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Leading the Charge . . . Or Not

Fun and Games

Darryl Gangloff seems perfectly grown up during his weekday job as associate editor at The Lakeville Journal. But come the weekend . . .

Ah, spring. That wonderful time of year when you can finally open the windows, get some cleaning done, enjoy some gardening and partake in a tag sale or two.

Or, if you’re like me, you can crawl through the mud with hundreds of people to overtake a massive castle using only a paintball gun.

Perhaps you’d like to pick up an Airsoft gun and trek through the woods with your teammates, competing with other factions over medical supplies.

Good Eats, “Downton Abbey”

Tara Kelly attends a feast for “Downton Abbey” fans
 
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Good Eats, “Downton Abbey”

Food

In season three of Downton Abbey, the PBS television series, when Edith gets left at the altar, her father returns to the estate and orders the servants to rid the house of all evidence of the wedding that didn’t happen. Restore the rugs that had been taken up for dancing; remove all the elaborate flower arrangements; and for God’s sake get rid of the cake!

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Donna McKechnie Brings a Spark Of Broadway to Hudson

Nightlife

Broadway dancer and singer Donna McKechnie is best known for her performance as Cassie, in “A Chorus Line,” as well as for originating roles in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Company,” “Promises Promises” and “State Fair.” She brings her cabaret show, Same Place, Another Time, to Club Helsinki on March 24.
Q: How did you come to create your new cabaret show, “Same Place, Another Time?”

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Traces of the Past

History
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

East of Mabbetsville center, outside of Millbrook, NY, hidden in the woods, is the small White Family cemetery. Centuries ago, families buried their dead in the backyard, or at least in the back 40. Many of these family burial grounds have been swallowed up by brush and bramble as farms failed and families moved away, leaving the care of their dead to strangers.

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Get Out Your iPhone, And Make a Movie

The Berkshire International Film Festival, known as BIFF, and the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield will take part in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in downtown Pittsfield, MA, Feb. 14-24.
BIFF and the Beacon Cinema will present the Smartphone Film Festival — a growing part on the festival scene. BIFF is looking for submissions of films shot on the iPhone, iPad and various alternative cinematic apps.
Experimental, action, drama and even music video are some of the genres to be considered. 

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. . . And the Plans to Put What Remains to Good Use

The History Scene
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For generations, people in and around New York’s Dutchess County have watched the Harlem Valley State Hospital, later renamed the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, and the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Hospital, fall into disrepair and ruin.
While many people were aware of the hulking facility, few, aside from employees, patients and developers, have ever seen the inside.
Now we can take in its grim and rotted interiors in Avery Danzinger’s photo essay, on view at the White Gallery in Lakeville, CT, through Dec. 2, see story opposite page.

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Look To the Farmer’s Almanac for . . . Entertainment

Country Life

Mother Nature has played a couple of nasty tricks on us — a major snowstorm last October, and just recently, Superstorm Sandy — instead of treats for Halloween. What does she have in store next year?
None of the usual sources of weather information, from the National Weather Service on down to Uncle Jake’s left knee, wants to say much beyond a week in advance.
Except for the almanacs. Selecting one at random — Harris’ Farmer’s Almanac for 2013 — we look to see what we can expect for next Halloween.

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How a District Court Judge Came to Make Jewelry From Pearls, Sea Glass, Buttons and Semiprecious Stones

People: Faith Hochberg

Faith Hochberg leads the way into her Lakeville studio where paints, canvases, works in progress fight for space with a worktable covered with saucers of jewels — semiprecious stones, jet, pottery fragments, art, river and sea glass, pearls, buttons, beads, raffia and gold wire ­­— on the way to becoming necklaces.
Wait. Do I have the right Faith Hochberg? The Harvard-educated attorney? The sharp-eyed parser of facts whose analytic abilities and talent for unraveling complex issues prompted her appointment as a District Court Judge?

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Meet Rosie the Riveter, Rockwell’s Model, That Is

People

She was a pretty 19-year-old girl with a shock of red hair living in Arlington, VT, a small New England town. Her mother ran the first telephone switchboard, there.
Nearby was an artist’s studio.
“That’s how I met Norman Rockwell,” Mary Doyle Keefe, told me, relating how she was chosen as his model for women working in factories all over the country fabricating weapons for the military.

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