Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:31:18 -0400 HamletHub.com Shop LOCAL and Tax FREE August 19 to August 25 https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3181-shop-local-and-tax-free-august-19-to-august-253181-shop-local-and-tax-free-august-19-to-august-25 https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3181-shop-local-and-tax-free-august-19-to-august-253181-shop-local-and-tax-free-august-19-to-august-25

Shop LOCAL and Tax-FREE!

In the State of Connecticut, shoppers will have a tax free holiday on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 from Sunday, August 19th until Saturday, August 25.

According to the Connecticut DRS, most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut Sales and Use Tax. For items costing $100 or more, sales tax is calculated on the full purchase price. 

Click here for a list of tax-exempt items and for additional information from the DRS.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:17:12 -0400
Firemen's Parade and Carnival This Week in Winsted https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3183-firemen-s-parade-and-carnival-this-week-in-winsted3183-firemen-s-parade-and-carnival-this-week-in-winsted https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3183-firemen-s-parade-and-carnival-this-week-in-winsted3183-firemen-s-parade-and-carnival-this-week-in-winsted

The Winsted Fire Department's Firemen's Carnival begins on Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. and continues through Saturday, August 18. Wednesday and Thursday the hours are 6 to 10 p.m.. Friday and Saturday the hours are 6:00 pm to closing. 

The Firemen's Parade takes place on Saturday, August 18, stepping off from Munro and Main Streets at 5:30 p.m.. Muster begins at 4:30 pm on Meadow Street.

For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/2061781990576021/.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Friends of Main Street) Events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:08:00 -0400
Join the Scoville Memorial Library Book Group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3182-join-the-scoville-memorial-library-book-group3182-join-the-scoville-memorial-library-book-group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3182-join-the-scoville-memorial-library-book-group3182-join-the-scoville-memorial-library-book-group

Sunday September 9 at 2 p.m., join the Scoville Memorial Library Book Group in discussing Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie.

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. This is a beautifully-written, angry, romantic novel that succeeds in being both timely and timeless

The group will meet in the Oak Room on the main floor of the library at 38 Main Street in Salisbury. 

 
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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis Hollander) Events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:00:56 -0400
CHAMPS After School Program Rep Will Be at Winsted Farmers Market https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3180-champs-after-school-program-rep-will-be-at-winsted-farmers-market3180-champs-after-school-program-rep-will-be-at-winsted-farmers-market https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3180-champs-after-school-program-rep-will-be-at-winsted-farmers-market3180-champs-after-school-program-rep-will-be-at-winsted-farmers-market

Sunday, August 12 is the Winsted Farmers Market, taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rowley Field.

Farms and vendors this week include Barden Farm, Better Baking By Beth, Boy Scout Troop 1027, Bristol's Farm, Husky Meadows Farm, March Farm, Nakoma Farm, and Ridge Runner Soap Co. 

This week CHAMPS After School Program will be on hand with kids activities and registration details for the upcoming school year, and Free Kids Yoga (ages 8-13) continues, led by Stephanie Thibault from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Friends of Main Street) Life Sat, 11 Aug 2018 05:03:44 -0400
Norfolk Farmers Market is On - Rain or Shine! https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3179-norfolk-farmers-market-is-on-rain-or-shine3179-norfolk-farmers-market-is-on-rain-or-shine https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3179-norfolk-farmers-market-is-on-rain-or-shine3179-norfolk-farmers-market-is-on-rain-or-shine

Although we are a Rain or Shine event,
we have decided to postpone our
Special Kid's Day Activities until further notice. 
In the meantime, please make sure to come out and see our
regular favorites today from 10 am - 1 pm!

