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SALISBURY — The 178th anniversary of the royal wedding between Queen Victoria and her German-born first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840 was on Saturday, Feb 10. 

A week later, the Scoville Memorial Library commemorated the date in its Era of Elegance series of lectures. Costume historian and museum consultant Lynn Zacek Bassett spoke to the library on Feb. 17 about Victoria, Victorian garb and even “Victoria,” the much-watched Masterpiece Theater series airing on PBS. 

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Scoville Library re-design among best designs of year

SALISBURY — The Scoville Memorial Library was one of five finalists for libraries in Interior Design magazine’s international Best of Year Awards for its recently completed renovation designed by creative team Bristow|Proffitt (formerly Poesis Design) of Lakeville. 
The news was announced in a ceremony in New York City at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building honoring designs selected from nearly 2,300 submissions in 113 categories from around the world.

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All in the holy family

Holly Tierney was Mary, Jain Jose was Joseph and their baby, Marion, was the Baby Jesus in the Salisbury Congregational Church’s informal Christmas pageant after the service on Sunday, Dec. 10. Other children from the congregation played shepherds, kings, animals and celestial bodies.

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New board welcomed to Salisbury

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand apologized that the town crew was unable to get to Twin Lakes Road before cold weather set in.
Rand (D) made his remarks at the first meeting of the new Board of Selectmen, with Don Mayland (R) and Chris Williams (D) taking their seats.
Both of the new selectmen expressed their gratitude and sense of being honored.
Williams added an endorsement of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service’s recent donation of an ambulance and equipment to a squad in Hyde County, N.C.

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Alberto Cardenas weds Michael Klemens

SALISBURY — Juan Alberto Cardenas and Michael W. Klemens were married in the loft of the Old Iron Bank in Falls Village on Dec. 2, 2017. The candlelight wedding ceremony was officiated by Justice of the Peace Susan Kelsey and was witnessed by a small gathering of family and close friends.

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One-of-a-kind and delicious

SALISBURY — The Artisans Group sale at The White Hart was packed on Saturday morning, Dec. 2.
Frank Grusauskas was asked if the small wooden bowls were designed for dipping sushi into sauce.
“Yep,” he told the customer. “I tested them with soy sauce, and it didn’t stain them.”
Jocelyn Krodman of Petit Felts added new small figures to her lineup of needle-felted animals: a monkey head, a shrimp and a cactus.
“And I brought back the trout,” she said, pointing to a piscatorial creation.

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Ringing in the holidays

SALISBURY — Fireplaces crackled and exuded welcome warmth at The White Hart on Sunday, Dec. 3, and the lobby’s pine trees glowed with lights. Despite those soothing elements, there was an anxious, impatient energy in the air as children were herded with their parents to meet one man. It could only be Saint Nick, burly body bundled in red, who could inspire a bit of festive chaos, as the youngsters of Salisbury were invited to take turns joining him and his elf for a photo. 

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‘No right side’ in Middle East wars

SALISBURY — Documentary filmmaker Martin Smith said that while turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new, the degree of violence has increased markedly since 1979 as a result of proxy wars fought between groups tied to Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Smith was speaking at the Salisbury Forum, held at Salisbury School on Friday, Dec. 1.
Smith has a new documentary in the works, “Bitter Rivals,” which will start on the Public Broadcasting Service on Feb. 20. 

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Mulligan retires from Noble

SALISBURY — Eileen Mulligan, administrator and chief operating officer of Noble Horizons, is retiring after 43 years at the facility.
When she came to Noble in 1974, there were 20 cottages for independent living and the Riga Residence, a residential hotel with up to 26 people, she said in an interview Monday, Dec. 3.
“No medical facilities,” she said.

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Historic cannonball truly a unique gift idea

SALISBURY — Dan Dwyer, proprietor of Johnnycake Books in Salisbury, has an unusual item for sale: a Salisbury cannonball.
Dwyer said the cannonball was dug out of a hillside in Lakeville around 1920 by a Salisbury resident who died in the 1980s. (There were apparently two cannonballs, but nothing is known of the whereabouts of the second.)

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Small, enticing luxuries at Passports

SALISBURY — The alert holiday shopper can find a lot of unusual items for the hard-to-please people on the list at Passports on Main Street in Salisbury.
Recently, Manager Christopher Baetz drew a reporter’s attention to a few items that are pleasant to behold — and that won’t break the bank.
Mainstays such as stretch pearl and stone bracelets ($15) and kimono hair clips ($15) will be familiar to Passports veterans.

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