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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) Read more

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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SOUTHBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury offers emergency shelter for battered women and their children, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for civil and criminal matters, counseling and advocacy for children including art therapy, information and referral, outreach to the Hi…

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Quassy Amusement Park at 2132 Middlebury Rd. Middlebury, opened for the 2021 season with a Neighbors In Need event to which guests were asked to donate nonperishable food, dog food or dog toys, and personal care items. According to Quassy officials, the public’s response was overwhelming as …

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WATERTOWN — The Town of Watertown and the Economic Development Commission with state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-63, hosted an hour-long webinar to educate local restaurant owners on the benefits of the newly released Restaurant Revitalization Fund on April 30.

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WATERBURY — Strokes remain the No. 5 killer and the leading cause of disability in the United States. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation Waterbury to raise awareness about that fact and to raise the funds to change the statistic.

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WATERBURY— Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, an annual online giving event hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation for the ninth year, concluded a 36-hour flurry of giving at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, raising a record breaking $2 million. The bounty is earmarked for mor…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Farmers’ Market will have its opening day on Sunday, July 11 and will run on Sundays through October 24. The market is located at 690 Thomaston Rd., Town Garage #2.

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The brand new Jersey Mike’s announced a program that customers would receive a free regular sandwich in exchange for a $3 donation to the Watertown Police Departments’ Benevolent Association at Jersey Mike’s grand opening in the former KMart Plaza on April 14. The program, which ran through …

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce invites nonprofit organizations across Connecticut to raise money for their causes through the sale of raffle tickets for its annual Duck Race—a virtual fundraising initiative that will conclude on Friday, June 4.

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WATERBURY — Easterseals is accepting applications for the Community Outreach Scholarship Fund for eligible individuals with disabilities, who are pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university.

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MIDDLEBURY — Quassy Cares Neighbors in Need Weekends will usher in the 113th season at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd. The lakeside property will support a number of community service initiatives while offering guests discounted all-day ride passes when they donate items for chari…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital announces that its Wound Care Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction, awarded by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including…

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — The Board of Regents for Higher Education selected Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer of Naugatuck Valley Community College. Dr. Dresdner will become campus CEO of NVCC in Waterbury and Danbury effective June 4. She currently serves as interim CEO of NVCC, where she…

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LITCHFIELD — The Grotto Gift Shop, located at the Shrine of Lourdes at 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, has new spring hours. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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The Woodbury Connecticut Antiques and Flea Market is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 25 Sherman Hill Rd. The market is open weather permitting. Masks are required. Admission and parking are free. To become a vendor drive in after 6:30 a.m. any Saturday or Sunday…

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Watertown Rotarians Day Palmer (left), and Ilona Blouin volunteered at the registration and vaccination tables, entering patients’ information into the VAMS system, during the Watertown Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic held this past Saturday at the Town Hall. To enroll in VAMS (Vaccine Administratio…

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A Grand Opening Blue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, delayed one year due to Covid-19, was hosted on Thursday, March 11 at Vintage 471 Restaurant on Main. Attending the ceremony, from left, are state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32; state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-68; Operations Manager Mandie Dreher; owner Gio…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut is launching a competitive grant program that will provide reimbursements to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for the costs associated with implementing needed security infrastructure improvements at their facilities.

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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TORRINGTON — ARC of Litchfield County has been awarded two grants, which will enable the agency to purchase software that will allow staff to complete required training online and on demand. Thomaston Savings Bank and the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation awarded a total of $3,000. The North…

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TORRINGTON — Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has updated its visitor policy and is welcoming visitors with expanded hours effective to its main campus at 540 Litchfield St., both on the inpatient floors, ICU and Emergency Department and the Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter Emergency Department…

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The maintenance department at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark has been busy during the off-season getting the rides and attractions ready for the new year. Among the numerous projects the team has tackled were refinishing the seats on the popular Frantic thrill ride. The new purple and oran…

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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TORRINGTON — Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will sponsor a webinar entitled Get the Facts on Nasal and Sinus Disorders presented by CHH Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Ari Namon, M.D.

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BETHLEHEM — Peter Caswell has joined Wellspring’s Arch Bridge School as their new math teacher. Certified to teach math, physics and earth science, Mr. Caswell blends his 27 years of teaching experience with an emphasis on how these disciplines help his students appreciate the beauty and awe…

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WATERBURY — Lester P. Schindel has been named CEO of Waterbury HEALTH network. Mr. Schindel served as interim CEO of the network for the past 12 months leading the organization through the Covid-19 pandemic, a particularly challenging year for the organization and healthcare in general.

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WATERBURY — The Connecticut Community Foundation recently awarded $337,923 in grants to more than 25 nonprofit organizations serving residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College CEO, Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., faculty and staff welcomed the evening cohort of Advanced Manufacturing Technology students to campus for the spring semester. Dr. Dresdner expressed her enthusiasm for the program and invited the students to share the…

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WATERBURY — After nearly two years and $9 million, the Mattatuck Museum has announced its re-opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 28. The museum opens with new exhibitions, an artist installation in the plaza, reinstallation of the permanent collection and a re-interpretation of the Ort…