 

Breads, cakes, pies, cookies and more from

Better Baking By Beth
Seasonal Produce, Raw Honey and Maple Syrup from
Black Sheep Farm
All Original Block Print Art from
Block 21
Organic Vegetables and Pickles from
Borrowed Earth, LLC
Heirloom Tomatoes and Seasonal Vegetables from
Broad Field Farm
Raw Goat Milk, Meat, Cheese, Eggs and Honey from
Dandelion Hill Farm
Beef, Pork, Seasonal Vegetables from
Ford Farm
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs from
Ginger Creek Nursery

Home made baked goods and Body Products from

Grassy Knoll Farm
Organically Grown Produce and Handcrafted Foods by
Husky Meadows Farm
Hot dogs from
J&J Hotdogs
Seasonal Produce and flowers from
Jenkin's Backyard Garden
Japanese Style Ginger Dressing and other Sauces from
Krazy for Kazu's
Locally Sourced Jelly and Preserves from
Les Collines
Meat Rubs and Dips from
LMW Grilling
100% Grass fed beef and more from
Lone Silo Farm
Hand Crafted Goat Cheese from
Lost Ruby Farm
100% Pure Maple Syrup from
Mead's Sugar House
Hand made Pieces from
My Dad's Jewelry
Craft baked breads from
Pittsfield Rye and Specialty Breads
Personal Care Products from 
Raven's Edge

Fine aged Raw Milk Cheeses, Raw Milk and More from

Rustling Wind Creamery
Gluten Free Pastries from the
Studious Baker
Seasonal Produce and Flowers from
Zinke's Homegrown

Also...
The CT Railroad Historical Association, Inc.
The Norfolk Democratic Town Committee
Immaculate Conception Church
and

As always there will be live music!
This week we welcome
Blue Yonder

 
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cgundlach@snet.net (Norfolk Farmers Market Committee) Life Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:55:55 -0400
Second Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3178-second-annual-labor-day-weekend-art-sale3178-second-annual-labor-day-weekend-art-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3178-second-annual-labor-day-weekend-art-sale3178-second-annual-labor-day-weekend-art-sale

The Second Annual Labor Day Weekend Art sale will be held on August 31, 5 to 8 p.m., September 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and September 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at The Cornwall Library, 30 Pine Street, Cornwall, Connecticut.

The library exhibit offers for sale over 80 paintings, photographs, posters and prints from personal collections of donors, all moderately priced relative to their values.

All proceeds benefit The Cornwall Library.

For more information call the Library, 860-672-6874. www.CornwallLibrary.org

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caraweigold@gmail.com (Cara Weigold) Events Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:49:50 -0400
Norfolk Community Picnic - A Day of Free Food and Fun https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3177-norfolk-community-picnic-a-day-of-free-food-and-fun3177-norfolk-community-picnic-a-day-of-free-food-and-fun https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3177-norfolk-community-picnic-a-day-of-free-food-and-fun3177-norfolk-community-picnic-a-day-of-free-food-and-fun

St. Martin of Tours Parish presents its annual community picnic, "Our Faith, Our Future," at Immaculate Conception Church in Norfolk on Saturday, August 18. It will be a very special day and everything is free:

  • Suzie Q the Clown
  • Dunk Tank
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Erin Og (Boston's Irish Band)
  • Mechanical Bull Riding
Food will be served between 1 and 4 p.m. (also free):
  • Onion Rings
  • Popcorn
  • Ice Cream
  • Fried Dough
  • Burgers and Dogs
  • Cotton Candy
ALSO - enter to win great raffle prizes ($25 per ticket):
  • 2018 Kia Forte 4-door sedan
  • John Deere Lawn Tractor
  • 4 VIP tickets to a Yankees gam
  • Weber Gas Grill
After the festivities, join us for Mass under the tent at 5 p.m.
 
Support our local food banks by bringing a donation of non-perishable food items.
 
The picnic and fun will take place at 4 North Street, Norfolk (on the church lawn).
 
For more information, phone: (860)824-7078.  See you there!
 

