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Shamu and Lev Sadeh demonstrated aspects of jazz at the Hunt Library Friday, July 14. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Father and son demo jazz at Hunt Library

FALLS VILLAGE — On Friday, July 14, the Falls Village Hunt Library was treated to a fascinating afternoon as local resident Shamu Sadeh and his ten-year old son Lev gave a presentation on jazz.

All profits event were donated to the Save Our Brass Foundation which teaches kids in New Orleans to play brass instruments.

“Firestarter” came to Falls Village from Shrewsbury, Mass. to set up a food and rest stop for weary and wet Appalchian Trail hikers on Monday, July 17. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

A little trail magic on a hot afternoon

FALLS VILLAGE — Appalachian Trail hikers got a pleasant surprise Monday, July 17.

A woman who goes by the trail name of Firestarter set up a couple of tents in the parking area on Water Street next to the First Light power plant.

Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

‘One and done’

FALLS VILLAGE — In the aftermath of a rain storm that delivered a whacking 5 inches of rain July 9 and 10, two soggy but cheerful Appalachian Trail hikers paused for a moment on the Amesville bridge over the swollen and discolored Housatonic River to chat with a reporter.

A young eagle surveys its landscape on June 28. Photo by Scott Whalen

Eagle fledges on Housatonic

FALLS VILLAGE — On a wintery February day, a fellow birder and I took part in an event known as the Mega Bowl. The challenge for each team was to identify as many different species of birds as possible within a five mile radius of home.


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