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Salisbury Cricket Club 4th Annual Charity Cricket Match and Children’s Fete

The Salisbury Cricket Club 4th Annual Charity Cricket Match will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Community Field in Lakeville, CT.

Spectator admission to the cricket match is free.

The match will pit the Salisbury Cricket Club (SCC) team against “The Rest of the World”. In last year’s match, SCC prevailed.

Match organizers are looking for participants who have played cricket before to join the “rest of the World” team. During the match’s half time, players will hold an informal clinic to teach spectators the basics of the game. The match will end around 4:00 pm.

The Children’s Fete, which will feature carnival style games, will run concurrently with the cricket match. Tickets for games will be $1 each.

The match day schedule is as follows:

10:30- 11:00 am Cricket match begins

11:00 am Children’s Fete begins

Cricket match half time Cricket clinic for beginners

4:00 pm Both Cricket Match and Children’s Fete end

Donations will be solicited from the players, commemorative hats and T-shirts will be sold and proceeds from the Children’s Fete will all benefit both the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service and The Jane Lloyd Fund.

For more information about Charity Cricket Match email David Shillingford at

For more information about the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service visit

For more information about The Jane Lloyd Fund visit

For more information about the Salisbury Cricket Club visit

Thank you to these generous sponsors

B Metcalf Paving

Bristow Proffitt Studio

Elyse Harney Real Estate

Hendricks Churchill

Hussey Painting

Klemm Real Estate

Pegasus Analytics

Salisbury Wines

St. Johns

Templar Advisors

Terranova Capital

The White Hart
















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Lime Rock Park Trans Am and Royals Memorial Day Classic

The Lime Rock Park Trans Am and Royals Memorial Day Classic will be held Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2019, at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

This is a new event for 2019 featuring  the Trans Am Series by Pirelli, the Sportscar Vintage Racing  Association (SVRA) and International GT. Get event details at

Entry fees (general admission):

Friday (at the gate only)  $30

Race Day Flex (Sat or Mon)  $45 advance,  $60 at the gate

Sunday  $5 advance, $10 at the gate

Weekend (Fri-Mon)  $65 advance, $80  at the gate

Advance online tickets end June 17th.


Activities for each day:

Friday – Trans Am and SVRA practice and qualifying

Saturday – Racing all day

Sunday –  The Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty featuring nearly 300 cars

Monday –  Racing resumes

There are a variety of admission options including weekend, camping, VIP and season passes. 16 year olds and under are admitted free as well as active military and veterans. For Memorial Day only, immediate military family members will also be admitted for free.

To order tickets or for more information visit

Advance sale online ticket discounts are available through May 17, 2019.

2019 events will support the Michael J Fox Foundation, Lime Rock Park’s signature charity.

To learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation visit

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Lime Rock Park 2019 Season Kickoff Celebration

The Lime Rock Park 2019 Season Kickoff Celebration will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The public is invited to this family-friendly event which celebrates the new racing season at Lime Rock Park. The day will feature cars on the track all day, music, local craft breweries, food trucks, local vendors, face painting, games bounce house, giveaways and more.

The event runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Entry to this event is free, but visitors are asked to bring a canned food or pet food item to support both The Corner Food Pantry and The Little Guild. Other non-profits like the Sharon Bargain Barn will be offering their vintage clothing line.

The Kickoff Celebration is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce, CPTV Kids and Wheels of Time Auto Restoration.

For more information call (860) 435-5000. or email

To learn more about Lime Rock Park visit

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Ride 1 Rally

The Ride 1 Rally will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The Rally is presented by Spectro Oils and Lime Rock Park.

The multi-stage event actually starts with rides from several locations including Spectro Oils headquarters in Brookfield, CT.  The rides will begin with coffee and site tours from 8:00 – 10:00 am followed by group rides to Lime Rock Park where the Rally will begin.

The second stage is at Lime Rock Park where the Rally, which is modeled after the well-known rallies at Daytona and Sturgis, will be held. There will be vendors. great food, stunt and bike shows, a motorcycle museum and much more. The track itself will not be available for use.

Entry to the Rally is free, but donations are encouraged to support Autism Speaks, which promotes solutions for individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. April is World Autism Month.

The Lime Rock Park gates will be open 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

To learn more about starting locations and other information visit or email

To learn more about Autism Speaks visit

To learn more about events at Lime Rock Park visit

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“Freezin for a Reason” Season

It’s “Freezin for a Reason” Season.

As the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen, so goes the old timers’ adage. We know that winter has a ways to go- it is still skiing, skating, basketball and now…cold water diving season.

Crazy folks throughout the world jump into frigid waters for all sorts of reasons- traditions, celebrations, rites of passage, supposed health benefits, but it is a particularly American trait to endure this kind of discomfort for charity.

But be careful what you call it. Both “Polar Plunge” and Polar Bear Plunge” have been trademarked by Special Olympics.

Three such events are coming up soon to a body of water near you in the sportingAcause Tri-state area.

