N e w s f r o m t h e T o w n o f K e n t
    
Dear Kent Residents,
Email First Selectman Bruce Adams or call 860-927- 4627  
    Click logo for the Town website.
                 From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed                 December 22- Close @ noon                        December 25- Closed    
  • From the Town Clerk: Would you like to be more informed of what your Town's Boards and Commissions are doing?           You may subscribe to receive via e-mail notices of selected agendas and minutes. 
    To sign up-click the logo above  and utilize the "Subscribe" function at the bottom of the page.
  • Transfer Station - Holiday hours       
    • Open Friday Dec. 22 & Sat. Dec. 23. Closed Sunday, December 24
    • Open Friday Dec. 29 & Sat. Dec. 30 Closed Sunday, December 31
  • Kent roads
    • Reconstruction of Kenico Road is progressing. It will remain open, but motorists are urged to use Kenmont Road if possible.
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click on Town logo for the link.
  • From Kent Social Services                   Kent Social Services  hours are now:
    Tuesday - Friday 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
    3rd Saturday each month 9 a.m.- 2p.m
    • Energy Assistance Applications
      Kent Social Services is now accepting appointments for the Energy Assistance Program. This is a winter heating assistance program with specific income and asset requirements for participation.If you have any questions, wish to be screened for eligibility, or to make an appointment, please call Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director 860-927-1586.
    • Kent Social Services needs your help completing thirty December Holiday food baskets. We are in need of the following items: whole chickens, turkey & chicken stuffing mix, baking mixes, turkey and chicken gravy, microwave popcorn, pasta and pasta sauce, hot chocolate mix, and holiday sweets.
      Donation of $25.00 Davis IGA gift cards are also greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at Kent Town Hall prior to December 20th. For further information or to arrange for delivery, please contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586.

KentPresents Grants $125,000 to 38 Litchfield County Charitable Organizations
KentPresents, the ideas festival held every summer in Kent, Conn., is awarding grants of $125,000 to 38 non-profit organizations serving Litchfield County. This year's contribution represents a 25% dollar increase from the $100,000 donation in 2016, when 29 local organizations received grants. Click on the logo above for more info and a list of all the grant recipients.
Special thanks to KentPresents founders Ben & Donna Rosen
Park & Recreation
Figure Skating Lessons: Kent Park and Recreation will offer figure skating lessons for boys and girls, ages 6 and up, 7-8 a.m. at the Kent School ice rink in three four-week sessions this season:Session One with Joanna Dumitrascu is November 18, December 2, 9, 16; session two with Marika Coolbeth is January 6, 13, 20, 27; session three with Marika Coolbeth is February 3, 10,17, 24. Lessons for beginning students are 7-7:30 a.m.; intermediate and above meet 7:30-8 a.m.Students registered for lessons (only) may skate during the 30 minutes opposite their lesson time.Cost is $44/student per session. Registration form available in the Park and Recreation office,
Town Hall, and online at kentctparkandrecreation.com. Call 860-927- 1003 for more information.
Holiday Ice Skating: Kent Park and Recreation will sponsor ice skating at the Kent School ice
rink December 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29: open skate, 10 a.m.-noon; sticks and pucks, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Participants must wear skates and hat on the ice during open skate and skates and helmet during sticks and pucks. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the rink during skating hours.
Senior activities
Friday Senior Lunch: The program meets Fridays at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and is open to Kent senior citizens at a cost of $2/person for lunch, which is served at noon. The center opens at 11:30 a.m. The program goes on winter break from December 9 until  March 23. 
 Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Bring own supplies, free.
In This Issue- Click for article
From Town Hall
KentPresents Grants- $125,000
Kent Park & Recreation
The Holidays in Kent
Library Monthly Activities
KVFD Corner
Kent Informal Club

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The Holidays in Kent
* Saturday Dec. 2- Kent Land Trust - Annual Meeting and Holiday party. 5:30-7 p.m. @ the Community House.
           All are welcome
* Sunday Dec. 3- 5 p.m. Town Tree Lighting in front of Town Hall.
6 p.m.- KVFD Parade of Lights on Main St
All day- KVFD Stuff a Truck @ the firehouse.
*Saturday December 9th- Pancakes with Santa   8:30am to 10:30am  at St. Andrews Parish Hall . Proceeds  benefit the Kent 
Education Center and Nursery School (KECNS)  
           also November 9th 
Kent Historical Society Holiday Party 5-7 p.m. at Swift House . Free and open to public. Donations gratefully accepted. 
*Sunday December 10th-   The Kent Historical Society Historical House Tour will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Everyone meets at the Swift House, 12 Maple Street, Kent, to pick up their map with directions and descriptions of the homes.
Advance tickets are available for $45 per person online and in person at the Heron Gallery, Kent Wine & Spirit, and the Kent Town Clerk's Office. The price jumps to $60 on the day of the tour. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Kent Historical Society for its operating budget. If you're looking for more information, see www.kenthistoricalsociety.org or call 860-927-4587.
*Month of December-Annual Kent Gingerbread Festival.  
Creations are found in various stores around town.   Contact info@kentct.com for info  
Click logo for KML December activities 

      KVFD  KVFD Corner
This will be a monthly feature. It will contain KVFD activity and pertinent info.    KVFD call volume 
October- 21 fire calls, 30 EMS calls 
      YTD- 163 fire, 317 EMS 
Kent Informal Club
          No December meeting   
                 back in January. 
December Kent Events
Click blue for more info
Please go to the Kent Chamber of Commerce website, which contains a Community
calendar for all  Kent groups to use.   
December 3- KVFD Stuff a Truck (10-4)       Town Tree Lighting (5p.m.) and              KVFD Parade of Lights (6 p.m.)  
December 5- 4:30 p.m.@ Town Hall-BOS meeting  
December 9- Annual KVFD Santa Express - registration deadline passed.  
                       Pancakes With Santa- info above.   
                   KHS Holiday Party 5-7 p.m @ Swift house