For more than 180 years, the quaint home of the Bakerville Library has stood as both a touchstone of our common past and a threshold into the future we all share.
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We Had the Perfect Evening

The third annual The Perfect Pair: A chocolate & wine affair continued a lovely tradition. The Friends of the Bakerville Library filled the Annex with people enjoying wine, beer, and chocolate, and we didn’t even need a snowstorm to do it. Our own talented Patty Cerruto provided her usual mix of slightly nostalgic guitar/vocal selections.

Patty Cerruto


New this year, VIP tickets took people to the second floor of the library (see the picture at the top), where people tasted top-shelf wines and ate hors d'oeuvres and chocolates in a slightly calmer environment. Chelsea Lee and Mary Krusch provided flute music to go with the drinks and edibles.

Chelsea Lee and Mary Krush

Thanks to all the Friends of the Bakerville Library for pitching in again. Thanks also to Board member  Tina Demo, for greeting. Thanks to Julie Cerruto for helping with marketing.

The tasting was provided by Ponte’s Torringford Package Store in Torrington, who also provided the door prizes.

We would like to thank the vendors for doing the heavy lifting of the bottles (transporting AND pouring), and taking orders:

Connecticut Distributors, Considine Division
Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd.
Latitude Beverage
Organic Vintages
Worldwide Wines
Hartford Distributors, Inc.
Slocum & Sons
New England Wine & Spirits, Inc.


And we would like to thank our sponsors:

Sullivan’s Northwest Hills Dealerships

Gresczyk Farms

O & G Industries, Inc.

Elaine Murphy at Shear Bliss Salon

Torrington Savings Bank

Michel Angelo’s Pizzeria, Restaurant & Bar, New Hartford

Joan Auclair, publication design

Patty Cerruto, Vocalist and Guitarist

Salerno’s Import & Deli, Torrington

Rosie Pretak

Baujin-Braverman Family Dentistry, New Hartford/Torrington

The Log House Restaurant

Northwestern CT Transit District

Subway, Barkhamsted


We would also like to thank our chocolate donors:

First Act Bakery

Cake Gypsy

Edible Arrangements

Passiflora Tea Room & Herbal Apothecary

Health Food Corner

Lombardi’s Bakery


And we would ALSO like to thank our in-kind donors:

Marandino’s Supermarket, New Hartford

The Fresh Market, Avon

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Canton

ShopRite, Canton

Big Y, Torrington

Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe, West Hartford

Chatterley’s Restaurant