November 2014 Sampler

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
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Send submissions to Town Hall by the end of the
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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-
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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*
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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*
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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
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8am Walk*
9am Swim*
10am Exercise*
3pm Bridge*
4pm Chess*
5pm Free Diabetes
Update*; Town
Grove Advisory
6pm Images of
America*
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15
7:30pm Salisbury
Forum #3*
5pm Local Color
Exhibit*
8am Walk*
9am Swim*
4pm Salisbury
Asylum Farm*
6pm Crescendo
Concert*
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22
1pm Senior Pot
Luck*
8am Walk*
9am Swim*
4pm My Dear
Governess*;
Festival of Trees
opens*
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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*
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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]
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6pm Holiday Wines 8am Walk*
Tasting*
9am Swim*
11am The Rise of
Muslim
Nationalism*
4pm Sat. Book
Club Harvest*
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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
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Save this date:
✽See article
Dec 6
8-11am SWSA Ski
& Skate Swap
in this issue
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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,
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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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