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LIME ROCK — When John Fitch crossed life’s finish line at the age of 95 on Oct. 31, 2012, three years after his beloved wife, Elizabeth, passed, we lost a widely loved hero. 

Someone who simply refused to be just one thing, Fitch had a career that could easily describe the lifelong efforts of 10 men. Inventor, designer, World War II Army pilot, race car driver, promoter, entrepreneur, auto safety pioneer … that just starts the list of all that John Fitch was. 

Though he didn’t create Lime Rock Park, it’s a near certainty the venue...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Letters to the Editor June 30

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

CA rock crushing noisy and dirty

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Mashomack Polo Club hosts International Polo Challenge

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PINE PLAINS — The Mashomack Polo Club hosted its 14th annual International Polo Challenge on Saturday, June 25.
The event and one of the U.S. teams were sponsored by Town&Country magazine with three other teams sponsored by Moncler (U.S. team), Castello di Vicarello (Italian team) and Berluti (French team).
The proceeds from the event benefited three local causes: the Foundation for the Pine Plains Community Center and Library, the Pine Plains Fire Hose & Rescue Company and the Mashomack Barns Preservation.

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New Haven man wins Sharon Sprint

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SHARON — A gray overcast day did not dampen the spirits of athletes and onlookers waiting at Mudge Pond for the 2011 Sharon Sprint Triathlon to begin on Saturday, June 25. Eighty athletes came from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Idaho and the District of Columbia. Temperatures were in the mid 60s, with calm winds. The triathlon consists of three parts: a half-mile swim in Mudge Pond, a 12-mile bicycle ride and a running route of slightly less than 4 miles. The winner was Francesc Lopez, 33, from New Haven, Conn., with an overall time of 1:19:00.

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Undefeated

Northwest United Soccer Club U12 A girls team had an undefeated season, scoring 62 goals and allowing only 10 to be scored againsted them. The girls on the team are from Salisbury, Lakeville, North Canaan, Kent and Cornwall. In the photo are, front row, Caroline Johnson, Emily Geyselaers, Chloe Dakers, Bailey Jacquier, Hannah McGuire and Grace Lancto and, back row, assistant coach Jeff May, Amanda Jacquier, Annika Oostenink, Lauren Segalla, Angela Tabor, Olivia May, Gabby Sartori, Molly Dowd, Abby Stone and coach Earl Dakers.

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Lakeville native drafted by MLB

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LAKEVILLE — The Tampa Bay Rays picked Lakeville native Brooks Belter in the Major League Baseball draft, on June 7, for their Hudson Valley Renegades farm team, part of the New York-Penn League.
The 6-foot 2-inch 205-pound right-handed pitcher was chosen in the 25th round and was number 780 in the draft.
Belter is the son of Jim and Mindy Belter.
Last month, he graduated from Occidental College in Southern California with a major in economics.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — We had seven-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon on June 15. We played three boards a round. North South pairs played 24 boards (eight rounds) and East West pairs played 21 boards with a three board sit-out. The average score was 72.
The winners: For North South pairs, in first with 94.5 points (65.63 percent) were Norma Bartholomew and Tom Burke; in second with 72.5 points (50.35 percent) were Jim Palmer and John Neufeld, and in third with 71.5 points (49.65 percent) were Ann Patton and Mary Robertson.

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New Haven man wins Sharon Sprint

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SHARON — A gray overcast day did not dampen the spirits of athletes and onlookers waiting at Mudge Pond for the 2011 Sharon Sprint Triathlon to begin on Saturday, June 25.
Eighty athletes came from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Idaho and the District of Columbia. Temperatures were in the mid 60s, with calm winds.
The triathlon consists of three parts: a half-mile swim in Mudge Pond, a 12-mile bicycle ride and a running route of slightly less than 4 miles.

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‘Each day is a gift’

Celebrate life on Survivors Day
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SALISBURY — The Salisbury School boathouse on Twin Lakes was the venue for the fifth annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration on June 7. This celebratory event is organized by Tri-State We Can Row, with assistance from a large group of area organizations, health-care providers and businesses.
The joint chairs are Donna DiMartino of the Sharon Health Care Center; Jim Hutchison of Sharon Hospital; Harriett Weiss of the Health Care Auxiliary for the Tri-State Region and Noreen Driscoll of Sweethaven Farm. Approximately 100 cancer survivors and their family members attended the event.

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Housy hosts Blue and Gold camps

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School will host a series of Blue and Gold Athletic Camps for students who will be entering grades five through nine in the fall of 2011.
“Our camps are designed to introduce young athletes to the skills necessary to successfully compete in basketball, football and wrestling,” said Dan Carroll, athletic director at Housy.

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Sharon bridge scores

There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on June 8. We played four boards a round so all pairs played 28 boards. There was no skip and no sit out. The average score was 84.
For North South pairs, in first with 104.5 points (62.20 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Norma Bartholomew; in second with 94.5 points (56.25 percent) were Ann Pattion and George Mason, and in third with 90 points (53.57 percent) were Tom Burke and Harry Hall.

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