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Cornwall, Kent, Norfolk,
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Towns & Take a seat at the table!
Villages My friend Joan Osofsky of
May 2018 Hammertown Barn fame recently
gave me a cookbook called “Feed the
CANAAN/FALLS VILLAGE Resistance: Recipes and ideas for
getting involved.”
by Patrick L. Sullivan................. p. 5
It’s a cookbook that proposes that
CORNWALL while some folks are out fighting the
by Leila Hawken................................ p. 7 good fight, someone has to make sure
that dinner is on the table. It includes
KENT thoughts on hosting potluck dinners,
by C.B. Wismar................................... p. 9 fundraising meals, bringing food to
NORFOLK town government meetings.
by Shaw Israel Izikson................. p. 10 I liked it and thought about what I
could cook to help.
NORTH CANAAN Then it occurred to me that
by Cynthia Hochswender......... p. 12 someone is already cooking up a
storm, not for the resistance but for
SALISBURY
the support of the many dedicated
by Patrick L. Sullivan................. p. 15 volunteers who make life possible in
SHARON our towns.
by Cynthia Hochswender......... p. 20 Photo by Cynthia Hochswender These people are cooking big (very
big) meals as fundraisers for EMTs,
WINCHESTER/WINSTED for school programs, for the Rotary.
by Shaw Israel Izikson................. p. 23 2018 TOWNS & VILLAGES They need us to eat.
Every year The Lakeville Journal
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Associated Lightning Rod .............................. 22 National Iron Bank ................................................. 17 special issue, a directory of town
BRINGING IT ON HOME Bank of Millbrook....................................................... 22 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival .......... 18 services.
by Cynthia Hochswender......... p. 26 Berkshire Hills Design ......................................... 13 Norman Rockwell Museum .......................... 34 This year we chose as the theme
Best & Cavallaro Real Estate ....................... 14 North East Ford .......................................................... 35 the fundraising meals that our
MILLERTON/NORTH EAST nonprofits hold every year and that
by Kaitlin Lyle....................................... p. 27 Black Squirrel Antiques .................................... 14 North East Muffler ................................................... 29
Bulls Bridge Body Shop ....................................... 8 they would really like you to attend.
North Elm Home......................................................... 21
MILLBROOK/WASHINGTON C.A. Lindell & Son .................................................. 11 We can’t list every meal that every
Old Mill of Irondale.................................................. 28 town hosts every year, but we try to
by Judith O’Hara Balfe............ p. 30 Carlson Heating & Air Conditioning.... 3 Prime Finds ........................................................................ 8 include notices about them weekly in
PINE PLAINS Charlie’s Repair Shop............................................ 28 Riga Construction ................................................... 13 our newspapers. Keep an eye out.
by Kaitlin Lyle....................................... p. 31 Charlotte Hungerford Hospital................. 24 Riley’s Furniture & Flooring ...................... 19 It might not be the most
Cornwall Farm Market ............................................ 6 Salisbury Visiting Nurse Assoc...... 13 & 14 spectacular meal you’ve ever tasted
GREAT BARRINGTON Country Gardeners Florist ............................ 21 Sharon Hospital ......................................................... 18 but then again, it might. More
by Janet Manko................................... p. 33 Dutchess Day School ......................................... 32
Stadium System .......................................................... 11 important, it fulfills the essential
SUMMER DAY TRIPS Elyse Harney Real Estate ................................. 16 social reason why we dine rather than
Stafford Sheldon Capital Advisors ..... 11
.......................................................... p. 6, 29, 32, 34
Geer Village .......................................................................... 3 eat: It’s social.
Stone & Tile Services ......................................... 19
Gordon R. Keeler Appliances...................... 24 You’ll meet your neighbors, you’ll
Sundog Shoe & Leather ................................... 19
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Hay’s Country Feed ’n Needs .................... 32 The Artists at Whiting Mills ........................ 22
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800-339-9873 Jack’s Auto Service ................................................... 24 Thomas McGowan, home cooking as a salve for the
www.tricornernews.com Elyse Harney Real Estate ................................... 8 challenges of our modern world,
Jacob’s Garage ................................................................... 6
Cynthia Hochswender Editor Tri-State Chamber of Commerce ......... 28 we’ve included a recipe from the
Klemm Real Estate..................................................... 36
Michelle Brown Calendar Upcountry Services..................................................... 2 cookbook. You will find it on Page 26.
James Clark Design, Prod. Coordinator Lia’s Mountain View Restaurant ........... 32
Merritt Bookstore and Toystore................ 32 Valentine Monument Works — Cynthia Hochswender
Caitlin Hanlon Composing
Millerton Service Center ................................... 26 & Sandblasting............................................................... 29
Cover Photo of the annual Jane Lloyd
Fund clambake by Patrick L. Sullivan Millerton Veterinary Practice ..................... 19 Wes’s Auto Body.......................................................... 29
Moore & More Printing ..................................... 24 William J. Cole Insurance Agency ......... 28
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CANAAN FALLS VILLAGE / CONNECTICUT
Town of Canaan • www.canaanfallsvillage.org

KEY SERVICES
Animal Control ...................... 860-824-0707 ext. 10
Assessor (Tues., 9-3; Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 9-noon)
.............................................................. 860-824-0707 ext. 13
Earning a class trip,
Building Official (Wed., 1-3)
............................... 860-824-3132 and 860-824-0707

Fire Marshal (by appointment) ........860-364-0909
one square at a time
First Selectman (Mon.-Thurs., 9-noon)
.............................................................. 860-824-0707 ext. 23
BY PATRICK L. SULLIVAN
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24 One sign that spring is This year, in 2018, the
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org
around the corner is the dinner was held at the new
Registrars of Voters (Wed., 9-noon)
.............................................................. 860-824-0707 ext. 18
annual lasagna dinner at the Falls Village Emergency
Sanitarian (Tues., 8-10) .........................860-824-0707 Lee H. Kellogg School, a Services Center. So popular
Social Services (Mon., 8-3, Tues. evening fundraiser for the students’ is the meal that a line of cars
by appointment & Thurs., 8-3:30) eighth-grade class trip to stretched out along Route 7
................................................................................860-824-9855 Quebec. as customers awaited their
Tax Collector (Mon. 9-3, Wed. 9-noon) Joan Wingard knows as chance to come in and eat.
.............................................................. 860-824-0707 ext. 13
much about the lasagna The dinner is run by the
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 9-3) ......860-824-0707 dinner as anyone. She said seventh- and eighth-grade
ext. 10
that at first parents made students and their parents. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender
Town Garage...............................................860-824-7239
Town Treasurer (Mon.-Wed., 9-3) the meal. “This was difficult “At one time we were able to
.............................................................. 860-824-0707 ext. 11
because everyone made it just have the eighth grade,”
Transfer Station (Tues., Fri. & Sat., 8-3) differently, so there was no Wingard remembered, the dinner started!” to the kids.”
................................................................................860-824-5819 consistency.” “but as student population Hosting the meal at the The proceeds are
Recreation Center When Wingard took numbers decreased we had Emergency Services Center significant. In the last few
.................................................................................860-201-7639 over the dinner in 2007, the seventh grade help out as has made things slightly years, the dinner has raised
PUBLIC SAFETY the Wandering Moose in well.” easier. around $7,000.
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Cornwall was making the It also helps having at least “Having a certified kitchen “It is a dinner that the
For emergencies...................................................................911 food. a few parents on hand who was so helpful, as we did community looks forward
Falls Village Fire Department “At that time we didn’t have done it before. not have to borrow as many to,” Wingard said. “I see
.................................................................................860-824-5298 have anyplace in Falls Village “We used to only sell things.” many of the same diners
State Police Troop B, North Canaan to cook.” about 200 tickets and had (Lee H. Kellogg School there every year, whether
.................................................................................860-626-1820 In 2010 the Falls Village two seating times. Now we does not have a certified they know the students or
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) Inn opened. Wingard asked have open seating and the kitchen.) not.
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org
if they were interested. They amount of tickets available to “Having it at the “People love seeing the
Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000
were. sell is 425.” Emergency Services Center kids working for this trip. I
And that’s how it stands Usually only a fraction was easier in many ways — have heard that the most,”
OTHER SERVICES now. of the tickets, 20 or so, although with all the snow we she continued.
D.M. Hunt Memorial Library......860-824-7424
Diners used to come into are available at the door, had parking issues and fewer “They love seeing them
Falls Village Day Care Center.......860-824-0882
the multi-purpose room at Wingard said. tables. outside raking leaves to earn
Kellogg (what civilians call a It’s an indication of the “The firefighters were money, holding the bake sales
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES “gym”) to be greeted by a sea dinner’s popularity. so generous with their time at the library, returning the
Explorations Charter School, Winsted
.................................................................................860-738-9070
of tables and well-scrubbed “The majority of the and help, as they always are, returnables from the transfer
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, students ready to serve the tickets are sold in advance. no matter where it is held. station and working the
Falls Village......................................................860-824-5123 meals. One year we sold out before People are extremely helpful lasagna dinner.”
Lee H. Kellogg School........................860-824-7791
Northwestern Connecticut Community
College, Winsted.........................................860-738-6300
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington St. Joseph Church, Catholic, North Canaan Representatives in United States Senators
.................................................................................860-496-5300 .................................................................................860-824-7078 Connecticut General Assembly Richard Blumenthal.............Hartford 860-258-6940
Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock Sen. Craig Miner (30th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-2823

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS .................................................................................860-435-2627 800-842-1421
................................................................................. Chris Murphy ...........................Hartford 860-549-8463
Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
Beth El Synagogue, Torrington .....860-482-8263
.................................................................................800-842-1423 Governor
Falls Village Congregational Church ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES Representative in Congress (5th District)
.................................................................................860-824-0194 First Selectman Dannel P. Malloy .........................................800-406-1527
Elizabeth Esty ................... New Britain 860-223-8412
Henry Todd ................................... 860-824-0707 ext. 23
.................................................... Washington 202-225-4476

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2018 Summer Day Trips More destinations appear on pages 29, 32, 34

