The Berlin Citizen

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Volume 24, Number 21

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Local shop makes old furniture new again By Nicole Zappone The Citizen

The “Last Person Standing,” Lance Reed, of Preston, holds the plaque that Ragged Cut of Berlin created specifically for the race. Reed set out on Saturday morning and finished late Sunday afternoon after completing 105.4 miles.

Photo by Nicole Zappone

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Photo provided by Karen Prado

Rugged runners tackle Ragged Mountain race By Nicole Zappone The Citizen

It started as a scorching and humid Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop runners from competing in the third annual Run Ragged Last Person Standing race throughout Ragged Mountain.

Each runner must complete a 5K, which is 3.1 miles, to continue every hour. If they miss the hour mark, they’re disqualified. “Most runners are determined to hit that 100-mile mark,” said Race

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Businesses unite under one roof By Nicole Zappone The Citizen

Director Dave Hoople.

Jennifer Bromley and Sarah Moon from Silk Waxing Spa and Dr. Kellyann Kosma from Premier Medical Aesthetics joined forces in 2021, purchasing a historic local building big enough to house both enterprises.

“The runners can do a fast hike if they choose to do so,” Race Director Karen Prado pointed out. Hoople said they started the race with about 30 runners. At 11 a.m. See Mountain race, A2

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Stephanie Sibille of Granby, left, Fred Hawran of Windsor, center, and Brian Vanderheidan of Bethel participated in the Run Ragged Last Person Standing Race that took place on a course through Ragged Mountain in Berlin.

Dorothy Korzinski has a passion for turning not-so-perfect pieces of furniture into things any homeowner would be proud to display. She started out rehabbing furniture at her home. Now she an official storefront.