CHS Friday Night Gathering Oct 20th 7pm

WHAT MAKES 60 MINUTES TICK A COLEBROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FRIDAY NIGHT GATHERING Please take note of the date below - it's a change from the original date on the CHS postcard sent out in June. ***On Friday, October 20, at 7:00 PM, the Colebrook Historical Society will host a social gathering featuring refreshments and lively conversation. Highlighting the evening will be a presentation from our very special guest, veteran CBS News producer, Tom Anderson. If anyone should know "What Makes 60 Minutes Tick" it's Mr. Anderson, who worked at the broadcast for 20 years before retiring last year. In his long and distinguished career, Mr. Anderson produced stories with Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, Bob Simon and Scott Pelley, among others. He's been to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, as well as most of the USA, Canada, Western Europe, North Africa, Israel, Jordan, Russia and China. His investigation of former Senator Bob Kerrey's war crimes in Viet Nam won a Peabody Award. Mr. Anderson also covered the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama. He'll share some of his favorite experiences, and provide his insights on both the politics and personalities at the broadcast, which begins its 50th season this fall. The Gathering will be held at the home of the CHS, the historic Seymour Inn, located at the intersection of Routes 183 and 182A in the center of Colebrook. All are most welcome. For further information contact Carol Lord at carol.9508@yahoo.comcarol.9508@yahoo.com> or 860-738-8244.

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Scam reported related to Courts – please read through

Jury Duty Scam October 2017 It has been reported by several CT Police Department Officials that scammers are calling claiming to be a member of law enforcement, whether it's the local police, the sheriff's department or the U.S. Marshals Service. The caller typically tells the victim that they have failed to appear for jury duty, failed to answer a court summons or have an active warrant for their arrest, which they may tell you was just signed by a judge. The caller ID may show phone numbers for a courthouse or law enforcement agency, and the caller may cite names of actual police officers, court officials, judges or town officials. The caller will tell the victim that they can pay a fine to avoid arrest. They will request this payment through prepaid cards, gift cards or wire transfer. The caller may even ask to the victim to confirm their identity by soliciting personal information, including your name, birth date, Social Security number and other ID theft-worthy details. According to many Local Police Departments, "The jury duty scam remains one of the most successful intimidation/imposter schemes, "scammers can not only get a quick payoff but also enough personal details for future identity theft." Police recommend that people receiving this call HANG UP without providing any information. This information provided the Senior Medicare Patrol at the Western CT Area Agency Call to be a volunteer and Help STOP Fraud, 203-757-5449

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5th Grade Pumpkin and Mum Sale

[Image result for pumpkin images] 5TH GRADE PUMPKIN AND MUM SALE WHEN: Saturday, October 14th WHERE: Colebrook Consolidated School Smith Hill Road, Colebrook TIME: 8:00am - 2:00pm ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE 5TH GRADERS CLASS TRIP TO CAPE COD IN 2019 [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/image003.png]

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ANNUAL TOWN MTG 10/16/17

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PHELPS RESEARCH AREA WALK POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d2c8c5421d00de487a97a30ea/images/c08e31f1-8b9d-490f-a049-dd2d079d4dda.jpg] PHELPS RESEARCH AREA WALK CANCELLED FOR TODAY: RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 FROM 1-3 PM Due to the high probability of continued rain this afternoon, the Phelps Area Research walk is being postponed until Sunday, October 15, from 1-3 pm. Same time, same place. Park on Phelps Flat Road – Walk across Route 183 to white gate. For more information, check our website or contact info@colebrooklandconservancy.orginfo@colebrooklandconservancy.org> [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/outline-light-facebook-48.png] [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/outline-light-twitter-48.png] [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/outline-light-instagram-48.png] [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/outline-light-link-48.png] Copyright © 2017 Colebrook Land Conservancy, All rights reserved. Colebrook Land Conservancy Members Our mailing address is: Colebrook Land Conservancy PO Box 90 Colebrook, CT 06021 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list. [Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp]

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Fireworks display notification

