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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.

More than 150 people attended, and pored over the silent auction items: gift certificates from area restaurants; opportunities to go rock...

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HVRHS golf team closes out its season

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Regional golf team finished the season at 5-11 in the Berkshire League and 5-13 overall.  They played their home matches at both Sharon Country Club and Canaan Country Club. Co-captain Zach Ongley and freshman Mason Weigold qualified for the Berkshire League Tournament. Other members of the varsity are senior co-captain Matthew Labbadia, seniors Justin Gregory and Elliot Gabrielson and sophmore Holden Marks.

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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. 
 
FALLS VILLAGE — One of the magical moments of spring is the emergence of tulips. Forgotten during the year, they nudge their way from the humus and blossom in the most surprising colors. A few minutes with senior Angela Tabor provide the same sorts of revelations: This quiet, unassuming young woman contains a universe of unexpected experiences. 

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Region One musical seniors honored at spring concert

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School music department took a small departure from its norm last week when it held the spring concert on the Wednesday rather than the Friday following Memorial Day. Six ensembles performed on the night of Wednesday, May 31, and various awards were handed out to the department’s seniors.

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New schedule, at last, for HVRHS students

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School will go to a new schedule for the 2017-18 academic year.
Principal Jose Martinez said in a phone interview Thursday, May 25, that the new schedule is a six-day rotation, as opposed to the four-day rotation in the current schedule.
On the first two days, there are four 75-minute classes — courses A,B,C and D on day one, and E,F,G and H on day two.
For the remaining four days, there are six 50-minute periods.

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Finding the true meaning of Memorial Day

FALLS VILLAGE — For the second year in a row, rain forced the cancellation of the Memorial Day parade, and the ceremony was held at the Lee H. Kellogg School on Monday morning, May 29.
First Selectman Pat Mechare, presiding over her final Memorial Day as the top elected official in town, opened the ceremony by noting that despite the poor weather, “I think the spirit of the day is with us as we remember those who have fallen for us.”

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Solving everyday problems at HVRHS science fair

FALLS VILLAGE — Seventy-four students at Housatonic Valley Regional High school participated in this year’s science fair on Tuesday, May 23. 
In biology, Christina Winburn earned first place for “Which method is most effective for cleaning cell phones?”
Anna Coon took second place with “Salt in the wound: How do ice melters affect plant life?”
In third place was Carly Tygart’s “Does chewing gum affect cognitive function?”

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Students compete in Region One meet

FALLS VILLAGE — At the Region One track meet on Thursday, May 18, students from the six regional schools came together on the field at Housatonic Valley Regional High School to compete in eight different track and field events.
It was a very warm day, with temperatures at about 91 degrees before noon as the events were getting underway. 
The six schools that make up Region One are North Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon. 

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Flora and fauna shown at FFA open house

FALLS VILLAGE — The annual Housatonic Valley FFA Open House was held on Wednesday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 18, in the agricultural education (ag-ed) wing of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. As always, the milkshakes (also known as jetshakes), petting zoo and big tractors were highlights.

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Easing the anxiety for incoming freshmen at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Three students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) have started a program to provide incoming ninth-graders with the transition to high school.
Sophomores Victor Flores of North Canaan, Manuella Matsudaira (Cornwall) and Caroline Hurlburt (Cornwall) came up with the idea in response to an announcement last November from HVRHS Principal Jose Martinez, inviting students to submit proposals for a new competition sponsored by the 21st Century Fund for HVRHS: the annual Ingenuity Competition.

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A little off the side

A crowd gathered around sophomore Maggie Baldwin as she demonstrated how to correctly clip a Brown Swiss cow during the annual Housatonic Valley FFA open house last week in the agricultural education (ag-ed) wing of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Story, see Flora and fauna show at FFA open house.

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