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FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance and the Board of Selectmen voted to go ahead with two matters concerning the Region One School District at their regular meetings Monday, Sept. 9.

The first is to support the regional Board of Education in exploring the appointment of a part-time superintendent serving the Lee H. Kellogg School exclusively.

Region One is made up of the elementary schools for Cornwall, North Canaan, Kent, Salisbury, Sharon and Falls Village (the Kellogg School). All six towns share the regional high school, which is also in Falls...

Falls Village

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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What is the ‘game changer’ for Falls Village?

A group of economic development consultants gave a presentation to elected officials, volunteers and interested citizens at the Center on Main in Falls Village on Thursday, July 11.
Courtney Hendricson and Sarah Ficenec from the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and Patrick McMahon of Connecticut Main Street Center were the speakers.
About 40 people attended.

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Art exhibit launch stirs memories of Apollo 11

FALLS VILLAGE — On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, an epic moment broadcast live on television and radio to more than 500 million viewers and listeners worldwide.
Fast forward to this past Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m., exactly 50 years, to the day and time, of that historic lunar landing. To coincide with the event’s golden anniversary, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village launched a group exhibition, “One Small Step: 50 years of Art & The Moon Landing.” 

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Car show takes over village, to delight of all

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.

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Vogel’s contract extended

FALLS VILLAGE — The All Boards Chair (ABC) committee of the Region One Board of Education extended Region One Superintendent Pamela Vogel’s contract for two years at a special meeting on Thursday, July 11.
For the current year (fiscal year 2019-20) Vogel’s salary is $185,117, an increase of 2.7%. This figure is from the 2019-20 Region One budget, which passed a referendum vote April 4.

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From furnace to Ferraris, the history of Lime Rock Park

FALLS VILLAGE — “What he got was magic,” Skip Barber marveled as he recounted the history of the racetrack at Lime Rock Park on Tuesday, July 2, at the South Canaan Meetinghouse in Falls Village.
The event was the second of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society’s First Tuesday At Seven summer lecture series.

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Car show is July 14

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show returns on Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
It is the 10th year of the show, which is held in the center of town.
This year’s theme is “A Really Big Show in a Really Small Town.”
Last year’s show attracted some 850 show vehicles and thousands of spectators.

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