S ALISBURY AMPLER

SALISBURY SAMPLER
English village with his wife who
seems irritated by nearly all he
does. After not hearing from her for
20 years, Queenie Hennessy writes
from hospice to say goodbye.
Determined to walk 600 miles to
deliver his reply to her in person,
Harold believes as long as he
walks, Queenie will live. Led by
Kitty Benedict.
FILM SOCIETY @ SML*
Two versions of Little Women will
be shown on two dates. Dec . 1 at
4pm, is the 1994 rendition with
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon,
Kirsten Dunst, & Eric Stolz. Louisa
May Alcott’s classic novel about a
family of women in Civil War-era
New England focuses on the 4
March sisters. At the center is Jo
March (Ryder), an idiosyncratic,
would-be writer, said to be based
on Alcott. Roger Ebert 31⁄2★.
Christmas Day Movie , Little
Women (1933), Dec . 25 at 7pm.
The wonderful black and white
adaptation set in Concord, MA,
starring Katherine Hepburn and
Joan Bennett. George Cukor directed with a shimmering lavishness
that is a prime example of classic
Hollywood style at its best.
Movie Matinee , Despicable Me 2,
Dec. 26 at 1:30pm. In this 2013
sequel to the 2010 original, retired
super villain Gru lives happily with
his three girls—Margo, Edith, and
Agnes—their trusty minions, and
Dr. Nefario. One day, a mysterious
woman named Lucy kidnaps Gru.
Snacks & drinks provided.
Animal Crackers, (1930) Jan. 5 at
4pm stars Harpo, Groucho, Chico
and Zeppo Marx. Groucho: “One
❉FMI=For More Information;
WCR=Wardell Community Room;
SML=Scoville Memorial Library
Send submissions to Town Hall by the end of the
first week of the month: [email protected];
phone 860-435-5170. Online: www.salisburyct.us
Design: Jane Kellner, Kelley/Kellner Assoc.
morning I shot an elephant in my
pajamas....How he got in to my
pajamas, I’ll never know.”
TLC WINTER SEMESTER
At least 9 new classes begin Jan. 9,
including: A Celebration of Verdi;
William Shakespeare; Great Decisions; Biblical Poetry; Playreading,
and much more. See the full listing
at www.taconiclearningcenter.org,
along with details of time, place,
instructors, and registration. Classes
are free, ($60 annual tax-deductible
donation is requested to defray
costs). Students are as interesting as
the courses; snacks are provided.
COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
A special children’s holiday treat on
Dec. 28, at 1:30pm, at SML*: Ed
Popielarezyk, professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus
ringmaster, and storyteller entertains
families and children of all ages.
ERA OF ELEGANCE
Salisbury Association Historical
Society, Jan. 18, at 4pm. Check
www.scovillelibrary.org for topic.
LLAMA @ THE LIBRARY
Debra Elias from Country Quilt
Llama Farm in Cornwall will bring
a live llama for a visit, read a
favorite “Llama, Llama” story,
share about raising llamas and their
many uses. Children will have the
opportunity to pet the llama and see
and touch some of the many products that can be made from llama
fiber. WCR* at the SML* on Jan. 4
at 1:30pm.
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A M E S V I L L E,
L A K E V I L L E,
FESTIVAL OF TREES GALA
While placing final auction bids for
the unique trees and wreaths, partygoers will enjoy drinks and plentiful
hors d’oeuvres in the festive holiday
setting, Dec. 7 from 5–7pm in the
Community Room of Noble
Horizons. Tickets are $35, & reservations are recommended; contact
Joanne Moore at 860-435-9851.
NEARLY NEW YEAR’S
Can’t stay up until midnight? Families are invited to SML* on Dec. 31
at 11am to celebrate
a “Nearly New
Year’s Party.”
Games, party food
and drinks, with
plenty of party fun.
Goes to 12pm
(Noon that is).
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O R E H I L L,
S A L I S B U R Y,
TACONIC
[ Vol. 14, No. 5 • Dec 2013–Jan 2014]
WHAT’S INSIDE
TECHNOLOGY @ 10
Jan. 11 at 10am, topic TBA; check
www.scovillelibrary.org.
