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FALLS VILLAGE — Michael Hanlon Jr., a junior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, is cleaning up a hometown hang-out spot in Falls Village one rhododendron at a time. As part of his community-minded Eagle Scout project, Hanlon decided to clear branches and debris from a public area around Falls Village’s visitors sign, a spot he says he often rides his bike past. The landscaping effort includes new plants in the area, as well as cleaning up the visitor signs so it can once again  become a welcoming for viewing town notices. 

Hanlon hopes to conclude this...

Falls Village

A sometimes comical trip back in time

FALLS VILLAGE — Eric Veden’s latest video chronicle of life in Falls Village starts with the 100th anniversary of the closing of the Beebe Hill schoolhouse on Saturday, June 9. 
Veden uses a combination of handheld camera and drone footage from collaborator Bradd Ober. 
The segment catches the fun outside the schoolhouse -— hot dogs, blowing bubbles, croquet — and people learning about the schoolhouse inside.
Only at the end of the segment does Veden add a voiceover, and that is one sentence, identifying the event.

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Potter intern at Journal

FALLS VILLAGE — Arthur Potter, 18, has joined The Lake-ville Journal as an intern. His first day was Tuesday, July 17.
Potter is a rising senior at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del. He lives primarily on Undermountain Road in Salisbury — although he also spends time in New York City, where he grew up. 
He would like to learn more about journalism and hopes to further his skills in writing, photography and editing. 

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City students see nature in new way at Great Mountain

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of 13 high school students from New York City spent two weeks at the Yale Forestry Camp at the Great Mountain Forest, which is in Norfolk and Falls Village. They presented the results of their scientific experiments on Saturday, July 21.
Adam Walker, the program director for the Summer Ecology Program run by Christodora, said the students spent the first week exploring the Great Mountain Forest with forest manager Jody Bronson and other staff, and a week performing experiments designed by the students.

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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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