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SALISBURY — In a speech that was as moving as a poem, Sandy Dennis of Salisbury evoked the beauty of every moment of life when seen through the eyes of one who might soon lose it.

She offered thoughts, memories, encouragement and exhortations at a National Cancer Survivors Day event at the Grove in Lakeville on Tuesday, June 4, hosted by the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association.

“We are all survivors,” Dennis said, looking around the room,“whether we are 6, 38 or 88, just by remaining alive up to this moment.”

Dennis recounted the...

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Remembering John Rice, Jane Lloyd Spring Splash: Just like a cold shower

tarak@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — The ice was still “in” on Lake Wononscopomuc as of Sunday, March 6, which does not bode well for participants in the annual Spring Splash.
This will be the seventh year that intrepid and slightly gonzo community members, including many who were friends or relatives of the late John Rice and Jane Lloyd, will take the icy plunge — which is a fundraiser in memory of the two Salisbury residents.
The Spring Splash was founded in 2004 in honor of Rice, who died at the age of 67 following a massive heart attack on Valentine’s Day in 2003.

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Finance board asks for additional budget cuts

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SALISBURY — The Board of Finance asked the Board of Education and the Board of Selectmen to look for additional savings after a first look (on March 3) at the component parts of their proposed 2011-12 spending plan.
The fiscal year begins July 1, 2011.
The proposed budget for Salisbury Central School is $4,736,534, an increase of $110,194 or 2.38 percent over this year’s budget.
Salisbury will get a break on the town’s share of the Region One budget, at $2,991,037, a decrease of $31,644 (1.05 percent).

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EMTs and would-be EMTs are invited to symposium March 12

tarak@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — The EMS Institute at Sharon Hospital is hosting its fourth Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Symposium at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Saturday, March 12.
The workshops have titles such as “Dead Men Do Tell Tales — Unless You Screw Up the Crime Scene” and “Lifestyles in EMS — Buckle Up for the Ride,” it promises to be not just informative but entertaining as well.
Of course, catchy titles aside, it is a serious business. The purpose of the symposium is to educate EMS workers in the region.

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All we are is dust in the wind: Monks visit IMS

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Students at Indian Mountain School were visited last week by two monks from the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, N.Y. The monks spent two and a half days, from Feb. 21 to 23, using colored sand to construct a mandala in the conference room of the school’s Upper Campus on Indian Mountain Road.
The two monks, Tenzin Thutop and Tenzin Choklhang, constructed the Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) mandala, which symbolizes compassion.
After they completed the exquisitely detailed design, the monks performed a dismantling ceremony.

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Salisbury School hosts New England Class A Squash Championships

SALISBURY — Salisbury School hosted the Boys’ Class A Division Championships of the 58th Annual New England Interscholastic Squash Association over the weekend of Feb. 25-27.
The winner of this year’s A Division Championships was Taft School, with second place going to Westminster School. Each of these teams features internationally recognized junior players from Egypt.
Salisbury School finished eighth in the tournament, its best finish in history.

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Adjustments to SCS classes as board eyes budget

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Board of Education’s proposed budget for the 2011-12 calls for an increase in spending at Salisbury Central School (SCS) of 2.63 percent over this year’s budget.
The proposal was made public at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 28.
The proposed spending total for 2011-12 at SCS is $4,747,905, up $121,745 from this year.
The budget proposal anticipates a drop in high school tuition. The total regional tuition (which includes the high school, Pupil Services and the regional office) is down $31,644 (1.05 percent) to $2,991,037.

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Joyous music soared to the rafters at Open Recital

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — There was something happening this weekend that did not involve snow and skiing — the Open Recital of area music students on Feb. 27.
A good crowd came to the Congregational Church to hear the performers run through a wide variety of musical styles and to celebrate 30 years of the annual recital.
Pianist Helena Seo played Mozart’s C Minor, Fantasy K. 396 without a hitch; The Hotchkiss School Vocal Ensemble, directed by Laurie Ellington, sang three selections, and the LaVa Trio (Elijah Stone, Darby Craig and Kayo Wiggins) performed two original rock pieces.

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Hearing supports special permits for lake houses

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SALISBURY — The public hearing on the proposed change to the town’s zoning regulations for expanding lakefront homes continued before the Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The zoning text amendment, which began life last year as a petition from the Lake Wononscopomuc Association, would prohibit expansion of non-conforming homes in the Lake Protection Overlay Zone (which extends to 300 feet from the water) and eliminate the special permit process that currently governs such properties.

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Open Recital welcomes new and old students Feb. 27

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Congregational Church will host the 30th annual Open Recital of Area Music Students on Sunday, Feb. 27. The recital, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the parish hall, will feature 15 performances from students in grades kindergarten through 12. This year, a program highlight will be performances by former students who took part in recitals over the past three decades.

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This week at Satre Hill Junior Olympians take their turn at jump

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

Salisbury — The 2011 U.S. Junior Olympics in ski jumping and Nordic combined, hosted by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA), began Feb. 22 and will continue to Feb. 26.
A parade featuring the Olympic torch and the competing athletes was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, from the town Green in front of The White Hart. After traveling to the Scoville Memorial Library, the flame was lit in the cauldron.

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