Action Wildlife Foundation Inc. Salisbury, CT, www.appalachiantrail.org Beckley Furnace fun with science and nature for younger
337 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT, Park your car and hike the beautiful trail, 140 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT, children and families. Exhibits and
860-491-9191, www.actionwildlife.org dawn to dusk. Be aware of ticks. www.beckleyfurnace.org demonstrations, education classes and
Farm zoo with animals from around the Open Memorial Day through Columbus activities, a live animal wildlife sanctuary,
world. Drive through or walk. Petting barn, Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum Day, docents on site Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 state-of-the art digital science dome, movies
hayrides. Wheelchair accessible. Check 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY, p.m. Historic iron furnace on the Blackberry and planetarium shows.
website for seasonal hours. 888-425-5633, www.baseballhall.org River; Connecticut’s designated Industrial
Museum open 7 days a week. Gift shop. Monument. Columbia County Fair
Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, July 27- Columbia County Agricultural Society,
Rte. 41, Undermountain Road, 30. Summer hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Berkshire Botanical Garden 32 Church St., Chatham, NY, 518-392-
Rtes 183 & 102, Stockbridge, MA, 413- 2121, www.columbiafair.com
298-3926, www.berkshirebotanical.org 178th fair, Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
Courses & lectures in plant anatomy,
physiology, botany, landscape design. Danbury Railway Museum
Annual Grow Show. Display gardens and 120 White St., Danbury, CT, 203-778-
Complete
visitor center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 8337, www.danburyrailwaymuseum.org
Automotive Unique line of vintage diesel locomotives,
Repairs through Columbus Day. Gift Shop. Guided
tours available. guided tours, train rides, exhibits, library,
Including celebrate your child’s birthday, gift shop.
Engine Rebuilds Berkshire Museum Special events each month.
Diesel Repairs, 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA,
Tires & Snowplows 413-443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org Dinosaur State Park
Art, natural history and history for the entire 400 West St., Rocky Hill, CT, 860-529-
family. Touch tank and aquarium, special 8423, www.dinosaurstatepark.org
outings and events. Spark! Lab hands- Registered National Landmark, open year
34 Railroad Street round. Picnic area, 500 dinosaur tracks,
on, creative laboratory. Gift shop. Open
860-824-5861 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., noon to trails, gift shop. Special events & activities,
5 p.m. Members & children, under 3, free. school programs. Park grounds open daily,
Wheelchair accessible. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, closed Mondays. Fee
for Exhibit Center only, children under 5

Cornwall Farm Market
Still the original Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum are free.
Lenox Station, 10 Willow Creek Road,
Lenox, MA, 413-637-2210, Dutchess County Fairgrounds
freshly pruned and ready to grow again 6550 Springbrook Ave., Rte. 9,
www.berkshirescenicrailroad.org
May 19.-October 27., 10:00-1:00 Historic Lenox Station, ride the Yard Jitney
or experience a cab ride with an engineer,
Rhinebeck, NY, 845-876-4000,
www.dutchessfair.com

Saturday mornings in West Cornwall and tours, May through early September.
The Lenox Station is listed on the National
27th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air
Balloon Festival, July 6-8; Dutchess County
just up from the Register of Historic Places. See website for
updates and museum schedule.
Fair, Aug. 21-26. Check website for the full
calendar of events.
Covered Bridge Canaan Railroad Days Fireman’s Association of State of
on the Wish House Lawn North Canaan, CT, 860-824-8250, New York Museum of Firefighting
413 Route 128 www.canaanrailroaddays.com 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY,

locally grown, raised 54th Anniversary Canaan Railroad Days,
July 18-29; Canaan Carnival, July 18-21.
518-822-1875, www.fasnyfiremuseum.com
More than 300 years of firefighting history on
crafted food & plants Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
display. Children 3 and under free. Wheelchair
accessible. Tours available by request. Open
& other artisanal products 2962 State Highway 23, Hillsdale, NY,
518-325-3200 or 413-528-1262,
daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

proudly supported by members www.catamounttrees.com
Aerial forest adventure, ages 7 and up,
Goshen Fair
Goshen Fairgrounds, Rte. 63, Goshen, CT,
of the Cornwall Association with 12 courses of varying difficulty, 170
elements, 50-plus zip lines. See website for
860-491-3655, www.goshenfair.org
Adult spelling bee, fireworks, hay bale toss
For more information please visit information and seasonal hours. contest, skillet throw contest, pie eating
contest, parade, rides, demonstrations, food,
www.cornwallfarmmarket.org The New Children’s Museum live music, tractor pulls, animal shows and
950 Trout Brook Drive, judging. Sept. 1-3, Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m. to 9
check out our Facebook page or call 860 672 2969 West Hartford, CT, 860-231-2824, p.m. and Mon. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org
Note: plenty of parking in the Railroad Square The Children’s Museum offers hands-on

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CORNWALL CONNECTICUT
www.cornwallct.org • Cornwall – Cornwall Bridge – West Cornwall

KEY SERVICES
Animal Control Officer ......................860-672-2917
......................................................................and 860-480-8625

Assessor (Tues. & Thurs.,12:30-3:30, Wed., 9-3)
Murder, mayhem, food and fun at Trinity
.................................................................................860-672-2703
BY LEILA HAWKEN
Building/Demolition Official (Mon., Wed. &
Fri., 8-9 a.m. at Northwest Lumber & Hardware in
When a town lacks adaptation of a play and it
Cornwall Bridge) .........................................860-672-0711
Emergency Management Director
murder and mayhem for real, served to set the pattern for
.................................................................................860-248-3099
then the next best thing is to this year’s production.
Finance Officer (Mon. & Thur. 9-5,Tues. & Wed. create it for fun. “We had a blast last year,”
8:30-12:30)......................................................860-672-2707 Now in its second year as said Jayne Ridgway, who
Fire Marshal ...............................................860-364-0909 a fundraiser for the Cornwall serves as the general director
First Selectman (Mon.-Thurs., 9-noon, 1-4) Child Center, the Mystery for the event.
.................................................................................860-672-4959 Dinner Theater comes This year’s performance,
Land Use Office (Tues. & Thurs., 9-noon) alive annually for many titled “Cinco de Mayo,
.................................................................................860-672-4957
good purposes. It reunites Murder at the Montalban
Municipal Agent/Social Services
the old Town Hall Players Hotel,” was at Trinity
(By appointment) .........................................860-672-2603
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24
troupe, whose members Conference Center, Butler
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org
exhibit a variety of levels of Hall — which just happened
Recreation Director (Mon. & Wed., 9-noon) experience and expertise, to be available on May 5,
................................................................................860-672-4071 but no shortage of spirit; it coincidentally mentioned in
Registrars provides a fabulous dinner, the show’s title. So the date
.................... (R) 860-672-6183 (D) 860-672-0279 with food donated by local was set. The premise is that a Photo by Leila Hawken
Social Services ........................................... 860 672-2603 businesses; it benefits the group of actors is in Mexico,
Tax Collector (Mon., 1-4, Wed., 9-noon & 1-4) Child Center, which in turn competing fiercely for roles evening as they engage Child Center.
.................................................................................860-672-2705
benefits children and their in a film that is to be shot in with dinner guests. Humor Guests can also
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 9-noon & 1-4)
families in Cornwall. And Cornwall. The location soon abounds. underwrite small niceties for
.................................................................................860-672-2709

Transfer Station (Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 9-4:30;
everyone has a whole bunch shifts to Cornwall. The serious purpose the center, things that would
Sun., 8-11 a.m.)............................................860-672-4079 of fun making it happen. “Some of the characters behind all the fun is the enhance the children’s daily
Commenting on the role don’t like each other,” support of the Cornwall experience. These can be
of the Town Hall Players, Ridgway explained. And so, Child Center. Since its such things as art supplies or
PUBLIC SAFETY AND Vice President Molly someone turns up dead. beginnings in 1974 as fresh sand for the sandbox.
EMERGENCY SERVICES Hinchman said, “The group The search for the killer a licensed nonprofit The mystery dinner
For emergencies...................................................................911 is thrilled to be included unfolds during the actual educational center, it theater is truly a group
Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department in the Mystery Dinner dinner, with cast members has cared for infants and effort, Ridgway said.
West Cornwall Firehouse ........................860-672-6526
festivities.” mingling with guests and children from Cornwall and Supporting businesses and
State Police Troop B, North Canaan
.................................................................................860-626-1820
In 2017, the play was dropping clues (and, nearby towns. patrons this year included
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) set in the Roaring ’20s. presumably, red herrings) A live auction will be Pearly’s Farmhouse Café, the
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org “Murder at the Juice Joint,” before, during and after called by Dave Cadwell; the Cornwall Country Market
Sharon Hospital ..................................... 860-364-4000 performed at the Torrington the meal. They remain in proceeds will help provide and the Cornwall Package
Country Club, was a loose character throughout the general support for the Store.
OTHER SERVICES
Cornwall Child Center.......................860-672-6989
Cornwall Library .....................................860-672-6874
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ELECTED OFFICERS Representative in Congress (5th District)
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Beth El Synagogue, Torrington .....860-482-8263 First Selectman Elizabeth Esty ................... New Britain 860-223-8412
Cornwall Consolidated School St. Bridget’s Church, Catholic .......860-672-6515 Gordon M. Ridgway ...................................860-672-4959 .................................................... Washington 202-225-4476

860-672-6617
................................................................................. St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Representatives in United States Senators
Explorations Charter School, Winsted .................................................................................860-672-6897 Connecticut General Assembly Richard Blumenthal.............Hartford 860-258-6940
.................................................................................860-738-9070 The Chapel of All Saints, Episcopal Sen. Craig Miner (30th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-2823

Housatonic Valley Regional High School, www.allsaintscornwall.org 800-842-1421
................................................................................. Chris Murphy ...........................Hartford 860-549-8463
Falls Village......................................................860-824-5123 for information on where services are held Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-4041

Northwestern Connecticut Community United Church of Christ in Cornwall, 800-842-1423
................................................................................. Governor
College, Winsted .......................................860-738-6300 Congregational ..............................................860-672-6840 Dannel P. Malloy .........................................800-406-1527
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock
.................................................................................860-496-5300 .................................................................................860-435-2627

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KENT CONNECTICUT
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KEY SERVICES
Animal Control .........................................860-927-4783
Assessor (Mon. & Wed., 9-noon & 1-4)
.................................................................................860-927-3160
The beloved roast beef barbecue for KVFD
Building Department (Mon.-Fri., 9-4) BY C.B. WISMAR
.................................................................................860-927-4556

