Login

Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE — When the curtain came down, the sale began. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village held its popular flash–sale fundraiser once again, this year titled “12x12: Beauty.” 

More than 50 artists from the Tri-state region contributed multiple works under the guidelines that each piece must be 12 inches by 12 inches.

There was even a small collection of work by 91-year-old illustrator and painter Robert Andrew Parker of Cornwall. 

All works were priced at $100.

Notably, this year the...

Falls Village

HVRHS’s Harnett is ready to talk

New principal invites visits
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The new principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School is determined to avoid the kinds of problems that cast a shadow over the opening of school in August 2010.
Matthew J. Harnett said he has read the report by Jeffrey C. Pingpank on the circumstances surrounding the August 2010 resignations of then-Principal Gretchen Foster and Vice Principal Mary Ann Buchanan.
“A couple of times,” he said, with a smile.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

It’s in the wrist action: nuances of fly-fishing

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — “Fly-fishing is a frustrating and arduous sport,” said fly-fisherman (and Lakeville Journal reporter) Patrick Sullivan during his talk June 28 for the Tuesdays at Six lecture series.
The weekly summertime lectures are sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society and are held in the stately white South Canaan Meeting House at the intersection of routes 7 and 63.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Workshop meeting July 11 is to plan Town Plan for future

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission invites residents for a second workshop on the future of the town Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.
The workshop will incorporate the responses to the Town Plan survey conducted in April. The focus is on identifying community-supported strategies to encourage economic development — including the lack of a public sewer system in the village center.
The workshop will provide information on options that other rural towns in the state have used to provide public wastewater treatment to their village centers.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

No decision yet on cell tower

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The Connecticut Siting Council closed the hearing on the proposed cell tower at 8 Barnes Road last week.
Ellery Sinclair, chairman of the Inland Wetlands Commission (one of three entities opposing the tower) said he has no “gut feeling” about what the council’s decision will be.
The proposed site is on the Route 63 side of Cobble Hill (an earlier version was on the very top). Access is via an old logging trail. The tower would be 150 feet tall.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

A pretty pickle at Isabella Freedman’s Farm Day

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Frisbees flew, children jumped around in the pool, pickles were, uh, pickled and a juvenile goat made a bid for freedom during Farm Day at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Sunday, June 25.
Many of the demonstrations were done with the help of young participants in the center’s Adamah program.
Adamah brings young people to the center to connect “to the land, to community, to Judaism and to themselves by providing educational programs and products in order to build a more sustainable world,” according to the center’s website.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Naturalist’s efforts to keep natives, repel invasives

FALLS VILLAGE — David Gumbart, a naturalist and the assistant director of land management for the Connecticut chapter of The Nature Conservancy, spoke June 21 at the Tuesdays at Six lecture sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society.
The historical society brings in a guest lecturer each Tuesday for nine weeks (until Aug. 16) from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss a topic that affects the Northwest Corner.
Originally from North Haven, Gumbart now resides in Killingworth but he has spent a great deal of time in the Northwest Corner.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Funds on agenda for town meeting

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — There is a special town meeting Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, to approve the transfer of a total of $12,846 from three town accounts for the following purposes:
• $7,450 from the Heavy Equipment Reserve Fund to the general fund in order to buy a new sander for the town’s highway department.
• $2,896 from the 107 Main St. Property Reserve Fund for the purpose of repairing the wiring on the second floor (the Senior Center).
• $2,500 from the Computer Reserve Fund, for digital mapping of the town, at the request of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Won’t increase taxes

New $2 million roof planned for HVRHS
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Region One School District officials are working on a request for proposals for a $2 million roof repair job at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Business Manager Sam Herrick said Monday, June 27, that the request for proposals would be ready by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.
The estimates for the cost of the project were prepared by W. Albert Jacunski of Jacunski Humes Architects of Berlin, Conn.
“They specialize in roofs,” Herrick said.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Students are reminded to ‘always do your best’

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Emily Stairs said she was nervous on her first day as a new student in the seventh grade at the Lee H. Kellogg School. But “I saw the smiles on everyone’s faces and the open minds. I knew I’d fit in.”
The class of 2011 was promoted at a ceremony Tuesday, June 14.
The small class — just seven students — made frequent references to the group’s cohesiveness, and to the friendly atmosphere at Kellogg.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Luck of the draw: Turkey hunter wins vintage canoe in raffle

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — A visiting turkey hunter from New Hampshire, who purchased just one ticket, won a restored 1927 Old Town canoe (and a handmade Adirondack pack basket) at a raffle sponsored by the Great Mountain Forest.
The winner, Larry Fortier of Bow, N.H., was chosen from 500 entries Saturday, June 18, at The Shelter in Norfolk — an open building that was originally attached to a golf course. The property was purchased by the Childs family and subsequently turned over to Great Mountain Forest, and the course itself has long since given way to trees.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.