Today’s Farmers’ Market at Chapin Park ill have the usual mid-summer offerings: freshly-picked corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, pesto, fresh poultry; freshly-baked breads, pies, cookies, infused olive oils, fresh-cut flowers, perennial plants, and so many other great things.
But today’s market will also have a surprise visitor, a beautiful golden retriever who is looking for his new (forever) home. This young Golden -3 to 4 years of age – will be accompanied by Les Archer and Dan LaPlante, Animal Control Officer and Assistant Animal Control Officer respectively. So if you’ve been thinking of opening up your home to a wonderful pet, please stop by the New Hartford Farmers’ Market and maybe – just maybe – you’ll have found your new best friend in this beautiful dog.
Featured Musicians at today’s Farmers’ Market will be High Adventure. To learn more about this gifted group, visit High Adventure’s website.
The New Hartford Farmers’ Market is held every Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Green at Chapin Park in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. For more information on our local Farmers’ Market visit the New Hartford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
Lee Tangarone StoryWalk Celebration On Saturday At The Beekley Library
The following is information on the Lee Tangarone StoryWalk Celebration from The Beekley Library:
There will be a culminating celebration of the Lee Tangarone Story Walk at The Beekley Library, tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00:00 p.m. The celebration is free and all are welcome to attend.
The Lee Tangarone StoryWalk® featuring the book The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is up and running in the commercial district of New Hartford. Posters displaying each page of the book have been placed in the storefront windows of local businesses so that families can stroll along Main Street and read the story through the windows as they go. The StoryWalk® will be available to viewers from July 15 to August 18.
Created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, the StoryWalk® concept has inspired others to post similar projects in a number of other locations. In New Hartford, local resident Fran Stoffer was looking for a way to honor her friend and neighbor, Lee Tangarone, who passed away in April. Lee had been actively involved in many civic organizations and had served as the leader of both The New Hartford Business Council and BookFriends, a support organization for the Beekley Library. A StoryWalk® for kids seemed like the perfect fit.
The StoryWalk® path takes viewers from one end of the business district to the other. Participants can start at the Head Shoppe, then continue to Passiflora, The New Hartford House, Chatterley’s Restaurant, Hoffman Hardware, Torrington Savings Bank, The Muddy Moose, New Hartford Wine and Beverage, Artistic Dental Medicine, Charlie J’s Barber Shop, and end at the Peddler’s Junction. A final poster with an illustration from the end of the book will be posted at the library.
May Stoffer designed the Lee Tangarone StoryWalk® poster, and Corrin Tangarone, Lee’s granddaughter, helped to assemble and post the story. Corrin and Fran will hold the culminating celebration at The Beekley Library on Central Avenue in New Hartford.
For more information on the Lee Tangarone StoryWalk® and the culminating celebration on Saturday call The Beekley Library at 860-379-7235.
For more information on The Beekley Library visit The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library website.
Tax-Free Week Begins On Sunday – Just In Time For Back To School
Following is a press release from the Department of Revenue Services regarding the sales tax-free week beginning Sunday:
Connecticut’s annual holiday from the sales tax begins on Sunday, August 19 and runs through Saturday, August 25. Tax free purchases are expected to save consumers as much as $7.5 million statewide, especially on back-to-school shopping. On average, it is estimated that families will spend nearly $700 on back to school purchases this year.
During this third week of August, individual items of clothing and footwear that cost less than $300 are completely exempt from state sales tax – other than sports equipment, specialty clothing, jewelry and accessories. Store sales, catalog and on-line purchases, purchases on layaway and rentals are exempt. In addition, the tax free holiday week includes items valued at more but discounted to under $300 with sales, coupons and similar merchant promotions.
Said Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan, “Governor Malloy and I see this as a great opportunity for consumers to stretch their tight household budgets and make the kind of purchases that are always necessary at this time of year. In addition, this is a good shot in the arm for our merchants – especially those that help attract shoppers who can maximize the tax exemption through discounted pricing.”
For more information about Connecticut’s Sales Tax Free Week, DRS has details on its website at www.ct.gov/drs. The DRS web site also has links to other publications to help consumers and taxpayers. Individuals may also call 1-800-382-9463 (for in-state calls outside the Greater Hartford Area) or 860-297-5962 (from anywhere).