First Selectman (Mon.-Fri., 9-noon & 1-4) The menu doesn’t change Fireman’s Ball, scheduled
.................................................................................860-927-4627 from year to year … which for June 9, will extend this
Fire Marshal (Tues. & Thurs., 3-4) is certainly part of the charm tradition to 107 years —
.................................................................................860-927-4556 of the Kent Volunteer Fire counted without a break
Land Use (Mon.-Fri., 9-4 ) .................860-927-4625 Department’s Fireman’s Ball, — and celebrate how a
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24
held every June at the Kent vibrant community can
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org
firehouse. rally around the incredibly
Park & Recreation
(Mon.-Fri., 9:30-noon & 1-2:30) .....860-927-1003 “Roast beef, baked important contribution of
Probate Court (Tues., 9-11) ..............860-927-3729 potatoes, salad …,” lists “first responders” and what
Public Works (Mon.-Fri., 7:30-3:30) Karren Garrity, chair of the they mean to the populace.
........................................ 860-927-3491, 860-927-4627 Organizing Committee. “Bill In years past, the ball has
Registrars of Voters (Mon., 1-4) ....860-927-1953 Tobin and his family come been hosted at Kent School
Resident Trooper ...................................860-927-3134 down from his place on Skiff in the ice arena, on the ball
Social Services/Municipal Agent Mountain and take care of the field of Kent Center School
(Tues.-Fri., 9-4, third Saturday each month 9-2,
roast beef. and on the Green in front of
appt. recommended)....................................860-927-1586 Photo by Gabriel Plunkett
“Frankly,” she confides, Town Hall. This year, the
Tax Collector (Mon., Tues., Wed., 9-noon & 1-4)
860-927-3269
.................................................................................
“it’s excellent.” latest tradition continues, of while ball-goers renew the who wouldn’t miss the ball.”
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 9-4, Fri., 9-noon) Tobin served for years as erecting tents at the firehouse time-honored tradition Tickets for the Kent
.................................................................................860-927-3433 captain of the volunteer fire for the gala evening. of “BYOB.” Setups are Volunteer Fire Department’s
Transfer Station (Sat. & Sun., 8-3:30) department and was also “One of the highlights of available. The combination Fireman’s Ball can be secured
.................................................................................860-927-4627 once the first selectman of the ball is a ‘grand march’ gives the evening a festive by calling 860-927-3080,
Treasurer (Tues. & Wed., 1-4, Fri., 9-noon & 1-4) Kent. His volunteer roots of the first responders,” flare from the beginning — a via email at KVFDBall@
.................................................................................860-927-0109 run deep — as is also true of Garrity said, adding that, feeling that carries through kentfire.org or by stopping
the phalanx of community “It’s traditions like these that the final dance. by Kent Wine and Spirit,
PUBLIC SAFETY members who turn out to set make the connection with the “Some of us have been Kent Fabrics or the town
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES up and decorate tables, fold community so strong.” going to the ball for years,” clerk’s office at Kent Town
For emergencies...................................................................911 the napkins, assist in cooking, Wardrobe selections for Garrity reminisced. Part Hall. Ticket sales began
Kent Volunteer Fire Department handle publicity and ticket the evening’s event vary from of what makes it a new May 1 and close on June 1.
and Ambulance ........................................860-927-3151 sales and engineer the smartly casual to ball gowns experience every year is the The ticket price is $40 per
State Police Troop L, Litchfield monumental job of cleaning and tuxedos. A popular person. If any tickets remain,
mix of longtime residents and
.................................................................................800-953-9949
up when the party is over. local band, Those Guys, more recent arrivals. they can be purchased for
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District)
“There are so many will perform this year and “At the next table, there $45 each at the door on
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org

Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000 townspeople who help out in support the dancing that can be someone who just June 9, the night of the ball,
different ways,” said Carlene makes this a true ball. moved to Kent, who might be at the firehouse. With 600
Brady, a member of the Restaurants in the area a weekender, or just renting a ball-goers anticipated this
OTHER SERVICES
Kent Chamber of Commerce........860-592-0061 Organizing Committee. join in the celebration house for the summer, or an year, early ticket purchase is
Kent Community House ..................860-927-4627 The 2018 edition of the by providing appetizers entire family of dear friends strongly suggested.
Kent Education Center
& Nursery School ..................................860-927-1294
Kent Memorial Library .....................860-927-3761
Temple Sholom, New Milford Representative in Congress (5th District)
PRIVATE SCHOOLS 860-354-0273
................................................................................. Elizabeth Esty ................... New Britain 860-223-8412
Kent School..................................................860-927-6000
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Marvelwood School..............................860-927-0047
.................................................... Washington 202-225-4476

Explorations Charter School, Winsted ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES United States Senators
South Kent School.................................860-927-3539
.................................................................................860-738-9070
First Selectman Richard Blumenthal.............Hartford 860-258-6940
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, .................................................... Washington 202-224-2823

Falls Village......................................................860-824-5123
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Bruce Adams ...................................................860-927-4627
Chris Murphy .......................... Hartford 860-549-8463
First Congregational Church........860-927-3335 Representatives in
Kent Center School...............................860-927-3537 .................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
Sacred Heart Church, Catholic Connecticut General Assembly
Northwestern Connecticut Community Sen. Craig Miner (30th District) Governor
.................................................................................860-927-3003
College,Winsted..........................................860-738-6300 800-842-1421 Dannel P. Malloy .........................................800-406-1527
St. Andrew’s Church, Episcopal .................................................................................
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District)
.................................................................................860-927-3486
.................................................................................860-496-5300
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NORFOLK CONNECTICUT
www.norfolkct.org

KEY SERVICES
Animal Control .........................................860-921-1372
Assessor (Mon.-Fri., 9-noon).............860-542-5287
Building Official (Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 2-4)
Norfolk Lions ‘small but mighty’
.................................................................................860-542-6986

Litchfield Hills Probate District #24 BY SHAW ISRAEL
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org
IZIKSON
Norfolk Sewer District........................860-542-5647
First Selectman (Mon.-Thu., 9-4:30; Fri., 9-noon) The Norfolk Lions Club is
.................................................................................860-542-5829
only a small part of the Lions
Tax Collector (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-noon)
Club International. Its roster
.................................................................................860-542-5140

Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-noon &1-4;
of 20 members doesn’t do
Fri., 8:30-noon) ............................................860-542-5679 much to beef up the million-
Transfer Station ........................................860-542-5963 plus membership of the
Zoning Officer (Mon., 9-noon, international organization.
Tues., 9-noon & 1-4) .................................860-542-6804 But it has been a
community mainstay since
PUBLIC SAFETY AND it was founded in 1951.
EMERGENCY SERVICES Norfolk Lions Club Vice
For emergencies...................................................................911 President Grant Mudge
Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department described the group as small
& Ambulance ............................................860-542-5021 but mighty; its members
Resident State Trooper ....................860-542-5249 make big efforts to help out
State Police Troop B, North Canaan the community.
.................................................................................860-626-1820
“I think this is the best
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) charitable organization in
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson
town,” Mudge said. “We
Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000
always are finding ways to
town’s volunteer ambulance One of the fundraising especially younger people,”
give back to our community.”
OTHER SERVICES The club uses donations
department. events the club holds is the Riiska said. “Norfolk is a
Norfolk Historical Society ..............860-542-5761 “We’re one of the last local annual pancake breakfast small town and we have a lot
to support pediatric eye
Norfolk Senior Housing Corp. (Meadowbrook) surviving Lions Clubs that at the Botelle Elementary of people volunteering. But
..................................................................................860-542-5470
screenings for children in
sponsors an ambulance,” School, which raises we need the youth of our
Norfolk Land Trust ................................860-542-3997 need.
Mudge said. “It was a model money for scholarships for community to step up; we
Norfolk Library.........................................860-542-5075 “We also get calls from
that was used quite a bit in Northwestern Regional High have an aging population. We
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES adults looking for glasses
small towns in the 1950s. School graduates. Mudge would love anyone to join the
Botelle Elementary School (Grades K-6) and eye screenings and we
“We have a capital said that Norfolk Lions give Lions.”
.................................................................................860-542-5286 help them out,” Mudge said.
fundraiser every single out $2,000 per year to four Who should join?
Explorations Charter School, Winsted “We also raise funds and we
year to raise money for graduating students. “The club is made up
.................................................................................860-738-9070 give them to the town to use
Northwestern Connecticut
the department’s needs. First Selectman and of people who all love this
as a discretionary fund to
Community College, Winsted ........860-738-6300 No one ever gets charged Norfolk Lions Club President town,” Mudge said.
help residents in need of fuel
Northwestern Regional (Grades 7-12),Winsted for ambulance service in Matt Riiska said the club For more information
assistance.”
.................................................................................860-379-8525 Norfolk. The department is always looking for new about joining the Norfolk
Mudge said the club is
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington is totally operated by members. Lions Club, call Riiska at
also a primary sponsor of the
.................................................................................860-496-5300 volunteers.” “We need more people, 860-542-5236.
Yale Summer School of Music and Art,
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
June - August ..................................................860-542-3000
September - May ............................................203-432-1966 ELECTED OFFICERS Chris Murphy
Representative in Congress
First Selectman Rep. Elizabeth Esty (5th District) ...........................................................Hartford 860-549-8463
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Matthew T. Riiska.......................................860-542-5829 ................................................... New Britain 860-223-8412 ..................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
Beth El Synagogue, Torrington .....860-482-8263 Representatives in .....................................................Washington 202-225-4476 Governor
Church of Christ, Congregational Connecticut General Assembly United States Senators Dannel P. Malloy ..........................................800-406-1527
.................................................................................860-542-5721 Sen. Kevin Witkos (8th District).........800-842-1421 Richard Blumenthal
Immaculate Conception, Catholic Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District) .......800-842-1423 ............................................................ Hartford 860-258-6940
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NORTH CANAAN CONNECTICUT
www.northcanaan.org • East Canaan – North Canaan

