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LAKEVILLE — Calliope Brass, a brass quintet (plus puppeteer and storyteller) kicked off the annual Arts Day at The Hotchkiss School on Wednesday, March 13.

Arts Day sees fourth-grade students from all six Region One towns come to the private school campus for a day of performances and workshops with artists of all stripes.

Joel Schapira gave the morning workshop group instructions for making A Room With a View using a cigar box and a wide range of materials.

“The view is up to you,” he said to the children. “It’s your room. Make it...

Salisbury

How housing impacts communities

SALISBURY — Few subjects arouse more local interest — and debate — than affordable housing. The recent decision by the Salisbury Affordable Housing Commission to build an apartment house-type structure in the town’s Lakeville section, on Millerton Road adjacent to a group of businesses that face the road, has raised questions and loud objections from business owners and nearby residents.

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Exquisite architectural treasures

SALISBURY — Of course they are all located in the Northwest Corner. But one might wonder what else the Beckley Blast Furnace in East Canaan, Salisbury Town Hall, Winchester’s Little Red School House, Lime Rock Park and the Colebrook Green have in common. 
The answer: They all share the limelight in a new  hardcover book, “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places,” by Christopher Wigren, deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. 

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Visionary Computer can now replace iPhone displays

LAKEVILLE — As everyone on the planet becomes accustomed to having a phone with them at all times and in all places, it’s not surprising that those phones are beginning to take a beating. 
The thing that seems to go most quickly is, of course, the glass display screen. It’s no longer unusual to see even adult men and women swiping across a fragmented glass surface.
The glass doesn’t always get replaced because a) it can be expensive, and b) it can require a person to be without his or her phone for days. 

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A time of togetherness (and turkey)

SALISBURY — Children, family members and teachers gathered on Thursday, Nov. 15, for Housatonic Child Care Center’s annual Thankful Feast. 
“The turnout was amazing with so many of our families, and I think this year we had more than last year,” said Tonya Roussis, director. “We had so much food to share!”
The Lakeville Journal wishes all our readers and advertisers a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 

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An early and appreciated meal

Bob Smith, chief of the Lakeville Hose Company, loaded up enough Thanksgiving food for 100 people at the firehouse Sunday, Nov. 18. The hearty holiday repast was served to homeless people in Torrington later in the day.

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Snow fun

For adults, snow means shoveling, plowing and struggling to get to work. To youngsters, snow means school’s out and a day of outdoor fun awaits, as it did on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Grove Street playground in Salisbury for, from left, Neve Kline, Tessie Connell and Hadley Casey.

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Students find their way out of SOAR’s ‘Shark Tank’

SALISBURY — “You know what?” said V.J. Maury. “This is a really good idea.”
Maury was one of six panelists, drawn from the local business community, who participated in a version of “Shark Tank” with students at Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Thursday, Nov. 8.
“Shark Tank”  was sponsored by SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at SCS.

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Salute to veterans

Salisbury Central School students took part in a Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 9. Story, Veterans honored on centenary of World War I.

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Rain everywhere but no water in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Residents who use town water went without from about 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.7, due to the accidental breaking of a water main at Town Hall.
Construction workers digging in front of Town Hall as part of a project to move the ramps and reconfigure the steps dug through a water main around 2:15 p.m.
The hole quickly filled with muddy water, prompting jokes about swimming pools.
First Selectman Curtis Rand said the pipe was not indicated on any maps or plans.

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Veterans honored on centenary of World War I

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s veterans were honored at two events last week.
Salisbury Central School honored the town’s veterans at an assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.
The entire assembly — veterans, students, faculty, staff, and visitors — began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by “America,” sung by the students. 
The veterans then introduced themselves. Jeff Haegler is currently on active duty with the Army, and Brian Sangster works for the Army as a civilian employee.

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