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The long President's Day weekend is the perfect time to get out for some adult fun at The Perfect Pair; a chocolate and wine affair to support the Bakerville Library or Nights at the Beekley Concert Series featuring Mary Fahl on February 18th.  Sunday welcome a new business to town at the Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Northwest Gymnastics or join the New Hartford PTO for a winter tubing outing.  Check below for an exciting new event coming to the Downtown Center this summer.

New Events are always being added to the Around Town Page which promotes Activities and Events that are occurring "Around Town".  (Scroll down the entire page to see all the listings or click on the button below to reach items of interest.) Job Openings, Request for Proposals, Invitations to Bid and other miscellaneous Town Notices will also be posted here.



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The New Hartford Art League has a new exhibit (as of January 16, 2017)  at New Hartford Town Hall, 530 Main Street.

Friends of the Bakerville Library offers the third annual  "The Perfect Pair; a chocolate and wine affair" to brighten February on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Bakerville Library Annex.   Your ticket gets you wine, beer, and chocolate tasting, music and door prizes.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door.  NEW this year:  the VIP Room (tickets $50.00) offers tastings of higher-end wines, bourbons and whiskeys. For tickets call the Friends of the Bakerville Library at 860-307-9555 or visit  Credit cards accepted.  For ages 21 and over only, please.

Beekley Community Library's Nights at the Beekley Concert Series Season 10 continues on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm featuring Mary Fahl.  Mary Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms”.  To reserve tickets please call the library at 860-379-7235.  Click here for the Nights at the Beekley website.

New Hartford PTO is offering a Winter Tubing outing at Camp Jewell, 9 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. $5.00 per child (parents and guardians tube for Free).  Click here for a flyer.

Northwest Gymnastics has opened in the former Waring Building at 283 Main Street.  Join them for an Open House event on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pmClick here for additional information and to reserve your spot.

Bakerville Library presents Tech Tuesdays in February on Tuesdays, February 21 & 28, 2017, 2:00 pm at the Annex - 8 Maple Hollow Road.  Bring your Apple device and drop in for hands-on help from Joan Auclair to get along better with your technology.

Lam Yoga and Parrott Delaney Tavern are hosting Poses 2 Pints - a relaxed evening of yoga and craft brew at 37 Greenwoods Road, New Hartford on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  Two Roads Brewing Comapny will do a tap takeover in the Ovation Guitar Room at the Parrott.  $15 ticket includes 1 hour of yoga session and discounted Two Roads beer.  Please bring your own mat.  Reserve your spot by calling 860-978-1657 or

New Hartford Fire Department and New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance are offering a walk-in HANDS ONLY CPR Instant Training Day at the Beekley Library, 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  In 15 minutes you can learn what to do to save a life.  It's quick and easy and it will help save lives and return our neighbors to their familes.  Communities with high levels of CPR training produce survival rates four times the national average.  A local man beat the odds because his sons knew this important skill and kept him alive until emergency services arrived.  You can make a difference.  For more information or to sign up call the library at 860-379-7235.

Beekley Community Library presents a Historical Lecture Series conducted by Hamish Lutris, an Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College at 1:00 pm  on four Saturdays, December 10, 2016, January 14, 2017, February 11, 2017 and March 11, 2017 at 10 Central Avenue.  The final topic on March 11th topic is The Age of Process: The Inventions of the 19th CenturyThis lecture will discuss the intersection of various historical themes - in literature and politics, as well as technological, medical, and scientific advances, in the 19th Century.  The talk will highlight the effects and influences of each doctrine and the intersection of ideas of the time.  Romanticism, invention, nationalism and a growing reliance on scientific theory will be examined with comments on figures of the period including Mary and Percy Shelly, Edison, Tesla, Darwin and Freud.  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at 10 Central Avenue.  Please call the library to sign up at 860-379-7235.

Pine Meadow Fire Company is hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at 366 Main Street (Route 44), Pine Meadow on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from Noon to 7:00 pm.  Come out to support the fire department and celebrate St. Patrick's Day early.  Takeout is available.

Beekley Community Library's Nights at the Beekley Concert Series Season 10 concludes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm featuring Griffin House.  To reserve tickets please call the library at 860-379-7235.  Click here for the Nights at the Beekley website.

The New Hartford Land Trust presents  Climate Change in New England: What to Expect and How to Plan for the Future featuring Adam Rosenblatt, Ph.D. at their 2017 Annual Meeting and Presentation on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm at New Hartford Town Hall.  Click here for more information.

New Hartford Business Council is hosting a ribbon cutting to welcome Samantha Gale Designs on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:15 pm





Exciting News from New Hartford Recreation:

Thursday afternoons this summer during July and August visit the New Hartford Riverview Market for fresh, local produce, items for purchase, musical entertainment, demonstrations and activities.  This market will be held in New Hartford Center behind Town Hall near the newly constructed pavilion from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  Stay tuned for a schedule of vendors, musicians and activities.





