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COMMUNITY NOTES: Zumbathon Fundraiser On Friday To Benefit New Hartford Fire Department; Peach Festival On The Green On Saturday; Cut-A-Thon Benefits Steve Joseph Family

Zumbathon Fundraiser On Friday To Benefit New Hartford Fire Department

A Zumbathon is being held tomorrow evening, Friday, at the Doncin School of Dance in Torrington. The benefit will support the New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and their Emergency Support Team.

There will be several instructors doing their own routines as well as some Zumba Toning. That’s Zumba with 1-2 lb weights (which are provided for you)! There will also be healthy snacks, water bottles, Shakeology samples, and wine for when everyone is all “Zumba’d out”! Come join the party for a fun time and to raise funds for a great group of volunteers.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door; a limited number of tickets are still available. For more information contact Rhonda Strycharz at 860-738-2917 or by email at

The Zumbathon is being held from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 24, at the Doncin School of Dance at 108 Putter Lane in Torrington. For more information about this event visit the Zumbathon page on Facebook.

A Delicious Tradition Continues: Peach Festival On The Green On Saturday


Serving up peach shortcake at the Peach Fest. Photo: NewHartfordPlus archives

If you love peaches then this festival is the one you’ve been waiting for all year: The 16th Annual Peach Fest and Craft Fair will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the Pine Meadow Green in New Hartford.

The Peach Fest, which is sponsored by the North Congregational Church, will feature the church’s special peach shortcake as well as peach pies to go. A Craft Fair will also be held, with crafters and artists from New Hartford and the surrounding communities.

Entertainment will include puppet shows and a special visit from Rocky the Rock Cat.

For more information about the Peach Fest & Craft Fair call the North Congregational Church at 860-379-4266.

For more information on the North Congregational Church visit the North Congregational Church website.

Cut-A-Thon Raises Funds For Steve Joseph Family

Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. this past Tuesday, the HeadZ-Up Hair Salon cut the hair of 39 customers at $15 per person, and all the proceeds from the haircuts were donated by the salon to the Steve Joseph Children’s Trust Fund. Refreshments were also served by the salon. Steve Joseph was employed by the Town of New Hartford in its Department of Public Works. Steve was killed in a tree-cutting accident this past spring while doing private contracting work. Steve’s wife, Jen, recently gave birth to their third child, a baby boy.

Donations may be made to the Joseph Children’s Trust, c/o Torrington Municipal & Teachers Federal Credit Union, 777 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

The HeadZ-Up Hair Salon is owned by Danielle Bergeron, Grant Howes and Lori Larson. The salon is located at 317 Winsted Road, GQ Plaza, Torrington. The Salon’s telephone number is 860-496-7818.

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