SALISBURY SAMPLER cess based on three factors: a feeling of group superiority, at the same time personal insecurity, along with discipline to postpone gratification, while other groups fail because they lack such discipline and impulse control. The book has sparked many discussions because of purported cultural stereotyping. Following the Salisbury Forum program at 7:30pm at Salisbury Congregational Church, will be a Q&A session, along with the opportunity to purchase the authors’ books. Free admission. FMI*: www.salisburyforum.org. MY DEAR GOVERNESS When a cache of letters from Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann became available, they revealed the closeness of the two women, and Bahlmann’s role in helping the young author develop her prodigious talent. PriceGoldman traces the arc of their relationship, from teacher supporting literary aspirations, to the inevitable changes that ensued as Wharton grew into her social position and extraordinary abilities. Unfolding over three continents, from shortly after the Civil War through the heart of World War I, this life story of a governess and companion, who later became her personal secretary, sheds new light on Wharton’s domestic and professional life, and the loyalty and trust between these women from different social classes. Dr. Irene Goldman-Price’s lifelong interest in the works of Edith ❉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. Wharton has culminated in her editing My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann. She’s a member of the Edith Wharton Society, a trustee of The Mount, (Wharton’s house museum), & on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review. Nov 22, at 4pm at SML*. FESTIVAL OF TREES One of the most popular holiday traditions in the NW Corner, the annual Festival of Trees will open Nov 22 and run through the Gala Festival Party, 5–7pm on Dec 6, at Noble Horizons. This wonderful two-week family event in the Community Room will be open every day from noon to 4pm; late nights will be Thursday and Fridays until 6pm. Admission is free (the gala is $35 pp). This year’s theme, “Christmas in the Adirondacks” will be reflected throughout the setting, from the entryway scene, to the “stone” fireplace, to the special Children’s Corner. Each of the one-of-a-kind small trees, wreaths, and centerpieces have been created by individuals, students, merchants, and organizations. Visitors may place a silent auction bid on any display during the exhibit, and buy raffle tickets for an American Girl doll and a radiocontrol car. There’s a Loving Tree holding gift certificates for Noble Horizons residents to enjoy special services, such as haircuts and manicures. The Festival hosts groups from local day-care centers, schools, and nursing homes in the hours before opening to the public. Mrs. Claus reads a holiday story, songs are sung, and refreshments provided by members of the Noble Horizons Auxiliary are enjoyed. All proceeds are used for special purchases and extra activities for the residents of Noble Horizons. 12 MOONS COFFEE HOUSE Nov 1, 7–10pm, St. John’s Church in Salisbury (back door entrance): Tom Kohl Trio, with Tom Kohl, Mark Minkler, & Jon Doty. Donations cover expenses. FMI*: [email protected] MEDICARE PART D Yearly open enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage programs until December 7. Opportunity to compare prices and benefits. Call Mike Beck at 860-435-5191 for an appointment. Vote Nov. 4 SALISBURY SAMPLER PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LAKEVILLE, CT PERMIT NO. 110 Salisbury Town Hall 27 Main Street P.O. Box 548 Salisbury, CT 06068 Postal Customer SALISBURY SAMPLER A M E S V I L L E, L A K E V I L L E, L I M E R O C K, O R E H I L L, S A L I S B U R Y, TACONIC [ Vol. 15, No. 6 • November 2014] WHAT’S INSIDE Page 2 • Becoming Tom Thumb • SML Regulars • Film Society at SML • Saturday Book Club • Images of America • Campaigns That Drive Action Page 3 • The Rise of Muslim Nationalism • World War I Series • Half-Day Club for Kids • Kids Double Feature • Tom Schactman’s Book • Salisbury Forum #3 Page 4 • My Dear Governess • Festival of Trees • 12 Moons Coffee House • Medicare Part D Insert • Calendar for November Page 6 • Holiday Wines Tasting • Crescendo’s Tenth Anniversary Concert • Free Wellness/BP Clinics • Senior Activities at the Grove • Salisbury Recreation • Comfort & Conversation • No High Speed Internet? SALISBURY ASYLUM FARM While colonial ancestors are often held up as models of rugged individualism, they constructed systems to take care of their less fortunate neighbors. One was the New England town farm, in which a plot of land was purchased by a town and farmed by those deemed by local government to be in poverty. The workings of the Salisbury Asylum, Salisbury’s town farm, provide insights into New England attitudes about care of the poor and community responsibility. The “Salisbury Asylum and the New England Town Farm Movement,” by Peter Vermilyea, Nov 15 at 4pm at SML*, presented by the Salisbury Association Historical Society. Vermilyea teaches history at HVRHS and at Western CT State Univ. His blog www.hiddeninplainsightblog.com, explores the history of Litchfield County; he is author of The Hidden