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There was an added incentive to swim/bike/run as fast as possible on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, at the 10th Sharon Sprint Triathlon sponsored by the town’s recreation department and organized by Rec Director Matt Andrulis Mette.

The sky was cloudy and threatened rain (something new and different); anyone who wanted to miss the downpour was going to have to finish quickly.

The triathlon started in the relatively warm waters of Mudge Pond at the Sharon town beach. Fifty swimmers plunged in between the docks on one side and the water lilies on the other, then swam out to...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Racing hearts at car concours

SHARON — The fifth annual Sharon Classic Car Concours by Christ Church brought 27 entrants and their significant rides. 
Examples ranged from Chris Coon’s 1916 Franklin to Andy Greenberg’s1963 Aston Martin. Bill Braislin’s 1924 Ford Model T ( which cost $265 new) drew a lot of attention as did a 1967 Jaguar E-Type that looked totally “showroom new.”

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Pony Club rides again and expands its horizons

SALISBURY — On Sunday, Sept. 23, for the first time in many years, it was a boy who won the Lakeville Open Horse Show. The young gentleman in question was Gavin Akroyd of Lenox, Mass., who earned first place in the show hunter category on his horse, Citrine.
The reaction was surprise and good cheer.
“We had a boy riding!” said Shannon Allyn, district commissioner for the Lakeville Pony Club, an equestrian educational program comprised mostly of spirited young middle school girls with braids woven with pastel ribbons. 

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineers started the fall season after a rough preseason due to weather. 
On Friday, Sept. 7, volleyball opened at home under the direction of new coaches Megan Williams (Varsity) and Rob Nellson (JV). The Varsity lost a hard-fought match to Lewis Mills, 3-0 (13-25; 25-27; 11-25). Madelynn Olownia and Jillian Diamond had two aces each. The JV team also lost to Lewis Mills, 2-0. 

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Festival rolled into Northwest Corner with 100-car parade

FALSL VILLAGE — The vintage race car parade rolled through Lime Rock, Lakeville and Salisbury on a bright summer afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 30, fetching up in downtown Falls Village.
There were more than 100 cars in the parade, with an emphasis on Bugattis. Mitch Conroy, the parade organizer from Lime Rock Park, said it might be the biggest gathering of Bugattis ever in the Northeast, if not the world. More than 30 of the cars were Bugattis; more are expected to take part in the weekend-long Historic Festival event.

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Bugattis highlight Lime Rock Park’s Sunday concours

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High style

Nothing says classic car like the1936 Bugatti 57sc3 with Atalante body, which drew wows at Lime Rock Park’s Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance on Sept. 2. Story, photos, Bugattis highlight Lime Rock Park’s Sunday concours.
 

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Vintage lovelies return to LRP for Labor Day weekend

LIME ROCK — You don’t have to like motorsports to appreciate the vintage weekend at Lime Rock Park. It’s more formally known as the Historic Festival, and the 36th iteration of it begins on Thursday, Aug. 30. 
Fast, gorgeous old cars will be racing around the track every day but Sunday (when there will be a Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance, with hundreds of vintage lovelies lined up around the mile-and-a-half track, most of them with their hoods up to show off their pristine engines).

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An enthusiastic ‘yes’ to EVs after Canada trip

While driving in the Northwest Hills, you may have noticed the growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. However, the purchase of an EV is not yet a consideration for many, as revealed by a survey by an organization called HPI in the United Kingdom. HPI found that this is mainly a generational divide. According to the study, 91 percent of “millenials” would consider purchasing an EV, compared to only 32 percent of the 55 to 64 age group.

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A pilgrimage to see the Jets

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

Some time back, my friend Bill Simmons invited me to go to the New York Jets preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Large turnout for Sharon Sprint on Aug. 11

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

There was an added incentive to swim/bike/run as fast as possible on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, at the 10th Sharon Sprint Triathlon sponsored by the town’s recreation department and organized by Rec Director Matt Andrulis Mette.
The sky was cloudy and threatened rain (something new and different); anyone who wanted to miss the downpour was going to have to finish quickly.

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