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COMMUNITY NOTES: Paradise, Monhegan Island, Maine – Art Exhibit & Wine Tasting Event At The Beekley Tonight; Congress In Your Corner: Congressman John Larson At Shop Rite, West Hartford; Preschool Screening On Thursday, March 29

Following is a press release from the Beekley Library regarding the Art Exhibit and Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the library this evening:

The Beekley Library will host an Art Exhibit of early 20th century watercolors and photographs by artists from Monhegan, a tiny island located 10 miles offshore from Boothbay Harbor. Artists represented will include Sears Gallagher (featured in a 2007 exhibition at the Boston Public Library), Samuel Triscott (honored with a show at the Portland Museum of Art in 2003) and well-known Rockport, Massachusetts artist Eric Hudson. Two of Monhegan’s first women painters, Maud Briggs Knowlton and Alice Swett, will also be represented.

These works were collected by Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Charles F. Jenney (1865-1923) whose cottage was one of the first vacation homes on the island. Some of these works were exhibited in the Monhegan Museum show “A Painter’s Paradise: Monhegan Island” in 2009 but others have never before been shown publicly.

A wine tasting will accompany the art for this kick-off gala event with several vendors from New Hartford Wine and Beverage. There will be a wide variety of wines available for tasting and purchasing. There will also be an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants. Guitarist Tracy Walton will provide a musical backdrop throughout the evening. The exhibit will remain at the Library from March 24th through April 14th.

Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will support the Library. Call the Library for tickets to this exciting event: 860-379-7235.

For more information about the Beekley Library visit the library’s website.

Congress In Your Corner: Congressman John Larson At Shop Rite In West Hartford

We received the following press release from Congressman John Larson regarding a Congressman in Your Corner event he is sponsoring today in West Hartford:

Over the last month there have been major events that impact our community, country and the world. Whether it was February’s positive jobs report, the recently-proposed Republican budget or the continued tension throughout the Middle East, there is much to discuss.

With that in mind I would like to invite you to a Congress on Your Corner event that we are having this weekend for an opportunity to have a discussion on the topics and issues that interest you.

This event will allow me to provide you with information about what is going on throughout our district and in Washington, while answering any questions and taking statements on issues of importance to you.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend and answering any questions you may have.

For more information on Congressman Larson visit the Congressman’s website.

Preschool Screening Scheduled For Thursday, March 29

The following is a notice by the New Hartford Public Schools regarding their preschool screening:

New Hartford Public Schools will have a Preschool Screening for all three- and four-year-old children on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Please call the Student Services Department at 860-379-1653 to make an appointment.

A detail from the little schoolhouse on the grounds of Antolini School. Photo from NewHartfordPlus archives

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