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SALISBURY — Joshua R. Ginsberg is a “glass half full” guy. That is why his presentation to a Salisbury Forum on Nov. 9 is titled “Why I am an Environmental Optimist.”

Ginsberg, of course, is president of the renowned Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. While trusting the data on global warming in the face of deniers — he often quotes the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s admonition that, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts” — Ginsberg believes advances in energy-production...

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Making beautiful music with found objects

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Susan Lynn Smith of Great Barrington’s Green Art Workshop held up two beaters from an electric mixer. They had been decorated to the point of being unrecognizable.
Almost.
“What do you call these?” she asked a group of half a dozen young children at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 11.
She twiddled them, thus providing the essential clue.
“A mixer thing,” said a child.

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Pillow talk, from Habitat for Humanity tag sale

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — There were many interesting things happening at the Habitat for Humanity tag sale at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Prominent among them: By 11:30 a.m., three quarters of the contents of the Pillow Pen had been sold.

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Treasures come to surface as Habitat sale prep begins

LAKEVILLE — There was a lot of stuff at the Mars Athletic Center at The Hotchkiss School on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Shock and awe at Below the Salt

SALISBURY — Chef/owner Noah Sexton hosted a pre-opening party at his Main Street Salisbury restaurant, Below the Salt, on Thursday, Aug. 2. Samples were passed of the restaurant’s snappy homemade ramen noodles, succulent/crisp fatty pork belly and two pigs heads, which were snapped up quickly by diners, who nestled the pork meat in homemade Chinese buns.
The restaurant officially opened the next evening, Friday, Aug. 3, and was packed with diners by Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Coming home to Salisbury, thanks to housing trust

SALISBURY — Tiffany Riva had packed her four children off to visit the grandparents and was catching her breath on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4.
The family had moved into the latest acquisition of the Salisbury Housing Trust at 68B East Main St. a few days before.
Riva, who is the development and events coordinator at the North East Community Center in Millerton, had been living in North Canaan.
The Salisbury native had always wanted to return to town.

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Heavenly intervention thwarts fire at church

SALISBURY — Parishioners at the Lakeville United Methodist Church were alarmed at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug.5, when smoke appeared to be coming out of the organ.
The service had not begun. The choir was rehearsing and the Rev. Margaret Laemmel was getting prepared.
In a phone interview Monday, Aug. 6, “Pastor Peg” said the Lakeville Hose Company determined it was an electrical fire.
The power is off for now, and Laemmel is trying to figure out the logistics for the church members.

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Affordable housing update

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen took care of two pieces of business at a special meeting Tuesday, July 24.
The board executed the option to lease the “Holley Block” property to the Salisbury Housing Committee (SHC) after adding a provision that the lease is for the SHC and no other group. 
And the board agreed to transfer funds as needed from the Affordable Housing account for improvements at the town-owned house at 414 Millerton Road.

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‘Ring of fire’ and remembrances at the clambake

SALISBURY — The Jane Lloyd Fund clambake, held at Satre Hill on Saturday, July 28, went off like clockwork.
It was so organized that the organizers were wondering if they’d forgotten something critical — like the food.
At 1 p.m., an hour before the official start time of 2 p.m., a group was busy husking corn and cracking jokes.
Eliot Osborn was performing a microphone check prior to a musical performance.
Everything else was pretty much set up.

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Steamed in Salisbury

Shrouded in vapors rising from a firepit, Ray Zukowski monitored clam and lobster cooking at the Jane Lloyd Fund clambake at Satre Hill in Salisbury on Saturday, July 28. Story, another photo, see 'Ring of fire' and remembrances at the clambake.

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Bears now invading Noble Horizons

SALISBURY — The bear problem continues at Noble Horizons, where residents have reported bears ripping up screen doors and in one case actually entering a cottage.
Marge Wheaton, administrative assistant to Noble Administrator William Pond, said Monday, July 30, that the facility seems to have multiple bears.
Wheaton said the bait food (doughnuts) was carried off by smaller animals that did not trigger the trap that was there.
Residents in the residential cottages have been provided with air horns to scare off any visiting bears.

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