History of Litchfield County. LOCAL COLOR EXHIBIT On Nov 14, from 5–7pm, Noble Horizons will host a reception to celebrate the opening of “Local Color,” an exhibit and sale of new works by Karin Noyes, Karin Gerstel, and Dian Shapira. Each artist, known for her distinct and original craft, has created exceptional pieces that’ll make exquisite holiday gifts. Open weekends, 11am–4pm, through Dec 28. SALISBURY HAND DRUMMERS A benefit concert for the Little Guild of St Francis will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury on Nov 18 at 7pm. Led by John Marshall, well-known percussionist and leader of the percussion group Terra Coda, Salisbury Hand Drummers will feature African drum music. FREE DIABETES UPDATE Certified Diabetes Educator, Anne Hummel, R.N., will discuss the latest treatments, new therapies to prevent complications, and cutting-edge research on the development of an artificial pancreas. Appropriate for people with diabetes, health care professionals, family members, come learn about the latest tools and techniques used to manage diabetes. Bring questions to Noble Horizons on Nov 13, 5–6:30pm in the Learning Center. FMI*: 860-435-9851, ext. 166. SALISBURY SAMPLER BECOMING TOM THUMB Chess Club Thurs, 4–6:45pm, Nov 6, 13 & 20. For chess players of all ages and experience levels. A great learning opportunity for students, as well as for more developed players to test skill levels. Meets in the History room. New: Pre-School Story Time, Fridays 2–2:45pm, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28. Experience new and classic picture books, flannel board stories; learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time follows to help children build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten. When P. T. Barnum met twentyfive-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, CT hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. Adored worldwide as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. It details his triumphs on the NY stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-theworld tour. Join Eric Lehman on Nov 1 at 4pm for Becoming Tom Thumb, part of the series Uniquely American: 19th century Amusements and Entertainment. Lehman teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport, has published hundreds of stories, essays, and reviews, as well as eight books. FILM SOCIETY AT SML* The Alamo, Nov 1, 6:30pm. John Wayne directs and plays Davey Crockett. It’s 1836, and the Americans defend the fort against the raiding Mexicans. Cast includes Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wils, and Frankie Avalon. (161 minutes) Julie and Julia, Nov 28, 7pm. Written and directed by Nora Ephron, starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, it contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days. (2009) SML* REGULARS Wee Readers Story Time, Weds at 10:30am, Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26. A fun, interactive program for children ages 0–3. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles, and much more; followed by coloring activities and time with toys. Drop-In Bridge Practice skills in an informal group on Thursdays, 3–5:30pm, Nov 6, 13 & 20; FMI* John Dippel, 860-480-5041. SATURDAY BOOK CLUB Harvest by Jim Crace, Nov 8, at 4pm. After the harvest, inhabitants of a remote English agrarian community awaken, looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner’s table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspi• 2• SALISBURY SAMPLER cion as Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. Led by Diana King. IMAGES OF AMERICA “The Habitual Hiker,” Leonard M. Adkins, will talk about his new book, Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, and present a multimedia program accompanied by Appalachian folk music. Selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), National Park Service, state archives, historical societies, environmental organizations, and local Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs, the approximately 200 vintage photographs provide a look at life in the mountains before and during the trail’s creation. Adkins has hiked the entire trail five times, walked more than 19,000 miles in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, and is author of 18 books. He has aided the ATC in protecting endangered plants by being a Natural Heritage Monitor and a ridgerunner. Nov 13 at 6pm at SML*. CAMPAIGNS THAT DRIVE ACTION At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that help a small business or organization achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and announcements have become a core com- ponent, and email is more important than ever to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. Matthew Service, President of Service Internet Solutions, will reveal simple and effective best practices and considerations to increase their impact. He has more than thirty years of business experience, is a frequent presenter on Internet related topics, and is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert. SML* Nov 6, at 5:30pm. In collaboration with the NW CT Chamber of Commerce; FMI*: 860-435-2838. Part of the Centenary of World War I series, Hero of the Angry Sky