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LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Republican Town Committee (RTC) honored organizations that serve Salisbury, at a corn roast at the Grove on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Salisbury RTC Chairman Tom Morrison said the committee tried to make a comprehensive list. “I suspect we didn’t get everyone.”

The RTC has five candidates on the November ballot, and they were among the presenters. However, the politicking was kept to a minimum, the better to concentrate on the awards and the corn.

The corn was roasted on the spot by Ken Beneke of Willowbrook Farm in Millerton...

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Hope Fitting weds Tavaris Douglas

LAKEVILLE — Hope Lindsay Fitting and Gunnery Sergeant Tavaris J. Douglas were joined in marriage on Nov. 17, 2018, in Palm Coast, Fla. The bride’s brother-in-law, Peter O’Neill, officiated. The proud parents were Michael and Melinda Fitting of Palm Coast, formerly of Lakeville and Sheffield, Mass. and  Brenda and Reginald W. Douglas Sr. of Prairieville, La. The newlyweds now reside in Oahu, Hawaii. A honeymoon is planned for later this year.

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A simpler way to tell what kind of tree it is

SALISBURY — Mark Mikolas, author of “A Beginner’s Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast,” said his book is not like others on the subject.
Mikolas spoke to a standing-room only audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 9, in an event sponsored by the library and the Salisbury Association Land Trust.
With a standard tree guide, the reader goes out in the woods, picks a tree, and tries to find it in the book.
The guides are based on identifying leaves and buds, bud scars and flowers, in detail.

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Helping immigrants, neighbors: Compassionate action is urged

LIME ROCK — Compassionate action is the aim of an upcoming seminar, “Unshackling Dreams of America,” to be held at Trinity Lime Rock Church on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Participants will learn what can be done to support asylum-seekers and other immigrants. The seminar was organized by the Rev. John Carter, director of a local organization, Vecinos Seguros (Safe Neighbors), now two years in existence. (This organization is not associated with an organization by the same name based in Brazil.)

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Eccentric etiquette among the elite

SALISBURY — Cultural historian and food writer Francine Segan has done specials for the Discovery Channel and the Food Network, but on Saturday, Feb. 23, she was at the Scoville Memorial Library as part of the Era of Elegance series, discussing the pomp and peculiarity of being a Gilded Age host or hostess.
Filled with the repressed conflict of wanting to both bring young couples together and conceal the true intimacy of marriage, Gilded Age balls and dinner parties were laden with ritual and social code. 

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Warming up with Showtown in colder months

LAKEVILLE — There is a new idea afoot and a new organization to make it happen. Showtown is the brainchild of Lakeville residents Lloyd Baroody and his wife, Zeina Mehio, who are responding to what they consider a dearth of area entertainment and cultural options between October and May.
Discussing the concept over coffee at Provisions at The White Hart inn on Saturday, Feb. 16, Mehio said, “We decided that the area needs more entertainment.” 

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Cardinal Watch

Male cardinals might prefer to wear showy scarlet coats but their female counterparts, such as this one photographed by Anne Day in Salisbury, are more discreet. 

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Construction to begin soon on two-town transfer station

SALISBURY — Construction on the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station will begin on April 1.
Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand made the announcement at the regular monthly meeting of the Salisbury selectmen, Monday, March 4.
Rand said there are still some loose ends to be tied, and the town has yet to decide how to fund an additional sum, up to $507,000, to cover costs that rose in the period between the completion of the plan in 2016 and the actual bidding from contractors last year.
 
 
 

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Solid showing by young musicians at annual recital

SALISBURY — Music students from the Tri-state area converged on the Congregational Church in Salisbury Sunday, Feb. 24, for the annual Open Recital.
It was the 38th year of the event.

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Nelson is interim pastor for Salisbury Congregational

SALISBURY — The Congregational Church of Salisbury, UCC, announced last week that the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson will serve as transitional pastor beginning in April, following the recent retirement of the Rev. Diane Monti-Catania. 
Nelson is currently at the Church on the Hill in Lenox, Mass., as designated-term pastor and teacher. 
He has previously served at the Niantic Community Church in Connecticut and with congregations in Dover, Mass., and Gloversville, N.Y. 

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Entering new worlds through the Hotchkiss portal

LAKEVILLE — Walking into The Hotchkiss School’s main building at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, was a little like a trip to another world. It was the first annual St. Luke’s Cultural Fair, presented by Hotchkiss students.
St. Luke’s Society is Hotchkiss’s oldest student organization and finds many ways to interact with and serve communities outside of the school. The students raise money for charities throughout the year and volunteer to help others. 

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