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FALLS VILLAGE — The Center on Main in Falls Village was packed for the annual auction fundraiser for the David M. Hunt Library on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5.

Students from the Lee H. Kellogg School circulated with trays of hors d’oeuvres. (The youngsters had to make frequent trips to the Senior Center next door to replenish the trays.)

Above the sound of people eating, drinking and socializing, Master of Ceremonies Adam Sher encouraged bidding on items in the silent auction.

“Good people of Falls Village!” he said over the hubbub....

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Meet and talk to Rep. Jahana Hayes on Aug. 27

FALLS VILLAGE — Congresswoman Jahana Hayes will be holding a town hall-style meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 
The meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.; the doors open at 5:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for 5th District residents to get a congressional update from and ask questions of Rep. Hayes. All are invited and welcome to attend, regardless of town, party or school district.

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Route 7 to reopen after fatal crash

Route 7 in North Canaan and Falls Village is expected to open at around 4:30 p.m. today, Monday Aug. 19. The road has been closed since a fatal one-car accident at the intersection of Route 7 and Sand Road on Sunday night, Aug. 18, at about 10:30 p.m.

A feast for all the senses at 100 Main

FALLS VILLAGE — The first thing you notice when you enter 100 Main, the new artisan shop in the center of Falls Village, is the smell. It makes you understand how bees and butterflies feel when they come across a patch of flowers in full bloom. It’s intoxicating. It’s delicious. 
It’s the soaps, explained store manager Christina van Hengel, and also the candles (which are hand-dipped in Litchfield). 

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A feast for all the senses at 100 Main

Christina van Hengel, right, is the manager of the just opened 100 Main in Falls Village, which is a project of famed designer Bunny Williams, left. The store opened Aug. 9. To learn more about the shop and its owner, see A feast for all the senses at 100 Main.

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Here and now important to playwright Lonnie Carter

FALLS VILLAGE — “It’s really a love story.”
Celebrated playwright Lonnie Carter is reflective as he enjoys a warm summer day on the porch of Toymaker’s Cafe, just down the street from his home in Falls Village. His “two hander” play has recently been performed, also  just down the street, at The Center on Main, and the audience response reinforced what he’s known all along.

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Swimmer drowns in Housatonic near Great Falls

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SALISBURY — The Connecticut State Police reported on Wednesday, July 31, at 3:30 p.m. that they had recovered the body of a Brooklyn man who had drowned in the Housatonic River near the Great Falls. 

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Veden returns with a new look at old traditions in town

FALLS VILLAGE — Filmmaker Eric Veden is back with episode 20 of his documentary series on Falls Village.
The new disc features Paul Ramunni, Mark Alexander and Dick Heinz (plus a quick tour of a section of the Mohawk Trail).
Ramunni, author of “Accordion Stories from the Heart,” is shown at a presentation at the David M. Hunt Library.
He plays his accordion and then starts with the stories and jokes.
He said he grew up on Long Island. (“I’ll admit it publicly.”)

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Falls Village Workshops to open Aug. 9

FALLS VILLAGE — Christina van Hengel and celebrated decorator Bunny Williams have been putting the finishing touches on Falls Village Workshops, which will officially open its doors on Friday, Aug. 9. 

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Advocating for a separate superintendent of schools

FALLS VILLAGE — Lou Timolat and Dick Heinz asked the Falls Village Board of Education to look into the possibility of the town hiring its own school superintendent. The two spoke at the board’s meeting of Thursday, July 25.

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It’s easy to learn when there’s a goat

FALLS VILLAGE — Seven youngsters learned about food and food production at the David M. Hunt Library on Thursday afternoon, July 18.
The learning was cunningly disguised in game form by 4-H interns Shelby Jacquier and Sarah Ammirato, who started the group off with cards, some adorned with foods and some with where the foods come from, all face down on the table.
It was a memory exercise. A child picks up a card with a tomato on it, and then turns over another card. 

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