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Local Interactive Art: Ongoing Renewal Festival

Reculture

It’s OK. Pull in there. It need not intimidate you. The perennial performance art event happening in that small studio just off the Hotchkiss campus is, in fact, created in part for you. Get out of your car and watch the artists do their thing. I mean, if you can get in. It’s not full-on public there, of course. Tickets are easy to come by only if you know somebody.

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Oodles of Noodles

Food

Ramen. No mystery. “It’s soup with noodles in it, topped with stuff,” David Chang tells us. In 2003, this Korean-American chef opened Momofuku Noodle Bar, a modest spot with a counter, backless stools and a very shaky start in Manhattan’s East Village, and now Chang’s company oversees various restaurants around the world with waiters, wine lists, reservations and a reverent press.

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2018 Salisbury Fall Festival

Friday, October 5th

8th Annual Scarecrow Contest

9 am – 6 pm See the many scarecrows lining Main Street in both Salisbury and Lakeville. Then vote for your favorite in each of FOUR categories: Sculpture, Business/non-profit, Group/Family, and Kids (12 and younger). Ballots available at the Salisbury General Store & Pharmacy and the Green Cafe in Lakeville. To enter the contest, click HERE for the entry form.

Friends of Scoville Library 

Eating Cultures

Food

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How to Harvest and Save Your Summer Tomatoes

Food

It’s not that the tomatoes broke my spirit or anything. I just couldn’t face growing them again this year. 
And it turns out that was a good decision. This was not a banner year for tomatoes; it was too cool and wet. There wasn’t a hideous blight like the one we  had a few years ago, but everyone I know who has tomato plants has complained to me that they’ll feel lucky if they get some ripe fruit by October. 

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Becca’s Choice: Why Should We Care?

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Thinkers, Dancers and Ideas at Kent Presents

Ideas

Kent Presents, the Northwest Corner version of Davos, The Aspen Instute,and Ted Talks (with a dash of Esalen thrown in) has an extraordinary lineup of participants this year. What began as a desire to make a difference in the community by its founders, Ben and Donna Rosen, has blossomed in the past four years into a genuinely international event.  

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Kent Sidewalk Festival

For a full schedule go to www.kentct.com
The dog days of August? Not in Kent!  If your idea of fun is great sales, fabulous food, toe-tapping tunes and jaw-dropping vintage cars, Kent is the place to be the first weekend of August.
Running from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 this year, the Festival is free and offers super-sized retail therapy as well as entertainment for the whole family.
Shopping

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Dark Chewy Beautiful Tender Edible Blossoms

Food

Chinese banquet food never thrilled me. Jelly fish and sea cucumbers I could live without.  But tree ears, those  dark, chewy, beautiful, black, tender blossoms, a  fungus grown on trees, now there’s a treat. And like many foods in China, mo-er mushrooms are said to have a medicinal value. They improve breathing, people said, circulation and well being.

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2018 Canaan Railroad Days

Ongoing
Railroad Burger
5:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. 21 Railroad Street, North Canaan. Come to the Olde School Deli and try our Railroad Burger with melted Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing and cole slaw.  Served with our homemade chips, $8.00.
Tent Sale!
7am - 5pm C. A. Lindell & Son, Inc., Church Street, North Canaan, CT, 06018. Tent sale in the store parking lot July 18 thru 29th. Great savings!
Mahaiwe Jewelers Contest

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