KEY SERVICES
Animal Control ................................................ 860-921-1372
Assessor (Mon. - Thurs., 9-noon & 1-4)
............................................................... 860-824-3137 ext. 108
A taste of home at a community meal
Building Inspector (Mon.-Thurs., 9-11) BY CYNTHIA HOCHSWENDER The doors open at Pilgrim
...........................................................860-824-7313 ext. 191 House at noon and there are
Burning Official ........................................860-307-3461 Most of the meals featured meals featured in this special continuous waves of food
Fire Marshal ..........................860-824-3132 ext. 193 served until 2 p.m. About 150
in this special issue of Towns issue of Towns and Villages,
Highway Dept. ....................860-824-7313 ext. 117
and Villages are fundraisers, the goal is to produce a meal people come for the meal each
North Canaan Housing Authority
(Wangum Village) with the money raised going that feels like home cooking. year; some are in need, some
.............................................................................. 860-824-0521 to help neighbors in need. But unlike a family-style meal, are alone, some no longer are
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24 The annual community which usually comes together able to cook a big turkey and
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org Thanksgiving dinner at the a few days or even a few hours the abundant side dishes.
Recreation Director...............................860-248-0970 Pilgrim House on Granite before dinner, these massive Some simply come to keep
Registrars of Voters..........860-824-7313 ext. 111 Avenue in North Canaan is, community meals take weeks the other diners company.
Resident State Trooper in a sense, the opposite. It and even months to plan. “It’s a lively event with
.......................................................... 860-824-7313 ext. 112
is a free meal that benefits For this meal in particular, great energy,” Pastor Frieze
First Selectman (Mon.-Thurs., 8-4)
members of the Northwest a great deal of food is said. “I love cooking and I
...........................................................860-824-7313 ext. 103
Corner community who are sponsored or donated by love feeding people good
Social Services (Mon. -Wed., 9-noon & 1-4)
...........................................................860-824-7313 ext. 110 in need — not just in financial community members and food.”
Photo by Savage Frieze
Tax Collector (Tues. & Thurs., 9-noon & 1-3) need but also in need of a little businesses. And it helps fulfill the
...........................................................860-824-3134 ext. 109 company and a hot meal that The first stop for Becker mission of the church, in an
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-noon and 1-3) tastes like home cooking. is Curves in North Canaan, Becker also recruits essential sense.
...........................................................860-824-7313 ext. 106 Beverly Becker came up which she said donates all community members to help “Biblically speaking,”
Transfer Station ..................860-824-7313 ext. 118 with the idea and has been the turkeys. There are usually with making decorations, Frieze said, “there are two
Zoning Enforcement Officer (Sat., noon-2) organizing it annually. about 14 of them, each printing up fliers, and things Jesus told us to do:
..........................................................860-824-7133 ext. 192
“I started this 12 years ago weighing about 15 pounds, reaching out to social services Feed the hungry and clothe
as a Lenten project at Christ according to Pastor Savage agents and other town officials the naked.”
PUBLIC SAFETY Church on Route 44 and Frieze of North Canaan who know the whereabouts of There is also, in case you
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Granite Avenue,” she recalled. Congregational, who helps people who are, for example, were wondering, the Clothes
For emergencies...................................................................911 The churches that officially out each year with the meal shut-ins and might benefit Closet Clothing Bank at
Canaan Fire Company ......................860-824-7366 participate in the meal are St. preparation. The head chef from a delivery of a warm Pilgrim House. And there
North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps are other community meals
Joseph Church (part of the for the past few years has holiday meal.
.................................................................................860-824-7219
St. Martin of Tours parish been Michael English, who is As for the meal itself, it’s in North Canaan offered
Resident State Trooper ......................860-824-3145
now), the North Canaan the chef at The Boathouse in got all the traditional favorites, during the year, including
State Police Troop B, North Canaan
.................................................................................860-626-1820 Methodist Church and Lakeville. with stuffing and gravy and the dinner two times a month
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) Trinity Episcopal in Lime Beverages are donated two kinds of potatoes and at the nearby Bitterman
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org Rock and of course the North by McDonald’s in North green beans, corn pudding, Center, which is owned by the
Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000 Canaan Congregational Canaan. Area restaurants and sometimes even rutabaga. Catholic diocese.
Church, whose church is in grocery stores help out with There are pies from local They’re every other
OTHER SERVICES East Canaan but whose offices everything from food and bakeries and other sources for Wednesday at 5 p.m.; look for
Canaan Child Care Center..............860-824-0597 are in Pilgrim House. cash to take-out containers for dessert and sometimes cake signs around town.
Douglas Library .......................................860-824-7863 As with all the fundraising bringing food to shut-ins. and cookies.
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry at Pilgrim
House (Wed., 9-11)............................ 860-824-7232
North Canaan Elementary School Seventh-day Adventist........................860-824-5830 Representative in Congress
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Elizabeth Esty (5th District)
.................................................................................860-824-5149 St. Joseph Church, Catholic
.................................................................................860-824-2600
Northwestern Connecticut Community .................................................................................860-824-7078 .................................................. New Britain 860-223-8412
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College, Winsted.........................................860-738-6300 ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
.................................................................................860-824-1397
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington First Selectman United States Senators
Northwestern Connecticut YMCA at Geer Richard Blumenthal
.................................................................................860-496-5300
.................................................................................860-824-2790 Charles P. Perotti .........................................860-824-7313
...........................................................Hartford 860-258-6940
Representatives in
.................................................... Washington 202-224-2823
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Connecticut General Assembly Chris Murphy
Beth El Synagogue, Torrington .....860-482-8263 Sen. Craig Miner (30th District)
...........................................................Hartford 860-549-8463
Explorations Charter School, Winsted
Canaan United Methodist ...............860-824-5534 800-842-1421
.................................................................................
..................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
.................................................................................860-738-9070
North Canaan Congregational ....860-824-7232 Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District)
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Governor
Promised Land Baptist ......................860-824-5685 800-842-1423
.................................................................................
Dannel P. Malloy
Falls Village......................................................860-824-5123
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SALISBURY CONNECTICUT
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KEY TOWN SERVICES
Animal Control Officer .................... 860-248-5637
Assessor (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-4) .860-435-5176
Building Official (Mon.-Fri., 8-9 a.m.) A real fine clambake for Jane Lloyd Fund
.................................................................................860-435-5177

Fire Marshal.................................................860-435-5196 BY PATRICK L. SULLIVAN
First Selectman (Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4)
.................................................................................860-435-5170
In late July, those hungry beams over a big pile of
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24 for seafood and revelry limestone chunks. This is
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org gather at the base of Satre assembled ahead of time
Recreation Director...............................860-435-5186 Hill for the Jane Lloyd Fund by the locals, who are very
Registrars of Voters (Wed., 9-noon) clambake, an annual tradition careful to have everything
.................................................................................860-435-5175 since 2006. lined up just so.
Senior Services (Mon.-Thurs., 9-11 Ray Zukowski, a It takes a few minutes and
at Town Grove) ..............................................860-435-5191
retired police chief from more than a few sets of hands
Social Services (Mon.,Tues., Thurs, 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Massachusetts and a friend of to unload the food from the
and Wed., 9:30-3 p.m.) ............................860-435-5187
Tax Collector (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-4) the Lloyd family, and a group pickup trucks.
.................................................................................860-435-5189
from Turners Falls Schuetzen Using a blowtorch that
Town Clerk (Mon.-Fri., 9-3:30) Verein in Gill, Mass., handle looks like a prop from “The
.................................................................................860-435-5182 most of the details — getting Road Warrior,” the fire is lit.
Town Grove Recreation Building the food, and bringing their And it gets very hot, very
.................................................................................860-435-5185 expertise. They are assisted quickly.
Transfer Station (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., by local volunteers. By the time people start
8-4; Sun., 9-1)................................................860-435-5178 The Jane Lloyd Fund was arriving in earnest, the fire
Zoning Administrator (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8-1) created in 2005 in memory has burned down and it’s
.................................................................................860-435-5190
of Jane Lloyd, a lifelong time to start layering.
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AND EMERGENCY SERVICES friends and family, inspired things. Corn husks are first,
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Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance .......860-435-0058 Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan
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Lakeville Hose Co. .....................................860-435-9981
decided to honor her by All this produces a great The entire thing is then conversation is muted as the
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State Police Troop B, North Canaan helping cancer patients with deal of steam, and makes covered with heavy tarps. denizens of Satre Hill devote
.................................................................................860-626-1820
living expenses. for dramatic photos of By this time the site is full themselves to serious eating.
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) Since its inception, the Zukowski, a tall, imposing of people, kibitzing on the The date for the 2018
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Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000 some $300,000, according to a rake amid the billowing beverage, or listening to the hasn’t been set yet. To find
Caroline Burchfield. clouds. low-key live music. out when it will be, go to
OTHER SERVICES Now, on to the chow line. Continuing with the It doesn’t take very www.thejanelloydfund.org
Corner Food Pantry ..............................860-435-9886 A successful clambake layers: Lobsters in wooden long for the pros from (where you can also learn
Housatonic Child Care Center requires a whacking big crates are next, followed by Massachusetts to decide it’s about how to donate to the
.................................................................................860-435-9694 fire. When the pros from ears of shucked corn and time to remove the tarps — fund, which is managed
Noble Horizons .......................................860-435-9851 Massachusetts arrive, they potatoes in burlap sacks and 25 minutes or so. by the Berkshire Taconic
Salisbury Family Services ................860-435-5187 behold a stack of crossed clams in mesh bags. And for the next hour, Community Foundation).
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association
.................................................................................860-435-0816

Scoville Memorial Library ..............860-435-2838 PRIVATE SCHOOLS Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock Representative in Congress
Indian Mountain School, Lakeville .................................................................................860-435-2627 Elizabeth Esty (5th District)
Lakeville United Methodist............860-435-9496 ................................................... New Britain 860-223-8412
.................................................................................860-435-0871
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES .................................................... Washington 202-225-4476
Explorations Charter School, Winsted Salisbury School .....................................860-435-5700
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville ELECTED OFFICERS United States Senators
.................................................................................860-738-9070
.................................................................................860-435-2591
Richard Blumenthal.............Hartford 860-258-6940
Housatonic Valley Regional High School First Selectman
.................................................... Washington 202-224-2823
Falls Village......................................................860-824-5123 Curtis Rand.....................................................860-435-5170
Chris Murphy ...........................Hartford 860-549-8463
Northwestern Connecticut Community RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Representatives in
.................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
College, Winsted .........................................860-738-6300 All Saints of America............................860-824-1340 Connecticut General Assembly
Sen. Craig Miner (30th District) Governor
Oliver Wolcott Technical School Salisbury Congregational.................860-435-2442 Dannel P. Malloy .........................................860-566-4840
Torrington ........................................................860-496-5300 St. John’s, Episcopal..............................860-435-9290 800-842-1421
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Salisbury Central School..................860-435-9871 St. Mary’s, Catholic................................860-435-2659
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KEY SERVICES
Animal Control Officer ......................860-927-4783
Assessor (Mon., 9-noon, Wed. & Thurs., 9-noon &
1-4) ......................................................................860-364-0205
Corned beef still the champ for Legion
Building Inspector and Fire Marshal
(Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7-noon; Sat., 8-9 a.m.)
“Sharon didn’t used to be all about one end
Inspections: Mon.-Fri., 8-9 a.m.) .......860-364-0909 of the town, it was the entire town.”
First Selectman (Mon.-Fri., 9-noon & 1-4)
.................................................................................860-364-5789 BY CYNTHIA HOCHSWENDER
Land Use Administrator (Mon.-Fri., 7-noon)
.................................................................................860-364-0909
Anyone who’s entered Canaan and Lakeville.
Litchfield Hills Probate District #24
the Herbert G. Klebes There is a great deal of
......860-283-4874 or www.litchfieldprobate.org

