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Class of 1969 returns to school

FALLS VILLAGE — Over 80 alumni from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Class of 1969 returned “home” for their 50th year reunion at the Grove in Lakeville on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Alumni returned from as far away as Oregon, California, Missouri, Florida, Maine and the United Kingdom. The event was preceded by a tour of the school by Principal Ian Strever and a Memorial Service honoring the 33 deceased members of the class. Classmate Rev. Douglas McArthur presided over the...

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Swimmer drowns in Housatonic near Great Falls

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SALISBURY — The Connecticut State Police reported on Wednesday, July 31, at 3:30 p.m. that they had recovered the body of a Brooklyn man who had drowned in the Housatonic River near the Great Falls. 

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Veden returns with a new look at old traditions in town

FALLS VILLAGE — Filmmaker Eric Veden is back with episode 20 of his documentary series on Falls Village.
The new disc features Paul Ramunni, Mark Alexander and Dick Heinz (plus a quick tour of a section of the Mohawk Trail).
Ramunni, author of “Accordion Stories from the Heart,” is shown at a presentation at the David M. Hunt Library.
He plays his accordion and then starts with the stories and jokes.
He said he grew up on Long Island. (“I’ll admit it publicly.”)

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Falls Village Workshops to open Aug. 9

FALLS VILLAGE — Christina van Hengel and celebrated decorator Bunny Williams have been putting the finishing touches on Falls Village Workshops, which will officially open its doors on Friday, Aug. 9. 

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Advocating for a separate superintendent of schools

FALLS VILLAGE — Lou Timolat and Dick Heinz asked the Falls Village Board of Education to look into the possibility of the town hiring its own school superintendent. The two spoke at the board’s meeting of Thursday, July 25.

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It’s easy to learn when there’s a goat

FALLS VILLAGE — Seven youngsters learned about food and food production at the David M. Hunt Library on Thursday afternoon, July 18.
The learning was cunningly disguised in game form by 4-H interns Shelby Jacquier and Sarah Ammirato, who started the group off with cards, some adorned with foods and some with where the foods come from, all face down on the table.
It was a memory exercise. A child picks up a card with a tomato on it, and then turns over another card. 

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An old-school art class for talented teens

FALLS VILLAGE — You could hear a pin drop in Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s (HVRHS) Science and Technology Center on Tuesday, July 16, as budding young artists listened intently to instructor Dan Howe. 
Howe, a contemporary realist painter and illustrator, was conducting a week-long Figurative Arts Program at the high school. 
“Painting is really just good decisions,” Howe said. 

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What is the ‘game changer’ for Falls Village?

A group of economic development consultants gave a presentation to elected officials, volunteers and interested citizens at the Center on Main in Falls Village on Thursday, July 11.
Courtney Hendricson and Sarah Ficenec from the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and Patrick McMahon of Connecticut Main Street Center were the speakers.
About 40 people attended.

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Art exhibit launch stirs memories of Apollo 11

FALLS VILLAGE — On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, an epic moment broadcast live on television and radio to more than 500 million viewers and listeners worldwide.
Fast forward to this past Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m., exactly 50 years, to the day and time, of that historic lunar landing. To coincide with the event’s golden anniversary, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village launched a group exhibition, “One Small Step: 50 years of Art & The Moon Landing.” 

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Car show takes over village, to delight of all

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.

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Vogel’s contract extended

FALLS VILLAGE — The All Boards Chair (ABC) committee of the Region One Board of Education extended Region One Superintendent Pamela Vogel’s contract for two years at a special meeting on Thursday, July 11.
For the current year (fiscal year 2019-20) Vogel’s salary is $185,117, an increase of 2.7%. This figure is from the 2019-20 Region One budget, which passed a referendum vote April 4.

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