Shown are members of Troop 140 celebrating Mary Jane Concepcion’s newly minted U.S. citizenship. From left, Gina Vadney, Lynn Mancini, Michele Skarpa, Mary Welch, Jeanne Ralicki, Alex Mercer, Michael Cihal, Karen Grendzinski, Mike Mercer, Nate Garbrecht, Jace Kiernan, Greg Stroehle, Gavin Worth, Kyle Sarracco, Kitsune Vadney, Colin Christie, Alex Puttock, Oberon Vadney, Conner Garbrecht, Mary Jane Concepcion, Steve Christie, Jake Grendzinski, Bob Bernier, Noah Welch, Charlie Stroehle, Ryan Johnstone, Ray Johnstone and Gavin Garbrecht. See full story in Community News.

WATERTOWN — Members of the Trumbull-Porter Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up the Old Burying Ground in Watertown. The groups removed the 82 wreaths from the Wreaths Across America ceremony which had been placed on the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery, and a number of bags of trash.

On May 5, an auction was held to sell off the assets of the former Rock Garden Cafe on Main Street in Watertown. Everything inside the eatery, which closed last month, was up for bids, including furniture, computer systems, ovens, freezers, televisions and even menus. The bidding was spirited and with everything sold and carted away, the doors to the popular restaurant closed for good at 6 p.m. (Dreher photo)

WATERTOWN - Just in time, Watertown High School’s baseball team regained it’s footing and possibly saved it’s season with back-to- back wins after a four-game losing streak. Wins over Oxford and Wilby lifted the Indians to 8-6, which is where their record stood after their May 10 game against Naugatuck High School was rained out at Deland Field and rescheduled for Thursday, May 13 at 3:45 p.m.

DANBURY — Twenty-three Western Connecticut State University undergraduate art majors who are candidates for the bachelor of arts degree in 2021 are presenting their works in the Virtual Senior Portfolio Exhibition currently featured in Flickr albums open to public viewing on the WCSU Department of Art webpage. An in-person exhibition of a limited selection of these works will be held during May at the Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield.

WATERTOWN — The Watertown History Museum and local veterans groups will gather near the gazebo on Veterans Hill to honor the men and women who served in the First World War at 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Route 838. Veterans who were born in Watertown and Oakville, who lived here, and/or were buried here will be remembered with a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the monument’s dedication. This includes the 261 names on the monument, plus an additional 49 that were discovered by museum volunteers in the past 6 months.