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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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Racing hearts at car concours

SHARON — The fifth annual Sharon Classic Car Concours by Christ Church brought 27 entrants and their significant rides. 
Examples ranged from Chris Coon’s 1916 Franklin to Andy Greenberg’s1963 Aston Martin. Bill Braislin’s 1924 Ford Model T ( which cost $265 new) drew a lot of attention as did a 1967 Jaguar E-Type that looked totally “showroom new.”

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Pony Club rides again and expands its horizons

SALISBURY — On Sunday, Sept. 23, for the first time in many years, it was a boy who won the Lakeville Open Horse Show. The young gentleman in question was Gavin Akroyd of Lenox, Mass., who earned first place in the show hunter category on his horse, Citrine.
The reaction was surprise and good cheer.
“We had a boy riding!” said Shannon Allyn, district commissioner for the Lakeville Pony Club, an equestrian educational program comprised mostly of spirited young middle school girls with braids woven with pastel ribbons. 

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineers started the fall season after a rough preseason due to weather. 
On Friday, Sept. 7, volleyball opened at home under the direction of new coaches Megan Williams (Varsity) and Rob Nellson (JV). The Varsity lost a hard-fought match to Lewis Mills, 3-0 (13-25; 25-27; 11-25). Madelynn Olownia and Jillian Diamond had two aces each. The JV team also lost to Lewis Mills, 2-0. 

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Festival rolled into Northwest Corner with 100-car parade

FALSL VILLAGE — The vintage race car parade rolled through Lime Rock, Lakeville and Salisbury on a bright summer afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 30, fetching up in downtown Falls Village.
There were more than 100 cars in the parade, with an emphasis on Bugattis. Mitch Conroy, the parade organizer from Lime Rock Park, said it might be the biggest gathering of Bugattis ever in the Northeast, if not the world. More than 30 of the cars were Bugattis; more are expected to take part in the weekend-long Historic Festival event.

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