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Pieter Lefferts read from his book on Earth Day. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Earth Day stories in Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE — Artist and author Pieter Lefferts read an excerpt from his book “What the Kek Kek Saw” at an Earth Day event at the David M. Hunt Library Saturday, April 22.

The reading came toward the end of an exhibition in the library of Lefferts’ art.

Zoey Greenbaum from Kent and Linus Barnes of Sharon are the winners of the Superintendent’s Award from Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the 2022-23 school year. (See more student awards on town pages.) Photo by Riley Klein

Greenbaum, Barnes are Superintendents Award winners for HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE —  Housatonic Valley Regional High School has announced that Linus Barnes and Zoey Greenbaum are this year’s winners of the Litchfield County Superintendents Award. Barnes and Greenbaum are both set to graduate later this year and were given the award for their devotion to the community.

Region One referendum vote May 2

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One budget referendum is Tuesday, May 2, with voting from noon to 8 p.m. in the town halls of the six Region One towns: Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.

The proposed spending plan budgets $8,631,818 for Housatonic Valley Regional High School, an increase of $200,562 (2.38%).

The Rhoades family had an unwelcome visitor Saturday, April 15, in the form of a hungry bear, which broke in and helped itself from the refrigerator. Photo by Sandy Rhoades

Bear scare in Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE — The Rhoades family had an unwelcome visitor Saturday afternoon, April 15.

Sandy Rhoades said around 2:45 p.m. he and his wife Elizabeth,  heard a sound from the kitchen that they assumed was their Michael, who is visiting from Wisconsin, where he works as a biologist for the National Park Service.

Dan Carr and Marleen Van Gulick run Beavertides Farm in Falls Village, with bees, goats, and grass-fed cattle. Carr soon will begin teaching a beekeeper training course. Photo by Mike Cobb

From office to apiary at Falls Village farm

FALLS VILLAGE — When Beekeeper Dan Carr talks about beekeeping in one of his courses, he typically covers the anatomy and social structure of honey bees as well as the basics of starting and managing a hive.

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Competing at Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 22 held its annual Pinewood Derby race at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on March 25.  The derby featured 53 custom cars created and raced by scouts, families, and businesses. Trophies were given out for the top three racers in each category based on their speed down the 40-foot track.


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