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FALLS VILLAGE — Cynthia Parzych, author of “Connecticut Made,” told an audience at the David M. Hunt Library on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, that Connecticut has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The change from an industrial to a service and information-based economy hit the state hard, but there are plenty of homegrown businesses, many of them started since 2000.

And these businesses act as the glue that keeps communities healthy and thriving.

Parzych said she was inspired by the story of Forrest Pritchard, author of “...

Falls Village

Art exhibit launch stirs memories of Apollo 11

FALLS VILLAGE — On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, an epic moment broadcast live on television and radio to more than 500 million viewers and listeners worldwide.
Fast forward to this past Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m., exactly 50 years, to the day and time, of that historic lunar landing. To coincide with the event’s golden anniversary, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village launched a group exhibition, “One Small Step: 50 years of Art & The Moon Landing.” 

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Car show takes over village, to delight of all

FALLS VILALGE — Motor vehicles of every description lined the streets of downtown Falls Village for the Falls Village Car Show on Sunday, July 14.
There were 550 show cars registered, according to organizer Judy Jacobs.
Squads of volunteers roamed the streets on foot and in golf carts assisting with spectator parking and getting the show car people settled in.

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Vogel’s contract extended

FALLS VILLAGE — The All Boards Chair (ABC) committee of the Region One Board of Education extended Region One Superintendent Pamela Vogel’s contract for two years at a special meeting on Thursday, July 11.
For the current year (fiscal year 2019-20) Vogel’s salary is $185,117, an increase of 2.7%. This figure is from the 2019-20 Region One budget, which passed a referendum vote April 4.

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From furnace to Ferraris, the history of Lime Rock Park

FALLS VILLAGE — “What he got was magic,” Skip Barber marveled as he recounted the history of the racetrack at Lime Rock Park on Tuesday, July 2, at the South Canaan Meetinghouse in Falls Village.
The event was the second of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society’s First Tuesday At Seven summer lecture series.

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Car show is July 14

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show returns on Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
It is the 10th year of the show, which is held in the center of town.
This year’s theme is “A Really Big Show in a Really Small Town.”
Last year’s show attracted some 850 show vehicles and thousands of spectators.

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Ups, downs for GOP in state senate

FALLS VILLAGE — In December 2018, while meeting with members of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments at the COG’s annual legislative breakfast, state Sen. Craig Miner (R-30) warned the assembled first selectmen, mayors and town managers that the Democrats would have a super-majority in the state, a comfortable majority in the state Senate, and an incoming Democratic governor when the Connecticut General Assembly convened in 2019.
“They’ll be able to do pretty much whatever they want,” he said at the time.

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Superintendent contract on agenda for meeting

FALLS VILLAGE — The All Boards Chair committee of the Region One Board of Education will meet in executive session for the “Purpose of Discussion of Evaluation and Administrative Contract for Superintendent.”
It is the final item on the agenda for the special meeting Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Regional Schools Services Center at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Awards for HVRHS seniors

The following awards and scholarships were presented at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School senior awards ceremony on June 17.
Taconic Learning Center, Great Decisions: Madison Rinehart
Viafore-Sammartini  ArtsAlive@KCS Award: Sadie Grusauski
Housatonic Musical Theatre Society Award: Carianne Callinan, Joshua Shakeshaft
Kent Center School Scholarship Fund:
• The Moira Dolan Award: Sammantha Starr
• The Kent Grange Award: Emma Franks
• The James Gadiel Award: Elijah Johnson

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Two wheeling in Connecticut

FALLS VILLAGE — Sleep in on a Sunday? Not an option for bicycling enthusiasts, apparently. 
At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, cyclists were registering their bikes on the Falls Village town Green as part of the 2019 Discover Connecticut Bicycle Tour. 
Not to be confused with a race, this was a true tour in the sense that it wasn’t about endurance or race times. It was an outing on what proved to be a beautiful Sunday, with many route options for riders depending on their skill level and experience. 

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Inside, outside, upside down with Mailer

FALLS VILLAGE — Artist Danielle Mailer said that, as a child, she was surrounded by art, especially South American art.
Mailer was interviewed by C.B. Wismar on Saturday, June 15, as part of an ongoing series of salon talks at the David M. Hunt Library.
“My mother was Peruvian,” she said. “Every corner had some kind of artifact.”
She said she was “steeped in the South American palette.”
Mailer is the daughter of artist Adele Morales and writer Norman Mailer.

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