3rd Annual Barkhamsted Bike Bash


May 31 – 8:00 AM – Riverton Fairgrounds

A great time for a good cause!

Ride through scenic Barkhamsted with friends and family.

Enjoy food and music after the ride. Informal activities, such as kickball, Wiffle ball, Frisbee, etc. to go on throughout the day, weather permitting.

Many different options for rides. 50 mi, 25 mi, and 8 mi family ride.

Ride day registration begins at 8am at the Riverton Fairgrounds. Please show up a little early for safety check! 50 mile challenge ride 9am, 25 mile workout ride 9:30am, 8 mile family fun ride 10am. Free bike safety program for kids.

Registration fees: $25 individual, $45 family. We will also be accepting donations for people that would like to support the PTO, but cannot be at the event. All proceeds go to the Barkhamsted PTO.

For more info, contact Rob Courtemanche at rcourty@sbcglobal.net or check the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/464185540423131/

2015 Trails Weekend - June 6 & 7


BARKHAMSTED Educational Walk

Saturday, June 6. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Peoples State Forest. An educational walk, discussing forest management and its influence on wildlife. Bring binoculars for birding. Fisheries will also discuss stream health and water quality with sampling. Bring a snack. Distance: Approx. 3 miles. Meet at Squires Tavern at 100 East River Road. Leaders: Ralph Scarpino, David Leff. Sponsored by Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Divisions and Barkhamsted Historical Society. Rain cancels. Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED. Questions and to register: contact Ralph, (860) 921-1756, rascarpino@snet.net.

Please click here to view the full booklet


Barkhamsted Rec Camp - July 20-24


Summer Camp Registration has begun and the Recreation Camp is July 20-24. 

We are still seeking applicants of all ages for the various roles including Director, Assistant Director, Specialty Instructors, Counselor and Junior Counselors. Deadline for applications is Wednesday,  May 27.  Camp registration deadline is Monday, June 22.

The flyer with all of the employment  info and forms can be viewed by clicking on  this link and the registration information is available here


Upcoming Barkhamsted Historical Society Events

June 12, 2015 - Architectural Styles in Barkhamsted through the Years -

On Friday June 12th at the Barkhamsted Senior Center @ 7pm, Historian Anne Hall will teach us about the changing styles in architecture in Barkhamsted over time. Anne is widely known to us all through her educational articles that appeared in the New Hartford Independent newspaper weekly.She is also the Town Historian for New Hartford.

Come learn about how the houses changed over time and sign up for the follow-up bus tour with Anne that will be held Sat. June 20th @ 10am. There will be a sign up sheet at her talk on the 12th with a nominal fee for the tour of $12. If you can’t make her program on the 12th you can still sign up for the bus tour by calling :Noreen Watson @ 860 738 1152. The tour will begin @ Squire’s Tavern and will last about one hour..

New Potentially Life Threatening Tick-Borne Virus in CT

Doctors issue warning about new tick virus found in CT

April 9, 2015  CBS CT News  WFSB TV

Ticks in the area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus, even worse than Lyme disease.  Doctors have warned that the "Powassan Virus" is a rare tick-borne illness and could be serious, and has no treatment or cure.  "The doctor just has to support you during that acute illness and hope that you survive," said Dr. Daniel Cameron of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

He said that if someone is bitten by an infected tick, they can get the virus within a matter of minutes.  While the symptoms are similar to Lyme disease, they are far more severe.  "You can get seizures, high fevers, and stiff neck. It comes on so suddenly," he said. Researchers with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said the virus is starting to show up in Bridgeport and Branford.  

"I couldn't imagine having something worse than this. It sounds really awful," said Jennifer Cirigliano, 15, who is a Lyme disease patient.  She was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago and said it has been a long road of recovery.  Now, with this emerging tick-borne illness, doctors said to be on the lookout.

Doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves, like wearing pants and long sleeves outside, avoiding bushy and wooded areas, checking for ticks, and wearing bug spray.

Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/28764213/doctors-issue-warning-about-new-tick-virus-found-in-ct#ixzz3WwzkYEGg

Time to Buy Your American Flag



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