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Colleen Gundlach) Events Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:52:04 -0400
LaurelLive Concert to Benefit Winsted Area Charities https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3176-laurellive-concert-to-benefit-winsted-area-charities3176-laurellive-concert-to-benefit-winsted-area-charities https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3176-laurellive-concert-to-benefit-winsted-area-charities3176-laurellive-concert-to-benefit-winsted-area-charities

On Friday, August 10, the LaurelLive Benefit Concert takes place in East End Park from 2 to 9 p.m., featuring Eric Paradine, Jim Moore, Salmon Eye, Blue Yonder, Matchstick Architects, Axe Factory, and Travelin Trout.

Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Winsted Service Center, FISH in Torrington, and Open Door Soup Kitchen. For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/130771121120012/.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Friends of Main Street) Events Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:35:43 -0400
Norfolk Land Trust Fifth Annual Trail Race https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3175-norfolk-land-trust-fifth-annual-trail-race3175-norfolk-land-trust-fifth-annual-trail-race https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3175-norfolk-land-trust-fifth-annual-trail-race3175-norfolk-land-trust-fifth-annual-trail-race

The Norfolk Land Trust will host its 5K- and 10K-trail race Sunday, Sept. 23, with the start and finish for both races at the Barbour Woods trailhead at 75 Lovers Lane. The 10K race kicks off at noon. Runners will follow the classic 5K route for a mile and then branch off toward Haystack Mountain. Runners will ascend the mountain, loop around the tower and then descend to the park’s main entrance to finish the run through Barbour Woods.

The classic 5K, which starts at 12:15, features a mixture of single and double track through historic Barbour Woods. Pre-registration is $20 and is available at www.ultrasignup.com or at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57080. Registration is $25 the day of the race. Registration will be capped at 100 runners for each race. A post-race awards party will be at Infinity Hall Bistro and all runners will receive a Big Elm Brewing beer glass and a cup of chili.

The 10K race has been named the USATF-CT Mountain, Ultra Trail Championship. USATF-CT is offering a prize purse for the top USATF-CT teams that compete in the series.

For more information, please contact Race Director: Kate Johnson at katebjohnson@mac.com or call: 860-307-2693.

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cgundlach@snet.net (June Peterson) Events Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:27:19 -0400
This Saturday is Kids' Day at Norfolk Farmers Market https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3174-this-saturday-is-kids-day-at-norfolk-farmers-market3174-this-saturday-is-kids-day-at-norfolk-farmers-market https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3174-this-saturday-is-kids-day-at-norfolk-farmers-market3174-this-saturday-is-kids-day-at-norfolk-farmers-market

Rain or Shine, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We welcome These Special Guests...

  • The Kids Play Children's Museum 
    Karen Rossi
    Church of Christ Children's Program
    NWCT YMCA
    And our annual Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt!

And our regular favorites...

Breads, cakes, pies, cookies and more from

Better Baking By Beth
Seasonal Produce, Raw Honey and Maple Syrup from
Black Sheep Farm
All Original Block Print Art from
Block 21
Organic Vegetables and Pickles from
Borrowed Earth, LLC
Heirloom Tomatoes and Seasonal Vegetables from
Broad Field Farm
Decoys and Canes from
Creative Carvings
Raw Goat Milk, Meat, Cheese, Eggs and Honey from
Dandelion Hill Farm
Beef, Pork, Seasonal Vegetables from
Ford Farm
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs from
Ginger Creek Nursery
Home made baked goods and Body Products from
Grassy Knoll Farm
Organically Grown Produce and Handcrafted Foods by
Husky Meadows Farm
Cards, Dolls and Paintings from
Janet Neuman
Hot dogs from
J&J Hotdogs
Seasonal Produce and flowers from
Jenkin's Backyard Garden
Japanese Style Ginger Dressing and other Sauces from
Krazy for Kazu's
Locally Sourced Jelly and Preserves from
Les Collines
Meat Rubs and Dips from
LMW Grilling
100% Grass fed beef and more from
Lone Silo Farm
Hand Crafted Goat Cheese from
Lost Ruby Farm
100% Pure Maple Syrup from
Mead's Sugar House
Hand made Pieces from
My Dad's Jewelry
Craft baked breads from
Pittsfield Rye and Specialty Breads
Personal Care Products from 
Raven's Edge
Fresh Grown Mushrooms from
RMS Growers
Fine aged Raw Milk Cheeses, Raw Milk and More from
Rustling Wind Creamery
Gluten Free Pastries from the
Studious Baker
Handcrafted wooden products from
The Wooden Peg
Seasonal Produce and Flowers from
Zinke's Homegrown

