N e w s f r o m t h e T o w n o f K e n t
      November 7  
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-                  November 7 Election Day            November 10 Veterans Day          November 23 & 24- Thanksgiving
  • 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 - A reminder that we take the following whether you have a pass or not:
    • Paint-Free
    • Electronics- TV's, computers, printers, more- Free
    • mattresses & box springs-Free
    • Refrigerators & dehumidifiers-$15
    • Furniture- Extra fee varies
  • 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
    • United Way of Western Connecticut's ALICEĀ® Enrichment Fund will provide families who fall within the ALICE income category* financial subsidies for their children to participate in extracurricular activities. Funding may be available for sports, music lessons, art classes, and other enrichment activities. For further information on applying for funds go to:   ALICE  or call Leah Pullaro 860-927-1586.
    • 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.
Veterans Day in Kent
On Saturday, November 11, local residents are invited to attend Veterans Day Services at the Kent Veterans Memorial Monument at the intersection of Rt. 341 & Swift Lane in Kent  at 11:00 a.m.
Scouting for Food: Holiday Food Drive
Kent Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food Holiday Food Drive will take place at Davis IGA on Sunday, November 5th, 9:00 a.m. - noon. Donations will benefit Kent Food Bank. Shopping lists with suggested items to donate will be available that morning. Please only donate items that are non-perishable and unexpired. Monetary donations are always welcome.
Kent Veterans Annual Fundraiser 
November 8-14, members of American Legion Post #153, in cooperation with Davis IGA will conduct their annual fundraiser outside the IGA to support the American Legion national programs: OPERATION COMFORT WARRIORS & the TEMPORARY FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. This year a portion of the funds collected also will be donated to the Kent Veterans Memorial fund. 
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 during the Thanksgiving holiday as follows: November 21, 22, 24: open skate, 10 a.m.-noon
and sticks and pucks, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and November 25, open skate, 12:30-2 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 (no lunch November 10 and 24) 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 is sponsored by the Town of Kent in conjunction with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and local restaurants. Reservations are not required.
Senior Veterans Day Luncheon: November 8 starting at noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu is Cream of Zucchini Soup, Apricot Glazed Chicken, Brown Rice Pilaf, Peas & Mushrooms, Tropical Fruit. The suggested donation is $4, and reservations are required by calling 860-927-2055 by November 6.
 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
Veterans Day in Kent.
Holiday Food Drive
Kent Park & Recreation
Holidays in Kent
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
Library Monthly Activities
Gingerbread Festival
KVFD Fire Prevention Day
Phone scams
Kent Informal Club

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Holidays in Kent
The Kent Santa Fund assists Kent 
children ( under the age of 16) who otherwise might not have presents un der the tree. If your family needs a helping hand or you know a family that can use help this holiday season or you wish to be an elf to shop for children from wish lists, please contact Admin Assistant Joyce Ke arns at 860-927-4627.   
Also the KVFD presents Santa's Express again this year. Go to the KVFD web site for info.
The Town Tree Lighting (5:00), KVFD Stuff a Truck (10-4) and the Parade of Lights (6:00) will all take place on December 3.  
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest was in Kent October 20-22 .Our town never looked better. There were 1,500 people here from all over the world. I did not hear a negative word from anyone. Lots of very positive words from many people, from Brazil to Alaska and Italy to California.
.               Special thanks to:
+ Chamber President Tim Good  
+ Kent Green owner John Casey
+ Club Getaway owner Dave Schrieber
+ Resident Trooper Andrew Fisher
+ Elissa Potts- Chamber
+ Lyn Stirnweiss- Chamber
+ Marie Davis- IGA
+ John Gleason- Gleason Electric
+ all the volunteers, too many to name 
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Annual Kent Gingerbread Festival
The Gingerbread Festival is scheduled for November 24 - December 31.  We welcome all to build a house. If interested, contact info@kentct.com    
   KVFD Fire Prevention Day
Last month the KVFD presented a program on fire safety. KVFD Officer Tim Limbos organized the program and provided narration during.They burned two small structures and put out the fires, showed how unsafe cooking a turkey in oil can be, and a police dog found the accelerant for the fires. I'm so glad I went and thank Tim and all KVFD members for presenting the program.
      KVFD  KVFD Corner
This will be a monthly feature. It will contain KVFD activity and pertinent info.    KVFD call volume 
       Sept.- 9 fire calls, 25 EMS calls 
              YTD- 142 fire, 287 EMS 
Kent Informal Club
 State of the Town, November 8th 
2 p.m., Town Hall . Speaker: Kent's First Selectman Bruce Adams will discuss all things Kent and answer questions. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Great refreshments too.
November Kent Events
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Please go to the Kent Chamber of Commerce website, which contains a Community
calendar for all  Kent groups to use.  
November 5- 2:00 p.m. Kent Historical Society is holding a new kind of Annual Meeting at Town Hall-   "We'll be finding out what you want from the Kent Historical Society."
November 6- 4:30 p.m.@ Town Hall-BOS meeting Note day change due to Election Day
November 7- Election Day        Polls open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. @ Town Hall 
November 11- 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony @ Veterans Memorial 
November 14 - 7 p.m.@ Town Hall- Monthly BOF meeting
                                                       Save the Dates
December 3- KVFD Stuff a Truck (10-4)       Town Tree Lighting (5p.m.) and KVFD Parade of Lights (6 p.m.)   
December 9- Annual KVFD Santa Express