Recreation Office ....................................860-364-1400 American Legion Post 126 overlap in membership —
Registrars (Tues., 10-noon) on New Street in Sharon not just because everyone is
.................................................................................860-364-5514 might wonder who Herbert friendly but also because each
Social Services (Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 9-5) Klebes was. A town leader? of the national organizations
.................................................................................860-364-1003 A venerable old soldier who has minimum membership
Tax Collector (Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 9-3:30) served the town well and numbers. So the Sharon
.................................................................................860-364-5402 helped get the Legion hall Legion is frequently home
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-noon & 1-4, built in the first place? to men and women from
Fri., 8:30-noon) .......................................... 860-364-5224
Actually, and sadly, Millerton, Cornwall, Lakeville
Transfer Station (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.,
Klebes, a young man, was and other area towns.
8-4; Sun., 9-1)................................................860-435-5178
the first Sharon resident To maintain their charter,
to die in World War I. The the American Legion posts
PUBLIC SAFETY brick Legion hall was built need to have 10 members.
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES in Sharon after the end of “We have about 40
For emergencies...................................................................911 that war, and has served as members right now,” Aakjar Photo by Lans Christensen
Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance
a community center and said. “But we’re aging.”
.................................................................................860-364-5254

State Police Troop B, North Canaan a gathering place for ex- To help keep their organizer. get it from Freshtown in
.................................................................................860-626-1820
military men and women numbers up, and to groom a “We started with a corned Amenia; they’ve been very
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) since then. new generation to continue beef dinner back in 1992,” good to us.”
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org Ray Aakjar Sr. has been to do community service and Aakjar recalled. The idea was The other dinners (which
Sharon Hospital .................................... 860-364-4000 a member of the Legion for maintain the building, the proposed by Reidar Holst attract about 170 diners)
48 years, since serving in post is trying to start a Sons Grubbe. are a chicken barbecue in
OTHER SERVICES the Army in Vietnam. The of the American Legion. “That first year, we had 50 February, a roast beef dinner
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon ........860-364-5041 American Legion, he said, is Anyone interested in joining pounds of corned beef that in April and either ham or
Sharon Day Care Center ..................860-364-5182 open to all men and women can call Aakjar at 860-364- we bought from Trotta’s.” roast beef in October and
who have served in the 5640. The March corned beef November.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES military; the VFW, he noted, Part of keeping the Legion dinner is still the most People new to town who
Explorations Charter School, Winsted is only open to men and vital, of course, involves popular of the five annual wonder if they will be welcome
.................................................................................860-738-9070 women who were involved in keeping it in the mind and dinners the Legion offers, should definitely stop in and
Housatonic Valley Regional High School a conflict in a foreign country. eye of the public. Helpful to with about 300 people in get something to eat.
Warren Turnpike, Falls Village ...........860-824-5123 In the Tri-state region, there that effort are the fundraising attendance. “Everyone is invited,”
Northwestern Connecticut Community are Legions in Millerton and dinners the Legion hosts, “Now we order 375 Aakjar said. “Everyone is
College, Winsted.........................................860-738-6300 Sharon and VFWs in North with Aakjar as a prime pounds of corned beef. We welcome.”
Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington
.................................................................................860-496-5300

Sharon Center School
.................................................................................860-364-5153
Saint Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church Representatives in United States Senators
.................................................................................860-364-5244 Connecticut General Assembly Richard Blumenthal.............Hartford 860-258-6940
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Sharon United Methodist Church Sen. Craig Miner (30th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-2823
Christ Church Episcopal .................860-364-5260 .................................................................................860-364-5634 800-842-1421
................................................................................. Chris Murphy .......................... Hartford 860-549-8463
Congregation Beth David, Amenia, N.Y. Rep. Brian Ohler (64th District) .................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
.................................................................................845-373-8264 800-842-1423 Governor
ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES .................................................................................

Representative in Congress
Sharon Congregational Church First Selectman Dannel P. Malloy .........................................800-406-1527
.................................................................................860-364-5002 Elizabeth Esty (5th District)
Brent Colley......................................................860-364-5789
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KEY SERVICES
Animal Control .........................................860-379-2721
Assessor (Mon.-Wed., 8-4; Thurs., 8-6:15;
Fri., 8-noon) ...................................................860-379-5461
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Building Dept./Housing Inspector BY SHAW ISRAEL IZIKSON
(Mon.-Wed., 8-4; Thurs., 8-7; Fri., 8-noon)
............................... 860-379-3818 and 860-379-8771 Bubbles and Truffles has Bubbles and Truffles is
Fire Marshal............................................... 860-379-3818 become a town tradition in held at a different location
Mayor ..........................................860-379-2713 ext. 323 Winsted over the past 12 every year.Past sites have
Probate Judge, Torrington (Mon.-Wed., 8-5, years. It is a fundraiser for the included the Whiting Mills
Thurs., 8-6:30, Fri., 8-12:30 ) ...........860-489-2215
nonprofit Friends of Main Artist Studios, Kathy’s
Recreation Department (Mon.-Tues., 8-2,
Street, which was founded in Cupboard on Main Street
Thurs., 8-2:30)..............................................860-738-6964
Regional Refuse Disposal District No. 1 2001; but more than that, it’s and (in 2018) the Crystal
(Mon., 7-3, Wed., 7-3 and limited access 4-7, a good excuse for Winsted Peak Wedding and Special
Fri. & Sat., 7-3) .................. 860-379-1972 ext. 111 residents to get out of the Events Facility.
Registrars (Mon., 10-4, Tues. & Wed., 11-4, house and go see their friends Business owners use
Thurs.,11-5, Fri., 10-noon ) ................860-379-2714 and neighbors during the Bubbles and Truffles as a
Social Services ................................................................................ chilly days of February. way to introduce themselves
Tax Collector (Mon.-Wed., 8-3:30; “The original organizers to potential customers.
Thurs., 8-6:30; Fri., 8-11:30) .............860-379-4474
thought it would be good to Everyone offers tasty treats
Town Clerk (Mon.-Wed., 8-4;
hold an event right around for visitors to try, including
Thurs., 8-7; Fri., 8-noon) .......................860-738-6963
Town Managers ........................................860-738-6962 Valentine’s Day,” Friends wines, beer, chocolates and
Planning and Community Development of Main Street Executive baked goods.
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860-738-6593
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the winter season in Winsted. a wine tasting, but we’ve in providing plants for the This year some of the
OTHER SERVICES “In the winter there aren’t changed the event to include Main Street median in the proceeds from Bubbles
Beardsley & Memorial Library a lot of activities in town. The food and other offerings over downtown area. We also hold and Truffles went toward
................................................................................860-379-6043 organizers thought it would the years,” Bunnell said. events to bring people into the construction of a new
Department of Motor Vehicles ...800-263-5700 be good to have an event Friends of Main Street is the downtown area, including playground at Pearson
Energy Assistance .................................860-738-9138 where people could come like “a miniature chamber of Christmas on Main Street Middle School.
Housing Authority ...............................860-379-4573 out and see the friends and commerce,” Bunnell said. and our Halloween window “We leave each Bubbles
Northwest Connecticut YMCA, Emergency neighbors they hadn’t seen “The organization works decorations.” and Truffles event with
Shelter ..............................................................860-379-0708
in a while because everyone’s directly with Winsted The organization donates great memories; that’s why
Salvation Army ..........................................860-379-8444
Senior Center (Mon.-Fri., 8-4) been so cooped up inside businesses to develop a Main a portion of the proceeds of everybody loves it so much,”
.................................................................................860-379-4252
during the winter.” Street that people want to each event to a local charity Bunnell said.
Winsted Area Child Care Center
.................................................................................860-379-0006

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Town Manager
PUBLIC SAFETY Batcheller School Faith Bible Church ...............................860-738-0617
Robert Geiger ..................................................860-738-6962
(Grades pre-K to 2) .....................................860-379-5423 First Church of Winsted, Baptist
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and Congregational ....................................860-379-1778
For emergencies...................................................................911 Connecticut General Assembly
.................................................................................860-379-5956 Jehovah’s Witnesses ................................860-379-1559
Winsted Area Ambulance Association Craig Miner (30th District) ..................800-842-1421
Isabelle M. Pearson School (Grades 3-6) Second Congregational Church of Winsted
.................................................................................860-379-6596 Jay Case (63rd District) .........................800-842-1423
.................................................................................860-379-7588 .................................................................................860-379-4766
Winsted Fire Department ...............860-379-5155 Representative in Congress (1st District)
Explorations Charter School ......860-738-9070 St. James Episcopal Church .........860-379-5657
Winchester Volunteer Fire Department John B. Larson
Northwestern Connecticut Community St. Joseph’s Church, Catholic
.................................................................................860-379-1750 ..........................................................Hartford 860-278-8888
College ............................................................860-738-6300 .................................................................................860-379-3369
Winchester Police Department ..860-379-2721 .................................................... Washington 202-225-2265
Northwestern Regional School District 7 Temple Beth Israel .................................860-379-8923
Hungerford Emergency and Medical Care United States Senators
(Grades 7-12), Winsted ...........................860-379-8525 United Methodist Church...............860-379-6386
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(Emergency care, 9-9, seven days) Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington Winchester Center Congregational Church ...........................................................Hartford 860-258-6940
.................................................................................860-496-5300 .................................................................................860-379-8900
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State Police Troop B, North Canaan Chris Murphy
.................................................................................860-626-1820 PRIVATE SCHOOL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ...........................................................Hartford 860-549-8463
Sanitarian (Torrington Area Health District) St. Anthony School (Grades pre-K to 8) Mayor .................................................... Washington 202-224-4041
.................................... 860-489-0436 or www.tahd.org .................................................................................860-379-7521 Candy Perez .....................................................860-379-2713 Governor
The Gilbert School (Semi-private, grades 7-12) Dannel P. Malloy ........................................800-406-1527
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KEY SERVICES
Animal Control .........................................845-489-6148
Assessor (Mon. & Tues., 9-3)
........................................................... 845-373-8118 ext.103
Steak, turkey, ham for the Lions
Building Inspector ........... 845-373-8118 ext.118 BY WHITNEY JOSEPH
Highway Superintendent (Mon.-Fri., 7-3:30)
.................................................................................845-373-9922 Long the benchmark round. The biggest — and
Parks and Recreation ..........................845-373-8860 for civic organizations the most celebrated — is the
Tax Collector (Mon.-Thurs., 9-1) throughout the world, the 300 Club Dinner.
...........................................................845-373-8118 ext. 125 Lions Club does a lot for the “It’s one of the biggest
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 9-3) communities it serves. The social events,” said Hale. “It
...........................................................845-373-8118 ext. 125
international organization used to be just for Amenia,
Town Justices & Court Times
Judge James Devine
just celebrated its 100th but it spilled over into other
(Even-numbered Tues., 5 p.m.; DA Court third anniversary. communities.”
Monday, 11 a.m.).........................................845-373-8434 In Amenia, the Lions Each year about 300
Judge Norman Moore Club has been active since tickets are sold for $75 each.
(Odd-numbered Tues., 4 p.m.; DA Court third 1948. The person who purchased Photos Submitted
Monday, 1 p.m.)............................................845-373-7017 The Lions Club was the ticket is entered into a
Town Supervisor (Mon.-Thurs., 8-4)
established in conjunction raffle, with 20 chances to
............................................................ 845-373-8118 ext.111
Transfer Station
with Helen Keller, who win cash prizes from $100
...................................................................... (Wed., 9-2, Sat., 7-1)
asked the group to be the to $1,000 on the night of the
Water District..............................................845-789-1307 “knights of the blind,” event (which is always the
according to Amenia Lion first Saturday in December).
OTHER SERVICES Lori Hale. “That night, the Lions
Amenia Free Library ............................845-373-8273 “Sight has certainly been Club puts together a dinner
Department of Motor Vehicles one of the bigger concerns and dancing with a DJ
Millbrook (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-4:45) of the club, which has also and music, great spirits
845-677-4080
................................................................................. taken on hearing and, more and a photo booth. It’s a
Pawling (Tues. & Thurs., 9-4:45)845-855-4400 recently, diabetes,” Hale fun evening to kick off the
Poughkeepsie (Mon.-Fri., 9-4:45) ......845-486-2130 said. “That’s kind of at the holiday season.”
international and national The menu for the meal
PUBLIC SAFETY levels. On the local level the usually includes steak and
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES club supports whatever is either turkey or ham, with
For emergencies...................................................................911 needed in the community.” sides, salad, desserts and
Amenia Fire Company That support spans from an open bar. It is held at start selling tickets in very active,” said Hale.
.................................................................................845-373-8467
screening young children for Immaculate Conception August. Tickets sell until “Especially in rural areas
Amenia Constable ................................ 845-373-8434
vision problems to paying Church in Amenia, which the day before the event, like this.
Dutchess County Sheriff ..................845-486-3800
State Police
for hearing screenings and opens up its gymnasium to and can be purchased from “I’ve been a Lion for 15-
Troop K, Dover ..............................................845-877-3031 hearing aids for those who the Lions for the evening. any Lions Club member. plus years,” she added. “For
Wassaic Fire Company need them. At the 2017 event, about The only restriction? No such a small community, I’m
.................................................................................845-373-8807 There are multiple $6,500 was raised. The year one under the age of 21 can never disappointed. People
Hudson River Health Care, Amenia fundraisers held by the before, $7,900 was raised. attend. step up. It’s a very, very
................................................................................845-838-7038 Amenia Lions Club year Lions Club members “The Lions Club is generous community.”
Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn.
.................................................................................860-364-4000

