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Every successful artist can look back and point to a critical time in his or her life when someone gave them permission to trust their creative instincts, providing the push needed to make truly original art. 

At Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), teachers Warren Prindle and Janet Johnson do just that for many students, year after year. Friday evening, May 17, marked the 15th annual Blue and Gold at the White, a juried art exhibit and sale for HVRHS students at the White Gallery in Lakeville.

Art was practically spilling out the doors. According to gallery...

Salisbury

A time of togetherness (and turkey)

SALISBURY — Children, family members and teachers gathered on Thursday, Nov. 15, for Housatonic Child Care Center’s annual Thankful Feast. 
“The turnout was amazing with so many of our families, and I think this year we had more than last year,” said Tonya Roussis, director. “We had so much food to share!”
The Lakeville Journal wishes all our readers and advertisers a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 

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An early and appreciated meal

Bob Smith, chief of the Lakeville Hose Company, loaded up enough Thanksgiving food for 100 people at the firehouse Sunday, Nov. 18. The hearty holiday repast was served to homeless people in Torrington later in the day.

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Snow fun

For adults, snow means shoveling, plowing and struggling to get to work. To youngsters, snow means school’s out and a day of outdoor fun awaits, as it did on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Grove Street playground in Salisbury for, from left, Neve Kline, Tessie Connell and Hadley Casey.

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Students find their way out of SOAR’s ‘Shark Tank’

SALISBURY — “You know what?” said V.J. Maury. “This is a really good idea.”
Maury was one of six panelists, drawn from the local business community, who participated in a version of “Shark Tank” with students at Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Thursday, Nov. 8.
“Shark Tank”  was sponsored by SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at SCS.

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Salute to veterans

Salisbury Central School students took part in a Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 9. Story, Veterans honored on centenary of World War I.

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Rain everywhere but no water in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Residents who use town water went without from about 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.7, due to the accidental breaking of a water main at Town Hall.
Construction workers digging in front of Town Hall as part of a project to move the ramps and reconfigure the steps dug through a water main around 2:15 p.m.
The hole quickly filled with muddy water, prompting jokes about swimming pools.
First Selectman Curtis Rand said the pipe was not indicated on any maps or plans.

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Veterans honored on centenary of World War I

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s veterans were honored at two events last week.
Salisbury Central School honored the town’s veterans at an assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.
The entire assembly — veterans, students, faculty, staff, and visitors — began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by “America,” sung by the students. 
The veterans then introduced themselves. Jeff Haegler is currently on active duty with the Army, and Brian Sangster works for the Army as a civilian employee.

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100 years after World War I ended

Hayley McGarry read a poem, “On Veterans Day,” on  Sunday, Nov. 11, as a color guard looked on at a ceremony at Salisbury’s Town Hall. 

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Reasons for hope on climate

SALISBURY — Joshua R. Ginsberg is a “glass half full” guy. That is why his presentation to a Salisbury Forum on Nov. 9 is titled “Why I am an Environmental Optimist.”

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The mysteries of electronic photograph editing

SALISBURY — Having trouble sorting the photographs on your smart phone, tablet or computer? 
Or finding it difficult to edit the photos?
Or even finding them once they have disappeared into the innards of the device?
Photographer Thad Kubis helped a group of 15 people with these and other problems at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 3.
What was immediately apparent is that the method that works with one device likely does not work on another. 

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