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Fire Prevention

The month of October is dedicated to fire prevention, safety, and awareness. Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6th to 12th, but as we approach the months of burning wood, holiday cooking, indoor heating, and candles, it’s especially important to educate adults and children alike. Be sure […]

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Painter Daniel Dahlstrom

Daniel Dahlstrom is a Connecticut native, was raised in Essex, and worked in the family decorating business for many years; he currently resides in Chester. His work has been accepted into many local juried shows, including the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, held in […]

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Photography by Marjorie Tietjen

August’s display case features a selection of exquisite photographs by Killingworth resident Marjorie Tietjen. Discover stunning close-ups of sunflowers, bleeding hearts, and succulents – charming cats, birds, and chickens – and gorgeous landscapes. Marjorie’s photos perfectly evoke everything that is beautiful about life in the country.

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Campaign Buttons, Old & New

July’s display case features political campaign buttons from the days of President McKinley all the way up to the 2008 elections. A fascinating glimpse into getting your message across in a very small space, these buttons stoked discussions on everything from the New Deal to third terms […]

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Hand Painted Whimsy

June’s display case features works by Jennifer Burr. Jennifer is a mixed-media artist with a passion for colors and lettering. Her love of handwriting inspired her to create whimsical signs out of found wood. All of the pieces are acrylic painted on driftwood found at Hammonasset beach […]

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Buttons: Birds & Flowers

May’s display case features an astounding collection of buttons, provided by the Nutmeg Button Club. Since spring is in the air, each and every button depicts a bird or flower. Chances are, you’ve never seen buttons like these! The Nutmeg Button Club meets on the second Friday […]

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HK Youth & Family Services

April’s display case features information on Haddam-Killingworth Youth & Family Services. HKY&FS offers support to families and children from elementary through high school, including counseling, early childhood resources, the Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Coalition, a summer program, and more. Explore this essential group’s offerings further at their website: […]

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Plein Air Watercolors

The March display features watercolors and decorative gourds created by local artist Virginia Nedza. Virginia Nedza came from Middletown and has lived in Killingworth for almost 11 years. She has explored art through oils, acrylics, pastels, and now watercolor. Ginnie studied drawing and painting under Adam Wasicki […]

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Visions of Haiti

February’s display case features the art and culture of Haiti. This collection was kindly provided by resident Dolores Caturano. Dolores visited Haiti in 1999, as part of the Outreach to Haiti program through the Diocese of Norwich. The display features photographs of the people and landscapes of […]

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Birds & Barns of Killingworth

January’s display case features an extended show of Sandy Smith’s oil paintings, with new additions to the December collection. Barns on River Road and Route 81 are featured, as well as scenes to remind us all of the warmer months: cyclamen blooms, Hammonasset in summer, and a […]

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