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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Robotics Team  716, The Who’sCTEKS, competed in the FIRST Rhode Island District Event at Bryant University on March 23 and 24. The team was chosen into an alliance selection and proceeded to the semifinals. Their robot succeeded in the 2019 Deep Space game moving the “cargo” (balls) and “hatches” (Velcro discs) onto the man- made rockets and cargo ships. They qualified for the District Championship event, which will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on April 12 and 13. To learn...

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Songs from screen to stage in revue

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Children’s Theater production of “Hooray for Hollywood,” a revue of famous movie tunes, played over the weekend at the Center on Main, Dec. 8 and 9.
The songs included “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Over the Rainbow” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”
The show was created and directed by Michael Berkeley, who accompanied the cast on piano.
 

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Busy at Santa’s workshop making holiday greens

FALLS VILLAGE — Agriculture education teacher David Moran checked in with FFA President Maggie Baldwin and FFA alumnus Wayne Jenkins as they worked on a large holiday wreath during holiday production night at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
“When you’re done with that one can you get started on this?” he asked, waving an order from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.
They could.

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Greenery

FFA President Maggie Baldwin and alumnus Wayne Jenkins were among dozens of workers at Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s holiday wreath-making workshop last week. Story, more photos, see Busy at Santa’s workshop making holiday greens

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Wishing and hoping

Madeline Mechare and Charlotte Olsen were among children who lined up for a chance to sit on Santa Claus’ lap and whisper what they wished for in the holiday season, while others, like Olivia Lee, were happy just to plop down and enjoy the treats provided at the festive little Sunday night celebration at Canaan Senior Center in Falls Village on Dec. 2.

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Have a blue (cheese) Christmas

FALLS VILLAGE — Cheese isn’t automatically a good holiday gift. Even if you don’t agree with the health department when it says that all cheeses need to be refrigerated (contrary to what the French tell us), it’s still hard to be stealthy with a wedge of blue cheese hidden under the tree. Its fragrance announces its presence. 

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State Police: Keep an eye on your child’s online activity

FALLS VILLAGE — State Police trooper Samantha McCord warned a group of parents about online dangers to children during a talk at the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
McCord is a member of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit, which recently arrested a man in Manchester and charged him with operating a sex trafficking ring, in which young girls were recruited online.
McCord said that, in her experience, online predators are mostly interested in young girls.

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Wishing and hoping

Following a carol sing around the Christmas tree on the town Green near The Falls Village Inn on Sunday, Dec. 2, there was a special surprise waiting in the Town of Canaan Senior Center in Falls Village: jolly old St. Nick. 

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Housatonic 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 — One of the essential elements in a democracy is the free press, and as social media have come to impact and even supplant traditional journalism, students have become more aware of the importance of this institution. 

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Lore and more in new Veden video

FALLS VILLAGE — Documentary filmmaker Eric Veden is back with Episode 19 of his series of videos about Falls Village.
The new video opens with a montage of bicyclists whizzing by on country lanes.
Then it’s Bill Beebe and Terry Blass, sitting on the porch and telling stories, such as the one about the old carnival that used to be held on the town Green.
Looking back, the two men marvel at the accomplishment of packing a lot of activity into a small area.

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Good marks, overall, for superintendent

FALLS VILLAGE — Last month the All Boards Chairs (ABC) committee of the Region One Board of Education finished the evaluation of Region One Superintendent Pamela Vogel, who is in the second year of a three-year contract.
The assessment was done by the seven combined school boards in Region One: the six town boards in Cornwall, Canaan/Falls Village, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon, and the regional board.
It was then compiled and presented by the ABC committee, which is made up of the chairmen of the seven boards.

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