Also...
The CT Railroad Historical Association, Inc.
The Norfolk Democratic Town Committee
Immaculate Conception Church
and

As always there will be live music!
This week we welcome
Blue Yonder

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cgundlach@snet.net (Norfolk Farmers Market Committee) Life Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:21:25 -0400
Weekend in Norfolk Gets Rave Reviews As "Masterpiece of Civic Teamwork" https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3173-weekend-in-norfolk-gets-rave-reviews-as-masterpiece-of-civic-teamwork3173-weekend-in-norfolk-gets-rave-reviews-as-masterpiece-of-civic-teamwork https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3173-weekend-in-norfolk-gets-rave-reviews-as-masterpiece-of-civic-teamwork3173-weekend-in-norfolk-gets-rave-reviews-as-masterpiece-of-civic-teamwork

Since 1980, William Hosley has been devoted to creating cultural heritage experiences, public programs and advocacy campaigns that foster reverence and awareness of the qualities of Connecticut's history, art and ideals that have importantly shaped the American experience and values. His Facebook page, Housing Our History, focuses on this state's rich heritage.  He also authors Creating Sense of Place for Connecticut, a page that highlights the best Connecticut has to offer. Mr. Hosley visited Norfolk for Weekend in Norfolk and wrote the following review. - Editor

We spent yesterday afternoon at the Norfolk Weekend (a masterpiece of civic teamwork and expression). We did seven or eight activities, including farm tours, a stained glass tour at the Chapel, a fabulous jazzy concert at the Shed, toured Whitehouse , the art show, etc. etc. This has to be the best event in CT every year. Our State tourism people could use this as the model it is and incentivize other places to TRY doing events. I am sure it makes a difference.
 
It was all good. But the highlight - by far - is your Marie Kendall exhibition - which I gave the most effusive review I’ve ever given a museum show (and I’ve done more than 100 now).
 
See my review at https://www.facebook.com/HousingOurHistory/  and shared to
 
Check it out and congratulations on what appears to be the 10th hit in a row - maybe the best yet.
 
You are modeling excellence in #localhistory like few small orgs anywhere in CT or the US. As I put it in the richly illustrated review - museums 100x the size are not doing better work!
 
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cgundlach@snet.net (William Hosley) Life Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:16:20 -0400
Witkos Urges Governor to Apply for Opiod Grants https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3172-witkos-urges-governor-to-apply-for-opiod-grants3172-witkos-urges-governor-to-apply-for-opiod-grants https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3172-witkos-urges-governor-to-apply-for-opiod-grants3172-witkos-urges-governor-to-apply-for-opiod-grants

Last week, Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) wrote to Governor Dannel P. Malloy to ask him to apply for a federal State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the SOR grant program until August 13, 2018.

“The opioid epidemic is real. It is here in Connecticut and it is taking lives away from families every day all over our state,” Sen. Witkos wrote in a letter to Gov. Malloy.

“The opioid epidemic is something that touches the lives of far too many individuals and families across our state,” said Witkos. “Northwest Connecticut in particular has been hit hard by this crisis. Rural towns face unique hurdles regarding availability of treatment and intervention resources. Reports have shown the number of overdose deaths in Connecticut surpassing car accident deaths, making opioid deaths the leading cause of accidental deaths in the state. It is a heartbreaking and growing crisis that we can and we must do more to prevent and treat.”

The State Opioid Response Grant Program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder.

Grant recipients must show how they intend to build upon existing substance use prevention and treatment activities as well as community-based recovery support services. Grants will be distributed by weighing the state’s proportion of people who abuse or are dependent on opioids who need but do not receive treatment and the state’s proportion of drug overdose deaths.

