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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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Rep. Elizabeth Esty: Eye on the ball in chaotic time in D.C.

LAKEVILLE — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5) said working in Washington, D.C., since the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump has been “a challenging time,” but some things are getting done.
Esty spent an hour with Lakeville Journal Co. staff on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Journal office.
She said the first couple of months of the new administration were “completely exhausting.”
Her method of coping was straightforward: “I decided not to get distracted.”

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Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake: Aw Shucks ...

Ken Barker hosed down a pile of corn husks during the Jane Lloyd Fund clambake on Saturday, July 29. Story, more photos http://tricornernews.com/node/52115

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Town meeting Aug. 9: More modest fixes planned for SCS

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There will be a town meeting in Salisbury on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, to consider and vote on a $2.25 million appropriation for renovations and improvements at Salisbury Central School (SCS)and the financing involved.

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This year’s Habitat tag sale will be at Salisbury School

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

This is not a joke or an exaggeration: People are already wandering into Salisbury and asking when the Habitat for Humanity tag sale is going to be held. A few people who are really on top of it have even wandered (correctly) into the Salisbury School’s domed tennis court to get a sneak peek at some of the goods that will be on sale starting this weekend. 

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A towering inferno of seafood, corn

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

The sequence of a successful clambake:

Cover a bed of hot coals and chunks of limestone, first with corn husks, then with seaweed. Then add lobsters in wooden crates, corn and potatoes in burlap sacks and clams in mesh bags. Cover the entire thing with heavy tarps. Drink beer (or other beverage) and wait.

With minor variations, that is what the Jane Lloyd Fund has done on a Saturday afternoon in late July for the past 12 years.

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Ministering to soles and souls on the AT

SALISBURY — The idea was that Allison Huggins, a hiker on the Appalachian Trail, would cross the Amesville bridge at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, and be greeted by her friends from the Connecticut Episcopal Church with a service and picnic at the First Light boat launch and park on the Housatonic River.
Unhappily, Huggins was derailed somewhat with foot problems, so she arrived by car.

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New lease to trainer gives firehouse new lease on life

LAKEVILLE — After lying fallow for nearly four years, the former firehouse in the center of Lakeville is coming back to life. Plans are afoot to convert the building into a health center offering Spinning classes, gym workouts, TRX Suspension Training, yoga classes, massages and healthful food and drink.
Leslie Eckstein, a personal trainer, massage therapist and yoga and Spin instructor, expects to move her business, Studio Lakeville, into the new location by mid to late fall.

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Affordable housing options grow by eight new units

SALISBURY — Eight new units of affordable housing are completed at Sarum Village in Salisbury.
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the complex on Friday, July 21.
Selectman Jim Dresser, who has been active in efforts to create affordable housing in town, read a message of congratulations from First Selectman Curtis Rand and noted that there are now 55 units of deed-restricted affordable housing in Salisbury. “This comes as a surprise to people.”

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Al Ghanem family is welcomed

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Congregational Church hosted a dinner on Friday, July 21, to officially welcome the Al Ghanem family into the community. 
The family, who moved from Aleppo, Syria, to Salisbury in August 2016, have been in the process of transitioning into American life and, thanks to the community, have been doing very well.
When they first arrived in the U.S., the only word of English they knew was “Hartford,” because Mahmoud Al Ghanem wanted to know the capital of the state they were going to be living in. 

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Rejected by its parents, eaglet saved by Audubon

SALISBURY — An ailing young eagle sought shelter at a home in the Amesville section of Salisbury last week, and eventually ended up in the care of the Audubon Center in Sharon. 
On Wednesday morning,  July 19, John Sprague got out of bed, looked out his window and saw something sitting on a chair in his yard. The thing turned out to be a large bird, which hung around the house all day, sometimes disappearing into the nearby woods but then always reappearing. 

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