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SALISBURY — Salisbury Central School eighth-graders are working on a mural of a Japanese landscape.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, the students were busy either drawing outlines of their scenes in pencil on  5.5-by-10-inch pieces of thin birch, or starting to paint them.

It was painstaking work. Ryan Gibb was experimenting with the right color, using different shades of acrylic paint, while Molly McDowell was concentrating on getting the outline of leaves in the right perspective.

Lindsay Faveau was holding her panel and painting on it, which she said she found...

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Salisbury Winter Sports Association ski swap and sale Dec.1

SALISBURY— The Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual Ski Swap ‘n Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lakeville Hose Company.
Residents can bring equipment to be sold on Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. As always, the sale on Saturday will run from 8 to 11 a.m. From 11am to noon, residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon on Saturday will become the property of SWSA.

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Around the world at Noble’s Festival of Trees

SALISBURY — A global theme transformed Noble Horizons’ community room into a dazzling wonderland of holiday tradition and cheer for the 22nd annual Festival of Trees. 
The fundraising event, sponsored by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, features individually crafted miniature trees, which are on display for two weeks, until the gala party and auction on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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It’s starting to look a lot like ...

Students from Salisbury Central School listened attentively to holiday tales told by Mrs. Claus at the Noble Horizons Auxiliary’s Festival of Trees.

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Mattie Fails weds Joseph Menassa

SALISBURY — Robert and Debra Fails of Lakeville and Sami and Marie Menassa of Middletown, R.I., joyfully  announce the wedding of their children, Mattie Gaskin Fails and Joseph Menassa.  
The couple were married on Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Mary’s Church in  Newport, R.I., surrounded by their immediate families.
Mattie, who grew up in Lakeville, is the  Office Manager at Rig Pro in Portsmouth, R.I., and Joseph is a Program Manager  at KMS in Middletown. The couple resides in Newport.

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How housing impacts communities

SALISBURY — Few subjects arouse more local interest — and debate — than affordable housing. The recent decision by the Salisbury Affordable Housing Commission to build an apartment house-type structure in the town’s Lakeville section, on Millerton Road adjacent to a group of businesses that face the road, has raised questions and loud objections from business owners and nearby residents.

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Exquisite architectural treasures

SALISBURY — Of course they are all located in the Northwest Corner. But one might wonder what else the Beckley Blast Furnace in East Canaan, Salisbury Town Hall, Winchester’s Little Red School House, Lime Rock Park and the Colebrook Green have in common. 
The answer: They all share the limelight in a new  hardcover book, “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places,” by Christopher Wigren, deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. 

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Visionary Computer can now replace iPhone displays

LAKEVILLE — As everyone on the planet becomes accustomed to having a phone with them at all times and in all places, it’s not surprising that those phones are beginning to take a beating. 
The thing that seems to go most quickly is, of course, the glass display screen. It’s no longer unusual to see even adult men and women swiping across a fragmented glass surface.
The glass doesn’t always get replaced because a) it can be expensive, and b) it can require a person to be without his or her phone for days. 

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A time of togetherness (and turkey)

SALISBURY — Children, family members and teachers gathered on Thursday, Nov. 15, for Housatonic Child Care Center’s annual Thankful Feast. 
“The turnout was amazing with so many of our families, and I think this year we had more than last year,” said Tonya Roussis, director. “We had so much food to share!”
The Lakeville Journal wishes all our readers and advertisers a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 

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An early and appreciated meal

Bob Smith, chief of the Lakeville Hose Company, loaded up enough Thanksgiving food for 100 people at the firehouse Sunday, Nov. 18. The hearty holiday repast was served to homeless people in Torrington later in the day.

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Snow fun

For adults, snow means shoveling, plowing and struggling to get to work. To youngsters, snow means school’s out and a day of outdoor fun awaits, as it did on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Grove Street playground in Salisbury for, from left, Neve Kline, Tessie Connell and Hadley Casey.

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