Smithfield Presbyterian Church State Assemblywoman
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES PRIVATE SCHOOLS .................................................................................845-373-8320 Didi Barrett (106th District) ...............845-454-1703
Columbia-Greene Community College Kildonan School ......................................845-373-8111 South Amenia Presbyterian Church State Senator
.................................................................................518-828-4181 .................................................................................845-373-9959 Sue Serino (41st District) ......................845-229-0106
Maplebrook School...............................845-373-8191
Marist College ............................................845-575-3000 Millbrook School ....................................845-677-8261 St. Thomas Episcopal Church Representative in U.S. Congress
Dutchess Community College ....845-431-8000 .................................................................................845-373-9161 John Faso (19th District)........................202-225-5614
Webutuck Elementary School United States Senators
.................................................................................845-373-4122
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Kirsten Gillibrand .....................................202-224-4451
Congregation Beth David ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
Eugene Brooks Intermediate ........845-373-4114 Town Supervisor Charles Schumer...........................................202-224-6542
Webutuck High School ....................845-373-4106 .................................................................................845-373-8264 Governor
Immaculate Conception Church Victoria Perotti......................845-373-8118 ext.105
Webutuck School District Administrative Offices County Legislator Andrew M. Cuomo ......................................518-474-8390
.................................................................................845-373-8193
.................................................................................845-373-4100
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7 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri • 7 am - Noon Sat by Julia Turshen, given to me by my we tweaked it a little bit and cut it more or
friend Joan Osofsky. less in half.
Master Technicians We turned the cookbook on its side This can be a main course if you serve
Michael Lyman 52 S. Center St., Millerton, NY a little bit, by featuring not recipes for it with rice or some grains (brown basmati
Adam Lyman (518) 789-3462 cooking at home but meals cooked by or jasmine would be nice, as would farro).
volunteers as fundraisers. Toast up some sliced chicken sausage
We thought we should share a recipe or other white sausage and add it in if you
from the book as well, perhaps to inspire want more protein — but remember that
you to cook for a friend or loved one lentils mixed with any whole grain make a
who is out fighting fires or building complete protein.
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RED LENTIL SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK AND CILANTRO
Adapted from Julia Turshen’s recipe
1 tablespoon of olive oil, one large don’t get crunchy or stick to the pan.
red onion, chopped, three garlic cloves, Add the carrots and brown them slightly.
chopped, half of a 6-ounce can of tomato Add the tomato paste, and quickly toast
paste, 1 carrot, peeled and cut into “coins,” it up with the savories and the carrots.
4 cups of a good low-sodium chicken Add the chicken broth, bring it to a
broth, 1 cup of lentils (the recipe calls for boil, and add the lentils. Cook for about
red lentils but I love the French lentils 20 minutes over low heat until the lentils
du puy and black beluga lentils), half of a and carrots are just tender. Add a little
13.5 ounce can of unsweetened coconut water or broth if it starts to get too dry (it
milk (look for one with as few additives shouldn’t).
as possible, such as Taste of Thai), 1 Stir in the coconut milk and heat the
tablespoon of grated fresh ginger (or add whole mixture for another five minutes or
more if you love ginger), 1 tablespoon of so, to blend the flavors.
curry powder (or add more if you love Stir in the ginger, curry powder and
curry), 2 teaspoons of red chile powder (or chile powder and give it about five minutes
add more if you love chile), salt and pepper for the flavors to come alive. Then add salt
to taste, cilantro and fresh lime and a nice and pepper to taste. Lentils suck up flavor
thick yogurt as garnishes. so be prepared to use more spices than
normal.
Cook the onions and garlic in the oil over Serve it over rice or grains if you like.
medium heat until they’re tender, which Add a dollop of yogurt on top if you like.
should take about five or 10 minutes. Check Garnish with cilantro and squeeze a little
in on them and stir them around so they bit of lime over the top.
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MILLERTON NORTH EAST / NEW YORK
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KEY SERVICES
TOWN OF NORTH EAST
Assessor (Wed. & Thurs. 9-12:30 & 1-3)
...........................................................518-789-3300 ext. 605
Breaking bread with the farmers
Building Inspection Office (Wed. & Fri., BY KAITLIN LYLE
9-12:30, Tues., 5-7, Wed., 6-8, Thurs., 9-12:30, 1-3)
...........................................................518-789-3300 ext. 606 What began as a small, by providing programs for
Dog Control.................................................518-789-4504 private function held on the toddlers and their parents,
Highway Department ..........................518-789-4850 Millerton village Green has after-school programs, teen
Town Court (Mon.-Thurs., 9-2, & Fri., 9-noon) grown over the years into one internships, dial-a-ride
...........................................................518-789-3300 ext. 604
of the region’s most popular and our fabulous Millerton
Planning Board (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-12:30,
Thurs., 9-12:30, 1-3) .........518-789-3300 ext. 606
fundraising events. Now in Farmers Market, providing
Supervisor ...............................518-789-3300 ext. 608 its eighth year, the North East fresh food year round,
Town Clerk (Mon.-Thurs., 9-12:30, 1-4, Community Center’s (NECC) to name just a few of our
& Fri., 9-12:30) ....................518-789-3300 ext. 603 Chef & Farmer Brunch programs,” said Nancy Baker,
Zoning Board of Appeals (Mon., Tues. celebrates sustainability in the the Director of Development
& Fri., 9:30-2) ........................518-789-3300 ext. 607 form of restaurants serving at the Community Center and
produce grown locally. member of the Committee.
VILLAGE OF MILLERTON “It just took on a life of its That money makes up a
Building Inspector and Zoning Enforcement own,” said Event Committee significant part of NECC’s Photo Submitted
Officer (Wed., 5-7) ....................................518-789-4489 Chair Eleanor Nurzia. “It’s operating funds.
Village Clerk (Mon.-Fri., 9-4:30)...518-789-4489 professional chefs. In 2017, Farm, so guests can see
a way for people to come In recent years, the
Village Mayor...............................................518-789-4489 23 restaurants and caterers, the changes and additions
Water/Highway Department .........518-789-4756 together, literally breaking brunch has become a highly
bread and getting to meet the anticipated event, with tickets 15 farms and seven beverage that have been made there
farmers and the chefs and selling out quickly. distributors participated. recently.
PUBLIC SAFETY There is entertainment by C.K. Swett will return as
understand their roles in the It is held on the last
AND EMERGENCY community.” Sunday of July, between musicians from the area and auctioneer.
For emergencies .................................................................911 an auction. “We’re hoping to be able to
Over the years, she 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The
Dutchess County Sheriff Community members pull off an event that’s equally
.................................................................................845-486-3800
said, “It just continued to Community Center has
snowball. It went from a been switching up locations, speak at the event about their as fun and entertaining as
State Police experiences with NECC. what we have done in the
Troop K, Dover ...........................................845-877-3031 lovely event that made a lovely to give guests a fresh
contribution to NECC to perspective every year: on It has become a tradition past — and we’re hoping
Village Police ...............................................518-789-6355
Hudson River Health Care, Amenia becoming the single biggest the village Green, the front to honor an individual or to meet our budget goals,”
................................................................................845-838-7038 fundraiser of the year for the lawn of the Millerton Inn, family who has made an Nurzia said. “It’s a chance to
Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. ...860-364-4000 Community Center.” Silo Ridge Field Club in important contribution to the honor our chefs and farmers,
“This one event provides Amenia, Fairfield Farm at community. it’s a day that brings the
OTHER SERVICES us with a little more than The Hotchkiss School in In 2017 it was the Harney community together and it
American Legion Post 178 .............518-789-4755 $100,000 toward our Lakeville. family that was honored. helps the Community Center
Department of Motor Vehicles programs. We strive to The main draw, of course, In 2018, the brunch is continue to do essential work
Millbrook (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-4:45)
serve the needs of our is a brunch made of locally scheduled for Sunday, July for people who live in the
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................................................................................. 29. It will return to Fairfield area.”
Pawling (Tues. & Thurs., 9-4:45)
neighborhood and the region grown foods and prepared by
.................................................................................845-855-4400
Poughkeepsie (Mon.-Fri., 9-4:45) ......845-486-2130
NorthEast-Millerton Library .......518-789-3340 Webutuck School District Office Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses County Legislator
.................................................................................845-373-4100 .................................................................................518-789-6214 A. Gregg Pulver (19th District) ...........914-474-0908
North East Community Center ..518-789-4259
Nutrition Site (Mon.-Thurs., 10-2) PRIVATE SCHOOLS Millerton Methodist Church State Assemblywoman
.................................................................................518-789-4606 Didi Barrett (106th District) ...............845-454-1703
.................................................................................518-789-3081 Kildonan School ......................................845-373-8111
Maplebrook School...............................845-373-8191 North East Baptist Church .............518-789-4840 State Senator
Millbrook School ....................................845-677-8261 Pine Plains United Methodist Church Sue Serino (41st District) ......................845-229-0106
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES .................................................................................518-398-5521 Representative in U.S. Congress
Columbia-Greene Community College First Presbyterian Church ...............518-789-3431 John Faso (19th District)........................202-225-5614
.................................................................................518-828-4181
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS United States Senators
Dutchess Community College ....845-431-8000 Congregation Beth David, Amenia Kirsten Gillibrand .....................................202-224-4451
.................................................................................845-373-8264
ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
Eugene Brooks Intermediate ........845-373-4114 Northeast Supervisor Charles Schumer...........................................202-224-6542
Marist College ............................................845-575-3000 Faith Bible Chapel..................................518-789-6073 Governor
Immaculate Conception, Amenia George Kaye ...........................518-789-3300 ext. 608
Webutuck Elementary School .....845-373-4122 Millerton Village Mayor Andrew M. Cuomo ......................................518-474-8390
.................................................................................845-373-8193
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KEY SERVICES
VILLAGE OF MILLBROOK
Building & Zoning (Mon., 5-7).......845-240-2118
Public Works Garage (Mon.-Fri., 7:30 to 3:30)
A toast to education in Millbrook
.................................................................................. 845-677-3022
BY JUDITH O’HARA BALFE
Village Clerk (Mon.-Fri., 9-3)
.................................................................................845-677-3939
Millbrook may be a small helps to fund.
Mayor ...............................................................845-677-3939 village, but as a community In 2001, four Millbrook
TOWN OF WASHINGTON it has a heart that is many residents came together to
Animal Control ........................................845-489-6148
times larger than its size see if they could get outside
Assessor’s Office ....................................845-677-3949
Building & Zoning (Mon.-Fri, 9-noon)
would indicate. There are funding for the Millbrook
................................................................................ 845-677-8321
so many good causes, so Central School District.
Highway Garage (Mon.-Fri., 7:30 to 3:30) many fundraisers each year They wanted to renovate the
.................................................................................845-677-3910 that benefit the community. athletic facilities and knew
Recreation .....................................................845-677-8278 It is hard to single out an that the school budget could
Tax Collector .............................................845-677-3419 individual event, but a Taste not cover the costs.
Town Clerk .................................................845-677-3419 of Millbrook, which provides They formed a 501(c)(3)
Town Justice................................................845-677-6366 support for the Millbrook and began to seek donations
Town Supervisor .................................. 845-677-6498 Educational Foundation from the community. Since
and the Millbrook Central its inception in 2001, the
PUBLIC SAFETY School District, is one that is foundation has raised more
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES particularly important. than $1,100,000 for arts,
For emergencies...................................................................911 Held in June under white athletics and other programs
Millbrook Firehouse.............................845-677-3871 tents and (usually) blue for Millbrook students.
Millbrook Police .....................................845-677-7300 skies, Millbrook Educational Much of that money
Dutchess County Sheriff .................845-486-3800
Foundation supporters come was raised by the Taste of Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe
State Police
Troop K, Dover ..........................................845-877-3031
out to have a good time, Millbrook, which debuted
Hudson River Health Care, Amenia meet and greet friends and in 2003. A limited number the Millbrook High School time and skills for the benefit
................................................................................845-838-7038 neighbors, enjoy a sampling of tickets is sold to the Madrigal Singers. of our students. I applaud
Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. of food and drink, and have event, which features wines Colleen Wilber, vice their efforts and affirm that
.................................................................................860-364-4000 a fun time while contributing from Millbrook Vineyard chair of the Millbrook the MEF definitely enhances
to a worthy cause. paired with foods donated Educational Foundation, education in Millbrook and
OTHER SERVICES The setting is elegant. by restaurants, caterers and said Taste of Millbrook has a positive impact on the
Millbrook Library ...................................845-677-3611 There are flowers, a Wishing food producers who offer helps provide essential learning environment for all
Department of Motor Vehicles Tree, high school students everything from sunflower oil support for students, helping our students.”
Millbrook (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9-4:45) serving canapés — and a to oysters to coffee to beef to
845-677-4080
.................................................................................
fund athletics and arts This year, A Taste of
long table covered with items baked goods. The donors are competitions and more. Millbrook will be held on
Pawling (Tues. & Thurs., 9-4:45)845-855-4400
for the silent auction. Music not just from Millbrook but School District June 9 at the Millbrook
Poughkeepsie (Mon.-Fri., 9-4:45)
.................................................................................845-486-2130
is provided by students from throughout the Hudson Superintendent Philip Winery. Tickets will be
from the Millbrook Central Valley. D’Angelo said, “I cannot say available online at www.
School District — which is The student performances millbrookeducational-
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS enough about the Millbrook
Grace Episcopal Church ..................845-677-3064
particularly appropriate since range from jazz by the Educational Foundation. The foundation.org and through
Lyall Memorial Federated Church training in the arts is part Millbrook High School Jazz members are community foundation members and at
.................................................................................845-677-3485 of what Taste of Millbrook Band to choral music by residents who volunteer their some local businesses.
St. Joseph’s Church ..............................845-677-3422
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lithgow
................................................................................845-677-9286

