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LAKEVILLE — The 32 members of the Salisbury Central School (SCS) Class of 2019 milled around the courtyard at the upper school building before the promotion exercise on Friday, June 14, taking photos of each other, adjusting their outfits, and being generally excited.

It took a little while to get them settled for their official class photo. The professional photographer hired by the school dispelled the tension by having the students do a “serious” pose and a “silly” one.

The ceremony took place in the gym. 

Four students spoke...

Salisbury

Ringing in the season

The Bell Choir opened the Christmas concert at the Salisbury Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. The concert also featured selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and holiday songs. Music was provided by the Salisbury Sinfonietta; vocal performances were by Norfolk and Salisbury church choirs and area soloists. 

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Carols, cookies and Mr. Claus

SALISBURY — A hearty and determined throng of holiday revelers defied the wretched weather Sunday evening, Dec.2, and came to The White Hart in Salisbury to meet Santa Claus, consume improving beverages, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols — all prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town Green. 
Michael Brown led the singing, with the Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society accompanying.

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Lighting up the darkness

Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church had a tree lighting and Christmas caroling event Saturday evening, Dec.1. About 40 people, many of them parents with young children, came for the singing, which started inside and then moved outside for the tree lighting and hot chocolate.

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Country Bistro has closed

SALISBURY — After 11 years, the much-loved Country Bistro on Academy Street has closed. The owner of the building, Susan Rand, has told restaurant owners Jacqueline Heriteau and Holly Hunter Stonehill that she has other plans for the building. Rand would not reveal to the newspaper what her plans are.

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Salisbury Winter Sports Association ski swap and sale Dec.1

SALISBURY— The Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual Ski Swap ‘n Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lakeville Hose Company.
Residents can bring equipment to be sold on Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. As always, the sale on Saturday will run from 8 to 11 a.m. From 11am to noon, residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon on Saturday will become the property of SWSA.

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Around the world at Noble’s Festival of Trees

SALISBURY — A global theme transformed Noble Horizons’ community room into a dazzling wonderland of holiday tradition and cheer for the 22nd annual Festival of Trees. 
The fundraising event, sponsored by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, features individually crafted miniature trees, which are on display for two weeks, until the gala party and auction on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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It’s starting to look a lot like ...

Students from Salisbury Central School listened attentively to holiday tales told by Mrs. Claus at the Noble Horizons Auxiliary’s Festival of Trees.

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Mattie Fails weds Joseph Menassa

SALISBURY — Robert and Debra Fails of Lakeville and Sami and Marie Menassa of Middletown, R.I., joyfully  announce the wedding of their children, Mattie Gaskin Fails and Joseph Menassa.  
The couple were married on Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Mary’s Church in  Newport, R.I., surrounded by their immediate families.
Mattie, who grew up in Lakeville, is the  Office Manager at Rig Pro in Portsmouth, R.I., and Joseph is a Program Manager  at KMS in Middletown. The couple resides in Newport.

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How housing impacts communities

SALISBURY — Few subjects arouse more local interest — and debate — than affordable housing. The recent decision by the Salisbury Affordable Housing Commission to build an apartment house-type structure in the town’s Lakeville section, on Millerton Road adjacent to a group of businesses that face the road, has raised questions and loud objections from business owners and nearby residents.

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Exquisite architectural treasures

SALISBURY — Of course they are all located in the Northwest Corner. But one might wonder what else the Beckley Blast Furnace in East Canaan, Salisbury Town Hall, Winchester’s Little Red School House, Lime Rock Park and the Colebrook Green have in common. 
The answer: They all share the limelight in a new  hardcover book, “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places,” by Christopher Wigren, deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. 

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