4th of July Celebration!

Colebrook Independence Day Celebration July 4th, 2015 Children’s Bicycle Parade 10:15am (meet at the Colebrook Consolidated School with your decorated bicycle, wagon, scooter or other mode of transportation) Join the parade to the town center! Colebrook Congregational Church 11:00am Guest Speaker: Scott Kenny Colebrook Resident & Life Long Student of American Military History “The Shot Heard Round the World” Poetry reading by Colebrook resident Abrah Carroll “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” Traditional luncheon on the Green following the program All are welcome to join in this annual celebration! (sponsored by the Colebrook Associates, Inc)

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July 4th Program calling all veterans!

Calling all veterans to participate in the Color Guard at the 4th of July program! Program begins at 11am at the Congregational Church Green. Please call Greg Millard at 860-379-1155 with any questions

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Colebrook Town Pond Opens!

Colebrook Town Pond opens Saturday, June 27th, 2015 Season hours for the pond Monday-Saturday 11am – 6pm Sunday 12noon – 6pm Swimming lessons are available – Please contact either Lee in the Selectmen’s Office 860-379-3359 x201 or see a life guard

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Battell Arts Foundation Scholarship Available to Colebrook residents

Battell Arts Foundation Scholarship Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to eligible and worthy applicants for study or experience in the arts. The standard award is $500, although the Committee retains the right to be flexible in especially deserving circumstances. Criteria for application: * A resident of Norfolk or Colebrook * Under the age of 18 or enrolled in school grades 4-12 * Currently engaged in an artistic endeavor * In need of financial assistance Criteria for selection: * Quality and specificity of application materials * Established history of applicant’s artistic endeavor * Assessment of applicant’s significant financial need Process: I. The applicant should address a letter to the Battell Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee detailing the following. This letter should be written by the applicant him/herself when age-appropriate. * Applicant’s age and educational affiliation * The proposed activity or experience, along with an estimated cost * How the activity or experience will benefit the applicant * The applicant’s past experience in relation to this activity or experience * The applicant’s financial need * How the applicant will use the scholarship funds II. A letter of recommendation supporting the applicant is also required. This letter must be from a teacher, artistic mentor, or non-family interested party. No scholarship application will be considered without an accompanying letter of recommendation. III. The letter of application and accompanying recommendation must be post-marked or received via email by August 15, 2015. Mail: Battell Arts Foundation Email: Hodgkin.Tom@gmail.comHodgkin.Tom@gmail.com> PO Box 181 Norfolk, CT 06058

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Colebrook Lions Pancake Breakfast 6/21

Colebrook Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Sunday, June 21st, 2015 Father’s Day Annual Event Colebrook Consolidated School 8:00am – 11:00am

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Beech Hill Road Closed 6/19/15

Beech Hill Road from Simons Pond Road to Chapin Road will be closed on Friday, June 19th, 2015 7:00am – 3:00pm for necessary road repair (residents of Beech Hill Road are advised that USA Hauling will be picking up garbage by 6am that day – please have your containers out prior to that)

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Smith Hill Road Paving

Smith Hill Road is scheduled for paving next week Wednesday through Friday – June 17th, 18th & 19th, 2015 The road will NOT be closed, but you might experience slight delays

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CSCC Lunch with Speaker – Medicare Discussion

Colebrook Senior/Community Center Lunch with Medicare Speaker Thursday, May 21st, 2015 12noon for lunch – speaker to follow at approximately 1:00PM. Lunch Menu: baked chicken dinner ($4.00 for members/$5.00 for nonmembers) RSVP please 860-738-9521 If you just want to hear the speaker, please feel free to join us any time after 12noon – we would like to have your company. Speaker Info: If you are approaching 65, you are thinking about becoming part of the medical insurance program for seniors called Medicare! It’s an insurance program that presents us Medicare “newbies” with dilemmas and decisions and the constant concern of “doing the right thing”. Gail Seymour, CHOICES, counselor with the Western CT Area Agency on Aging, will explain what you need to know, what your options are when it comes to Medicare and when you have to make your choices. We will learn what this insurance will cost and how Connecticut monitors Medicare supplemental insurance plans. This unbiased information will help you choose what best fits YOUR needs, explain how to enroll and how to change insurances if you wish. After the discussion, there will be time for questions from the group. Ms. Seymour will also be available to answer questions confidentially and privately. For more information please call the Center 860-738-9521

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School Regionalization Study Public Info Mtg 5/20/15

REGIONALIZATION STUDY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING – MAY 20TH All Colebrook residents are invited to attend an informational meeting at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 20th, in the Colebrook School multi-purpose room to learn the status of the efforts by representatives of Colebrook and Norfolk to study the advisability of merging Colebrook and Norfolk school districts into a regional elementary school district. The study committee has been meeting for the past two years and is preparing to finalize its report. Please review the proposed plan on the CCS website (www.colebrookschool.org). The Colebrook committee members will inform the Colebrook community of the details of the report and receive questions and comments. The target for submitting the report to the Connecticut State Board of Education is early June 2015. All community members are encouraged to attend.

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Colebrook Tree Warden holding Public Hearing

Colebrook Tree Warden, Matt Klimkosky is holding a Public Hearing Thursday, May 14th, 2015 7:00 PM 2nd floor of the town hall Discussion will be the removal of town owned trees and power line construction on Rock Hall and Flagg Hill Roads.

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