Watertown Parks and Recreation will host a pre-Valentine’s Day party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13 in room A100 at John Trumbull Primary School, 779 Buckingham St., in Oakville. Instructors Donna Cincogrono and Hannah Collier will lead children in crafts and other Valentine-related activities. Children may wear pajamas; snacks will be provided. The program is open to students in kindergarten to fifth grade.

SOUTHBURY — “I just don’t understand what you have to do with Easterseals...” Dr. Annette Burton, director of the Easterseals Center for Better Hearing, hears that a lot. When people come to the full-service hearing center that recently moved into the new cinema complex at 690 Main St. South, many have preconceived notions about the organization that previously focused on helping handicapped children.

SOUTHBURY — Robert P. Potz, 83, passed away Saturday, January …

WATERTOWN — Reale Leo Mailhot passed away Saturday, January 11…

WATERTOWN — David L. Moody, 76, of Watertown, recently passed …

WATERTOWN — Salvatore S. Faraci, 91, of Buckingham Street, die…

OAKVILLE — Michele Bartoli, 84, of Oakville, formerly of Water…

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WATERTOWN — In the Letter to the Editor by Danielle Jette which appeared in the January 10, 2020 edition of the Town Times, the Watertown Poli…

WATERTOWN — The Watertown History Museum and the Friends of the Watertown Library will host Tammy Denease as Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16, at the Watertown Library, 470 Main St. Ms. Denease has a history in storytelling and historical interpretations. She grew up in Columbus, Miss., listening to her grandmother and great-grandmother, a former slave who lived to be 125 years old, tell stories about their ancestry. Ms. Denease brings historical figures to life for listeners to enjoy.

WATERTOWN — The Republican Town Committee will host its Souper Bowl challenge from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 25 at the Veterans of Foreign War, 85 Davis St., Oakville. This is a friendly competition between Watertown, Bethlehem, Woodbury and Southbury. Participants may sample 10 soups and vote on which soup is best. Tickets are $5 and participants will receive one raffle ticket for every canned good donated for a chance to win a door prize and generate stock for the local food bank.