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FALLS VILLAGE — Lucille E. (Whitney) Marston, 94, formerly of Falls Village, was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on March 8, 1925, daughter of the late Elsie (Haner) and Luther Whitney.  

She died on Nov. 8, 2019.

She was the widow of Paul J. Marston and was predeceased by her son, Paul J. Marston Jr.  

She is survived by her daughter, Betsy L. Marston of Torrington; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was involved in many community and church projects; the American Heart Association; and was a member and officer of Habitat for...

Falls Village

Route 7 to reopen after fatal crash

Route 7 in North Canaan and Falls Village is expected to open at around 4:30 p.m. today, Monday Aug. 19. The road has been closed since a fatal one-car accident at the intersection of Route 7 and Sand Road on Sunday night, Aug. 18, at about 10:30 p.m.

A feast for all the senses at 100 Main

FALLS VILLAGE — The first thing you notice when you enter 100 Main, the new artisan shop in the center of Falls Village, is the smell. It makes you understand how bees and butterflies feel when they come across a patch of flowers in full bloom. It’s intoxicating. It’s delicious. 
It’s the soaps, explained store manager Christina van Hengel, and also the candles (which are hand-dipped in Litchfield). 

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A feast for all the senses at 100 Main

Christina van Hengel, right, is the manager of the just opened 100 Main in Falls Village, which is a project of famed designer Bunny Williams, left. The store opened Aug. 9. To learn more about the shop and its owner, see A feast for all the senses at 100 Main.

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Here and now important to playwright Lonnie Carter

FALLS VILLAGE — “It’s really a love story.”
Celebrated playwright Lonnie Carter is reflective as he enjoys a warm summer day on the porch of Toymaker’s Cafe, just down the street from his home in Falls Village. His “two hander” play has recently been performed, also  just down the street, at The Center on Main, and the audience response reinforced what he’s known all along.

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Swimmer drowns in Housatonic near Great Falls

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SALISBURY — The Connecticut State Police reported on Wednesday, July 31, at 3:30 p.m. that they had recovered the body of a Brooklyn man who had drowned in the Housatonic River near the Great Falls. 

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Veden returns with a new look at old traditions in town

FALLS VILLAGE — Filmmaker Eric Veden is back with episode 20 of his documentary series on Falls Village.
The new disc features Paul Ramunni, Mark Alexander and Dick Heinz (plus a quick tour of a section of the Mohawk Trail).
Ramunni, author of “Accordion Stories from the Heart,” is shown at a presentation at the David M. Hunt Library.
He plays his accordion and then starts with the stories and jokes.
He said he grew up on Long Island. (“I’ll admit it publicly.”)

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Falls Village Workshops to open Aug. 9

FALLS VILLAGE — Christina van Hengel and celebrated decorator Bunny Williams have been putting the finishing touches on Falls Village Workshops, which will officially open its doors on Friday, Aug. 9. 

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Advocating for a separate superintendent of schools

FALLS VILLAGE — Lou Timolat and Dick Heinz asked the Falls Village Board of Education to look into the possibility of the town hiring its own school superintendent. The two spoke at the board’s meeting of Thursday, July 25.

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It’s easy to learn when there’s a goat

FALLS VILLAGE — Seven youngsters learned about food and food production at the David M. Hunt Library on Thursday afternoon, July 18.
The learning was cunningly disguised in game form by 4-H interns Shelby Jacquier and Sarah Ammirato, who started the group off with cards, some adorned with foods and some with where the foods come from, all face down on the table.
It was a memory exercise. A child picks up a card with a tomato on it, and then turns over another card. 

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An old-school art class for talented teens

FALLS VILLAGE — You could hear a pin drop in Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s (HVRHS) Science and Technology Center on Tuesday, July 16, as budding young artists listened intently to instructor Dan Howe. 
Howe, a contemporary realist painter and illustrator, was conducting a week-long Figurative Arts Program at the high school. 
“Painting is really just good decisions,” Howe said. 

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