At the season opening of the Watertown Farmers’ Market on July 25, shoppers were able to select from locally-grown produce as well as crafts, clothing and organic lotions and soaps. The guest artisan was handmade jewelry expert Heidi Martin, with musical entertainment by the Sawtelles. For additional information about the weekly market, go to or contact Watertown Parks & Recreation at 860-945-5246. (Dreher photo)

Lion Brooke Harris brings Lion Peter McHale a certificate and chevron celebrating 40 years of service in the Watertown Lions Club. Mr. McHale has served on almost every position in the Watertown Lions Club. Most notably he was treasurer of the club for countless years, keeping the Lions’ accounts accurate by writing copious handwritten logs. He is a past president and Melvin Jones Fellow as well and has received every award the club offers. He is a longtime resident of Watertown and prides himself on his Irish heritage.

Diners can now relax outside on the newly constructed stone patio at the restaurant, Vintage 471 on Main, which was completed on July 24, including planter boxes and a firepit. The construction took 6 weeks, with the results including the surrounding stonework, adding to the ambience of the restaurant. Vintage 471 is located at 471 Main St. in Oakville, and serves traditional Italian fare, with gluten free options, as well as seafood, steaks, lamb chops, chicken, assorted salads and pasta.

The Water-Oak Little League Senior baseball team won the recent District 3 tournament championship not only because of their potent lineup, which produced 38 runs in the three-game series win over Prospect, but also because of their defense, led by catcher Mac Hanecak and the left side of the infield, anchored by third baseman Sam Silica and shortstop Brody Hanecak.

The Crescent Gallery at 158 Main St. in Thomaston will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 8. The celebration is to show appreciation for the community space. Over the years, this quaint, historic room has quietly seen many improvements. There will be a special tribute to ‘Ricki’ Schwanka, whose memorial fund allowed the gallery to install new lighting to showcase artists’ paintings. Celebrate at the gallery to acknowledge this gem, the extensive collection of art on the walls and the joy of its evolution. Those attending will be able to meet the artists.

THOMASTON — The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston will continue its 18th year of free summer concerts in the park with a concert by the ever-popular band, 60’s Satisfaction from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 2 in Seth Thomas Park on South Main St. 60’s Satisfaction features Pierce Campbell on guitar/vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on bass, Loren Evarts on piano/vocals, and John Rispoli on drums. The band promises lots of songs everyone loves.