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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library became the battleground for the Cupcake Wars on Friday, March 15 (when the Region One schools were closed for teacher workshops). 

Eleven hopeful — and artistic — contestants brought undecorated cupcakes and were given a bounty of decoration material to create their dream cupcakes. 

Piping bags were filled with a rainbow of colored frosting choices. 

There were candies, sprinkles, marshmallows and more, all available to be used in any and all combination — and indeed they were. 

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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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Electrathon: A quiet (very quiet) race at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK— Tiny cars in a rainbow of colors dotted the upper auto-cross .2 mile track at Lime Rock Park, some so low to the ground you could swear they would scrape.
It’s hard to believe there was a person somewhere inside each of those cars. The only hint was the helmeted heads poking over the tops, glistening in the sun.
They took off for the first heat of the Connecticut Electrathon Challenge June 3. Race car roars bounced off the hills and echoed through the valley, but it wasn’t from the battery-operated vehicles made by high school and college students.

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Sharon bridge scores

There were nine full tables for duplicate bridge on June 1, at Good Neighbors in Sharon on Low Road. We played three boards a round. So all pairs played 27 boards. The average score was 108.
For North South pairs in first with 141 points (65.28 percent) were Doris Reeves and Harry Hall; in second with 130 points, (60.42 percent) were Norma Bartholomew and Tom Burke, and in third with 122.5 points (56.71 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason.

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Cornwall softball team races for the cure

The Cornwall Consolidated School softball team ended their season 8-2 with a three-way Region One tie. They capped off their season by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 4, in Hartford. Going to this event has been a Cornwall softball team tradition since 2003. “I am very proud of my softball team,” said coach Tricia Collins.

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Volt-power

The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) solar-paneled race car careered around the track during its first leg of the Connecticut Electrathon at Lime Rock Park last Friday, June 3. Story, photos, Page A11.

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