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FALLS VILLAGE — It’s definitely the holiday season when the agriculture education wing of Housatonic Valley Regional High School fills up with students, parents, alumni and the scent of pine.

Thursday, Nov. 30, was the first production night, where wreaths are assembled for sale in the FFA Holiday Sale during December. The second production night is Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

In The Lakeville Journal’s annual check-in with North Canaan’s Wayne Jenkins, Class of 1962, he looked to be in mid-season form, calmly attaching pine boughs to a metal wreath...

Falls Village

Exchange students share their views on U.S. education

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education said goodbye to Chairman Andrea Downs of Falls Village and North Canaan member Ned Gow at the regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 6, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
Neither Downs nor Gow ran for re-election.
HVRHS Principal Jose Martinez said the high school had an announced lock-down drill earlier that day. He said the scenario was of an intruder in the building. The drill went smoothly and was completed in 20 minutes. The State Police were aware of the drill.

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HVRHS class of 1952 reunited

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School celebrated the 65th reunion of the class of 1952 on Sept. 16 at the Canaan Country Club. The nine alumni and their significant others reconnected and discussed the ways the school has expanded and changed. Manley “Bud” Coon, Charlotte Currier Carey, Lester Hoysradt, Larry McCabe, Cynthia (Barnett) Smith, Joan (Johnson) Palmer (standing) and Laura (Holmes) Johnson, Mary (Segalla) Lotz, Jean McCarthy (sitting) were in attendance.

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Fifty young art makers at Toymakers

FALLS VILLAGE — Has any artistic work drawn better inspiration from a local haunt than Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks”? Giving the American Realist a run for his money, more than 50 students from the Connecticut Academy for the Arts set their sights on Toymakers Café in Falls Village as they launched their latest “Art Bomb!” — the name for their pop-up gallery and performance space that fuses young artists with local businesses. 

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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. 

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Falls Village Profiles

First Selectman
Joel Jones

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Journal office is now in Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE —As we were clearing out our old desks and file cabinets in preparation for moving The Lakeville Journal from Lakeville to its new home in Falls Village, we came across old photos and past issues that sparked our memories and imaginations. 
For this special issue, produced during the days when we are settling into our new space, we thought we would share the fun with you of our travels through our community’s past, as captured on our pages. 

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Auction items promise the world at Hunt

FALLS VILLAGE — Michael Hodgkins was alert during the silent auction and party phase of the Auction in the Village at the Center on Main on Saturday, Oct. 14.
He scanned the crowd until he found what he was looking for: a young woman bearing a tray of shrimp.
Hodgkins darted off in pursuit. Shrimp is serious stuff.
The auction, now in its 16th year, is the main fundraising event for the David M. Hunt Library.

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Falls Village: Tough talk about closing the school

Perceptions differed but one thing was clear: Falls Village likes having its own school.
A crowd of 60-plus people filled the Senior Center on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, for a special Board of Education meeting designed to get residents thinking about the future of the town’s elementary school, the Lee H. Kellogg School.
The meeting was a “structured community discussion,” with Jonathan Costa of EdAdvance as facilitator.

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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. 
 
There are myriad opportunities for students to broaden their horizons during their time at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, and few students take advantage of them as fully as North Canaan’s Victor Flores. 

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Following death of Gordon, Music Mountain continues on

FALLS VILLAGE — Nick Gordon, the longtime president of Music Mountain, has died, age 89. His widow, Estelle Gordon, said this week that Artistic Director Oskar Espina-Ruiz and Gordon had worked together to plan the 2018 season and the schedule is complete. 
Gordon was president of Music Mountain for 45 years but was involved with it for most of his life; his father, Jacques Gordon, founded it in 1929.

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