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NORFOLK — While most non-golfers don’t know A.W. Tillinghast from A& W Root Beer, for those who swing the sticks in a determined quest for par, “Tillie” is a big name in the golf architecture business. It’s a treat to play one of his courses.

But perhaps even the golfers among us do not know that Tillinghast is credited with one of the area’s most historic and oldest courses, the nine-hole layout at Norfolk Country Club (NCC).

A little background on Tillinghast: He laid out such notable major golf tournament venues as the Bethpage...

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Curling seniors will compete at bonspiel Jan. 10-13

NORFOLK — This weekend, the National Grand Curling Club of America’s Senior Mixed Championship Bonspiel will be held at the Norfolk Curling Club.
The tournament will begin on Thursday, Jan. 10, and continue until Sunday, Jan. 13. Teams from 20 clubs will compete, including ones from New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

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Freshman Segalla scored 12 points

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineer winter season began with the girls basketball team playing their first game against out-of-league Immaculate on the road on Dec. 10. The varsity team won 39-33 with freshman Sydney Segalla scoring 12 points followed by seniors Madelynn Olownia (8) and Caroline Hurlburt (7).  

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Leave this to the foolhardy and to the veteran expert

SOMEWHERE IN NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT — It was almost 50 degrees when I leapt from the bed at the crack of 8:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. 
The hand computer informed me that, while it had rained the night before, there was no more rain in the immediate future. 
And a quick check of the USGS gauge on the Salmon Kill told me that while it had risen a bit, the additional flow was minor. 
So clearly it was a day to check out a little blue line.

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Housy girls are undefeated

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls varsity basketball team is the only team in its league that is (so far) undefeated. Their record is 7-0 following their 45-30 victory at home over Nonnewaug on Friday, Jan. 4.

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Bridge scores are reported

SHARON — There were four full tables for duplicate bridge on Dec. 12 at St. Bernard’s Church.
Using the Howell Movement, there were four boards a round. After six rounds, the average score was 36. 
In first with 41.33 points (57.4 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster; in second with 38.33 points (53.24 percent) were Alan Gamble and Harry Hall; in third with 37.5 points (52.08 percent) were Norma Bartholomew and Kay Key and in fourth with 37.7 Points (51.63 percent) were Biz Rogers and Sue Norris.
— Harry Hall

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Pot pies for SWSA Dec. 20

SALISBURY — An Evening For SWSA, the fourth annual  chicken pot pie dinner sponsored by The White Hart inn, will be held Thursday, Dec. 20, in the inn’s Hunt Room. 
The cost of the dinner, which includes pot pie with mashed potatoes, dessert and beverage, is $30 per person (alcohol not included).
The evening will include a performance by the HousaTonics.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Because seating is limited reservations are required.
For reservations or more information call the White Hart at 860-435-0030.

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Winter free skate and skate lessons

KENT/SALISBURY — Indoor ice skating is being offered again by the Kent and Salisbury recreation commissions. 
Salisbury Recreation will offer public ice skating at The Hotchkiss School Dwyer Rink on the following Saturdays from 11 a.m. to12:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. The dates are Dec. 22 and 29 and Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16.
All participants must wear skates on the ice. Skate rental is not available. Skate sharpening is available; the cost is $5.  

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Bridge scores from Sharon: The Howell Movement

LAKEVILLE — There were five and a half tables for duplicate bridge on Dec. 6 at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville following a perfectly delicious lunch. Using the Howell Movement, we played three boards a round for eight rounds, a total of 24 boards. We all had a three-board sit-out. The average score was 48. 

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Wrestlers go to the mat at Marvelwood

KENT — The Marvelwood School in Kent hosted nine schools at the Skiff Mountain Scuffle wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8.  
Wrestlers from Canterbury School, Chase Collegiate, Forman School, The Hotchkiss School, Marvelwood, New York Military Academy, Storm King School, Suffield Academy and The Woodhall School competed against one another in an individually bracketed tournament by weight class.
Hotchkiss won the tournament with a total of 181 points. They had eight finalists and 10 place winners.

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Weekly bridge scores in Sharon: the Howell Movement

SHARON — There were only five pairs for duplicate bridge on Nov. 28 at St. Bernard Church. It was a very snowy day. With only 20 boards in play, it was a short day. We used the Howell Movement, with four–boards a round. All pairs had a four board sit-out. The average score was 8. 
In first with 11.5 points (71.88 percent) were Gail and Alan Gamble; in second with10.5 points (65.63 percent) were Betsy Clark and Warren White, and in third with 8 points (50 percent) were Carol Schultz and Patricia Boyle.
— Harry Hall

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