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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...

New Hartford

‘E.T.’ lands at Ski Sundown for a good cause

NEW HARTFORD — On Saturday July 25, Lisa Bocchichio and Gina Gill hosted a family movie night at Ski Sundown to benefit 11-year-old Emma Thistlewaite and family.
Emma, whose parents are Bob and Pam Thistlewaite, was diagnosed in March with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
After Emma was diagnosed, a charity was set up called Emma’s Angels to assist the family with expenses.

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Storywalk and celebration at Beekley library

NEW HARTFORD — The Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library hosted a storywalk and celebration of local author Lee Tangarone on Saturday, July 26.
The event was the culminating activity of a month-long celebration of the life and work of Tangarone, according to storywalk co-curator Fran Stoffer. 
The annual event is in its fourth year, Stoffer said, and seeks to honor Tangarone, a long-time member of the community.

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EDC and Center reps discuss ideas for town center

NEW HARTFORD — A large turnout showed up for a meeting with representatives from the town’s Economic Development Commission and Connecticut Main Street Center on Thursday, June 18, at Town Hall.
Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, associate director of the center, held a discussion on what makes a vibrant town center.

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Book sale benefits Beekley Library

NEW HARTFORD — BookFriends of the Beekley Community Library held its annual used book sale at the New Hartford Elementary School on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
Proceeds from the sale of books, music, DVDs and baked goods benefited the library, helping with children’s programming, book deliveries to town residents unable to access the library, and developing new ideas for connecting the community with the library.

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Flea market benefits Lions Club

NEW HARTFORD — Rain showers held off for most of the day on Saturday, June 6, for the New Hartford Lions Club’s giant flea market held at Brodie Park. 
Although early morning moisture dampened vendors as they prepared to display their wares, most were very pleased when the weather turned sunny and brought the crowds with it.

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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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