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FALLS VILLAGE — Even without the accompanying music you would have heard them. The jingling ring of the bells strapped to their shins traveled up and down Main Street. The Morris dancers returned to Falls Village, leaping, twirling and gallivanting in front of Town Hall for an audience in the early evening on Saturday, June 15. 

Dressed in white to represent the freshness and purity of spring’s seasonal rebirth, each of the five troupes added on a distinguishing accent to differentiate their costumes, better known to the dancers as their “kits.” ...

Falls Village

Vintage cars were headed to Falls Village

The Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, July 8, was the biggest yet.
There were classic cars up and down Main Street, extending along Railroad Street, up Prospect Street, and all over the Lee H. Kellogg School  campus.
On Monday morning, organizers Judy and Denny Jacobs were getting the work week under way at Jacobs Garage and assessing the car show.
Denny Jacobs said there were about 700 registered entries in the car show, and about another 100 vehicles that did not register.
As for spectators …

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Cabot joins Journal as an intern

FALLS VILLAGE — Quincy Cabot, 17, has joined The Lake-ville Journal as an intern. His first day was Thursday, July 5. 

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Films give students a chance to speak out

FALLS VILALLAGE — Three student films — about immigration, police shootings and the grading policy at Housatonic Valley Regional High School — were shown at the school’s Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center onThursday evening, June 14, to an audience of about 40 people.
English teacher Damon Osora and social studies teacher John Lizzi have, for the past eight years, taught a class called The Civic Life Project (which was affiliated with Dominique Lasseur and Catherine Tatge’s Civic Life Project of student documentaries.)

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Spanish award for DeMazza

FALLS VILLAGE — Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., held its annual Honors Convocation on April 29, honoring leadership, scholarly excellence and achievement. The awards recognize select members of the faculty and student body for their contributions to the college.
Emily DeMazza, class of 2018, received the Phi Sigma Iota Award for Spanish. It is awarded to a senior who has done outstanding work in Spanish.

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For new pastor, a return to familiar pastures

FALLS VILLAGE — For Richard Reifsnyder, returning to the Northwest Corner is a homecoming.
The new pastor at the Falls Village Congregational Church began his career at the Salisbury Congregational Church in 1971.
He met his wife there, Lynn Rebillard; her mother was one of the four original teachers at the Lee H. Kellogg School here in Falls Village.
So when he was approached about taking on the Falls Village job, it seemed a natural fit.

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Emotional farewells for LHK students in Class of 2018

FALLS VILLAGE — Community members in the Lee H. Kellogg School community room on Wednesday,  June 20, were in for a nostalgic evening as Principal Alexandra Juch said bon voyage to 13 students at the class’s promotion ceremony. 
For Juch, the class of 2018 is the first to graduate under her watch as principal. 

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A class with verve and zest moves into the future

FALLS VILLAGE — The class of 2018 bade farewell to Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) at the 79th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 21. 

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Why Prohibition still resonates

This is the second part of a two-part series about David Bayersdorfer’s history of Prohibition at the First Tuesday at Seven lecture series on June 6.
 
FALLS VILLAGE — Bayersdorfer explained that, in 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was formed. Not only did it rapidly supersede the existing temperance groups, it provided the first major political platform for women in the U.S.

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Water will run through selectmen’s office now

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen voted to ask a town meeting to rescind the existing ordinance concerning the Water Commission and adopt a new one making the commission directly responsible to the selectmen.
The board’s regular monthly meeting was Monday, June 11.
In a phone interview Monday, June 18, First Selectman Henry Todd said at present the commission operates as an independent entity, but the town is responsible for any debts the commission might incur.

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Schibi is AP at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Steve Schibi, the new assistant principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, was at a meet-and-greet on Wednesday afternoon, June 13.
He takes over for Ian Strever, who is the new principal, replacing Jose Martinez, who will retire at the end of the school year.
Schibi comes from Region 10/Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, Conn., where he has been dean of students since 2012. 

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