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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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Triumph at Jumpfest despite rain

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s annual Jumpfest weekend set attendance records, even with one full day of jumping canceled due to rain.
According to Willie Hallihan, the paid attendance on Friday night, Feb. 9, for target jumping and the Human Dogsled Race, was more than 300 people.
And on Saturday, with the air temperature around 40 degrees and a looming threat of rain, the event set what Hallihan believes is “a modern-day attendance record,” with a paid attendance of just under 1,400.

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The excitement of Jumpfest will be Feb. 9 to 11

SALISBURY — The ski jumps are back again, at Satre Hill in Salisbury. 
From Feb. 9 to 11, The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) will present the highlight event of the winter: the much-loved Jumpfest weekend. 
It all began when Norwegian immigrant John Satre saw a group of children trying to ski off a roof in Salisbury at the home of Judge Don Warner. Satre saw them, politely asked, “Do you mind if I yump?” and the Salisbury ski jump festival was born.

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NW7 girls: 16 and counting

WINSTED — The Northwestern Regional 7 girls basketball team was riding high as February rolled in.
The Highlanders had won their first 16 games of the season and were number one in the state Class M tournament rankings. Of course, a lot has to happen yet, but Northwestern is only six games away from an unbeaten regular season and seems to be improving each game.

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Studio Lakeville, where dreams come true

LAKEVILLE — The eagerly awaited new iteration of Studio  Lakeville on Route 41 in Lakeville opened to the public on Friday, Feb. 2. The former firehouse has been lavishly renovated; it’s hard to believe that it was for many years the town’s firehouse.
The snug parking lot out front has been filled nearly constantly since then, with people taking classes; using equipment that ranges from free weights, treadmills and Cybex equipment to a squat cage; and inquiring about fees and schedules. 

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Bridge match in Sharon

SHARON — There were four full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church on Jan. 31. Using the modified Mitchell movement with a bye table between tables two and three and sharing the boards between tables one and four on each round, we played six boards a round, for four rounds, 24 boards in total. The average score was 36. 

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Running for a cause

Max Klomp, an exchange student from Germany who is attending Housatonic Valley Regional High School, joined the field of 3,000 participants in the Run for Refugees in New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 4, to benefit Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS). Running with him was HVRHS Social Studies Teacher John Lizzi.

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Too much of a good thing for NW 7 boys is … a good thing

WINSTED— Northwestern Regional 7 boys basketball coach Doug Sebach has a nice problem: He almost has too many good players.
But he’s not complaining. That situation is why Sebach can use nine players during games and not see any drop-off in effort and production on both ends of the court.
Northwestern was unbeaten in the Berkshire League (11-0) at mid-season, with the team’s only loss a 3-point defeat at the hands of Pomperaug in a non-league battle early in the campaign.

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The Final Football Takedown

Super Bowl LII between the Philadephia Eagles and the New England Patriots will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minnesota. Here is Coach Doug Richardson’s thoughtful Super Bowl pick, and reporter Patrick Sullivan’s pointlessly contrarian response.
Doug’s Pick

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Basket!

The Northwestern Regional 7 girls basketball team has had an outstanding season, helped by players such as senior Addie Hester, number 14 in photo above, who contributed to the teams 42-18 victory over Litchfield on Jan. 26. For an update on the team’s season, and a report on the boys outstanding season as well, turn to Page A5.

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Tower of power

Emily Geyselaers powered her way through a group of opponents from Nonnewaug during a Housatonic home game on Friday, Jan. 19. Housatonic dominated the game, ending with a final score of 48-29.

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