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Second Annual Winter Baseball Clinic With Willy Yahn

The Second Annual Winter Baseball Clinic With Willy Yahn will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Gym, 246 Warren Turnpike, Falls Village, CT 06031.

The clinic is presented by the HVRHS Athletic Department.

The entry fee is $20 per person.

To register email participant’s name , age and phone number to Anne MacNeil at

The clinic day schedule :

1:00 – 3:00 pm 9 – 12 year olds

3:30 – 5:30 pm 13 – 18 year olds

Other instructors will include current college and high school players

Willy played for four years at HVRHS, garnering many honors including two-time CHSCA All-State, three-time Berkshire League All Conference and Litchfield County MVP and two-time winner of the Steve Reich Pitcher of the Year awards. In his junior and senior years, he only struck out once.

During his four year career at UConn, Willy received many more accolades including American Athletic Conference First Team member and the 2017 Hirshhorn Foundation Award. He finished 14th in UConn history with 207 career hits.

In 2017 Willy was drafted in the 25th MLB round by the Baltimore Orioles organization.

For more information again email Anne MacNeil at

All proceeds from the clinic will benefit the HVRHS Baseball program.


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Ed McGuire Memorial 18th Annual Cannonball 5K Run

The Ed McGuire Memorial 18th Annual Cannonball 5K Run, will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the Falls Village Town Hall, 108 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031.

The event is co-sponsored by Shelly’s Hair Salon and the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department.

Parking and restroom facilities available at the old Fire House (next to the Falls Village Inn).

Walkers and athletes with disabilities are welcome. The walk is 2.5 miles. Timing is by Greystone Racing.

The entry fee is $25 plus a T-shirt for adults and $15 plus a T-shirt for 14 year olds and under if pre-registered before Oct 18th. Registrants after Oct. 18th will not receive a T-shirt. The entry fee on race day remains the same.

Go to for the registration form. Make checks payable to :

Falls Village Volunteer Fire Dept.

Mail to:


c/o Michelle Hansen

P.O. Box 276

Falls Village, CT 06031

The race day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am Registration

11:30 am Walkers begin with traditional firing of the cannon.

Noon 5K begins

Awards and refreshments (fruit and water) follow race.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two male and female finishers in nine age categories. Winners must be present to receive awards.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Dept. to help with their general operations.

For more information call (860) 824-0533 or visit

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Northwest Connecticut Hunger CROP Walk

The Northwest Connecticut Hunger CROP Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village, CT 06031.

The up to 10K walk is sponsored by Church World Service in Elkhart, IN and organized by the Trinity Church in Lakeville, CT. This is the 36th year of the Northwest CT CROP Walk. Participants can walk any distance they find comfortable.

Participants are encouraged to raise donations either by themselves or by forming teams. To register visit

There will be a Packet/Recruiter/Informational meeting on Tuesday Sept. 4 at 6:30 PM at Trinity Church when all the schools and churches receive their packet of promotional materials for their people, posters, and brochures, and also envelopes for those people who still like to collect donations in cash and checks.  The envelopes are handed in by the walkers on the day of the walk. Anyone is welcome to attend and pick up information on the walk, or learn how to start a team.

The walk day schedule is as follows:

1:00 pm Registration

1:30 pm Walk begins

Proceeds from the CROP Walk will benefit both Walk sponsor Church World Service (75%) and deserving neighbors in the Northwest Corner (25%) by funding local food banks.

Last year the CROP Walk raised $31,000.

For more information call Rev. Heidi Truax at (860) 435-2627 or email her at

Northwest CT Hunger CROP Walk organizers thank LaBonnes Market, Canaan McDonalds and the Canaan Stop & Shop for their generosity.

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