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VIDEO: What’s Special About Riverside

VIDEO: What’s Special About Riverside

Produced by The Waterbury The Riverside Cemetery is an enthralling outdoor museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. President of The Friends of the Riverside Cemetery, Martin Begnal, discusses the beauty of the grounds, the Waterbury families...

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MEDITATION: Peace, Featuring Riverside Images

MEDITATION: Peace, Featuring Riverside Images

An Impression of Riverside Upon first discovering the beauty of Riverside Cemetery in the mid-2000s, Sandy Carlson, a member of the Friends of Riverside, put together this video meditation. In Carlson's description of the video, she writes: "Here are some of the...

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Hidden Secrets Tour Set for May 22

Hidden Secrets Tour Set for May 22

  Please join the Friends of Riverside Cemetery for a Hidden Secrets Tour on May 22 at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. The tour will: Examine the fascinating meaning behind monument symbolism Discuss the history of the rural cemetery movement Explore the stories of some...

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Repairs to Front Gates Completed

Repairs to Front Gates Completed

Repairs to the front gates were recently completed and we have to say --- they look great! A crew from Rockwell Restoration of Plainville did the masonry work on the pillars and James Blazy of Blazy's MetalCraft in Watertown did the iron work. Both firms did excellent...

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Woodwind Quintet to Perform on June 26

Woodwind Quintet to Perform on June 26

Friends of Riverside Cemetery is pleased to announce that Harmonia V Quintet, a classical woodwind quintet, will perform at the cemetery on Saturday, June 26 at 6 p.m. Harmonia V is an accomplished group of musicians preforming standard literature, seldom heard...

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Hall Memorial Chapel Renovation Project Underway

Hall Memorial Chapel Renovation Project Underway

GNCB Consulting Engineers of Old Saybrook is working on design and bid documents for a $2.6 million rehabilitation of Hall Memorial Chapel. The Chapel, a beautiful granite building in the modern Gothic style with a distinctive red slate roof, is in dire need of...

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