“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. …

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St …

It’s Dog License Renewal Time

Attention East Hampton Dog Owners!  Have you renewed your pup’s license this year?  If you haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time.  The Town Clerk’s office will soon be sending out notices to owners of any pooches who’ve lapsed on their license renewal.  All dogs over six months …

Boat Capsizes in Lake Pocotopaug

According to NBC Connecticut, a small boat capsized earlier this afternoon in Lake Pocotopaug. NBC reports that the craft, identified as a catamaran or small sailboat, flipped over near Lake Drive in East Hampton with two people on board. The site reports that both the town’s fire department as well …

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Outdoor concert tonight in East Hampton

Four Barrell Billy with their mix of rockabilly, surf, old school 50s rock & roll, and edgy 60s pop perform July 18 in the Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert series.  Photo source: Four Barrell Billy web site

Four Barrel Billy with their mix of rockabilly, surf, old school 50s rock & roll, and edgy 60s pop perform July 18 in the Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert series. Photo source: Four Barrel Billy web site

Press Release

Tonight, Four Barrel Billy is the next group to perform in this summer’s Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Music Series. The concert is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at the Gazebo on the grounds of Center School. (If it rains, the concert moves inside to The Congregational Church of East Hampton.)

Four Barrel Billy is a trio dedicated to American roots rock ‘n roll with a repertoire that includes rockabilly, surf, honky tonk, Fifties rock ‘n roll and Sixties pop music.

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East Hampton seeks representative for agriculture council

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One of the goals for RiverCOG members is providing guidance and information regarding agriculturally-related tax programs and policies.

Press Release

The Town of East Hampton invites citizens interested in agriculture and land use to consider serving as a member on the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) Regional Agriculture Council.

The objective of the council is to support farming in the 17 municipalities that make up RiverCOG and to promote agriculture-friendly land use and municipal policies.

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Live music Saturday at the Sanctuary

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LICHTER BROTHERS at the Sanctuary 07-20-2013

Eric and Jeremy Lichter – also known as the Lichter Brothers will perform at The Sanctuary at Shepardfields in East Haddam on Saturday, July 20. Poster photo.

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Eric and Jeremy Lichter – also known as the Lichter Brothers will perform at The Sanctuary at Shepardfields in East Haddam on Saturday, July 20. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Donation is $10 and this is an all ages, family-friendly event.

Eric Lichter is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and owner of Dirt Floor Recording Studio in Chester.

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Help honor two East Hampton servicemen

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You are invited to join in an East Hampton Yellow Ribbon tying ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at 59 Main St. – in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

You are invited to join in an East Hampton Yellow Ribbon tying ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at 59 Main St. – in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

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You are invited to join in an East Hampton Yellow Ribbon tying ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at 59 Main St. – in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

Ribbons will be tied onto the tree for U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Rogers and U.S. Army Specialist Kurt Schluntz.  These men are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Join in to support their families and honor those who serve.

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Attention lighthouse lovers…

New London's Harbor Light is the featured lighthouse for Connecticut in the 2013 United States Postal Service's New England Coastal Lighthouses series issued July 13, 2013. Image from USPS YouTube video.

New London’s Harbor Light is the featured lighthouse for Connecticut in the 2013 United States Postal Service’s New England Coastal Lighthouses series issued July 13, 2013. Image from USPS YouTube video.

Did you know? … 2013 is New London Maritime Society’s 30th Anniversary, which means there are some outstanding events planned on the Connecticut shoreline.

For example, there are five boat trips every Saturday through Sept 7. (You can register for them now – it’s first come, first served with only six passengers per trip.)

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for each child age 14 and younger.

All proceeds, beyond boat costs, go to the Lighthouse Restoration Fund.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Boat trips to New London Harbor Light – Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Cruise to the lighthouse and climb 119 steps up to the lantern.
  • ‘Three Sisters’ Lighthouse tours – Saturdays at noon, and 2 p.m. – Sit back and cruise by New London’s three harbor lighthouses: NL Harbor, Ledge and Avery Point Lights. … Continue Reading

East Hampton Old Home Days begins July 11

River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs are among the bands that will perform at the 2013 East Hampton CT Old Home Days "glorious celebration" that kicks off Thursday, July 11 and runs through Saturday, July 13. Photo source: YouTube screen shot

River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs are among the bands that will perform at the 2013 East Hampton CT Old Home Days “glorious celebration” that kicks off Thursday, July 11 and runs through Saturday, July 13. Photo source: YouTube screen shot

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

East Hampton’s annual three day celebration known as Old Home Days kicks off on Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. with rides, live music, bike giveaways, a raffle, as well as lots of food and entertainment.

Other highlights of this huge community event include the Glorious Gallop 5K race on Friday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m., and what’s touted to be the largest parade in Middlesex County, that makes its way down Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The very colorful and dance-inspiring South Philadelphia String Band returns to join the parade whose theme this year is Parade of Broadway Musicals.

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By Lauren Quirici Kim Page, 48, is in her 4th successful year of business with what she refers to as her “coffee shop gallery” called Higher Grounds in East Hampton.  …

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By Lauren Quirici Step through the door of Sweet Repeats, a clothing consignment shop in East Hampton’s Village Center, and you will find colorful racks filled with dresses and blouses, …

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