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Local News for Barkhamsted, Connecticut


Riverton Grange launching veteran of the month program

BARKHAMSTED – Riverton Grange #169 will launch a new monthly initiative to honor local veterans, at 6 p.m. July 4. The idea for this initiative was suggested by American Legion National Committeeman Joe Jackson, a 2021 Riverton Grange nominee for the Community Citizen Award, according to a statement. “Because the Grange values the selfless sacrifice READ MORE.

Barkhamsted budget hearing set; town hall reopens May 24

BARKHAMSTED – Barkhamsted’s annual budget meeting is scheduled for May 25, in person at the town garage, 33 New Hartford Road. Full budget information is available at The town hall will reopen to the public May 24, and doors will be unlocked for normal business hours. No appointments are necessary. Business hours are Monday READ MORE.

Barkhamsted Lions Club receives Excellence Award

BARKHAMSTED – The Lions Club of Barkhamsted, founded in 1966 by Winsted Lions Club, was recently awarded the Lions Clubs International District Club Excellence Award for 2019-20. Zone chairman Alan Hill from the Hartland Lions Club presented the award to club president Dave Roberts, immediate past club president Rejean Labrie and club treasurer Don Stein. READ MORE.
Raptors take center stage Sunday10/09/2020

Raptors take center stage Sunday

BARKHAMSTED – COVID-19 skunked the Earth Day Festival held each spring at Peoples State Forest, but one if its organizers, Ginny Apple, is not easily discouraged. The community is sponsoring “Raptors on the River” Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the state forest at Whittemore Grove, East River Road. Present will be live “ambassador” READ MORE.

New Lions Club branch formed to support ECAD

WINCHESTER – Lions Clubs International recently chartered the newest Lions Specialty Club Branch in Winchester. The branch, sponsored by the Barkhamsted Lions Club, is called Connecticut Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities Lions Club Branch. ECAD is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides service dogs for those with physical or invisible disabilities, such as MS, Parkinson’s, READ MORE.

Learn about beavers with Topsmead Friends Sept. 28

LITCHFIELD – The Friends of Topsmead State Forest will offer a virtual presentation on beavers at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. The Friends of Topsmead State Forest is a non-profit organization that provides programs to engage the public and local school students in learning about and preserving the ecology of the park and enhances visitors’ experience READ MORE.

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