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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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Vive la révolution Américaine

SALISBURY — Tom Shachtman, beyond his work as a columnist, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, is the prolific author of more than 30 books, with topics ranging from the Founding Fathers to World War II, the KGB to the hidden lives of the Amish. There are  even several books for children. 

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Selectman to drivers: Slow down!

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand has written a letter to the state Department of Transportation asking that the speed limit on Main Street (Route 44) be lowered from 30 to 20 miles per hour in the village centers of Salisbury and Lakeville.
Rand reported to the Board of Selectmen at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.
He said that, from his own observations and from reports from others, vehicles routinely exceed the 30 mph limit when approaching and going through the marked pedestrian crosswalks.

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An insider’s view: Journalism in a troubled time

SALISBURY — Who better to talk about “Journalism in the Age of Trump” than Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism? Coll, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will be the first speaker in The Salisbury Forum’s 2017-18 season on Friday, Sept. 22, at The Hotchkiss School.

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A historic Salisbury house and farm return to life

SALISBURY — Belle Vallee might still be Salisbury’s Gray Gardens, a grand mansion in decay, if it hadn’t been for Realtor Pat Best, who began work to restore it in 2013. 

Crumbling on the outside and ruined by pet damage on the inside, the Greek Revival house cried out for someone to show it some love and respect. 

Show and tell of vintage cars on town streets

LIME ROCK — There were 102 vehicles in the parade of historic cars that went from Lime Rock through Lakeville and Salisbury before winding up in downtown Falls Village, on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The parade left Lime Rock promptly at 4 p.m., and the first cars rolled into Falls Village about 40 minutes later.
They were greeted by Mark Alexander and Kelly Crine, of Mortal Beasts and Dieties, in white tie, tails and stilts.

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Julianna Sinchak promoted

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury Bank has announced the promotion of Julianna Sinchak to vice president, marketing and sales administration manager. 

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How the French helped us win the war

SALISBURY — Tom Shachtman’s career is a difficult beast to pin down. He describes himself as an author, filmmaker and educator — three different, if related, fields. But look at just one of those categories — author — and everything blows wide open.

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Chilling out as the Salisbury Band plays on

SALISBURY — In the early evening on Saturday, Aug. 26, there was no question that summer is about over.
It was chilly enough to wear a light sweater while eating ice cream and listening to the Salisbury Band play on the lawn of the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury.
After a spirited rendition of the national anthem, the band played “Lexington March,” followed by “Consider Yourself” and the “Block M Concert March.”

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South West Mexican Grill comes to Northwest Corner

LAKEVILLE — Picante’s South West Mexican Grill, has moved into the Main Street building that used to be occupied by Burgers & Frites.  Even though the sign for B&F is still up on one end of the circular driveway, most people seem to have already noticed the change in ownership (the brightly colored, fluttering pennants and the large Mexican flag are clues).

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Anne Day to be honored at ‘Salisbury’s Own’

SALISBURY — Anne Day thinks she’s been in The Lakeville Journal too many times, and unfortunately for her, it is entirely her own fault. Where there’s interest, Day’s lens follows. In 2016 she was the first photographer to take home the Arthur Ross Award for Fine Arts, an honor duly noted in her local paper.

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