Important notice from the Barkhamsted Registrars of Voters
The upcoming Regional #7 Budget Referendum on May 6, 2014 will be held at the new Town Garage, located at 33 New Hartford Rd., Route 44, from 12PM until 8PM. This change in the voting location is for Referendums only.  All Elections and Primaries will continue to be held in The Barkhamsted School.  Any questions, please call the Registrars of Voters at 860 738-4695 or the Town Clerk’s office at 860 379-8665.
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Historic Riverton Fishing Derby

There is something for everyone at this year’s Riverton Fishing Derby, Saturday, April 19th on the West Branch of the Farmington River. Beginning with the traditional hearty pancake breakfast at 4 a.m. at the Riverton Fire Department and punctuated by the Fishing Derby and the awarding of a bevy of outstanding prizes, activities will be jumping—along with the fish—in this quaint village in the Town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut.

The Derby begins at 6 a.m. at the sound of a bell and ends at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Contestants bring their catches to the Riverton Fire Department for the official weigh-in. Upriver from the Riverton Bridge a section of the flowing waters is set aside for a “Kids Derby.” Any youth under 16 who is able to hold his/her own fishing pole can join in the fun. Special prizes are awarded to these young contestants.

This year a number of events have been added to extend the day beyond the Fishing Derby.

For those who need to purchase a fishing license, the easiest way is to visit the DEEP’s online sportsmen licensing at https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/internHYPERLINK "https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales"eHYPERLINK "https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales"tsales. Fishing licenses are also available from town clerks.  For more information on the Riverton Fishing Derby call The Riverton General Store at 860-379-0811.

Please click the link below for the full description of this fun event.

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Spring Recreation Programs


Celebrate Easter with Crafts, Games and Fun!

Join us for a “Spring Fling” Event!

Sponsored by the Barkhamsted Recreation Dept.

Date:  Saturday,  April 19

Time:  1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location:  Community Room at the Town Garage

There will be Easter Crafts, games and fun for all!

Please pre-register your family by calling the Parks and Recreation office-860-738-4695 by Thursday, April 17. Please specify the grade and age of your child and then number of participants attending from your family.  The program is for children up to 3rd Grade.

 Fee:   $5.00 per person, Please bring check or cash the day of the event. 

Mother's Day Cake Decorating 

Location:  Community Room located at the Town Garage 

Date: May 9

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.  (drop in anytime between these times)

Come get creative by frosting and decorating your cake a favorite color, adding icing designs and sprinkles. Creative Mother's Day Cards will also be made.

Fee:  $5.00 and pre-registration is required.  Call the Parks and Recreation office at 860-738-4695 by May 5th to reserve your slot and surprise your mom with a real treat this Mother’s Day. The program is for school age children with an adult.

Outdoor Classroom & Learning Pavilion


 The “Raise the Roof” pavilion committee is a collaboration of the Town of Barkhamsted along with The Barkhamsted Elementary School, The Barkhamsted PTO, The Recreation Department and members of our community. We are working together to build an “Outdoor Classroom & Learning Pavilion” at the Barkhamsted School. This 30’x40’ structure will be built steps away from our traditional classrooms. This multipurpose Pavilion will be used by students, teachers, sporting teams, families, seniors, boy scouts, girl scouts….for lessons, science experiments, art classes, reading time, graduations, summer concerts, picnics, learning gardens….the uses and possibilities are endless. 

Together our goal is to increase the quantity, quality and benefit of outdoor experiences for children and all members of our community. Outdoor classrooms expand the traditional classroom beyond the typical 20 desks, 20 chairs, and 20 books into an alternative learning environment that is fun and exciting. Students from our traditional classrooms will have the opportunity to take their learning outdoors. Their curiosity will be heightened and their desire to explore will take off. It is our ultimate goal to provide hands-on, minds-on, educational, recreational and memorable learning experiences here.

Please see the attached Letter and Sponsorship form and the attached Brick Pathway Order Form to see how you and/or your business can help bring this project to completion. 

FRCC Offering Two Scholarships

The Farmington River Coordinating Committee is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarships.  The Pat Keener Scholarship and the Nancy Johnson Scholarship are $1,000 awards given to high school seniors or current undergraduates from the five-riverfront towns of Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Hartland and New Hartford, who will be or are attending college to major in environmental science or a related field.  For application information, please visit our website at www.farmingtonriver.org.

Barkhamsted Lions Club Tag Sale

The Barkhamsted Lions Club is looking for items for their annual tag sale, held each year in the summer.  The Lions Club supports local scholarships and other community clubs and events, such as the annual 4th of July parade and the community skating rink.  Please contact Rejean Labrie at 860-559-4344 or Francis Lattizori at 860-379-4639.


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67 Ripley Hill Road ~ P.O. Box 558
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0558
(860) 379-8285


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