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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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Potatoes and people at Eureka Grange

NEW HARTFORD — The Eureka Grange held a baked potato sale and dinner on Saturday, May 23. Nearly 100 community members come to feast in the Grange hall.
Each year members organize events to help the community with the money raised. 

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Benefit for student battling cancer

Emma’s angels
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NEW HARTFORD — A benefit dinner was held for 11-year-old Emma Thistlewaite at Ann Antolini School on Saturday, May 30.
Emma, whose parents are Bob and Pam Thistlewaite, was diagnosed in March with osteosarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer.

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Gross wages for the Town of New Hartford

The following is a list of gross wages for employees of the town of New Hartford for 2014. This information was provided by Administrative Assistant Christine Hayward.

Name Position Wages

Archer Jr, Lester C Animal Control $2,437.43

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Music and art aid Save the Children

NEW HARTFORD — The Saturday, May 16, art and music show in the Hurley Building, the former location of the Ovation Guitar factory, was organized by husband and wife Peter and Christine Greenwood as a benefit for the Save the Children Foundation.  
 “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time to get artists together to show their work and participate in donating to the foundation,” Christine Greenwood said.

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Artist displays work at Passiflora

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NEW HARTFORD —  Ethan Newman is exhibiting his paintings and other works at the Passiflora Tea Room and Cafe, 526 Main St. 
Newman, who is also a cook and a waiter at Passiflora, grew up in Torrington for the first 10 years of his life, but his family moved to the area 15 years ago.
He will be attending Hartford Art School in the fall and he said that he has received an $80,000 scholarship.

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Comedy show benefits scholarship fund

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Business Council held a comedy night on Saturday, April 18, at Ski Sundown to benefit its scholarship fund.
Three comedians performed for more than two hours, with audience members enjoying themselves so much they lingered when the show was over.
Headliner Tommy Koenig is known from his appearances on MTV and Comedy Central.

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Songwriter’s circle at Passiflora

NEW HARTFORD — On the second Thursday of each month, Fran Devevo hosts a free Songwriter’s Circle at Passiflora Tea Room in New Hartford. 
Devevo said that she hopes the event will be a new outlet for local talent. 
A longtime artist and musician, Devevo’s influences include Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Hot Tuna and B.B.King. 
She said she hopes to provide a place for budding musicians to come and get inspired. 

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Business corner: Peddlers’ Junction

NEW HARTFORD — Peddlers’ Junction, located at 510 Main St., is a consignment and gift shop. 
The store opened five years ago, when Corinne Markwald Johnson and her daughter, Marni, decided to rent the space.
Corinne grew up in New Hartford, the daughter of area physician Heinz Markwald.

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Ski-A-Thon benefits Make-A-Wish

NEW HARTFORD — A charity Ski-A-Thon benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation was held at Ski Sundown on Sunday, March 8.
The event was organized by Julia Redfield and Madeline Moore, both 12, who are East Granby Middle School students.
The event was co-organized by a team of student volunteers. 

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Selectmen discuss updating conservation plan

NEW HARTFORD — Civil Engineer Phil Doyle presented a slide show documenting possible updates to the 1994 Plan of Conservation Development for New Hartford during a selectmen’s meeting on Thursday, Jan. 29.
First Selectman Dan Jerram said Doyle has been using his experience to come up with recommendations to maintain a sustainable village center for the town.

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