draws on unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from his teenage informal training in Palm Beach, FL, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. Rossano, a graduate of Tufts Univ. and the Univ. of North Carolina, is an instructor of history at Salisbury School. Author/ editor of three books, as well as numerous articles and papers in the fields of maritime, military, and aviation history; he is winner of the 2013 Arthur Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature. HALF-DAY CLUB FOR KIDS THE RISE OF MUSLIM NATIONALISM Hotchkiss School history professor, Toby Elmore, will explain how the sub-continent’s unique combination of western intellectual history and distinctly south-Asian Muslim experience coalesced in a movement to establish an independent muslim state which culminated in the creation of Pakistan. A feature of the Hotchkiss School Colloquium Series, Noble Horizons, Nov 8 at 11am; register at www.noblehorizons.org or 860435-9851, ext. 190. WORLD WAR I SERIES Meet Geoffrey Rossano, author of Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace at SML* on Nov 9 at 4pm. ❉FMI=For More Information; WCR=Wardell Community Room; SML=Scoville Memorial Library Salisbury Central School has two back-to-back 1⁄2 days. Come either or both days to SML*, Nov 19 & 20, at 1:30pm, for two exciting, fun programs featuring Elephant and Piggy stories. Kids enjoy a special snack while listening; followed by fun crafts based on the books. Whilst program is geared for kids in K-3 grades, older children are welcome, too. KIDS DOUBLE FEATURE At SML*, Nov 27 at 1:30pm, a pre-Thanksgiving Movie Double Feature of the classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, (rated G) begins at 1:30, followed by How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) at 2pm. It’s a celebratory viewing on the big screen TV in the WCR*. The library will provide snacks and drinks; all ages welcome. • 3• TOM SHACHTMAN’S BOOK In Gentleman Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment, Tom Shachtman illuminates and charts the scientific exploits of the Founding Fathers, and how their scientific mindsets underlay their conceptions of the new United States of America. The founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, researched, stargazed, and even farmed, by means of scientific principles. The book illustrates how enlightenment took on a particularly scientific cast in the minds of the founders, and how their propensity for the sciences primed them to conceive of, and complete, a broadly transformative political revolution. He details how their science-mindedness made them more willing to consider a multitude of new ideas, and supplied the ideological rigor they needed to fashion a successful rebellion against the leading world power of the day. SML*, Nov 16 at 4pm; in partnership with Oblong Books; part of the Revolutionary War Revisited Series. Purchasing a book helps SML continue to bring authors to Salisbury. SALISBURY FORUM #3 Amy Chua, author of the 2011 best seller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and Jed Rubenfeld, will discuss their new book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America at The Salisbury Forum on Nov 14. Both law professors at Yale Law School, they maintain certain groups achieve great suc- SALISBURY SAMPLER NOVEMBER 2014 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 9am Swim* 4pm Becoming Tom Thumb* 6:30pm Film Society: The Alamo* 7pm 12 Moons Coffee House* 2 9 3 5 10am Knitting & Crocheting* 4pm Board of Selectmen Mtg. 6pm Region One BOE Town Hall Offices Closed 6am-8pm Election Day 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 10 Day 12 11 Veterans Town Hall & 4pm World War I Series* 10am Knitting & Crocheting* 6:30pm Conservation Commission 16 17 4pm Tom Shachtman’s Book* 4pm Crescendo Concert* 23 30 4 Trans Stn Closed 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 12-1pm Wellness/ BP Clinic (Grove)* 7:30pm Rec Comm 10am-12pm Free Wellness/BP Clinic (SVNA)* 10:30am Wee Readers* 6:30pm P & Z 10:30am Wee Readers* 5:30pm Fire Comm 13 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 3pm Bridge* 4pm Chess* 5pm Free Diabetes Update*; Town Grove Advisory 6pm Images of America* 14 15 7:30pm Salisbury Forum #3* 5pm Local Color Exhibit* 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 4pm Salisbury Asylum Farm* 6pm Crescendo Concert* 21 22 1pm Senior Pot Luck* 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 4pm My Dear Governess*; Festival of Trees opens* 28 29 Town Hall Closed 7pm Film Society: Julie and Julia* 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 20 10am Knitting & Crocheting* 3:30-4:30pm Comfort & Conversation* 5:30pm Salisbury Pathways Cmte 10:30am Wee Readers* 5:30pm TSBC (Sal. Town Hall) 6:30pm TRAC 1:30pm Half-day Club for Kids* 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 1:30pm Half-day Club for Kids* 3pm Bridge* 4pm Chess* 24 25 26 27 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 6:30pm SRTC 10:30am Wee Readers* 1-3pm Free Wellness/BP Clinic (SVNA)* Thanksgiving Town Hall & Transfer Station Closed 1:30pm Kids Double Feature: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving & How to Train Your