The format is pretty much the same for all of them- entrants fundraise in the days and weeks before the event and bring a certain minimum amount to the event to qualify to plunge. Both teams and individuals are encouraged to participate.

On March 2nd, the Winsted Penguin Plunge, billed as the largest grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut, will be held at the Highland Lake Boat Launch in Winsted.

Then on March 30th and 31st, the Pittsfield 2019 Super Plunge and Polar Plunge will be held on Onota Lake at Burbank Park in Pittsfield. Now this event takes winter discomfort to a whole new level. In addition to the conventional plunge on March 31st, especially masochistic enthusiasts, who have raised a minimum of $1,000, have earned the right to plunge once an hour starting on March 30th for 24 consecutive hours. Their 24th and final plunge coincides with the one-timers. Now that’s dedication! This event supports Special Olympics Massachusetts.

On April 7th, the Spring Splash will be held at The Grove on Lakeville Lake in Lakeville, CT. This event supports two popular local causes- the Jane Lloyd Fund and the John Rice Scholarship Fund. I must note that 50% of the entrants for Spring Splash are high school students from area public and private schools. Way to go Kids!

By the way, you don’t have to submerge yourself in frigid waters to participate- go to one or more of these events and watch the fun from high ground. Donations are always appreciated.

By the time the Spring Splash wraps up, who knows, maybe we’ll be golfin!

Til next time.


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HYSB Spin-a- Thon

The HYSB Spin-a- Thon will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Studio Lakeville, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event, which is a guided spin class, is hosted by Studio Lakeville. They have devoted 15 spin bikes for individuals or teams to raise funds for the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

The entry fee for the 90 minute event is $25 per person, but registrants are encouraged to seek sponsors to donate a minimum of 25 cents per minute.

To register, go to, scroll down to the “Get Fit have Fun…” story, click on “Read More” and click “Register Now”.

Registration deadline is February 8th.

Spin Day Schedule:

2:00 pm Spin begins

4:00 pm Event ends

Proceeds from the Spin-a-Thon will help fund a $1000 scholarship for a 2019 graduate from Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Applications for the scholarship are due March 25, 2019.

To learn more about the Spin-a-Thon or the scholarship visit or call (860) 824-4720.

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Annual Housy Hockey Alumni Game

The Annual Housy Hockey Alumni Game will be held Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at the Hotchkiss School Rink, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The tournament, which pits the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) hockey team against Housy alumni and others, will feature a round robin format ( three games).

The entry fee for alumni players is $20 per person. The general admission fee is $5 per person. Additional donations gladly accepted.

The schedule of events is as follows:

3:30 – 5:30 pm Round robin tournament.

Pizza, beverages and desserts will be available for sale.

There will also be raffles for children and adults.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the family of Sarah Smith, a coach and friend of hockey who recently passed away.

For more information email Dean Diamond at

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Salisbury Winter Sports Association Ski Swap ‘n Sale

Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual SWSA Ski Swap ‘n Sale, Saturday, December 1st at the Lakeville Hose Company in Lakeville, CT.

Residents can bring equipment to be sold Friday, November 30th from 4 pm to 7:00 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. As always, the sale on Saturday will run from 8am to 11 am. From 11am to noon, residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon Saturday will become the property of SWSA.


“We are not sure that everyone knows that a large part of our sale involves new merchandise,” SWSA President Ken Barker said, “We bring in a massive amount of new Winter sports equipment and winter clothing at bargain basement prices. It’s almost like walking into a sporting goods store.”

Ski hats, gloves, goggles, socks, as well as downhill and cross country skis boots and bindings will be available. Snow shoes, parkas and other winter wear will also be on display at discount prices.

“Anyone could literally do most of their Christmas shopping there,” he added.


Of course there will be the usual inventory of used equipment- skates from $2 and up, skis and snow boards starting around $50 and ski boots for $10 and up.

Equipment eligible for sale includes downhill skis, boots and poles; cross country skis, boots and poles; ice skates, hockey equipment, snowboards and boots and snow shoes. No clothing please.


The Lakeville Hose Company will offer coffee and donuts for sale.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit several SWSA youth ski programs. Check SWSA’s website for more details.

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Falcon Fun Run 5K/10K Trail Run

The Falcon Fun Run 5K/10K Trail Run will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Indian Mountain School, 211 Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The 5K and 10K races utilize the schools trails and show off the 600 acre campus. The 5K is considered moderately challenging while the 10K is very challenging . The events will be held rain or shine.

Pre-register at before May 15th. Pre-registration entry fee is $28 plus $3.61 Eventbrite fee. Race day registration is still $28. T shirts to the first 100 registrants.

The races will be professionally timed by Greystone Timing.

The race day schedule:

11:00 am Registration

12:00 noon Races begin.

Trinket- style awards will be granted after the races.

Proceeds from the event will help defray the costs of trail preparation and other expenses while exposing runners to the beauty of the Indian Mountain School campus.

For more race information or to register visit Falcon Fun Run Tickets, Sun, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite, or call (860) 435-0871 ext. 179.

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