L I M E R O C K,
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• Private Gardens
• Nonstop Plants
• Unexpected Houseplants
• Salisbury Forum:
Internet of Everything
• 12 Moons Coffee House
• Jumpfest
• SWSA Ski & Skate Swap
• Salisbury Recreation
• Factory Pond Skating
• Senior Activities
at the Grove
Page 3
• Russian Icon Artist
• Salisbury Forum:
Girl Rising
• Housatonic Camera Club
• Medicare Enrollment
• Salisbury Housing Meeting
• Save Energy & Money
• Christmas Concert
• Painting Classes
• Wee Readers
• Drop In Bridge Group
• Saturday Book Club
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• Fillm Society @ SML
• TLC Winter Semester
• Comedy Magic Show
• Era of Elegance
• Llama @ the Library
• Technology @ 10
• Festival of Trees Gala
• Nearly New Year’s Party
Insert
• Calendars for
December & January
THE HOLIDAYS:
HOLIDAY FAIR Noble Horizons Auxiliary holds
its annual Holiday Fair on Dec. 14 from 9am–3pm
in the Community Room. The fair features a
wide selection of gift items and decorations,
many hand crafted by local artisans. Purchase
delicious baked goods, homemade jams and
jellies, pickles, chutneys, flavored vinegars—
sell outs every year. Knitted scarves & mittens,
artwork, jewelry, ceramics, and small home accessories, plus
gifts for pets. Other popular items include wreaths, swags,
and centerpieces to decorate a front door or holiday table,
while personalized ornaments make special gifts for children and grandchildren. A light lunch of soups and sandwiches may be bought throughout the afternoon. Gift baskets and gift certificates donated by local stores
and businesses will be raffled off to lucky winners at the end of the fair.
FRIENDS OF SML* HOLIDAY SALE Dec. 7, from 10am to 1pm,
The Friends of Scoville Library hosts a special Holiday Sale of books, in
all categories, for every taste, for adults and children; fabulous bookthemed gift baskets, hand-made baskets from Ghana, and more. Enter
through the WCR*, adjacent to the parking lot.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS ARTISANS’ SALE Shop Local at the 8th
Annual Hometown Holidays Artisans’ Sale at “warehouse,” behind the
new Lakeville firehouse. Opening night preview on Friday, Dec. 6, 3–7pm,
with artisans’ demonstrations, wine and refreshments with a $10 donation
to benefit Owl’s Kitchen. The show continues Dec. 7 at 9am to coincide
with SWSA’s Ski Swap at the firehouse; and Dec. 8, 10am–4pm. The
following weekend, hours are Dec. 13, 3–7pm, Dec. 14 & 15,
10am–4pm. In addition to continued shopping, the warehouse
will be filled with hands-on workshops for kids and adults
alike to craft holiday gifts and decorations of their own.
FMI*: full schedule www.artisansale.org; 860-824-5765.
BLOOD DRIVE In recognition of the holiday season, please consider
giving the most valuable gift of all—the gift of life. On Dec. 23, Noble
Horizons hosts the Annual Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive from
10am–3pm in the Community Room. Each pint of blood donated can provide life-giving support for up to three hospital patients. Please call 1-800RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to donate.
SALISBURY SAMPLER
PRIVATE GARDENS
INTERNET OF EVERYTHING
On Dec. 7 at 4pm, Jane Garmey,
an Englishwoman transplanted to
America, has tilled her gardening
self-discovery through the perils,
pitfalls, and pleasures of gardening in this part of the world. She
leads attendees through evocative
and carefully tended, beautiful
gardens, both grand and modest,
featured in her new book, Private
Gardens of the Hudson Valley.
SML*, wine reception to follow.
How does the Internet impact
business and society worldwide?
How has it transformed modern
life? What does the future hold?
David Kirkpatrick, author, journalist, media entrepreneur, speaks
on “The Internet of Everything:
How the Web Will Change Our
Lives” at the Salisbury Forum on
Dec. 6 at the Salisbury School at
7:30pm. Admission is free and
everyone is invited.