Dragon 2* RECYCLABLE OF THE MONTH Vermicomposting—Composting with Worms! No room for backyard composting? Compost indoors and let the “Red Wigglers,” Eisenia foeida, do most of the work. Come to Worm Day, most likely in early December, make a worm bin, and receive some worms. Worm castings should be ready to use as a soil amendment for summer plantings. FMI*: email Brian so he can order enough worms! [email protected] 5• 8 6pm Holiday Wines 8am Walk* Tasting* 9am Swim* 11am The Rise of Muslim Nationalism* 4pm Sat. Book Club Harvest* 19 • 7 8am Walk* 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 3pm Bridge* 4pm Chess* 5:30pm Campaigns that Drive Action* 8am Walk* 8:30am Historic District 9am Swim* 10am Exercise* 5:30pm HCCC 6:30pm P & Z 7pm Salisbury Hand Drummers* 7:30pm SDTC 10am Knitting & Crocheting* 3:30-4:30pm Comfort & Conversation* 5:30pm Salisbury Affordable Housing Comm 5:30pm SCS BOE 18 6 Save this date: ✽See article Dec 6 8-11am SWSA Ski & Skate Swap in this issue SALISBURY SAMPLER HOLIDAY WINES TASTING On Nov 7, from 6–7:15pm, gather with friends in front of a warm fire in the Clubhouse Bar at Noble Horizons to enjoy a Holiday Wines tasting with Salisbury Wines owner, Warren Carter. Sample reds, sparkling wines, and whites; learn how to discern the nuances of a wine’s aroma, body and color, and the many subtleties that contribute to its flavor. Selection of the right wine can embellish holiday festivities. $10 per person (21 and over); registration requested www.noblehorizons.org or call 860-435-9851, ext. 190. CRESCENDO’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Crescendo will present Sounds That Transform: The ItalianArgentinian “Bach,” for its 10th anniversary. A program of Baroque sacred vocal music features the music of two great composers of the 18th century: wellknown and beloved J.S. Bach, and Domenico Zipoli, many of whose compositions were discovered in the late 20th century. Founder and Artistic Director, Christine Gevert, will direct the Crescendo Chorus and the Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra that will include Andean instruments. Soprano Julianne Baird, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, and tenor Pablo Bustos are soloists. Concerts are in Great Barrington, 6pm on Nov 15, at the First Congregational Church; at 4pm on Nov 16 in Lakeville at Trinity Church Lime Rock. Pre-concert talks are 30 minutes before each concert. Tickets: $30 general seating, $45 preferred; special rate for groups of 10+ on Nov 15. This is a Take Part Culture Card event of Salisbury Visiting Nurses Assoc. has free clinics every month on a set schedule. SVNA office on Salmon Kill Rd: first Wed, 10am to Noon; fourth Wed, 1–3pm. Lakeville Town Grove: second Tues, Noon–1pm. 860-435-5186, or email [email protected] . Swim & Walk 2014–15 The Hotchkiss School pool and indoor track will be available: Adult-only lap swim to June 13, 2015, from 9–10:30am on Tues., Thurs. & Sat.; $200 for a season pass (make checks payable to Salisbury Recreation, mail to the Salisbury Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 548, Salisbury, CT 06068) or $5 per session. Walking & Jogging, Nov. 4–May 21, 2015, from 8–10am; $2 per-session cost may be paid at the door. Street shoes & food are not permitted on the track; carry walking shoes into the building & change before entering the track. SENIOR ACTIVITIES AT THE GROVE COMFORT & CONVERSATION Knitting & Crocheting, Mondays, 10am–12pm: come in, relax & converse; Joanne Robinson adds her guidance and yarn to share. Exercise Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10–11am: easy, light exercises, most done sitting in a chair; led by Diane Magnuson or Jano Fairservice. Pot Luck Supper, 1 pm Friday, Nov 21, stuffed roast turkey; main course & beverages provided, please bring a dish or desert to share. FMI*: Mike 860-435-5191. Daily Lunch Program, at 12pm Mon/Wed/Thurs: suggested donation $3/ meal, Tuesday, $4/ meal. Reserve 24 hours in advance: 860-435-5197. The holidays can be difficult. There is help. Comfort and Conversation for the Bereaved. One doesn’t have to pretend anything here, nor have to be “fine.” One can be quiet and just listen, or can speak. Facilitated by The Rev. Eileen Epperson, hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. Nov 17 & 24, 3:30–4:30pm in Noble Horizons Community Room. FMI*: Eileen at 860-4350816, ext. 124. Program is a gift to the community from SVNA. the NW CT Arts Council; concerts are supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England. Purchase tickets on www.worldclassmusic.org or call 860-435-4866. FREE WELLNESS/BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS SALISBURY RECREATION Program details as well as holiday and other closing dates are posted on the town website www.salisburyct.us. FMI: Lisa McAuliffe, • 6• NO HIGH SPEED INTERNET? The Town of Salisbury wants to know if a street (or part of one) does not have high speed internet, and how residents connect, if at all. Send dweller’s name & street address by one of the following: text: 978-201-9680, email: [email protected], or write: Got Internet?, Salisbury Town Hall, P.O. Box 548, Salisbury, CT 06068.
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