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Weekend Calendar: Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9

This weekend calendar is being added to as we come across more events that may be of interest to our readers. If you know of an event, please email us the information and we’ll gladly add it to this Weekend Calendar.

Following are the Calendar listings for this weekend, Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 in New Hartford, CT:

Saturday, May 8, 2010:

  • May Market at Hill-Stead: from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT. Market features over 50 exhibitors of antiques and quality crafts for home and garden. Shop for perennials and woodland plants, enjoy garden and cooking demonstrations with local experts, consult with horticulturalists and Master Gardeners. For more information, please see the Activities and Programs section fo the Hill-Stead Musem website.
  • New Hartford Garden Club 2010 Spring Plant Sale: from 8:30 until 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Town Hall, 530 Main Street, New Hartford. For more information, please read our May 7 article Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale….
  • Northwestern Regional #7 FFA Plant Sale: from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. today, Saturday and tomorrow, Sunday, in the greenhouse at Regional #7 Vo-Ag Building, 100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted.
  • Haight-Brown Vineyard Express: at 2:00 p.m. at Thomaston station, Thomaston. Board 1970’s rail cars at the Thomaston station and take a leisurely 3(+) hour train ride around Litchfield County. On board, enjoy an eight wine tasting, including Haight-Brown’s special release ‘Railway White’, while hearing tidbits about HB history and practices. Unique and tasty Hors Des Ouvres and accompaniments will be served throughout the journey. On the second half of the journey, while enjoying desserts and treats, wine will be available by the glass for just $5. Reservations required; $65 per person. For more information, please visit the Haight-Brown website.
  • Synergy Brass Quintet: at 7:00 p.m. at the Bakerville Methodist Church on Route 202, just east of Route 202 in Bakerville. The quintet is acclaimed for “a veritable fireworks display of outstanding musical ability combined with superb showmanship” (Door Concerts, Inc.) in addition to “blazing precision [and] amazing technique”. The concert is a fundraiser for the Bakerville company. Tickets: $15 t at the door; Children under 12 Free. A reception with refreshments will follow the concer. For more information, please visit the Bakerville Library website.
  • Steam Vent Coffee House: from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. tonight at First Church of Winsted. For more information regarding the Steam Vent Coffee House, please visit the First Church of Christ website.

Sunday, May 9, 2010:

  • Mother’s Day: Please be sure to do something special for that special mother in your life: a bouquet of flowers, a live plant, her special breakfast brought to her in bed ~ all the little things that will make her day memorable.
  • Visit your favorite Church, Temple, Meditation Center or Meeting House: Be sure to make time today to visit your favorite church, temple, meditation center or meeting house for good fellowship and spiritual uplifting. For specific information about times of worship or meditation, please check out the list of links in our Houses of Worship tab in the sidebar on our front page.
  • Northwestern Regional #7 FFA Plant Sale: from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. today, Sunday, in the greenhouse at Regional #7 Vo-Ag Building, 100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted.
  • The Farmington River from Black Bridge looking east toward Canton.  Photo: Maria Moore

    The Farmington River from Black Bridge looking east toward Canton. Photo: Maria Moore

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Synergy Brass Quintet Brings Its Electrifying Music To Bakerville

By: Maria Moore

The Synergy Brass Quintet performs more concerts than anyone in classical music today, averaging nearly 300 engagements per year, and this Saturday, they’ll be performing right here in the Bakerville section of New Hartford.

The Quintet, which includes Greg Lloyd of New Hartford will be performing at the Bakerville Methodist Church tomorrow, Saturday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.

According to Synergy Brass’ website, the quintet is acclaimed for “a veritable fireworks display of outstanding musical ability combined with superb showmanship” (Door Concerts, Inc.) in addition to “blazing precision [and] amazing technique” (The Watertown Daily Times), the Synergy Brass Quintet has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting ensembles. Synergy “has hit on a magical approach… unadulterated exuberance, and a rock star approach of performing,” (U.S.1). Their engagements have taken them to every corner of the United States including the Ravinia Music Festival in Illinois, the Bethlehem Musikfest in Pennsylvania, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, and internationally at the Festival de Musica de Camara de Aguascalientes.