NONSTOP PLANTS
12 MOONS
Expressions commonly heard
each September like “the season’s
almost over” don’t sit well with
Margaret Roach. She has worked
for more than 20 years to make
her garden in the Hudson ValleyBerkshires area a visual treat
every day of the year. Meet the
plants and the philosophy that
make it happen, delivered with a
dose of “horticultural how-to and
woo-woo.” Roach writes the
nationally acclaimed blog, A Way
to Garden. Her newest book,
Backyard Parable (2013) blends
garden memoir and how-to
advice. SML* on Jan. 4 at 4pm.
Dec. 7, 7–10pm, St. John’s
Church: Wildcat Creek. FMI*
[email protected]
UNEXPECTED
HOUSEPLANTS
Get ready for the Houseplant
Revolution with plant author
Tovah Martin. What the world
needs now is more green close by,
and houseplants with panache are
the answer. Houseplants not necessarily associated with windowsills. A perennial as a housemate? Heucheras and primroses,
are just a couple of unexpected
examples. Martin tells how to
bust houseplants out of their plastic past and into a swank future.
SML* Jan. 25 at 4pm.
JUMPFEST
This year, Jumpfest Winter
Festival promises to be bigger and
better than ever; schedule in Feb.
Sampler. On Feb. 1, a week before
the festival, Susan & Curtis Rand
host a fundraising cocktail party at
their home, and multi-town, multigallery art shows open. FMI*:
www.jumpfest.org.
SWSA SKI & SKATE SWAP
There is really no better way to
outfit children and family with
winter sports equipment. Salisbury Winter Sports Assn’s ski and
skate swap benefitting several
SWSA youth ski programs will
be held Dec. 7, at Lakeville Hose
Company. Residents may bring
downhill & cross country skis,
boots, and poles; ice skates, hockey equipment, snowboards &
boots; snow shoes (no clothing
please), on Fri. Dec. 6 from
4–7pm; none will be accepted on
Sat. Sale hours are 8–11am. Pickup money or unsold equipment
11am–12Noon; any remaining
after Noon on Saturday becomes
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SWSA property. The LHC will
offer coffee and donuts for sale.
FMI* www.jumpfest.org.
SALISBURY RECREATION
Swim & Walk 2013–14 The
Hotchkiss School pool and indoor
track will be available: Adult-only
lap swim to June 14, 2014, from
9–10:30am on Tues., Thurs. &
Sat.; $200 for a season pass or $5
per session. Indoor Walking Club
to May 22, 2014, from 8–10am;
$2 per-session cost may be paid at
the door. Street shoes are not permitted on the track; carry walking
shoes into the building and
change before entering the track.
Public Skating at the Hotchkiss
School Dwyer rink on Saturdays,
to Feb. 15, 2014 from 11am–
12:30pm. $3 per session. All participants are required to wear
skates while on the ice, and it
is highly recommended that
all wear helmets, elbow pads,
and gloves. Skate rental is not
available; sharpen skates for
$5. FMI*: Lisa McAuliffe,
860-435-5186, or email [email protected]
FACTORY POND SKATING
The community is welcome to
skate on Factory Pond when the
ice is safe. When “No Skating”
signs are posted, please stay off
the ice for safety; when the ice is
safe, “skating signs” are posted
and lights will be on until 9pm.
Be safe—wear protective equipment and never skate alone.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES
AT THE GROVE
Knitting & Crocheting, Mondays,
10am–12pm w/ Joanne Robinson.
Exercise Class, Tues & Thurs,
10–11am; with Diane Magnuson.
Pot Luck Supper, 1 pm Fridays;
Dec. 20, roast pork/Christmas
party, please bring a $5 gift for
exchange, & Jan 24, chicken;
main course & beverages provided, please bring a dish or desert to
share. FMI*: Mike 860-435-5191
& Holly 860-435-5197.
Daily Lunch Program, at 12pm
Mon/Wed/Thurs: suggested donation $3/ meal, Tuesday, $4/ meal.
Reserve 24 hours in advance:
Holly, 860-435-5197.
RUSSIAN ICON ARTIST
Old World Art by renowned
Russian Icon artist and painter,
Anatoli Rabota. Opening reception Dec 7, 5–8pm. The Gallery
at Kinderhook in Salisbury.
