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FALLS VILLAGE — Ten people were inducted into the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the high school.

Ed Kirby introduced John O’Hara (Class of 1947).

O’Hara fondly recalled his high school days, where he excelled at basketball. And he remembered playing his last basketball game as a serviceman in Korea, as the Korean War was winding down.

He was accidentally knocked out by his team’s center when the latter was going for a rebound.

Undeterred, O’Hara suited up...

Falls Village

Record year for student involvement in school yearbook

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

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

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

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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Final tweaks made to Region One budget

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — There is one more budget workshop Thursday, March 24, but the draft budget presented March 7 to the Region One Board of Education is, for the moment, unchanged.
The Region One budget has three component parts: Housatonic Valley Regional High School, the Region One central office, and Pupil Services (which includes special education).
The budget is voted on each May in a districtwide referendum. Voting is at town hall in all six Region One towns (North Canaan, Falls Village, Salisbury, Sharon, Kent and Cornwall).

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Rehearsing Seuss

Lanny Mitchell put the cast of “Seussical” through their paces at a rehearsal of the Falls Village Children’s Theater last Sunday, March 20. The show will be performed in the auditorium at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

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Municipal budget presentation March 28

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — A “thorough inspection” of the Falls Village Day Care building on Page Road by Allied Engineering found the building’s roof to be “safe and secure,” First Selectman Pat Mechare reported to the Board of Selectmen at the regular monthly meeting Monday, March 14.
During this winter’s frequent snowstorms heavy, wet snow piled up on the roofs of both the day care center and the Lee. H. Kellogg School. A combination of private contractors, school employees, the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department and volunteers got the snow off.

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Housatonic Valley Regional High School student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — If space were no consideration, the dozens of students who performed in and worked on “Guys & Dolls” last weekend would all be our students of the week.
But it was Housatonic senior Ellie Yahn’s performance onstage and in school that have made her our choice for this week.

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Housatonic Valley Regional High School student of the weekHousatonic Valley Regional High School student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — If space were no consideration, the dozens of students who performed in and worked on “Guys & Dolls” last weekend would all be our students of the week.
But it was Housatonic senior Ellie Yahn’s performance onstage and in school that have made her our choice for this week.

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60 booths at Sunday’s trade fest

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — There have been bleak moments in recent weeks, when it felt like the snow would never stop and the ice would never melt. Certainly, the calendar promised that the first day of spring would be March 20. But for many Northwest Corner residents, the best reassurance that spring is here and warm weather will finally return comes in the form of the annual Tri-State Chamber of Commerce “Buy Local” trade festival, held annually at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Lambs are here, it must be spring

patricks@lakevillejournal.com, karenb@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Larry the Lamb is the latest addition to the animal family at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Larry was three days old when this photo was taken on Monday, March 14.
On Monday, Nick Tripodi, a junior from Sharon, Melody Sandquist, a sophomore from Kent, and teacher Karen Davenport were asked the surviving lamb’s name. After a couple of suggestions were considered and rejected, Davenport said that traditionally the offspring are named using the first letter of the mother’s name (Lila, in this case).

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