of Education decided at its special meeting on Monday, March 28, to reverse its decision to close Bakerville School.
In December, the Board of Education unanimously decided to close Bakerville School, located at 51 Cedar Lane.
The school was established in 1941, and it offers prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades.

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Coloring books for adults at library

NEW HARTFORD — “I haven’t colored since I was a kid,” said one of three women attending Within the Lines, a new class at the Beekley Library that started on Tuesday, March 8.
At the library’s class, the table was strewn with several coloring books, a supply of markers, pencils and crayons.
“They’re a lot more complex than children’s coloring books,” another participant said. 

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