Tickets to the concert are $15 and are available at the door; children under 12 are free.  A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.  All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Bakerville Library.

To learn more: About Synergy Brass Quintet and their “electrifying” music, please visit the Quintet’s website.  To listen to samples of their music, please click on the Recordings tab on the group’s website.

The Bakerville Library: Is located at 6 Maple Hollow Road in the Bakerville section of New Hartford.  Please visit the Library’s website to learn more about the Library and the special community it brings together.

The Bakerville Methodist Church: is located at 1087 Litchfield Turnpike, Route 202 just east of the Bakerville Library, in the Bakerville section of New Hartford.  To learn more about the church, please visit the Bakerville UMC website.

The Synergy Brass Quintet concert is being sponsored by The Friends of the Bakerville Library.

Synergy Brass Quintet will be performing at the Bakerville Methodist Church in a benefit concert for the Bakerville Library.  Photo from the Quintet's website, www.synergybrass.com

Synergy Brass Quintet will be performing at the Bakerville Methodist Church in a benefit concert for the Bakerville Library. Photo from the Quintet's website, www.synergybrass.com

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Garden Club's Spring Plant Sale Benefits Many Community Projects

"Drama Daisy."  Artwork: Mary Femniak

"Drama Daisy." Artwork: Mary Femniak

The New Hartford Garden Club is holding its Spring Plant Sale tomorrow, Saturday in the lobby of Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The plant sale will include a large selection of vegetable plants ready to plant in your garden. And for those looking for tomato plants, there will be more than 250 plants, among them mini tomoto plants, blight resistant plants and many other favorites.

Perennial plants will also be available, from old-fashioned favorites to unusual varieties. And as an added bonus, members of the Garden Club will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Especially for Mother’s Day, there will be hypertufa planters available, filled with plants, a beautiful and popular gift for the mother in your life. These unique containers are handmade by the Garden Club members; see our September 27 article The shape Of Blooms To Come…

Members of the New Hartford Garden Club are all volunteers and the proceeds from this plant sale are used to fund many community projects, including the plantings around the welcome signs at the edges of town, the plantings at Town Hall, at the Bakerville Library, and many more projects.

For more information: About the New Hartford Garden Club, please contact Sibyl Pellum: 860-379-3722, or Mary Lou Ringklib at 860-379-4612.

A hypertufa container from a previous year.  Photo: Mary Femniak

A hypertufa container from a previous year. Photo: Mary Femniak

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Daily Calendar: Friday, May 7

Following are the Daily Community Calendar listings for today in New Hartford, CT:

Friday, May 7, 2010:

  • Children’s Story Time at the Beekley Library: for 3- to 5-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. at the Beekley Library, 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford. For more information please call Andrea Gaedeke at the library at 379-7235.
  • New Hartford Senior Center Activities: Yoga Class: at 11:00 in the Senior Center. To see this month’s scheduled activities at the Senior Center please see our Community Bulletin Board. For more information about the Senior Center please call Jean Barnicoat at 860-379-3980 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Should your event be listed here and you don’t see it? Please email us the info. and we’ll add it! Email: newhartfordplus@gmail.com and write Calendar in the subject line.

Our Community Calendar section provides additional information about the events listed above and information on past, current and future events – a permanent record of events in New Hartford. Also check out our UPDATED Community Bulletin Board where you can see flyers on upcoming events, monthly calendars and information on local non-profit groups.

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“Wow! Two bears in two days!”

Maria Moore, our editor exclaimed to her husband, Bob, as they watched a bear amble through their backyard. There was a time when seeing a bear in the Northwest corner was unusual enough to be reported in the papers and now, two bears in two days!

