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MIDDLEBURY, CT- 15 DEC 06- 121506JT01- <br />
Elie Bilmes, 18, lights up a bulb on the menorah during the annual Menorah Lighting on the Middlebury Green on Friday as Carolyn Falk, Melissa Fleischer and her children Jessica and Jered, 7, Selectman Hal Lynch, and Rachel Bashevkin sing for the ceremony. The event was arranged by the Middlebury Congregational Church, which owns the Green, and Westover School, whose maintenance staff sets up the menorahs aa gift to the school's Jewish neighbors. The tradition started in 1997 by the Rev. Dennis Calhoun and Selectman Elaine Strobel. One bulb will be lit after 3:30 p.m. for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.<br />
Josalee Thrift Republican-American