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Madeline Mechare and Charlotte Olsen were among children who lined up for a chance to sit on Santa Claus’ lap and whisper what they wished for in the holiday season, while others, like Olivia Lee, were happy just to plop down and enjoy the treats provided at the festive little Sunday night celebration at Canaan Senior Center in Falls Village on Dec. 2.

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14th Colony artists create fund for Housatonic’s artgarage

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The 14th Colony artists’ collective has formed a fund that will make annual donations to various art organizations and Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s artgarage received its first award, of $100.
The 14th Colony is an organization of artists in the Tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Its name was derived from the unique character of the region; it was said historically that the towns in these three corners of the state functioned like a 14th Colony, separate from the 13 original American colonies.

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Hat's Off

Dominic Sanchez (as the Cat in the Hat) and a cast of area youngsters in the Falls Village Children’s Theater production of “Seussical,” Sunday at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Housatonic student of the week

Nichata “Dear” Tawasinchanadech

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Region One contracts discussed again by BOE

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FALLS VILLAGE — Contract extensions for regional school district administrators were discussed again at the April 4 meeting of the Region One Board of Education.
During the first public comment portion of the meeting, First Selectman Pat Mechare of Falls Village read a letter from that town’s attorney, Judith Dixon, that was critical of the board’s practice of extending three-year contracts for top regional administrators before the contracts are up.

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14th Colony artists make donation to Housatonic’s artgarage

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The 14th Colony artists’ collective has formed a fund that will make annual donations to various art organizations and Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s artgarage received its first award, of $100.
The 14th Colony is an organization of artists in the Tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Its name was derived from the unique character of the region; it was said historically that the towns in these three corners of the state functioned like a 14th Colony, separate from the 13 original American colonies.

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Board looks at $14 million budget

Region One
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education extended contracts for administrators and voted to send a $14 million budget to public hearing. The decisions were made during a special meeting Thursday, March 25, held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Roger Rawlings, who is chairman of the All Boards Committee of the regional board (made up of chairmen of all six towns’ boards of education) as well as the Salisbury Board of Education, had recommendations from the committee to present to the Region One board:

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Housatonic student of the week

BRIAN HURLBURT

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — Mohawk Mountain is the premier location for stargazing in the area, according to Brian Hurlburt, our student of the week at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Brian is a lover of all things intergalactic, and his reading takes him to the edges of the universe, where black holes and supernovas captivate him.

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Record year for student involvement in school yearbook

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School has 19 seniors enrolled in a yearlong class to produce the school’s yearbook.
The students gave a presentation to the Region One Board of Education March 7. Morgan Lamb, one of the yearbook co-editors, told the board the yearbook will be published in August and said this is the first time in recent memory when there has been a complete staff.
“It’s a lot more than just looking at pictures,” she said. “We have to use our communication skills, leadership skills, we have to make sure things get done on time.”

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Specific FY 2012 cuts requested, boards now move to public hearings

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance, after reviewing the proposed spending plans for the town and the Lee H. Kellogg School, asked for one specific cut of $5,000 from the Board of Selectmen and a total of $12,000 in reductions from the Board of Education.
The requests were made during a special meeting Monday, March 28.
First Selectman Pat Mechare presented the latest version of proposed spending plan for the town. The total, $1,542,790, is exactly the same as this year’s budget appropriation.

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‘Doin’ it for some doll’

The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society had a full house for all three presentations of “Guys and Dolls” last weekend. Becket Harney, at far right in the photo, playing Nicely Nicely Johnson, led a trio of gamblers in singing about horses, crap games and the ups and downs of love. At his left was Griffin Randall (playing the part of Rusty Charlie) and, far left, Gabe Lefferts (playing the part of Benny Southstreet).

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