Contribute to the …NHGrapevine… Let us know what you’ve heard – or seen – in town and we’ll add it to this listing, and also add it to the …NHGrapevine.. section. So let’s hear what you’re hearing around town…

This inviting bench is just a couple of hundred feet up from the post office on Church Street North.  Many thanks to Norma Pappalardo for providing this delightful garden for us all to enjoy.  Photo: Maria Moore

This inviting bench is just a couple of hundred feet up from the post office on Church Street North. Many thanks to Norma Pappalardo for providing this delightful garden for us all to enjoy. Photo: Maria Moore

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Daily Calendar: Wednesday, May 5

Following are the Community Calendar listings for today in New Hartford, CT:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010:

  • New Hartford Business Council Board of Directors/Steering Committee Meeting: at 8:00 a.m. at the Chapin Park Bed and Breakfast, Church Street, Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. For more information about the Business Council, please see the NHBC’s Facebook page.
  • New Hartford Senior Center: Fitness: at 9 a.m.($2.50 per class, includes a fitness card which is stamped for every class attended); Wii Bowling at 10:00 a.m.; Refreshments at 12:00 noon; Blood Pressure Check at 12:30 p.m.; Art Horn ~ the Wonders of Weather at 1:00 p.m. For more information please call Jean Barnicoat at 860-379-3980 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Children’s Story Time for 2-year-olds at the Beekley Library: at 10:15 a.m. at the Beekley Library, 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford. For more information please call Andrea Gaedeke at the library at 860-379-7235.
  • Canton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting: at 11:30 a.m. La Trattoria, Route 44, Canton. For more information about the Canton Chamber of Commerce which has a partnership with the New Hartford Business Council, please visit the Canton Chamber of Commerce website.
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  • Commission on Aging Meeting: at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 530 Main Street, New Hartford. For the agenda for this meeting, please see our Calendar.
  • New Hartford Recreation Commission Meeting: at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 530 Main Street, New Hartford. For the agenda for this meeting, please see our Calendar.
  • Have a Spring-related business you want to advertise?: Check out our BRAND NEW Yellow Pages: an economical, simple way to get your business in front of our 32,066 visitors (this past March). Use the “Submit Your Listing” form to send us your information and we’ll list your business. Looking for a lawn care service? Check our Yellow Pages where we’ll be listing companies as soon as their info. is submitted to us.
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    “I just learned to knit today!”

    Said one of the poll workers at Town Hall yesterday during the afternoon on what was a very quiet day for voter turnout on the budget referendum.

    Contribute to the …NHGrapevine… Let us know what you’ve heard – or seen – in town and we’ll add it to this listing, and also add it to the …NHGrapevine.. section. So let’s hear what you’re hearing around town…

    The lilacs are in full bloom outside the photographer's home, image from 2009.  Photo: Maria Moore

    The lilacs are in full bloom outside the photographer's home, image from 2009. Photo: Maria Moore

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    Daily Calendar: Tuesday, May 4

    Following are the Community Calendar listings for today in New Hartford, CT:

    Tuesday,May 4, 2010:

    • CLOSED: New Hartford Senior Center: Due to the Budget Referendum.
    • Budget Referendum: from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. First District votes at the Town Hall, Second District votes at South End Fire House.
    • Northwestern Regional #7 Budget Referendum: At the same time as the town Budget Referendum, from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. First District votes at the Town Hall, Second District votes at South End Fire House.
    • Early Literacy Program: Comprehension Session: at 9:30 a.m. at the Beekley Library, 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford. For more information about this Early Literacy Program please see the flyer posted in our Bulletin Board or call the Library at 860-379-7235.
    • Bakerville Library Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds: at 10:15 a.m. Bakerville Library, 6 Maple Hollow Road, New Hartford. For more information about the library please visit the Bakerville Library website.
    • New Hartford Public Schools: Personnel and Negotiations Sub-committee Special Meeting: at 6:30 p.m. at the bakerville School, Cedar Lane, New Hartford. For the agenda for this meeting, please see our Calendar.
    • New Hartford Schools Board of Ed Meeting: at 7:00 p.m. at the Bakerville School, Cedar Lane, New Hartford. For the agenda for this meeting, please see our Calendar.
    • Have a Spring-related business you want to advertise?: Check out our BRAND NEW Yellow Pages: an economical, simple way to get your business in front of our 32,066 visitors (this past March). Use the “Submit Your Listing” form to send us your information and we’ll list your business. Looking for a lawn care service? Check our Yellow Pages where we’ll be listing companies as soon as their info. is submitted to us.

