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SALISBURY — It’s no secret that the Salisbury Pharmacy and General Store is so much more than a place where prescriptions are refilled.

And thanks to Front Store Manager Larissa Nordone, it’s even more than just a quaint, country shop. As the merchandise buyer, Nordone regularly attends conventions and speaks directly with product developers to ensure that when weekenders make the trip from Manhattan to Salisbury the boutique pharmacy experience still feels hand-selected and current. 

It also happens to be just about the best place in the region to...

Salisbury

Contemplating the circle of life and of things

SALISBURY — “Earthbound Buddha,” a show of new art by Karl Saliter, opens at Noble Horizons in Salisbury on Friday, Oct. 18, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
In an interview at his studio at the end of September, Saliter said the works in the show depict “people in meditation and prayer — thinking earthbound thoughts.”
Anyone who has ever attempted to meditate and instead thought about how to pay for snow tires will be able to relate.

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Lights could help make crosswalk safer

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said the town can go ahead and get flashing lights at the major crosswalk in Salisbury village. Rand made his remarks at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Oct. 7.
It was just Rand and Selectman Chris Williams. Selectman Don Mayland did not attend.

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Brew-Ski Fest: a toast to fall

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Fall Festival was capped off by the 10th annual Brew-Ski Fest at the base of the Satre Hill ski jumps, on Sunday, Oct. 13. The event featured more than 40 breweries and beer distributors from all over the New England and mid-Atlantic areas, offering tastings of more than 150 beers and ciders. 
On a picturesque New England autumn afternoon, the Stateline Wine & Spirits-sponsored event drew a few hundred beer drinkers to enjoy beverages, food and the featured band for the event, One Time Weekend.

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Every dog has his day (and a hamster won, too)

SALISBURY — Puppy Pride was on display on Sunday, Oct. 13, as dozens of pet owners paraded through Lakeville with their dogs, many of which were wearing costumes.
It was the second annual Pet Parade of the Salisbury Fall Festival (organized by the Tri-state Chamber of Commerce) , which has turned out to be an extremely enticing event because, after all, who doesn’t think that their pet is the most wondrous and beautiful of all?
This year, most of the entries were of the canine variety. 

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For a festival of fall fun, leaf it all to Salisbury

SALISBURY — The weather was glorious for the 43rd annual Salisbury Fall Festival, which was held not just in the town’s main village but also in Lakeville. 
The three-day stretch of craft sales, bread baking, hot dogs, scarecrow displays, musical performances, quilts and activities for children and small animals began on Friday, Oct. 11, and stretched to Sunday, Oct. 13 (for coverage of Sunday’s Pet Parade, see Every dog has his day (and a hamster won, too)).

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Centennial celebration

A celebratory luncheon was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, for special members of the Noble Horizons community: those who have reached the milestone of 95 years and over. Administrator Bill Pond presented a rose to each guest whose ages ranged from 95 to 112. Above, Pond, right, with Noble resident Betty Scribner, who is 102 years old.

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Trying out her wings

Ivy Ohmen morphed into a butterfly at Salisbury’s Fall Festival last weekend. Story and another photo, see For a festival of fall fun, leaf it all to Salisbury.

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Victory in safety campaign

SALISBURY — Unexpectedly, the state road through the center of Salisbury  could get significantly safer in the coming months, thanks to efforts by a grassroots group and by First Selectman Curtis Rand.
There have been several instances in recent years of cars hitting pedestrians on Route 44, including one that occurred in September. The woman in the crash was injured but survived.

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Learn about the Pope property on Oct. 12

SALISBURY — The Pope Committee finalized plans for walking tours of the Pope property on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Fall Festival. 
The committee met Wednesday, Sept. 25.
There will be a tent set up by the Rail Trail between the small bridge near Railroad Street and Salmon Kill Road. In the tent will be committee members with maps of the property.
There will be a path mowed for easy perambulation.
The committee members will answer any questions that people have.

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English Language scores up in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Salisbury Central School Principal Stephanie Magyar reported to the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 23, that the final hire for the new school year is Crystal Ohmen as cafeteria cashier and office clerk. 
Ohmen, of Lakeville, attended Salisbury Central and Housatonic Valley Regional High School,  and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in horticulture.

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