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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.

Jacobs said in addition to Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department personnel, the volunteers came from fire departments in neighboring towns and from the show car owners themselves.

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‘Hot box’ a hot topic for finance board

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance approved two requests from First Selectman Pat Mechare to move appropriations recommendations to town meeting.
The approval was given at the regular monthly finance meeting Monday, Nov. 14. It was the first meeting for new member Brenda L. Nielson, who replaces George Elling.
The appropriations are: up to $10,900 for a 2-ton slip-in asphalt hot patcher for the town crew; and up to $28,300 for a statistical revaluation (from the assessor’s office).

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Historic house holiday tour is on Dec. 4

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will offer a Holiday Historic House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 4.
The tour will begin with a welcome and introduction to the five houses on the tour at P.D. Walsh’s Country Store (107 Main St.) at 11:30 a.m.
At noon, tour pass holders may begin their self-guided tour with guidance from the society’s brochure and map.
The tour coincides with the village’s annual tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. and visit from Santa Claus later in the day.

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Housatonic students of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. This week’s student portrait was taken by HVRHS 11th-grader Caroline Sullivan.

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My chair, no mine!

The annual Turkey Olympics competition at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, on Friday, Nov. 18, resulted in a rare win for the faculty team. The final results were : first place, faculty, followed by seniors, juniors, freshmen and sophomores.The teams competed with great enthusiasm. Musical Chairs was particularly hard-fought.

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Housatonic Valley hosts German exchange students

Ryan Brown (left) worked with David Zeikau of Hamburg, Germany, on an assignment in Kimberly Durley’s German class at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Oct. 28. A group of German exchange students stayed with Region One families for two weeks.

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Boomerang science lesson

Boomerang expert Pat Surdam talked to students at Lee H. Kellogg School on Oct. 28 as part of their science unit on force and motion. Above, he displayed a hunting stick as used by Australian aborigines. Left, he demonstrated his boomerang skills.

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Perfect weather for Culligan 5K

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FALLS VILLAGE — On the beautiful autumn morning of Nov. 5, 40 hardy souls ventured forth on the Ed McGuire Culligan Cannonball Run, a 5-kilometer road race and an annual event in Falls Village. It is named in honor of the former fire chief of Falls Village, who was also proprietor of the area Culligan water company.
The winner this year was Ethan Gasta, 15, of South Windsor, Conn., with a time of 17:29 . The record for the race was set in 2008 by Eamon Dempsey, who had a time of 16:18.

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Propane heater fire leads to tragic end for 30 cats

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FALLS VILLAGE — A fire Friday evening, Nov. 4, killed 30 cats and destroyed two buildings and a maintenance shed at The Last Post, an animal sanctuary and cat retirement home on Belden Street.
Last Post business manager Susan Gregan was on the scene Monday morning, surveying the damage.
She said a preliminary report from fire marshal Stan MacMillan stated the cause of the fire was a wall-mounted propane heater.

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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. This week’s student portrait was taken by HVRHS 11th-grader Caroline Sullivan.

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Storm leaves town in dark, but community perseveres

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FALLS VILLAGE — The snowstorm that hit the area on Saturday, Oct. 29, left the town without power. Heavy, wet snow took down numerous limbs from trees, and people with generators became very popular.
The Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department quickly set up a warming center on the second floor of the firehouse. Monday morning, Hazel McGuire and First Selectman Pat Mechare were among the eight people at the warming center, taking a break before heading back out.

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