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BRIDGEWATER — From Friday, August 17, to Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department held its annual country fair, drawing thousands of people from across New England.  The fair, which is the principal fundraiser for the department, celebrated its 67th year with the us…

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THOMASTON — Nearly 100 people gathered in the Eagle Rock Congregational Church's basement on Saturday, August 18, 2018, for the church's annual Peach Festival.  70 pounds of freshly picked peaches from Rogers Orchards were ready to be enjoyed, served atop homemade biscuits with a healthy dos…

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NEWTOWN — Teen activists from the March For Our Lives movement spoke to a crowd of approximately 1,500 people in Newtown on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the final stop in the Road to Change Tour.  Survivors and relatives of victims of the shootings in Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook took the…

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BETHLEHEM — In spite of the rain on both Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 2018, the fourth annual Made in Connecticut Exposition brought hundreds of vendors and hundreds more shoppers to the Bethlehem Fairgrounds.  This year was the Expo's first in Bethlehem, having outgrown its f…

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WOODBURY — On Saturday, July 21, 2018, more than 200 faeries, wizards, dragons, and other magical creatures gathered at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust for the annual Forest Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival.  All sorts of activities were available for everyone to enjoy including t…

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ROXBURY — For its 44th year, Roxbury's Pickin' 'n' Fiddlin' Contest drew thousands of people to Hurlburt Town Park to enjoy country, bluegrass, and folk music on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  Approximately 80 musicians from Canada to West Virginia - and even one fiddler from England - competed f…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Library sponsored an entertaining and educational event for children on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, called "From Bach to Rock: The Science of Sound" hosted by Caryn Lin.  Ms. Lin performed on her electric violin before conducting some experiments with the children in …

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MIDDLEBURY — July Fourth fell on a Wednesday this year, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining the shores of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury to enjoy Quassy Amusement and Water Park's annual fireworks display.  The pyrotechnics, already spectacular by any measure, were enhanced b…

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THOMASTON — For the past 52 years, it has been a tradition in Thomaston for dozens of children to gather on Old Northfield Road and parade down the street celebrating the Fourth of July, and 2018 was no different.  This year, more than 100 kids marched in the parade with their families, led …