On Saturday, October 14th, 2017 there will be a private fireworks display being conducted on the grounds of the Camp Jewell property. We are notifying in order for you to secure your pets just in case they don't like fireworks and to let our residents know that this is occurring. Any questions please contact this office

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Request for volunteers Saturday morning on Gaylord Road

There will be a work party from 9-11 am this Saturday, Oct. 7 on Gaylord Road in Colebrook. Please come for even half an hour to help pull out an invasive annual grass, Japanese Stiltgrass, before its seeds drop onto the soil. There is about 75-100 feet of roadside that needs attention. The plants pull out easily and large plastic garbage bags will be provided. It's easy to recognize this grass and the organizers will get you started pulling in a matter of minutes with a few short tips and sample plants. Japanese stiltgrass is growing in Colebrook along Gaylord Road and also Deer Hill Road. It may well be along other roads. Although an annual, this grass spreads rapidly and outcompetes native plants growing in the same area. The Farmington River Coordinating Committee is trying to keep more seeds from reaching the Farmington and Still Rivers and dispersing even further. Botanist Elizabeth Corrigan is collaborating with the Town Road Crew to help eliminate stiltgrass in Colebrook. Mowing and burning help knock down the plants in the spring and summer. In the fall, the best treatment is to remove any plants that have formed seeds. Please join us on Saturday morning -- any amount of time that you can give will make a difference. Gaylord Road is a short road that runs between Deer Hill Road and Smith Hill Road. As you are going down Deer Hill Road heading to Route 8, it is the first road on the right. For more information, call Edna Travis at 860-379-7459 or Joyce Hemingson at 860-379-6425. Thank you for any time you can donate to this effort. [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/image001.jpg] ​​​​

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Phelps Research Area Walk Scheduled for Sunday, October 8th 

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d2c8c5421d00de487a97a30ea/images/c08e31f1-8b9d-490f-a049-dd2d079d4dda.jpg] Phelps Research Area Walk is Planned for Sunday, October 8th Stops Include a 19th Century Sugar House You’re invited on a guided nature/history walk in the Colebrook Land Conservancy’s 394-acre Phelps Research Area October 8 from 1-3 p.m. The preserve’s large size and diverse habit of rocky slopes, woodlands, post-agricultural fields, and wetlands provide habitat for birds that prefer undisturbed forest for breeding. Past uses include a forge along Brummagem Brook and lumbering of what was considered the last extensive old-growth forest in Connecticut, in 1911. You’ll stop at an old sugar house dating from 1865 that was said at the time to have the sweetest sugar because the nearby maple orchard faced north. You’ll also see an historic dwelling foundation and learn about the forge located on the Colebrook-Norfolk town line that operated from 1788 to 1807 and made iron from local ore. The Phelps Research Area in North Colebrook was preserved by John and Nancy Blum (whose ancestor was an original proprietor of Colebrook) and their neighbor and noted ecologist, Dr. Frank Egler. Plan on about 2 hours. Bring water and wear walking shoes. Free and open to the public. No dogs. Not suitable for small children. Rain date will be Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. Directions: Follow Route 183 north through the center of Colebrook. Park along Phelps Flat Road, a right turn about 1.8 miles from the center. Walk across Route 183 to the white gate opposite Phelps Flat Road. Leader: Joyce Hemingson, botanist and Conservancy member; for more information, email info@colebrooklandconservancy.orginfo@colebrooklandconservancy.org> [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/color-twitter-48.png] [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/color-facebook-48.png] [https://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/icons/social-block-v2/color-link-48.png] Copyright © 2017 Colebrook Land Conservancy, All rights reserved. Colebrook Land Conservancy Members Our mailing address is: Colebrook Land Conservancy PO Box 90 Colebrook, CT 06021 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list. [Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp]

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Phone Scam – IRS

Please be advised that this office has received a number of complaints regarding the IRS phone scam occurring again in this area. The IRS DOES NOT call on the phone - they mail through the Postal Service only. Do not speak to these people. Let me know if you have any questions Thanks Tom

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Special Town Meeting POSTPONED

Special Town Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 8PM has been POSTPONED to an undetermined date

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