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Class of 1969 returns to school

FALLS VILLAGE — Over 80 alumni from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Class of 1969 returned “home” for their 50th year reunion at the Grove in Lakeville on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Alumni returned from as far away as Oregon, California, Missouri, Florida, Maine and the United Kingdom. The event was preceded by a tour of the school by Principal Ian Strever and a Memorial Service honoring the 33 deceased members of the class. Classmate Rev. Douglas McArthur presided over the...

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Home repair grants offered

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Northwestern Connecticut Planning Collaborative is working on an application for the state’s Regional Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. Jocelyn Ayer of the collaborative spoke to the Salisbury Affordable Housing Commission earlier this month about the program.
Ayer said the grants are for homeowners who need costly repairs for their homes to remain affordable.
She said the interest-free loans are essentially liens, to be repaid when the property is sold.

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Small-district penalty dropped from the education bill

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FALLS VILLAGE — A meeting with state Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) and state Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) about education reform proposals was a little anti-climactic.
The meeting Tuesday, March 27, with the legislators and about 40 citizens was held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, and was supposed to focus on an item in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education reform proposal that would have penalized school districts with under 1,000 students as part of an effort to promote regionalization.

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Sci-tech center is named for Mahoney, Hewats

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FALLS VILLAGE — At a special meeting Wednesday, March 28, the Region One Board of Education voted unanimously to name the new science and technology building after Jack Mahoney and Diane and Donald Hewat.
The Advisory Board of the 21st Century Fund for Housatonic Valley Regional High School recommended the building be named The Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center to honor Diane and Donald Hewat and the late Jack Mahoney.

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CSA goes ‘beyond organic’

FALLS VILLAGE — Spring is springing and for Janna Berger, field manager of Adamah, the farm division of the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center in Falls Village, that means getting ready for the fifth year of its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
“We’re planting in greenhouses and in the fields,” Berger said. “We’ll grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and salad greens — all certified organic — for about a hundred ‘share’ customers.”

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HVRHS students sign on to Irish artist’s project

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FALLS VILLAGE — Irish artist Patrick Dunning brought “The Signature Project” to Housatonic Valley Regional High School Friday, March 23.
Downing, who combines biography, storytelling, artistic vision and comedy in his multi-media presentation, is 20 years into the project — a mural 76 feet long and 36 feet high, depicting a stylized sun in the center and the earth, moon, stars, the galaxy and birds around it.
What is truly unusual about the project is that the basic building blocks are signatures — thousands of them, in different colors.

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Housatonic student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — Our best students are versatile and multifaceted, with activities ranging from athletics to the arts to volunteerism. This week’s student of the week is a good student with an easy smile that brightens the halls of Housatonic.

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Apply for funds for home repairs

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The Northwestern Connecticut Planning Collaborative is working on an application for the state’s Regional Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. Jocelyn Ayer of the collaborative said the grants are for homeowners who need costly repairs for their homes to remain affordable.
To be income-eligible property owners must have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
To demonstrate to the state that there is a demand for the program in the eight collaborative towns, each town must collect three or four letters from homeowners by April 15.

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This year’s trade fair gets serious about business

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FALLS VILLAGE — This year’s Tri-State Chamber of Commerce trade festival reflected a significant change in what business looks like here in the Northwest Corner.
The Tri-State Chamber represents businesses and organizations in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For two decades the chamber has hosted an annual spring trade fair, to give business owners a chance to meet potential clients and vice versa.

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New pastor welcomes all

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Congregational Church officially welcomed the Rev. Michelle Wiltshire-Clement at an installation service Sunday, March 18 that was attended by clergy from around the region.
The Rev. Cynthia Jackson said in her sermon, “When there is a relationship of trust we are able to rely on God to bring us to a safe place.
“As you start this journey remember that God is with you every step of the way.
“Can I get an ‘amen?’”

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‘South Pacific’ on stage

The Seabees bemoaned the lack of female companionship.

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