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I got an email on Halloween inviting me not to a costume party but to behold the strange and rare sight of sockeye salmon trying to spawn in a tiny little brook that runs through Ed and Betty Tyburski’s property on East Twin Lake in Salisbury.

The Tyburskis have owned the house for more than 50 years and they’ve never seen anything like it.

The brook is seasonal. When it rains, it runs.

And it rained buckets a couple days earlier.

When I got there, I saw what was probably 200 bright red fish in the 12-inch range, practically on top of each other...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Catching up with biggie smalls in the Housatonic River

By the time you read this I will have returned from a week on the Esopus Creek in New York, after catching record numbers of trout, splitting several cords of firewood by hand and generally being manly.
The summer on the Housatonic River has been excellent. In sharp contradistinction to last summer, it has been raining at regular intervals, and the river has not dipped below 200 cubic feet per second at Falls Village.

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Outstanding elegance and a day of rain

SALISBURY — Particularly gorgeous weather graced the Labor Day Weekend Historic Festival 35 at Lime Rock Park, presented by the Prestige Family of Fine cars. 
Except of course for Sunday, a miserably gray, wet day for the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance. A few hardy souls came out nonetheless to display their perfectly buffed vintage autos, or to look under the hoods of the cars arrayed around the track. Also on Sunday was an auction of notable vintage vehicles by Dragone Auction. 

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Bridge results in Sharon

On Aug. 16 there were five full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. Using the Mitchell Movement with five boards a round and playing five rounds, each pair played 25 boards with no sit-outs and no skips. The average score was 50. 

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Vintage car parade to benefit Corner Pantry

LIME ROCK — In 2011, when Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber first had staffers organize a parade of vintage sports cars and race cars through Lakeville and Salisbury on the Thursday prior to the long Labor Day weekend, the idea was simply to have a fun, community involved kick-off to the “Historic Festival” weekend, a Northwest Corner fixture for 35 years. 
In addition to the festival competitors, local people who owned sports cars — models from the mid-1970s and older — were encouraged to enter the parade at no charge.

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Can you out swim/bike/run a Naval Academy athlete? (Probably not)

SHARON — By exactly 8 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 12, coffee had long ago been brewed, breakfast eaten and leisurely routines left behind as 62 competitors lined up on the sand at the Sharon town beach on Mudge Pond. After taking a year off due to low sign-ups, the Sharon Sprint Triathlon returned with roaring enthusiasm and perfect weather (another boon to the Sharon Parks and Recreation Commission, whose Arts & Crafts Fair last weekend just narrowly escaped the predicted storms). 

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Bridge results in Sharon

SHARON — On Aug. 9 there were six full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church on New Street. Playing four boards a round for six rounds, all East West pairs played all North South pairs, with each pair playing 24 boards. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 67 points (55.83 percent) were Kay and Fred Joseph; in second with 66.5 points (55.52 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in third with 64 points (53.33 percent ) were Marian and Carr Ferguson. 

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Elite riders compete at Millbrook Horse Trials

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In spite of thunderstorm warnings and a torrential downpour on Thursday, Aug. 3, the annual Millbrook Horse Trials at Coole Park Farm were once again exciting and well-attended. 
A total of 437 horses, from as far away as Florida, Michigan and Canada, competed in the four-day event. Some owners brought a  single horse, others brought as many as nine. 
Competition was in categories ranging from dressage to cross-country to stadium jumping.

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Housy girls make it to hoops finals

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Girls Summer Basketball League succumbed to the Northwestern Summer League in the second round of the finals tournament, losing 27-24 on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Torrington Armory.
The coaches were Bob Segalla and Tom Olownia. The team only lost one game during regular season play, ending with a record of 10-3 (including the tournament games).
— Tom Brown
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bridge Scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on July 19 at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 74.5 points (62.08 percent) were Pat Konecky and Bob Putz; in second with 68 points (56.67 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander, and in third with 63.5 points (52.97 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster. 

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Everyone was a winner at annual Rail Ride

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Millerton teemed with cyclists on Sunday, July 30, for the sixth annual Harlem Valley Rail Ride.
According to event co-manager Beth Katz, one of the goals of the ride is to bring awareness of cycling to the region. Additionally, it helps raise funds to support the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA), American Legion Post 178 and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. 

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