Sen. Witkos urged Gov. Malloy to direct the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to apply for the grant.

Senator Kevin Witkos represents the 8th District communities of Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington. For more information visit www.senatorwitkos.com.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Office of State Senator Kevin Witkos) Politics Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:55:57 -0400
Norfolk Library Auction Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3171-norfolk-library-auction-gala3171-norfolk-library-auction-gala https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3171-norfolk-library-auction-gala3171-norfolk-library-auction-gala

Mark your calendars now for a festive Auction Gala under the tent at the Norfolk Library on Friday, August 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bid on a host of silent auction offerings while feasting on tropical hors d'oeuvres. Champagne, wine, and mojitos will be served.  Then get ready to have some fun as our entertaining auctioneers take the stage for a live auction of some outstanding items, such as ... a portrait session with renowned photographer Christopher Little! Join the company of stars, such as Isabella Rossellini (above), who have had their portraits taken by Christopher.

For more,  visit Christopher's website.
Tickets to the Auction Gala are $35 at the door. Your generosity supports the library's many free special events, films, concerts, book discussions, children's programs, and more.
Look for additional live auction items in future emails. Visit here for a complete list of auction offerings.
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cgundlach@snet.net (Norfolk Library Staff) Events Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:48:52 -0400
Barry Webber at Colebrook Historical Society - Farm To Table: A Look Back 100 Years https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3170-barry-webber-at-colebrook-historical-society-farm-to-table-a-look-back-100-years3170-barry-webber-at-colebrook-historical-society-farm-to-table-a-look-back-100-years https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3170-barry-webber-at-colebrook-historical-society-farm-to-table-a-look-back-100-years3170-barry-webber-at-colebrook-historical-society-farm-to-table-a-look-back-100-years

The Colebrook Historical Society (CHS) nvites you to a social gathering on Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m., featuring a presentation by our special guest, Barry Webber – Farm to Table: A Look Back 100 Years.  Barry will share his extensive knowledge of the role food played in waging and winning World War I, and how Northwest Connecticut went all out to contribute to the war effort.  While the troops battled valiantly in the fields of France and Belgium, the men and women of Colebrook, Norfolk, and surrounding towns waged their own campaign, determined to grow and prepare enough food to send to our boys “Over There”. 

Barry has a long history with history.  When he left his family’s business his first job was with The Concord Museum, working with their textile collection.  His training and background in interior design made him uniquely qualified for the job.  Since then he’s pursued his passion for the past wherever he went.  When he moved to Norfolk twenty-three years ago he joined the Norfolk Historical Society, and now serves as its Executive Director.  

Barry has many sources direct from the time, including news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and a Fannie Farmer Cookbook, dated 1917, featuring a Bride’s Cake.  Do come and learn about Potato Contests, “Meatless Wednesdays”, and “No Bread Tuesdays”.   As a special treat, some period baked goods will be available for you to sample. 

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.  There will be plenty of refreshments on hand.   For further information contact Carol Lord at 860-738-8244 or carol.9508@yahoo.com

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cgundlach@snet.net (The Colebrook News) Events Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:32:06 -0400
Weekend in Norfolk - Water Soccer for Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3169-weekend-in-norfolk-water-soccer-for-kids3169-weekend-in-norfolk-water-soccer-for-kids https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3169-weekend-in-norfolk-water-soccer-for-kids3169-weekend-in-norfolk-water-soccer-for-kids

The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department will be bringing out their hoses for kids' water soccer today to help celebrate Weekend in Norfolk.  Expect to get wet from the hoses, so the rain won't stop this event!  

Come on out to the ball field at the corner of Mountain Road and Westside Road between noon and 3 p.m. to play some very exciting games of soccer.  This event is free to everyone!  

AND come hungry, because the fire department will have their famous fried dough and popcorn for sale as a fundraiser.  Don't miss this one!

 
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cgundlach@snet.net (Colleen Gundlach) Events Sat, 04 Aug 2018 04:50:24 -0400