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FALLS VILLAGE — Students at the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) learned about proper nutrition via song and dance at a performance of “My Plate! The New Food Guide Musical” on Thursday afternoon, April 20.

Helen Butleroff Leahy of Falls Village teamed up with Roumel Reaux to create the show, which featured LHK students in grades two through five.

Leahy said before the show that after her career as a dancer on Broadway and with the Rockettes, she became a dietitian.

“My mission is to help children.”

With dancers Julia Karis and...

Falls Village

A jazzy, jive-y Christmas

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FALLS VILLAGE — At the winter concert at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on a chilly Friday evening, Dec. 16, the sight of the Night Choir, bedecked in aloha shirts and sunglasses, was a little incongruous.
Until they started into an a capella version of the theme from “Hawaii Five-O.”
The Sweethearts group started the show, in Santa Claus headgear, with “Santa Baby.”

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Big crowd for small works of art

FALLS VILLAGE — Garth Kobal stood behind a couple of wooden chairs that served as a gate to the Art Wall and addressed the eager throng of art enthusiasts.
It was zero hour at the 12 x 12 art show at the David M. Hunt Library on Saturday evening, Dec. 10.
Kobal thanked everyone for coming, the artists for contributing, and the hors d’oeuvre makers for their goodies.
The art lovers were getting restless, so the chairs were whisked away and the crowd charged in.

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How about extending two of the town’s sidewalks?

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen discussed extending sidewalks on Beebe Hill Road from Main Street up to Route 7 during the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 12.
Clifton Jaeger, a resident, brought the request to the selectmen. He said many people, especially young parents with baby strollers, go up and down the road, and with no sidewalk, he feels it is not very safe.
He suggested a minimalist approach: creating a dirt or gravel path on one or both sides of the street.

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A fine pickle to get into during the holiday season

FALLS VILLAGE — When Tony Carlotto of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Mass., first started making his combinations of sea salt and hot peppers, it didn’t occur to him to wear gloves.
Without going into the gory details, suffice it to say he had a few problems for three days or so.
Carlotto was part of the artisans group that followed up a show at The White Hart in Salisbury on the first weekend of December with a one-day event at the Center on Main.

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Elves hard at work on holiday greens at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Students, alumni, parents and faculty clipped evergreen boughs and dragged trees around and shaped wreaths and consumed hot drinks and cookies and generally had a good time on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, at the first of two “production nights” at Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s agricultural education (HVRHS ag-ed) wing.
The school’s FFA chapter runs a holiday store, and the wreaths are a popular item.

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Group effort

Students and other volunteers assembled wreaths and Christmas decorations at a work bee at Housatonic Valley Regional High School  in Falls Village last week. Story, another photo, Click Here.

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Housatonic Valley Regional student of the week

FALLS VILLAGE —How does one become worldly without traveling extensively? Is it possible to cultivate urbane sensibilities without visiting cosmopolitan settings and far-flung destinations? One meeting with senior Sara Van Deusen confirms that it is. 

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At LHK, an antidote to top-down teaching

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FALLS VILLAGE — Parents, pupils and participants came to Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Saturday, Nov. 26 for the world premiere of “Passion to Teach,” a documentary film featuring Lee H. Kellogg School social studies teacher Amy Lake.
“Passion to Teach” was produced and directed by Sandria Parsons and Bart Nourse.
Introducing the film, Parsons drew attention to one line toward the end, where Lake tells a reporter that “there are thousands of good teachers out there.”

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How to truly protect the land

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FALLS VILLAGE — There was a small gathering at the Great Mountain Forest (GMF)office on Canaan Mountain Road Saturday, Nov. 12, to say goodbye to Hans Carlson, the executive director, who is leaving for a job in Maine.
Carlson took a few minutes to reflect on the current state of the environmental movement and how organizations like GMF fit in.
Asked if there is a split between well-known environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and advocates of traditional conservation, Carlson said yes.

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LHK’s Amy Lake is star of ‘Passion to Teach’

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FALLS VILLAGE — A documentary film featuring Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) social studies teacher Amy Lake makes its world premiere at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m.
“Passion to Teach” is a project of Sandria Parsons and Bart Nourse.

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