WATERTOWN — It was warm and the skies were clear as people gathered together to remember a day on which the conditions were eerily the same as they’d been 19 years ago. That day was September 11, 2001, and the coincidence wasn’t lost on those in attendance at Watertown’s annual remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony last Friday at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Watertown Plaza on Main Street.
WATERTOWN — The Brian O’Connell Homeless Project was founded by Donna Finneran in memory of her homeless twin brother who went missing in 2016 and was found deceased near the Naugatuck River. Brian had witnessed firsthand the terrorist attacks of September 11; he subsequently suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and as a result, became homeless. On September 13, the St. John the Evangelist Council of Catholic Womens’ Sock Drive was held and the results were wonderful.
WATERTOWN — The Ivy at Watertown, 655 Straits Tpke., recently opened and is accepting new residents, which has been an unexpected boon during the pandemic, because the population has remained small enough to give the assisted living residential community flexibility in accommodating social distancing guidelines.
WATERTOWN - While the fate of the high school football season has been tossed back and forth as a political hot potato, left out of the conversation have been the athletic young women who are as much a part of the scene as the players, the sideline crew and the fans themselves. They are the cheerleading teams, and at the John Mills Complex, the Watertown High School team under the coaching of Miranda Weidemier and assistants Chelsie Guerrera and Nick Lafferty are determined to make their presence felt this fall, even if fans aren’t there to be entertained and wowed by their chants, fli…
MIDDLEBURY — Nostalgia meets retro on at the Classic Car and Drive-in Movie Night Friday, September 25, at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Rd. The evening’s feature film, “Ford v Ferrari” will start at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m., offering those attending plenty of time enjoy the sights, refreshments, and live entertainment. The vintage auto corral and pop-up drive-in event are sure to draw a big audience of car enthusiasts and movie fans alike.
The Watertown Lions Club will host their annual Car Cruze as a real car cruise this year, on Sunday, September 27. Participants are asked to line up at Watertown High School on French Street at 10 a.m. The parade of cars will commence at approximately 11 a.m. and follow a route through Watertown and Oakville led by the Watertown Police Department.