SAL FORUM: GIRL RISING
on Jan. 17 at 5pm. The community is invited to enjoy the group’s
diverse selection of photos while
mingling with the photographers.
The wine, fruit, and cheese reception is at 7pm; the exhibit is open
on weekends from 11am–4pm
through Feb. 23. FMI*:
www.noblehorizons.org or 860435-9851, ext. 190.
at 7pm. $25 admission includes
beverages & desserts. Judith
Dansker on oboe & recorder,
Marcia Young, soprano & harp,
Christopher Morrongiello on lute,
once again lift holiday spirits.
Reservations necessary. Call 860435-0566, leave name, # attending,
& phone number for confirmation.
PAINTING CLASSES
MEDICARE ENROLLMENT
Open enrollment for Medicare
Part D and Medicare Supplemental Insurance, until Dec. 7. Mike
Beck, 860-435-5191, for an
appointment.
SALISBURY HOUSING MTG
The Salisbury Housing Committee holds its annual meeting on
Dec. 11 at 5pm at Salisbury Town
Hall. A private non-profit corporation, this is the only open meeting of the year, and is required by
the USDA mortgage holder for
the current 16 units at Sarum
Village. SHC recently signed a
contract with the state Dept of
Housing for predevelopment
funding to build six new units
(two each of 3-, 2-, and 1-bedrooms) at Sarum Village, its lowincome rental development in
Salisbury. Join the waiting list:
call Frank Catucci, 860-435-0049.
The Salisbury Forum presents Girl Rising, centerpiece of 10x10, a global
campaign to educate and
empower girls, on Jan. 26 at
The MovieHouse in
Millerton, NY, at 11:30am.
Free admission. Education
is important for girls born into
unforgiving circumstances. Girls
like Sokha who rises from life
scouring a garbage dump in
Cambodia to become a star student and accomplished dancer,
Suma who writes songs to help
endure forced servitude in Nepal,
and Ruksana whose family lives
on the pavement in India. A discussion follows with Kayce Freed
Jennings, co-founder of The
Documentary Group and the
film’s senior producer.
Noble Horizons Energy Efficient
Lighting Fair returns during the
Hometown Holidays weekend on
Dec. 7, from 10am–2pm. See
November Sampler. FMI* 860435-9851, ext. 190.
HOUSIE CAMERA CLUB
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Annual exhibit of new works by
the Housatonic Camera Club
opens in Noble Horizons Gallery
Join the Salisbury Association for
their annual Christmas concert in
the Academy Building on Dec. 7
Antidote to cabin fever: “Nature
Studies in Watercolor” classes
featuring plenty of individual
instruction & live demonstrations.
In 5 easy 11⁄2 hour classes, beginners learn to paint a natural subject in watercolor, and “see” with
an artist’s eye. More experienced
painters hone their craft. Bring
any watercolor supplies on hand;
additional materials available;
suggested materials list in first
class. Leslie Watkins, founding
director of NWCT Berkshire
Plein Air Painters, is a well-known
botanical illustrator, landscape
painter, and popular instructor. 5
classes, $125, Fridays, Jan. 10–
Feb.7, 10–11:30am. Register or
FMI*: www.noblehorizons.org, or
860-435-9851, ext. 190; &
www.lesliewatkins.com.
WEE READERS
Wee Readers, SML* Wednesdays,
at 10:30am; for children ages 0–3.
SAVE ENERGY & MONEY
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DROP IN BRIDGE GROUP
ThursdayS, 3–5:30pm. Join an
informal group and practice
bridge skills weekly at SML*.
