A Wreaths Across America Ceremony was held at the Old Burying Ground in Watertown on December 18. A large crowd gathered in the inclement weather to help honor all veterans, especially those buried in the cemetery. Shown are members of local VFWs, members of the Watertown Veterans Memorial Committee and Mary Kight, Gold Star Mother. Please go to Community News for the full story.

WATERTOWN — A Wreaths Across America Ceremony was held at the Old Burying Ground in Watertown on December 18. A large crowd gathered in the inclement weather to honor all veterans, especially those buried in the cemetery. The Trumbull-Porter Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee co-sponsored the event with participants from the Town of Watertown, VFW Post 7330 in Oakville, VFW Post 5157 of Watertown, the American Legion, and members of the Watertown/Oakville Veterans Council.

The Watertown Rotary club hosted Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Jessica Reho, at their weekly meeting held at Hawk Ridge Winery on January 5. The literacy organization, through the valuable use of trained volunteers and community partners, strives to improve all lives through literacy by cultivating educational opportunities for adults. Those seeking more information may go to www.lvgwct.org. Shown (from left), are Rotarian/Literacy Volunteer President Justin Golden, Executive Director Jessica Reho and Rotary President Joe Caligiuri.

WATERTOWN - Building some momentum for their first of two meetings with Iron Division co-leading St. Paul Catholic High School on January 18 was going to be a key for the Watertown High School girls when they faced another Division rival in Wolcott High School on January 15 at the Cook Gym. For the second straight time after a loss to Seymour, coach Jason Hurdle’s crew showed they were ready for the Falcons, using bursts in the second and fourth quarters to take down the Eagles, 61-51 to improve to 6-3 with their third victory in four games.

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WASHINGTON — The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, 1 Green Hill Rd., has partnered with KMR Arts to present “Goodnight My Love,” a photography exhibit by Ernest C. Withers, documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the South from the late 1940s through the 1960s. His photographs have captured some of the most historic events in U.S. history, from the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Mississippi trial of Emmett Till. The exhibit will be on view through Monday, February 7.