    Our Community Calendar section provides additional information about the events listed above and information on past, current and future events – a permanent record of events in New Hartford. Also check out our Bulletin Board where you can see flyers on events happening around town, and where we have listed information on local non-profit groups.

    …NHGrapevine

    “Budget Referendum today: Please Vote!”

    Voting takes a couple of minutes of our time, and it’s a nice opportunity to say “Thanks!” to those hard-working poll workers and our two Registrars of Voters, Daria Hart and Lila Tuxbury who bring it all together.

    Contribute to the …NHGrapevine… Let us know what you’ve heard – or seen – in town and we’ll add it to this listing, and also add it to the …NHGrapevine.. section. So let’s hear what you’re hearing around town…

    Spring flowers at dusk decorate a grave at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Monday evening, May 3.  Photo: Maria Moore

    Spring flowers at dusk decorate a grave at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Monday evening, May 3. Photo: Maria Moore

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    Daily Calendar: Friday, April 30

    Following are the Daily Community Calendar listings for today in New Hartford, CT:

    Friday, April 30, 2010:

    • Children’s Story Time at the Beekley Library: for 3- to 5-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. at the Beekley Library, 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford. For more information please call Andrea Gaedeke at the library at 379-7235.
    • New Hartford Senior Center Activities: Yoga Class: at 11:00 in the Senior Center. To see this month’s scheduled activities at the Senior Center please see our Community Bulletin Board. For more information about the Senior Center please call Jean Barnicoat at 860-379-3980 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
    • Should your event be listed here and you don’t see it? Please email us the info. and we’ll add it! Email: newhartfordplus@gmail.com and write Calendar in the subject line.

    Our Community Calendar section provides additional information about the events listed above and information on past, current and future events – a permanent record of events in New Hartford. Also check out our UPDATED Community Bulletin Board where you can see flyers on upcoming events, monthly calendars and information on local non-profit groups.

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    “I’ve been to many such gatherings ~ this is an excellent one!”

    One of the candidates for state office complimented the Republicans on the large turnout for the Candidate Night forum held last night at the Town Hall.

    Contribute to the …NHGrapevine… Let us know what you’ve heard – or seen – in town and we’ll add it to this listing, and also add it to the …NHGrapevine.. section. So let’s hear what you’re hearing around town…

    The Republican Town Committee drew a large attendance for its Candidate Night at last night's RTC Meeting.  Photo: Maria Moore

    The Republican Town Committee drew a large attendance for its Candidate Night at last night's RTC Meeting. Photo: Maria Moore

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    Candidate Night Slated For Thursday Night: Republican Town Committee

    [Updated at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 28 to add Rob Simmons who confirmed he will be attending the Candidate Night.]

    By: Maria Moore

    The New Hartford Republican Town Committee (RTC) has scheduled a Candidate Night for tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 29 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Senior Center, 3rd Floor of the Town Hall. The evening will feature Republican candidates for office at both the state and national level.

    The candidates who are scheduled to attend are:

    • Candidate for Senate: Linda McMahon;
    • Candidate for Senate: Rob Simmons;
    • Candidate for 1st Congressional District, CT: Ann Brickley;
    • Candidate for 1st Congressional District, CT: Mark Zydanowicz;
    • Candidate for Governor: Mark Boughton (Mayor, Danbury, CT);
    • Candidate for Governor: Michael Fedele (Lt. Governor, CT);
    • Candidate for Secretary of State: Jerry Farrell, Jr.

    Appetizers and refreshments will be served from 7:00 until 7:30 to allow candidates to mingle with delegates and attendees.

    This meeting is a Republican Town Committee Meeting and is only open to members of the New Hartford Republican Town Committee, registered Republicans, Republican delegates, invited guests and press/reporters. If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Alesia Kennerson, RTC Treasurer at akennerson8926@charter.net or call her at 860-496-8926.

    A downloadable copy of the agenda for this meeting is attached.  Please note that Rob Simmons, Candidate for Senate,  who confirmed his attendance on Wednesday, April 28, will be the first speaker on the agenda: RTC Candidate Night Agenda (219)

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    A view of Town Hall from the old library building on the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue. Photo from NewHartfordPlus archives

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