Bakerville Library presents Story Time and Crafts on Tuesdays at 10:15 am at 6 Maple Hollow Road.

Beekley Community Library presents Baby & Toddler Storytime with Miss Nicole for children under 3 with parent or caregiver on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at 10 Central Avenue beginning September 14, 2016.  Storytime is for New Hartford residents only and follows the New Hartford Public School calendar.  During vacation weeks, check the library website for special programming or call 860-379-7235.

PING-PONG at the Bakerville Library Annex - Maple Hollow Road; Thursdays 7:00pm- 9:00 pm;
All are welcome.  Paddles and balls provided or bring your own.  Refreshments!  All Abilities!

Beekley Community Library presents Pajama Storytime with Miss Val for children ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver on Thursdays at 6:45 pm at 10 Central Avenue.  Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring along their favorite stuffed friends.  Please call to confirm at 860-379-7235.

Beekley Community Library presents Preschool Storytime with Miss Nicole for children ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver on Fridays at 10:30 am at 10 Central Avenue beginning September 16, 2016.  Storytime is for New Hartford residents only and follows the New Hartford Public School calendar.  During vacation weeks, check the library website for special programming or call 860-379-7235.

COMMUNITY CAFE - at the New Hartford Senior Center;  Wednesdays and Thursdays; $4.00 lunches for seniors; $5.50 for all others (you don't have to be a Senior to dine at the Community Cafe!)  Reservations MUST be made a day in advance ( by noon!)




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Kindergarten Registration is open. If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall, please visit the district enrollment page, complete the census and download the enrollment packet. Please contact the Central Office at 860-379-8546 as soon as possible so they have enrollment numbers for planning purposes.

The New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and South End Volunteer Fire Department are offering Emergency Services reflective Road Signs to residents to ensure that emergency services can find you if needed.  Signs are $20 picked up or a bargain at $25 installed.  All profits will go to support the fire department for your district.  Click here for the order form.



Local Town-wide Social Services is administered by the Administrative Assistant to the First Selectman.  Working in conjunction with local churches, the schools and local non-profits, a vetting process is used (confidentiality is maintained) to insure that the need is verified and also to insure that assistance is not being sought from multiple sources.  Grocery and Gasoline Gift Cards are always welcome!

PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER a monetary donation to NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR (provides payments direct to utlility companies/oil providers to assist with heat/electricity or other necessary expenses -NO CASH is given to the applicant - a committee reviews requests (confidentiality is maintained) 100% of donations are used to provide assistance to LOCAL families.  Call Christine at 860-379-3389 if you would like additional information about this fund.

Prescription Discount Cards are saving money for New Hartford Residents. Click here for information regarding this plan.

Black Bears in your neighborhood?  Click here for tips from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

PAINT THE PAVEMENT -Was held on Saturday, September 19, 2015.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered for this community-building, town-beautifying project co-sponsored by the New Hartford Art League and the Town of New Hartford.  New Hartford is the first town in New England to participate in this program. Click here to see the amazing results.  Better yet,  check these out in person!  Come down to the Center of Town and see these incredible works of art. 



The Tax Office and the First Selectman's Office receive numerous calls regarding Fire District Tax Payments.  Please be aware that there are three separate fire districts within the town and residents are taxed according to the district they in which they reside.  The Fire Districts are entirely separate from the Town.  They each set their own mill rate and are responsible for the collection of taxes within the district.  The Town has absolutely no  authority over the districts.  Fire District Tax Payments cannot be accepted at Town Hall.   Each district elects Commissioners who act as the governing body of their specific district.  Tax Collectors are also elected to their position.  Elected Officials serve for a specified term and are elected at Annual Meetings scheduled by the district.  Concerns regarding the operations of the district need to be addressed to the Commissioners of the district.  Monthly operational meetings are also held for each district at a location specific to the district. Members of the public are encouraged to attend fire district meetings and participate in discussions.  For additonal information concerning FIRE DISTRICT TAXES, please call the district tax collector:

New Hartford Fire (Village or First District)  860-738-3407
South End Fire (Second District) 860-482-5758
Pine Meadow Fire District: 860-238-7958

OPEN BURNING IS BY PERMIT ONLY (when conditions allow)!  Please call the town hall (379-3389) to receive contact information for the burning official.  The Burning Official is responsible for issuing burning permits.  Call him to make arrangements for him to check your pile and issue a permit on site.  The permit fee is $25.00.  Reminder:  Burning should not be done on wet, cloudy days.  The smoke cannot rise as it needs to in order to prevent a disturbance to your neighbors.  For additional information on open burning, visit the web page "burning official."