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FALLS VILLAGE — Tobias Tello, age 14, from Cheshire, Conn., won the Ed McGuire Memorial Cannonball Run on Saturday, Nov. 3, completing the 5 kilometer course in 20 minutes 30 seconds.

Linda Spooner, 44, of Sturbridge,Mass., was the first female finisher (and second overall), arriving at the finish line at 20:49. 

The weather was unsettled Saturday, with periods of rain and wind alternating with actual glimpses of sunlight. 

A little after the scheduled start time of noon, Hazel McGuire announced to the runners that the crew from Greystone Racing...

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YMCA at Geer reveals plans to expand

NORTH CANAAN — The YMCA at Geer Village is looking to expand significantly. At a breakfast held in the meeting room at Geer on Friday, Sept. 28, YMCA officials and board members spoke to about 50 community leaders about what the YMCA already offers and what it can do to solve ongoing challenges in Northwest Corner towns.

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Extreme sports on the river

The unusually high water levels in the Houstonic River have tempted paddlers to try their skill. Over the weekend both a kayaker and a river boarder were out near Bull’s Bridge in Kent. Visitors are reminded that the water is extremely dangerous at this height and speed and only very experienced paddlers should  venture out.
 

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Bridge scores in Sharon

SHARON — On Oct. 3, there were 13 pairs for duplicate bridge at the St. Bernard Church on New Street in Sharon. 
Using a Howell movement for 14 pairs, many pairs had a three-board sit out. With three boards a round, and eight rounds, 24 boards were in play. The average score was 60. 

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Cycle through GMF to raise money for a bike trail

NORFOLK  — The first ever Tour de Forest fundraising bicycle outing is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27.
Rather than a race this is a bike tour with stops along the way that will include historical facts and information about the Great Mountain Forest, a beautiful working forest that encompasses more than 6,000 acres of contiguous forestland that is used as a renewable resource, a habitat for wildlife and a classroom for training and education. 

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Rain spoiled some events

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineers’ week opened with the JV squad of the MCW United Football team losing to the co-op team of Vinal/Goodwin/Whitney 38-0 on Sept. 24. 
Once again, Mother Nature stepped in and played a huge role in this week’s athletic events.  The boys and girls soccer games against Gilbert and the cross-country meet against Litchfield and Terryville scheduled for Sept. 25 were postponed due to rain.  

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Watch out for them little blue lines

Sometimes you’ll hear fishermen speak cryptically about “little blue lines.”
They are referring to the little brook trout streams that show up on maps as, you guessed it, little blue lines.
That’s if they show up at all.
I fish three little blue line streams in northwest Connecticut on a regular basis. One of them is listed in the Connecticut state angler’s guide. One of them is on private property and you need to ask permission. And one is so secret that I hesitate to even mention it.

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Exquisite enticements at Orvis Game Fair

MILLBROOK — Orvis Sandanona presented it’s 12th Game Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept.15 and 16. After 12 years of fairs, it’s hard to imagine that they could get better — but they do, and one always leaves thinking it was the best one yet. 

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Bridge in Sharon

SHARON — There were four-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge on Sept. 19 at the St. Bernard church. 
Twenty-four boards were in play. There was a three-board sit-out. The average score was 36. 

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X-C season begins

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineers cross-country team, coached by Letitia Garcia-Tripp, opened their season on Sept. 11 on the road at Nonnewaug. 
The boys lost 34-21. Jace Tomaino finished sixth and Shane Stampfle finished seventh. 
The girls lost 43-16. Brooke Stampfle finished fifth; Sammantha Starr finished eighth; Charlotte Clulow finished ninth and Natalie Nestler finished 10th.

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Beautiful day for a race in the woods

NORFOLK — The weather was sunny but brisk, with temperatures in the upper 50s, for the fifth annual Norfolk Land Trust 5K and 10K race on Sunday, Sept. 23.
“The land trust is still working on acquiring open space that we feel are important for species and habitat protection,” member Bill Couch said. 
“One of the things we try to encourage is recreation on the properties we protect. We have 25 miles of recreational trails used for hiking and skiing. We want to encourage people to get out and enjoy them.”

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