SATURDAY BOOK CLUB
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold
Fry by Rachel Joyce, Dec. 14 at
4pm, SML*. Recently retired
Harold Fry lives ordinary and
monotonous days in a small
SALISBURY SAMPLER
DECEMBER 2013
Sunday
1
Monday
2
4pm Film Society:
Little Women
(1994)*
8
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
6pm Region One
Board of Education
9
Tuesday
3
8am Walking*
8:30am Historic
District Comn
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
6:30pm P & Z
Wednesday
4
Thursday
5
Friday
6
Saturday
7
10:30am Wee
Readers*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
3-7pm Hometown
Holiday Artisans’
Sale [HHAS]*
7:30pm Salisbury
Forum: Internet of
Everything*
8-11am SWSA Ski
& Skate Swap*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
9am-4pm HHAS*
10am Save Energy
& Money*…
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8am Walking*
9am Swim*
9am-3pm Holiday
Fair (Noble)*
10am-4pm HHAS*
11am Public
Skating*
4pm Sat Book
Club*
10am-4pm
Hometown Holiday
Artisans’ Sale
[HHAS]*
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
7:30pm Recreation
Comn
10:30am Wee
Readers*
5pm Salisbury
Housing Comm
Annual Mtg*
5:30pm SAHC
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise*
3-5:30pm Bridge*
5:30pm Board of
Selectmen Mtg
3-7pm Hometown
Holiday Artisans’
Sale [HHAS]*
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10am-4pm
Hometown Holiday
Artisans’ Sale
[HHAS]*
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
7am WPCA
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
5:30pm HCCC
10:30am Wee
Readers*
5pm TSBCSalisbury Town Hall
6:15pm TRAC
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
1pm Senior Pot
Luck*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
11am Public
Skating*
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10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
10am-3pm Blood
Drive (Noble)*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
12pm Town Hall &
Transfer Station
Close
Town Hall &
Transfer Station
Closed
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise*
3-5:30pm Bridge*
1:30pm Film
Society: Despicable
Me 2*
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Junior Ski Jumping
Camp
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
7pm Film Society:
Little Women
(1933)*
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Junior Ski
Jumping Camp
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise*
11am Nearly New
Year’s Party*
12pm Town Hall &
Transfer Stn Close
…continued
10am-1pm Friends
of SML Holiday
Sale*
11am Public
Skating*
4pm Private
Gardens* …
RECYCLABLE OF THE MONTH
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
11am Public
Skating*
1:30pm Comedy
Magic Show*
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…continued
5-7pm Festival of
Trees Gala*
5-8pm Russian
Icon Artist*
7pm 12
Moons*;Christmas
Concert*
Save this date:
✽See article
Textiles. Includes: clothing, bedding, curtains, shoes, sneakers, pajamas, pillows, purses, slippers, stuffed animals, ties,
towels; even undergarments. Basically anything made from
cloth materials, as long as they are dry and odor-free. Holes,
stains, rips are not a problem! Items in excellent shape may
be left in the Swap Shop for other residents to get a chance
to reuse locally. Otherwise place items in the collection boxes.
in this issue
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SALISBURY SAMPLER
JANUARY 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
1
2
Town Hall &
Transfer Station
Closed
5
6
7
4pm Film Society:
Animal Crackers*
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
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13
14
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
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10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
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27
28
11:30am Salisbury
Forum Girl Rising*
at Movie House
10am Knitting &
Crocheting*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
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Thursday
8
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
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RECYCLABLE OF THE MONTH
4
1:30pm Llama at
the Library*
10
11
10am Painting
Class*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Technology
@ Ten*
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17
18
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
10am Painting
Class*
5pm Housatonic
Camera Club
Opening *
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
11am Public
Skating*
4pm Era of
Ellegance*
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24
25
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
10am Painting
Class*
1pm Senior Pot
Luck Supper*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
11am Public
Skating*
4pm Unexpected
Houseplants*
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8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
10am Painting
Class*
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise
Class*
3-5:30pm Drop in
Bridge*
TLC Winter Classes
Begin*
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Saturday
8am Walking*
9am Swim*
11am Public
Skating*
4pm Nonstop
Plants*
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15
Friday
Save this date:
Textiles. Includes: clothing, bedding, curtains, shoes, sneakers, pajamas, pillows, purses, slippers, stuffed animals, ties,
towels; even undergarments. Basically anything made from
cloth materials, as long as they are dry and odor-free. Holes,
stains, rips are not a problem! Items in excellent shape may
be left in the Swap Shop for other residents to get a chance
to reuse locally. Otherwise place items in the collection boxes.
✽See article
Feb. 1 – SWSA
fundraising cocktail
party* & SWSA art
shows open
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