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FALLS VILALGE — Motor vehicles of every description lined the streets of downtown Falls Village for the Falls Village Car Show on Sunday, July 14.

There were 550 show cars registered, according to organizer Judy Jacobs.

Squads of volunteers roamed the streets on foot and in golf carts assisting with spectator parking and getting the show car people settled in.

Jacobs said in addition to Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department personnel, the volunteers came from fire departments in neighboring towns and from the show car owners themselves.

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Don’t they have spellcheck?

Alert reader Mike Hodgkins couldn’t help noticing this sign next to his Crossroads Deli (routes 7 and 63) when he returned from vacation Saturday. He also couldn’t help noticing that the sign’s message is a little, uh, obscure. Maybe the Department of Transportation should issue dictionaries.

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Wipers needed at car show

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Wouldn’t you know it? After a seemingly endless series of hot, sunny days, the Falls Village Car Show gets rain.
Sporadic rain, however, and not enough to dampen the spirits of the crowd.
Jody Bronson was shooting the breeze by his two restored Willys vehicles, as Frank Christinat and Andrew Thomson relaxed in the bed of a red truck (1955) sheltered from the rain by a 1937 Old Town canoe overhead, which had been restored by Christinat.
Speaking of canoe restoration, Schuyler Thomson, who does that for a living, was next door with a 1967 E-Type Jaguar.

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Falls Village Inn offers summer fare

FALLS VILLAGE — The newly renovated dining room at the Falls Village Inn opened in April, one year after the inn was purchased by Colin Chambers and Sue Sweetapple.
The dining room is open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Tuesday. On Sunday, diners can enjoy brunch and live music from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The lunch menu offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads made from locally grown greens and burgers.

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Cell tower work coming to a close

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The members of the Inland Wetlands Commission, meeting Monday evening, July 18, breathed a sigh of relief as the last of the paperwork regarding the commission’s opposition to the Cobble Hill cell phone tower application was sent off to the state Siting Council — but not until after a couple of marathon editing and revising sessions by Susan Kelsey and Alison Orr-Andrawes, and a lengthy visit to the Staples copy store in Torrington by Chairman Ellery Sinclair (and his wife, Mary Lu).

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Firehouse details at Aug. 2 meeting

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — There will be a town meeting next month to deal with bonding for the new Emergency Services Center, and the meeting will adjourn to a referendum vote.
That was the major item to come out of the Board of Selectmen’s regular monthly meeting Monday, July 11.
An information meeting is scheduled for Aug. 2. The town meeting date has not been determined.

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Sewage and cyclists hold future for town’s economy

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Wastewater treatment, the economic potential of bicyclists and better collaboration between town and merchants emerged as the main themes of a meeting Monday, July 11, sponsored by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative.

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Classics on the bass guitar?

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Mention “electric bass guitar” and the music fan’s thoughts turn to John Entwhistle of The Who, maybe. Or Jaco Pastorius from Weather Report.
It’s unusual when someone decides to develop a classical repertoire for the electric bass, but that’s what John D’Ercole of Lakeville has done.
D’Ercole is performing at Music Mountain on Friday, July 22, 8 p.m., in the first of a new series of Friday night concerts at the venerable venue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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