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MILLERTON — Richard Collins of Lakeville is known to most of his friends as Dick and is known to the former nurses and other Sharon Hospital staff he worked with during his medical career more formally as Dr. Collins. 

The retired doctor now has a new title to add to his list. This year, he earned the rank of Silver Life Master in bridge. 

Collins plays with the Millerton Bridge Club at the North East Millerton Library Annex. The group meets every Friday at 12:45 p.m. and welcomes players from throughout the Tri-state area.

He said bridge has been a...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Bridge results in Sharon

SHARON — There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge on Wednesday, July 12, at St. Bernard’s Church. We played only six rounds of four boards a round for a total of 24 boards. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 76 points (63.33 percent) were Carol Magowan and Harry Hall; in second with 62.5 points (52.08 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in third with 60 points (50 percent) were Pat Konecky and Bob Putz. 

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Adventures with mops, nymphs and my pal Thos

I am pleased to report that my attorney, Thomas Gallucio of Reston, Va., successfully caught and released several fish during a recent visit.
Thos has been my most disappointing student over the decades. But he’s a stubborn fellow, and I couldn’t help noticing that he has somehow ironed out the fatal kinks in his fly-casting.
He developed new ones instead.
The first triumph was a giant, man-eating perch. Playing this leviathan into the canoe was an epic struggle of at least 30 seconds. Man vs. wild animal. Who will prevail?

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Fred Sanford is long gone, but his pickup truck was here

FALLS VILLAGE — Cars were backed up from Main Street to Route 7 in Falls Village at 8:30 a.m., as their owners waited to register their vehicles in the Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show, hosted by Jacobs Garage, on Sunday, July 9.
The official tally of registered vehicles was 323. Judy Jacobs said there were at least 50 vehicles that did not register.
Cars and pickups lined Main Street as far as the Lee H. Kellogg School, up Prospect Street and at both ends of Railroad Street.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on June 28 at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. Using the modern Mitchell movement, all pairs played four boards a round against all the opposing pairs, with tables one and five relaying the boards back and forth between them.  There was a bye table.  The average score was 60. 

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FV car & motorcycle show July 9

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show returns Sunday, July 9, with special guests: cast members and the original truck from the 1970s television show “Sanford and Son.” 
Former Falls Village resident and actor Howard Platt, who played police officer Hoppy on the show, made arrangements for the truck to make a special appearance at the show.  
This is the eighth year for the show, which features a variety of types of vehicles, live music and food and other vendors. 

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Truly Tangled: A beginner learns to cast

By Michael Duca
You know the guy. He decides he’s going to learn how to fly-fish. He spends a weekend at the Orvis School in Millbrook, is dazzled by the embedded complexity of the sport — the equipment, the methods, the etiquette. Taking full advantage of the special discount extended to the newly anointed “graduates,” he buys a lot of high-end gear at the conveniently located in-house store. And never goes fishing again. 
I am that guy.

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Hurling and piping at Roundhill

SALISBURY — The hills around Lime Rock Park were alive with the sounds of grunting and thumping and bagpiping as the Roundhill Games (now in their 93rd year) returned to the race track on Sunday, June 25. 
There were musical groups, performances of traditional dancing, tents full of walking sticks, clan gear and little wooden swords for young warriors. 

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Food, games and cricket match benefit Salisbury Ambulance

SALISBURY — It didn’t take much imagination to turn the scene unfolding in Lakeville on Saturday, June 24, into an idyllic early summer afternoon in England: Two cricket teams squaring off, while spectators milled about, adults enjoying banter and refreshments and children scurrying around playing their own games at Community Field.
“The only thing that is missing is tea and cucumber sandwiches,” said Matt Boyce of Falls Village.

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Heave away

The Northwest Corner paid homage to its roots in the United Kingdom with a weekend full of Olde Country events. To see  coverage of the June 24 cricket match and the June 25 Roundhill Scottish games, both held in Salisbury, visit Hurling and piping at Roundhill.

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Spring sports awards at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had their spring season and senior sports awards ceremony on June 5.
The following student-athletes were honored.
Girls Tennis
Sportsmanship: Autumn Freudenberg
Tyburski: Jenna Luz
Sportsmanship: Katherine Starr
Most Valuable: Katherine McGuire 
Softball
Most Improved: Maddie Dekker and Anna Coon
Most Improved: Madelynn Olownia and Lauren Murtagh

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