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SALISBURY — In a speech that was as moving as a poem, Sandy Dennis of Salisbury evoked the beauty of every moment of life when seen through the eyes of one who might soon lose it.

She offered thoughts, memories, encouragement and exhortations at a National Cancer Survivors Day event at the Grove in Lakeville on Tuesday, June 4, hosted by the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association.

“We are all survivors,” Dennis said, looking around the room,“whether we are 6, 38 or 88, just by remaining alive up to this moment.”

Dennis recounted the...

Salisbury

Collin & Co. offers Wedgewood and more

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SALISBURY — Collin & Co., the newly formed estate/tag sale business of Anne and Nick Collin, will hold its first estate sale this weekend, from July 1 to 3.
The Collins have been running estate/tag sales for three-and-a-half years, most recently under the banner of Collin Forbes O’Brien. That partnership disbanded last year. After taking a little time off, Anne and Nick decided to regroup and get back in the business. They expect to fill the same niche with their new company as they did in their former foursome.

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Turkey Watch

Thanksgiving is months away — which is perhaps the reason why so many families of turkeys are wandering area roads and fields. This group was spotted on Salmon Kill Road on Friday, June 24.

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Song by the lake

Jose Conde warmed up his fingers and guitar on Saturday as he waited to perform in the 22nd annual Project Troubador Grove Festival at Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville. Although it rained all day and into the early evening, the weather cleared up and all three acts were able to perform.

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Fireworks display, $15 a car, at Lime Rock Park on July 2

LIME ROCK — The annual Independence Day fireworks show at Lime Rock Park, sponsored by the Salisbury Lions Club, will be held Saturday, July 2 (the rain date is July 3).
The TriArts Sharon Playhouse will provide pre-fireworks entertainment at the track from 6 to 9 p.m. Singers and musicians from the upcoming production of “Rent” will perform.
Every year going back to the early 1960s, Lime Rock Park has donated the track’s 400 acres, fire-safety workers, safety equipment and dozens of track and EMS personnel for the celebration.

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Strickler joins Klemm in Lakeville

Susan Strickler, an Emmy Award-winning director and producer and longtime Litchfield Country resident, has joined Klemm Real Estate and will be working at its Lakeville office.
Strickler joins Klemm Real Estate after a 25-year career in television as a director and producer, primarily in soap operas. She can be reached on her cell phone 917-734-2616 or by email at susan.strickler@gmail.com.
For more information, contact Graham Klemm at 860-488-6635 or g@klemmrealestate.com or visit www.klemmrealestate.com.

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SCS students look forward to high school in the fall

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By Patrick L. Sullivan
SALISBURY — The Class of 2011, 31 students in all, were promoted to the ninth grade at a ceremony at Salisbury Central School (SCS) Thursday, June 16.
Eric Chin, who won five awards, spoke of the importance of perseverance. When he had difficulty with geometric proofs, “it would have been much easier to accept that grade — but I didn’t.”
Taylor Dowd likened SCS to a family. “And now we leave behind the family we’ve created.”
There was a slide show that mixed family photos with shots from the students’ SCS careers.

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Obvious suspect

They have the evidence at hand — tracks left in wet concrete on Main Street in Salisbury — they just need a four-footed suspect to make a comparison.

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Latin dancing at Project Troubador festival on June 25

SALISBURY— Project Troubador will host its 22nd annual Grove Festival at the town Grove on Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 10 p.m.
This year, the festival will open (from 5 to 6 p.m.) with Jonathan Grusauskas, local musician and music teacher, who will perform with his band, The Millerton Knights.
The Millerton Knights, taught by Grusauskas, are a group of local 6- to 11-year-olds who nurse their developing love for music every Tuesday and Friday behind the walls of The Music Cellar in Millerton.

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No details on unique bid for old firehouse

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SALISBURY — The auction for the purpose of selling the old firehouse on Sharon Road (Route 41) was canceled because there was only one bid received, First Selectman Curtis Rand announced on Wednesday, June 15.
The deadline for initial bids was Monday, June 13. The bids were to be handed over to the town’s attorney for evaluation, and a meeting with bidders was scheduled for Thursday, June 17.
But with no other bid, there is no need for the auction, and Rand said that he was advised by counsel not to release specifics about the one bid received.

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Can’t get lost in Salisbury

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SALISBURY — New signs promoting town businesses and services appeared this weekend, on the corner of Library and Academy streets and Main Street.
The Board of Selectmen voted in May to spend $4,664 for the new signs, which have been the focus of numerous meetings with merchants, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative, which came up with the sign proposal.
The new signs hang from a post that is 138 inches high (11.5 feet); the main signs are 19.25 inches by 42, and hanging signs are 5.5 inches by 29.

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