Students share historical research

Students from Salisbury Central School presented history projects at Lewis Mills High School last month.

James H. Clark

Students share historical research

SALISBURY — A group of Salisbury Central School middle school students examining “Turning Points in History” have compiled their work for a display at the Salisbury Association’s Academy Building.

The students participated in a History Day competition at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington on March 16.

One exhibit, by Aria Belter, Rozelynd Lachance, Miguel Santiago and Leah Wilcox, chose the work of fashion designer Coco Chanel because “her way of changing the industry changed the way people dress.”

The group detailed exactly how they proceeded with their research.

Garrett Meindl’s topic was “The First Motor Powered Car,” to wit the Benz Motorwagen, built in 1885 in Germany by Karl Benz.

“It was the first motorcar, and the first one in production too.”

Meindl continued: “In 1888 his wife took it from Mannheim to Pforzheim, which is 56.17196 miles, so it proved it wasn’t weak.”

There are three videos in the exhibit, only one of which was available on Friday, March 29 when the Lakeville Journal visited.

“The Tragedy We Call 9/11,” by Michael Parris and Vincent Valcin, contains interviews with people who lived in New York City and in Salisbury on Sept. 11, 2001.

The video won second place in the regional contest, so the filmmakers were invited to the statewide competition on May 4.

The other two videos are “A Brief History of Written Language” by Theodore Kneeland and “Turning Points in Animation by Niki Clark and Cole Johnson. The latter took third place and will also go to the state competition.

The Salisbury Association covered the entry fees for the regional competition and will do so for the state event as well.

Latest News

Robert J. Pallone

NORFOLK — Robert J. Pallone, 69, of Perkins St. passed away April 12, 2024, at St. Vincent Medical Center. He was a loving, eccentric CPA. He was kind and compassionate. If you ever needed anything, Bob would be right there. He touched many lives and even saved one.

Bob was born Feb. 5, 1955 in Torrington, the son of the late Joesph and Elizabeth Pallone.

Keep ReadingShow less
The artistic life of Joelle Sander

"Flowers" by the late artist and writer Joelle Sander.

Cornwall Library

The Cornwall Library unveiled its latest art exhibition, “Live It Up!,” showcasing the work of the late West Cornwall resident Joelle Sander on Saturday, April 13. The twenty works on canvas on display were curated in partnership with the library with the help of her son, Jason Sander, from the collection of paintings she left behind to him. Clearly enamored with nature in all its seasons, Sander, who split time between her home in New York City and her country house in Litchfield County, took inspiration from the distinctive white bark trunks of the area’s many birch trees, the swirling snow of Connecticut’s wintery woods, and even the scenic view of the Audubon in Sharon. The sole painting to depict fauna is a melancholy near-abstract outline of a cow, rootless in a miasma haze of plum and Persian blue paint. Her most prominently displayed painting, “Flowers,” effectively builds up layers of paint so that her flurry of petals takes on a three-dimensional texture in their rough application, reminiscent of another Cornwall artist, Don Bracken.

Keep ReadingShow less
A Seder to savor in Sheffield

Rabbi Zach Fredman

Zivar Amrami

On April 23, Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield will host “Feast of Mystics,” a Passover Seder that promises to provide ecstasy for the senses.

“’The Feast of Mystics’ was a title we used for events back when I was running The New Shul,” said Rabbi Zach Fredman of his time at the independent creative community in the West Village in New York City.

Keep ReadingShow less