Verbank Methodist Church ...........845-677-5534 Millbrook High School ....................845-677-2510 ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES State Senator
Marist College ............................................845-575-3000 Millbrook Mayor Sue Serino (41st District) ................845-229-0106
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Rod Brown .....................................................845-677-3939 Representative in U.S. Congress
Alden Place Elementary ...................845-677-4220 PRIVATE SCHOOLS John Faso (19th District) .................202-225-5614
Washington Town Supervisor
Columbia-Greene Community College Dutchess Day School .........................845-677-5014 United States Senators
Gary Ciferri ...................................................845-677-6498
.................................................................................518-828-4181 Kirsten Gillibrand ................................202-224-4451
Millbrook School ....................................845-677-8261 County Legislator
Dutchess Community College ....845-431-8000 Charles Schumer ......................................202-224-6542
Deirdre Houston (25th District)
Elm Drive Elementary .......................845-677-4225 Governor
.................................................................................845-797-9639
Millbrook Middle School ...............845-677-4210 Andrew M. Cuomo .................................518-474-8390
State Assemblyman
Kieran Michael Lalor (105th District)
30 Towns & Villages, May 2018 .................................................................................845-221-2202
PINE PLAINS NEW YORK
www.pineplains-ny.gov

KEY SERVICES
Assessor (Tues. & Thurs., 8:30– 4:30,
Fri., 9:30–1:30)
................................................................. 518-398-7193 ext. 7
Learning while cooking for the FFA
Building Department (Wed. & Sat., 10-noon)
.................................................................................518-398-7110
BY KAITLIN LYLE
Dog Control ...............................................518-398-7121
Each year in autumn when
Highway Department
............................................................................... 518-398-6662;
the leaves start changing
after-hour emergencies ..................... 518-965-1876 colors, the Pine Plains FFA
Planning Department begins preparations to
...........................................................518-398-7155 ext. 204 raise awareness about their
Recreation Director .............................518-567-7207 organization through their
Supervisor ....................................................518-398-8600 annual roast beef dinner.
Tax Collector ..............................................518-398-7155 Organized by the Pine
Town Clerk (Mon.- Fri., 10-1:15) Plains FFA and its Ag
.................................................................................518-398-7155
Advisory Board, the dinner
Town Justices (court clerk hours, Mon., 10-2 &
takes place each year on
3:30-6:30, and Wed., 10-6)
.................................................................................518-398-7194
Columbus Day weekend, and
kicks off the FFA’s annual Ag Photo Submitted
Water Department .................................518-398-1411
Fair.
Although farms have program has seen steady Along with their dedication said.
PUBLIC SAFETY growth in recent years and to the organization, he She added that the FFA has
been disappearing from
AND EMERGENCY SERVICES the Northeast, here in this there are now about 35 observed that students who been fortunate in having Pine
For emergencies...................................................................911 students in the district’s high sign up for FFA demonstrate Plains resident Gian Stagnaro
Dutchess County Sheriff
rural corner of Dutchess
County farms still do school and middle school a positive shift in their general volunteer his time as the chef
.................................................................................845-486-3800

State Police exist and the agriculture who participate (which of attitudes about school. for the meal.
Troop K, Dover ..........................................845-877-3031 education programs are still course makes it easier to run “If you had a chance to Served in the Stissing
Pine Plains Police ....................................518-398-8601 an important part of the high the dinner, with so many hang around with the FFA Mountain High School
Pine Plains Firehouse ..........................518-398-1311 school program. helping hands available). children, you would see how cafeteria, the menus features
Hudson River Healthcare, Pine Plains The national FFA was “Our high school members great they are and how great a full roast beef dinner with
.................................................................................518-398-8844 have really stepped up to they are to work with,” he green beans, mashed potatoes,
formerly known as Future
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck Farmers of America, before mentor the large number of said. homemade gravy and rolls,
.................................................................................845-876-3001
the program expanded middle school students who The fundraising dinner with pie for dessert.
Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. ...860-364-4000 have joined,” Rhoades said. has been held for at least the The 2017 dinner was held
VA Clinic, Pine Plains ..........................518-398-9240
to include training for
professions such as forester “The enthusiasm and last 15 years. It is a widely on Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.,
and florist. professionalism among the attended community event following a full day of Ag Fair
OTHER SERVICES students is strong.” that people look forward to, festivities. Stagnaro reprised
Department of Motor Vehicles
The FFA teaches students
Millbrook (Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-4:45) not only about the farmed A member of the Ag and it is the FFA’s largest his role as the dinner’s chef,
845-677-4080
................................................................................. and wild environment, it also Advisory Board for the last fundraising event. assisted by the Pine Plains
Pawling (Tues. & Thurs., 9-4:45) .....845-855-4400 emphasises business skills 15 years, George Angier had “It also allows community School District’s food service
Poughkeepsie (Mon.-Fri., 9-4:45).......845-486-2130 such as leadership, public nothing but praise for the members to see the FFA staff and Ag Board members
Pine Plains Free Library....................518-398-1927 speaking and sales and money students in the FFA program. members hard at work and Bruce Pecorella and Angier.
management. “I think this is one of the learning leadership skills by By the end of the evening, the
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Pine Plains FFA Advisor better programs in the school running this dinner with the Pine Plains FFA had served a
Cold Spring Early Learning Center (Grades Stephanie Rhoades said the district,” he said. Ag Advisory Board,” Rhoades total of 200 people.
K-2), Stanfordville .......................................845-868-7451
Columbia-Greene Community College
.................................................................................518-828-4181

