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LAKEVILLE — Calliope Brass, a brass quintet (plus puppeteer and storyteller) kicked off the annual Arts Day at The Hotchkiss School on Wednesday, March 13.

Arts Day sees fourth-grade students from all six Region One towns come to the private school campus for a day of performances and workshops with artists of all stripes.

Joel Schapira gave the morning workshop group instructions for making A Room With a View using a cigar box and a wide range of materials.

“The view is up to you,” he said to the children. “It’s your room. Make it...

Salisbury

Northwest Corner turns out for Habitat

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SALISBURY — The weather was as delicious as the beverages at the Wine Tasting and Silent/Live Auction Gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut on Saturday, July 16.
Tents were set up around the periphery of the lawn at the expansive Four Winds estate of the Harris family, keeping attendees out of the sun as they bid on auction items and tasted wines supplied by Little Gates wine merchants of Millerton.

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Region One towns compete at swim meets

SHARON — Every year, the recreation committees in the Region One towns organize swim meets between the towns.
On Thursday, July 14, swimmers from Sharon and Salisbury gathered at the Sharon beach on Mudge Pond to compete.
The beach was filled with swimmers of all ages competing in various swim styles. Parents and volunteers operated the stop watches from the docks to determine winners.
The final regular meets take place Thursday, July 21. Lakeville will swim at Cornwall and Sharon will swim at North Canaan. The meets begin at 1 p.m.

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Selectmen keep details of firehouse sale under wraps

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen discussed the process of repairing the Amesville bridge, announced changes in the Local Capital Improvement program spending for 2011, and attempted to field questions about the possible sale of the old firehouse during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 5.
Who will buy the firehouse?

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Camp Sloane gives children of veterans summer in the country

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LAKEVILLE — Last year, Bear Bryant, executive director of Camp Sloane YMCA, was thinking of ways to thank military veterans at a time when programs and dollars for such endeavors are dwindling.
Specifically, Bryant was wondering how to offer two weeks at camp for the children of soldiers and sailors on active duty, or wounded, or killed in action.
Bryant was wondering where to get the money for 20 such children — at about $1,000 for two weeks per child — and not getting very far.
A friend suggested he just do it himself. So he did.

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Angry words exchanged over process of zoning change

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SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 5, set dates for two public hearings. One is on a proposed change to the zoning regulations governing expansion of nonconforming structures. The other is on a proposed moratorium on special permit applications within the Lake Protection Overlay Zone for second-story additions or other vertical expansions.

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Trailing AT hikers

SALISBURY — The Appalachian Trail brings many interesting characters through the Northwest Corner. Stopping and getting to know one can be quite an experience.
The trail, or the AT as it is known to many hikers, stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, a distance of 2,180 miles. Although some hikers do short stretches of it, each year many men and women (and quite a few dogs) start at the southern terminus and begin the long walk north to Maine.

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One-of-a-kind finds

Curiosities found at the Republican Town Committee’s flea market Saturday, July 9, included an Elvis Presley lamp and the agility skills of Gigi, a champion Welsh corgi owned by Janet Lynn.

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Sarah Holm interns at The Journal

LAKEVILLE — Sarah Holm joins The Lakeville Journal as an intern this month. A resident of New York City, she frequently comes to Sharon to visit her grandmother, Joelle Holm.
Sarah will be a sophomore at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this fall. Although her major is undecided she has a strong interest in English and French and she plans to study abroad in France for a semester.
At Bowdoin, she is secretary and on the staff of The Quill, the school’’s literary magazine.

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Ambulance squad has answered calls for 40 years

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SALISBURY — Twenty-month-old Tess Churchill and her mother, Kelly, spent the better part of Sunday, July 10, at the Grove in Lakeville, playing on the beach by the lake. By late afternoon they had migrated up the hill to the new Grove building to check out the sounds of Swamp Yankee. The band, with all Northwest Corner musicians, was playing as part of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) 40th anniversary celebration.

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American Le Mans Series returns to Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) comes to Lime Rock Park this weekend, July 8 to 9, for the Northeast Grand Prix. This is its eighth year at one of the fastest tracks the prototype and sports car racing series visits.
The Lime Rock race is round three of the 2011 title chase, following the March season opener at the 12 hours of Sebring in Sebring, Fla., and the mid-April Tequila Patron American Le Mans in Long Beach, Calif.

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