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FALSL VILLAGE — The vintage race car parade rolled through Lime Rock, Lakeville and Salisbury on a bright summer afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 30, fetching up in downtown Falls Village.

There were more than 100 cars in the parade, with an emphasis on Bugattis. Mitch Conroy, the parade organizer from Lime Rock Park, said it might be the biggest gathering of Bugattis ever in the Northeast, if not the world. More than 30 of the cars were Bugattis; more are expected to take part in the weekend-long Historic Festival event.

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Wintry enough around the lake for a Polar Bear

KENT — On Sunday, March 4, the Tri-state region was still digging out from the Nor-easter that had hit hard on Friday, March 2 — so the 315 dedicated athletes who came out for the 34th annual Polar Bear Run on Sunday were facing some true winter conditions as they ran 7.6 miles around Lake Waramaug, starting and finishing in Kent and passing through the towns of Warren and Washington. 

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Standing in the icy water pretending it is spring

SOMEWHERE IN NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT — My fishing season officially began Saturday, Feb. 24, when a healthy 8-inch brook trout took a big rubber-legged stonefly nymph at the tailout of a deepish pool in the Stream That Shall Not Be Named.
“Wait a minute,” you say. “Trout season doesn’t start until the second Saturday in April.”
That’s true, for waters covered by general regulations.
But the Housatonic and Farmington Trout Management Areas are open year-round. 

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Northwestern wins sixth BL swim title

LAKEVILLE — The Northwestern Regional High School swim team rolled to its sixth consecutive Berkshire League title last Saturday, March 3, in a regional meet in the pool at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.
Northwestern (which has students from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk) amassed 736 points — 226 ahead of runner-up Litchfield and more than 400 ahead of third-place finisher and former BL perennial champ Shepaug. Gilbert finished fifth and Housatonic eighth.

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Bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout

A group of 11 Cub Scouts advanced into the Boy Scouts at a ceremony and brunch at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Saturday, Feb. 24. Leader Walt Deane said it was the biggest group to participate in the Arrow of Light Bridging Ceremony in years. The Scouts are: Brandon Madeux, Caleb Rand, Cole Dennis, Demetri Ouellette, Dylan Deane, Eli Bosio, Jake Bosio, Jerry Conlin, Jonathan Leal Santiago, Liam Macneil and Lucas Caranci. State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) presented the Scouts with certificates.

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NWR7 dominates

When you’ve already won five league titles in a row what could possibly be the motivation for a swim team? How about winning a sixth consecutive championship?
That’s the goal for the Northwestern Regional 7 co-ed swim team as it slices through the 2017-18 season undefeated and heads toward the Berkshire League Championship Meet this weekend, March 2 and 3.

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Young and old

The Hotchkiss School varsity basketball and ice hockey teams offered clinics for local youth on Jan. 28 and Feb. 11. The Salisbury Redhawks ice hockey players, above, worked with Hotchkiss hockey players to improve their techniques.
 

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Tackle fondling 2018

It’s only February, and my fishing madness is peaking. This has been an especially brutal winter, for some reason. 
Oh, yeah. It’s been cold.
Really cold. 
One of my brook trout streams was technically fish-able on Sunday, Jan. 28. I decided to wet a line. It was either that or the Pro Bowl.
So on Saturday I began the annual tackle fondling procedures. January is very early for tackle fondling. 
I snipped old leaders off lines, cleaned lines, took a stab at sorting out fly boxes.

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On to the state tournament!

The Northwestern Regional High School girls basketball team beat Nonnewaug, 58-41, to win the Berkshire League tournament championship Friday night, Feb. 23. The Highlanders (22-1) also won the regular season championship, and will now begin state tournament play as the top seed in Class M.  — John Torsiello

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Planning for baseball

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What you need to know to watch curling

NORFOLK — Somewhat surprisingly, curling, a sport that few Americans play or even watch on a regular basis, has become one of the more popular Winter Olympics sports for spectators.
It debuted as a full-medal sport at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
The Winter Games began Feb. 8 in Pyeonchang, South Korea, with hours of curling to watch. In fact, it was among the first sports in competition, beginning on Thursday before the opening ceremonies had even been held.

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