Dutchess Community College
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES State Senator
.................................................................................845-431-8000
Church of the Regeneration, Episcopal Supervisor Sue Serino (41st District) ......................845-229-0106
Marist College ............................................845-575-3000
.................................................................................518-398-5628 Darrah Cloud ............................................518-398-8600 Representative in U.S. Congress
Pine Plains Central School District
First United Presbyterian Church of Pine County Legislator John Faso (19th District)........................202-225-5614
.................................................................................518-398-7181
Plains ................................................................518-398-7117 A. Gregg Pulver (19th District) ...........914-474-0908 United States Senators
Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church ..518-398-7115 State Assemblywoman Kirsten Gillibrand .....................................202-224-4451
.................................................................................518-398-3000
Pine Plains United Methodist Church Didi Barrett (106th District) ...............845-454-1703 Charles Schumer...........................................202-224-6542
Stissing Mountain Middle/High School
.................................................................................518-398-5521
Governor
.................................................................................518-398-7181
Andrew M. Cuomo ......................................518-474-8390

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Lebanon Valley Speedway & Dragway
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GREAT BARRINGTON MASSACHUSETTS
www.townofgb.org

KEY SERVICES
Accountant .................................. 413-528-1619 ext. 6
Animal Control ....................... 413- 528-0306 ext. 9
Assessor ......................................... 413-528-1619 ext. 5
Skies are the only limit for Bike-N-Fly
Building Department ........................413-528-3206
BY JANET MANKO
Department of Public Works .......413-528-0867
Health Department................................413-528-0680
Highway Department .........................413-528-2500 Sometimes fundraisers interested and coming,”
Planning Department ......... 413-528-1619 ext. 7 are started because of group Benedict said in a recent
Selectmen ..................................... 413-528-1619 ext. 2 inspiration, and sometimes interview. Great Barrington
Treasurer/Collector ............. 413-528-1619 ext. 4 they are the brainstorm of an Rotary President Michael
Town Clerk ................................. 413-528-1619 ext. 3 individual. The Berkshire Wise took part as well.
Town Hall ....................................................413-528-1619 Bike-N-Fly, which has “This year we may go back
Town Manager ......................... 413-528-1619 ext. 2 become a well-attended to having a kids’ bike race for
Transfer Station and Recycling Center
annual destination at Great the little 5-year-olds,” Wise
.................................................................................413-528-0867

Wastewater Treatment ...................... 413-528-0650
Barrington Airport since its added. “It’s a lot of fun.”
start in 2011, was the idea of Each year, there have
the late Linda Day, a longtime been additional activities
PUBLIC SAFETY AND
Great Barrington Rotarian to include different age
EMERGENCY SERVICES who was also a school groups and interests —
For emergencies...................................................................911
superintendent and pilot. from airplane, hot air
Fire Department
................................... 413-528-0788 or 413-528-1319
Her suggestion to start balloon and helicopter
Photo by John Benedict
Great Barrington Police .....................413-528-0306 a Fly-In eight years ago has rides to paragliding and
Fairview Hospital ....................................413-528-0790 grown into an event that remote-controlled plane have lunch and take part in organizations.”
welcomes crowds who like to demonstrations, to stunts by the activities before they fly In 2017, the club
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES fly or cycle or both, or who a world-class mountain biker out. supported international
Berkshire Community College, like to watch others take part to a climbing wall provided “Some of them take part in projects such as polio
Great Barrington ....................................413-499-4660 in these activities. (That’s just by the Great Barrington the bike ride, too,” Wise said. eradication and a nursing
Berkshire Hills Regional School District about everybody, isn’t it?) Troop 23 Boy Scouts For the first year, Benedict program in Tanzania, as well
Superintendent Day’s beloved Great (who also help with setup), said, the Bike-In had about as hurricane relief in Texas
...........................................................413-298-4017 ext. 719 Barrington Rotary Club Air National Guard F18 80 cyclists; in the busiest year and Puerto Rico. Locally,
Monument Mountain Regional High School teamed up with the town’s flyovers, live music and of since, there were 180. they share the proceeds
.............................................................................. 413-528-3346
airport to make her Fly-In course, vendors of all kinds, This year, the Berkshire with Great Barrington Boy
Monument Valley Regional Middle School
a reality. Two years in, John including those selling food. Cycling Association will host Scout Troop 23, Construct,
................................................................................413-644-2300

Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School
Benedict, past president of “It’s all local people who an “extravagant rest stop,” the Railroad Street Youth
.................................................................................413-644-2350
the club, co-chair of the Bike- do the food,” said Benedict. he said, “with cold towels for Project, Breaking Bread
N-Fly and a cyclist himself, The Sheffield Kiwanis Club the riders’ necks, and food.” Kitchen and many others.
OTHER SERVICES came up with the idea of has a hamburger stand, The Bike-N-Fly is a major The 2018 Berkshire Bike-
Council on Aging and Claire Teague Senior expanding it to include a which is a fundraiser for fundraiser for the Great N-Fly will be on Saturday,
Center ..............................................................413-528-1881 Bike-In, which he envisioned the club. The Scoop, from Barrington Rotary Club, Aug. 18. The Bike-In starts at
S. Berkshire Elderly Transportation as more of a ride than a race, Lenox, does ice cream, and netting around $15,000 9 a.m., and the parking and
.................................................................................413-528-4773 a way to enjoy the Berkshire a number of restaurants have annually, Wise said. gates are open to the public
Mason Library ........................................413-528-2403 scenery and some outdoor vendor booths. It’s all part of “We have a golf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ramsdell Library ...................................413-274-3738 camaraderie. the experience, as the pilots tournament for scholarships, For more information, go
Veterans Agent .........................................413-528-1580 “You have to keep who fly in, between 40 and but this event raises money to to www. berkshirebikenfly.
Community Health Programs ... 413-528-9311 changing it to keep people 50 year to year, often like to support many area nonprofit org.

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
Blessed Teresa-Calcutta Parish .413-274-3443
Calvary Christian Chapel.................413-528-2134 Macedonia Baptist Church ............413-528-0430 ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES United States Senators
Congregation Ahavath Sholom .413-528-4197 Society of the Congregational Church of Great Elizabeth Warren .........................................202-224-4543
Town Manager
Faith Baptist Church ............................413-528-2361 Barrington .....................................................413-528-2740 Ed Markey.........................................................202-224-2742
Jennifer Tabakin .................... 413-528-1619 ext. 2
First Church of Christ, Scientist 413-528-1540 Southern Berkshire Friends Meeting Governor
Representatives in General Assembly
Grace Church, Episcopal..................413-528-1955 .................................................................................413-528-1230 Charlie Baker .................. Boston Office 617-725-4005
Sen. Adam G. Hinds ..................................413-344-4561
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire ...413-528-6378 St. Peter’s Catholic Church ..........413-528-1157 ....................................... Springfield Office 413-784-1200
Rep. William Smitty Pignatelli...........413-637-0631
Jehovah’s Witness...................................413-229-8649 Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Representative in Congress
Living God Fellowship .....................413-528-6959 Berkshire.........................................................413-358-3877 Richard Neal (1st District) ....................202-225-5601

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2018 Summer Day Trips More destinations appear on pages 6, 29, 32

Lime Rock Park tall ship. Stop by the Mystic Aquarium Old Sturbridge Village Stormville Airport Antique Show
60 White Hollow Road (Rte. 112), while there. Open daily, year-round. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, and Flea Market
Lakeville, CT, 860-435-5000, Members and kids under 5, free. Discounts MA, 800-733-1830, www.osv.org 428 Rte. 216, Stormville, NY,
www.limerock.com for seniors. Check website for upcoming A recreated village and outdoor history 845-221-6561, www.
2018 Auto racing season. Food concessions, events. museum that brings to life the world of stormvilleairportfleamarket.com
bring your lawn chair and cooler. Call or go ordinary men and women in early 19th- More than 600 exhibitors, food court.
online for park information including camp New England Air Museum century rural New England. Wheelchair See website for 2018 show dates.
sites and complete racing schedule. Bradley International Airport, accessible, free parking, children under 3, Free admission and parking, no pets.
36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT, free; senior discount. New England’s largest 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Magic Wings Butterfly 860-623-3305, www.neam.org military enactment, Sept. 1-2.
Helicopters, DC-3 airliner, WWII aircraft,
Conservatory and Gardens Taconic State Park
281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA,
jet fighters, etc. One-day activities for kids Sharon Audubon Center 253 Rte. 344, Copake Falls, NY,
during summer. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 325 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4),
413-665-2805, www.magicwings.com 518-329-3993, www.parks.ny.gov
p.m. Children 3 and under free. Discounts Sharon, CT, 860-364-0520,
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer. Hiking trails, swimming, camping, cabins,
for seniors. www.sharon.audubon.org
Features an 8,000-square-foot indoor nature center, kayaking, canoeing, fishing.
conservatory home to nearly 4,000 exotic Eleven miles of woodland and meadow 25 miles of trails. Call for schedule.
Norman Rockwell Museum hiking trails. Pond, exhibits, gift shop,
and domestic butterflies in a tropical
9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge, MA,
environment. visitor center. Open year-round. Trevor Zoo
413-298-4100, www.nrm.org
Millbrook School, 131 Millbrook School
Mystic Seaport Largest collection of Norman Rockwell Eric Sloane Museum Road, Millbrook, NY, 845-677-3704,
art including original Saturday Evening
75 Greenmanville Ave., Rte. 27, Mystic, and Kent Iron Furnace www.trevorzoo.org
Post covers, gift shop, tours, cafe, beautiful
CT, 860-572-0711, or 888-973-2767 31 Kent-Cornwall Road, 180 animals, exotic species.
ground for walking and having a picnic.
www.mysticseaport.org Kent, CT, 860-927-3849 Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking,
Maritime Art Gallery, education & special Reconstructed studio and artwork of
wheelchair accessible. 5 and under, free.
kids programs, group tours, planetarium, Eric Sloane. Antique machinery, rock,
classes, recreated 19th-century seafaring gem and mining exhibits. Gift shop.
village with shops. Climb aboard an historic Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUMMER/FALL 2018

PARRISH WYETH ROCKWELL = =

Maxfield Parrish. The Lantern Bearers, 1908. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR. N.C. Wyeth, In the Crystal Depths, 1906, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Museum purchase, 1981. Norman Rockwell, Girl at Mirror, ©SEPS 1954. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.
Photography by Dwight Primiano.

Exhibition supported in part by TD Bank.

NRM.org • Stockbridge, MA • 413.298.4100 • open year-round • terrace café • studio • KIDS & TEENS FREE!

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