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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...

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HVRHS 2018 athletic awards

 
The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had their spring season and senior sports awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 5.  The following student-athletes were honored at the sports award ceremony:
Baseball
Most Valuable:  Connor Toffey. Most Improved:  Jack McAuliffe. Sportsmanship:  Caleb Shpur. JV Most Improved:  Eric Hickey. Stevenson Award for JV Sportsmanship:  Nick Dodge.
 Softball

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Why Prohibition continues to resonate today

FALLS VILLAGE — The First Tuesday at Seven series of talks got off to an entertaining start Tuesday, June 5, with David Bayersdorfer’s pocket history of the factors that led up to Prohibition and their repercussions today.
Bayersdorfer, a former social studies teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, opened by citing his sources: “Last Call” by Daniel Okrent, the Ken Burns documentary series on Prohibition, and the Constitution of the United States, a copy of which he kept handy throughout his teaching career.

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Cavorting Morris men make lively demonstrations

FALLS VILLAGE —At about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, a large group of Morris dancers paraded into downtown. 
They came down Main Street to the area by Town Hall and the Senior Center building across the street, accompanied by musicians and a jester (or fool) leaping about in front of the procession.
There were six groups, from Great Barrington, Mass., Boston, Mass., New York City, Binghamton, N.Y., Albany, N.Y., and Seattle, Wash.

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Science fair at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — More than 100 students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) participated in the 18th annual Science Fair on Wednesday, May 30, at the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center, located behind the main school building.
Students enrolled in science classes in all four grades at the high school took part in the fair. The students were enrolled in honors ninth-grade science classes taught by Elizabeth Dinneen, honors biology classes taught by Letitia Garcia-Tripp and AP Physics classes taught by Alan Lovejoy.

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LHK students favor a small school

FALLS VILLAGE — A panel of four graduates of the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) in Falls Village answered questions about their elementary school experience during a Community Partnership Evening on Thursday, May 31, in the school’s gym. 
The graduates were Paul Bannister, class of 2014; Rebecca Rovezzi, 2010; Elaine Dekker, 2017; and Larry Grannan, 2010. 

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Seniors play a farewell song

FALLS VILLAGE — Seniors at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) were in the last concert of their high school careers at the HVRHS Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 30. 
Before the performances began, the night opened with special recognition for the senior music students, who sang and played in their last concert before graduation later this June. 

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Veden video vérité

Documentary filmmaker Eric Veden is back with the 17th installment of his Falls Village series of videos (available for loan or for sale at the David M. Hunt Library).
The latest disc opens with a look at the inner workings of The Lakeville Journal, whose offices are now located in Falls Village. 
The segment shows a reporter in action, and the process of copy editing, layout, final reads and the weekly story meeting.

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Parade returns to Main Street

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At town meeting, funds for fix-ups

FALLS VILLAGE —Voters approved the proposed town of Canaan/Falls Village spending plans for 2018-19 at a town meeting on Tuesday, May 22.
The Board of Finance met immediately after and set the 2018-19 mill rate at 23.9, a 1.05 mill decrease from the current rate of 24.95.
The budget for town government is $1,965,668, down $55.92 (zero percent).

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Aiudi joins Lakeville Journal summer staff as an intern

FALLS VILLAGE — Molly Aiudi, 19, has joined The Lakeville Journal as an intern. Her first day was Monday, May 21.
Aiudi is a rising sophomore at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., where she is double majoring in creative writing and publishing and editing.
In the future, she hopes to work in editorial for a publishing house. Her dream is to publish her own creative work; she has always been passionate about reading and writing.

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