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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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Babes in the woods of Christmas trees

SALISBURY — ’Twas the day before Thanksgiving, but at Noble Horizons on  Wednesday, Nov. 22, it was, thematically and imaginatively Dec. 24 — the night before Christmas. 
Dressed in her bonnet and offering sugar cookies and cheer, Nina Mathus once again played the role of Mrs. Claus (15 years and running for the Noble Horizons resident in this role). She welcomed Salisbury Central School middle school students to the annual Festival of Trees. 

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ZBA’s lake property meeting on Dec. 19

SALISBURY — The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decided to continue its deliberations on Gerry Reidy’s challenge of the issuing of a Zoning Certificate of Compliance for 146 Millerton Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. at Town Hall in Salisbury.
The ZBA met on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to elect officers and begin deliberations on the Reidy application.

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Season of giving: SVAS shares with N.C.

SALISBURY — Hyde County, N.C., has a new ambulance, courtesy of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS).
The 1997 PL Custom ambulance, with 63,000 miles, became superfluous to requirements when the SVAS got a new ambulance, a 2017 Lifeline vehicle.
The old one has gone south.
Mike Brenner said, after consulting with Litchfield County and state fire officials, that SVAS was matched with Hyde County.
The volunteer fire departments in Warren, Gaylordsville and Winchester Center also pitched in with donations of extra equipment.

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Celebrate!

Salisbury Central School students presented “Kids On Broadway,” created by Michael Berkeley and Darcy Boynton, Nov. 17 and 18. The large cast (25 students) sang and danced to 22 songs from Broadway shows. The show was a production of SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at Salisbury Central.

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Lakefront property dispute could be resolved this month

There has been a years-long dispute between two property owners and the Salisbury Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) about construction on a site on the shore of Lakeville’s Lake Wononscopomuc. 
Bill Littauer is a retired longtime television news journalist and also president of the Lake Wononscopomuc Association. He shared this summary of the dispute with members of the lake association and agreed to let The Lakeville Journal run this slightly modified version of the email with our readers. 
 

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The art and work of the remarkable Frank Mason

SALISBURY — A documentary film about art restoration and a remarkable teacher of painting will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at The Scoville Memorial Library.
The film is called “A Light in the Dark: The Art and Life of Frank Mason” and it will be shown by the artist’s grand-nephew (and former student) Scott Mason, who was the film’s producer. 

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Real answers to Middle East questions at Forum talk

SALISBURY — President Donald J. Trump made Saudi Arabia his first international destination. He was feted as a visiting monarch, complete with an Arabian sword dance; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now the Trump strategist for a Middle East peace plan, became an instant friend of the crown prince. The U.S. announced its total support for the Saudi regime in its struggle against Iran for hegemony in the region.

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The cows return home to Red Mountain Road

SALISBURY — Despite the magnitude of the fire that destroyed two buildings on one of their satellite farms last week, the Jacquiers of Laurelbrook Farm in East Canaan seem largely undaunted by the damage that’s been done and the work that lies ahead of them.

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A hard look at race in America

SALSIBURY — Gene Dattel, author of “Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure,” spent an hour contradicting much of what is currently written and spoken about race relations in the U.S. on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at The White Hart in Salisbury.
Dattel was speaking as part of the White Hart Speaker Series, sponsored by Oblong Books in Millerton and Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library.

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And watch them grow …

A group of children helped officially open Bauer Park at Factory Pond on a brisk autumn afternoon, Wednesday, Nov.8.
The children, participants in the EXTRAS program at Salisbury Central School, created hand-painted signs of the flowers that were planted. The medium was long-lasting paint on bluestone slabs. 
The park is part of an ongoing effort by the Lakeville Community Conservancy to spruce up the village center.
— Patrick L. Sullivan

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