Tri-Corner Real Estate - June 2024

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FFA Banquet
Jennifer Markow

Housatonic Valley FFA held its annual banquet and award ceremony Thursday, June 6. See the video report here.

Volunteers are heart and soul of library’s massive book sale

The plaza in front of the Kent Memorial Library is thronged throughout the summer — weather permitting — as shoppers look for bargains on books.

Kathryn Boughton

KENT — There is an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. It’s not a child, but the proverb could as easily be applied to the Kent Memorial Library, a cultural hub for the community that relies on the unstinting assistance of a dedicated cadre of volunteers.

“We’re number one in Connecticut for the number of volunteer hours given,” said library Director Sarah Marshall, noting that just in May, while setting up for this year’s summer-long book sale, volunteers logged 389 hours. On average, during months when the annual sale is underway, volunteers give 350 hours a month.

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Insect insight
Patrick L. Sullivan

Max Galdos-Shapiro, an ecologist and educator, talked about insects and climate change at the Scoville Memorial Library Sunday, June 9. Galdos-Shapiro said that crane fly larvae are useful for determining the health of ecosystems and the effects of climate change because they live in larval form for five years in water and that water needs to be clean, cold and oxygenated.