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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. Read more

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OAKVILLE — The Friends of the Watertown Library Book Nook are holding their annual half price sale during the month of August. All books will be half-price.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Foundation is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations for non-recurring capital improvement grants. Organizations must be tax-exempt and located within a 15-mile radius of Watertown. Applications are due Saturday, August 14. The proposed capit…

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THOMASTON – Thomaston Savings Bank employees raised a total of $2,245 for the Plymouth Community Food Pantry. The bank’s Denim Days allow employees to wear jeans on Fridays throughout the month for a small donation to a preselected local non-profit which provides vital services to the commun…

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

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital welcomes Carina Biggs, M.D., F.A.C.S. as Trauma Medical Director for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Biggs will ensure that the Level 2 Trauma program meets all necessary regulatory requirements and oversee Quality and Process Improvement for trauma care as wel…

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TORRINGTON — Heart patients in the Northwest region diagnosed with congestive heart failure can have their condition remotely monitored daily thanks to a new outpatient procedure now performed at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital by Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiologist…

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TORRINGTON — The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute has announced the addition of Dr. Madhavi Gorusu, M.D., MBA, who will serve as the new director and one of the team providers based at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s new Medical Oncology and Infusion Center in Torrington.

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OAKVILLE — The Book Nook, located at the lower level of the Oakville Branch Library at 55 Davis St. offers half-price authors for the month of July. The selected authors are David Baldacci and Nora Roberts. Any book written by these authors is half-price during the month of July. There are a…

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Watertown High School senior Erica Santangeli (left), was awarded the first Reaching 4 the Stars Scholarship, presented by Christine Faressa, founder and president of Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to autism families in the greater Watertown area. Ms. Santangeli intends …

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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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WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Rd., is participating in a new study under the supervision of Dr. Oswald Schmitz, the Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology in the Yale University School of the Environment.

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The Rotary Club of Watertown meets at Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown at noon on Wednesdays. The Rotary would like to thank guest speakers for attending their luncheons. Guests have included school Superindendent Dr. Allison Villanueva, Town Fire Chief Dave Bromley and the town Fire Marshal K…

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

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The Access Rehab Center, 365 Main St., Watertown, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting and open house. Those on hand included (front, from left),Melissa Pietrantuono, site manager and physician therapist; President and CEO of Waterbury HEALTH Lester Schindel; Wa…

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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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The Watertown Rotary Club met recently and brought new members into the organization. Shown (from left), are Watertown Club Membership Chair Rob Scott, newly inducted member Dr. Alison Villanueva, also newly inducted member Kathleen Raimo and Past President Margret Warner.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that additional young people this year will be able to benefit from the expansion of the Connecticut Youth Employment Program, which provides year-round employment opportunities for young people across Connecticut with community-based agencies.

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The Watertown Rotary Club met recently and brought new members into the organization. Shown (from left), are Watertown Rotary Club President Hugh Langin, Past President Margret Warner and newly inducted member Irene Guanill.

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In a ceremony on June 2, Jersey Mike’s owner Fran McCormack (left), presented a check for $3,000 to the Watertown Police Department, the proceeds from a grand opening program in which customers received a free sandwich in exchange for a $3 donation to the WPD Police Benevolent Association. N…

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College, in collaboration with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, is offering a new Basic Manufacturing Certificate course, a strong credential for local manufacturing jobs.

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The magic/comedy of Jim and Sandy Sisti returned  May 29 to the Carousel Theatre Stage at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury. The husband and wife couple have performed for nearly two decades at the lakeside park. Shows start at 1 p.m. with three and four performances daily durin…

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WATERTOWN — The deadline for this year’s applications for non-recurring capital improvement grants to benefit local nonprofits from the Watertown Foundation is Friday, August 13. To qualify, nonprofit organizations must be tax-exempt and located within a 15-mile radius of Watertown. The prop…

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TORRINGTON — SCORE Northwest Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work with small businesses.

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Excavation work has begun on a new outdoor patio for Vintage 471 On Main Restaurant in Oakville. The popular eatery, like so many local businesses, is showing encouraging signs of recovery and growth. The new patio will be soon be completed for the enjoyment of summer dining. 

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Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., the non-denominational non-profit located at 1713 Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, was the recipient of dozens of personal care items donated by residents throughout the Greater Waterbury community during the Quassy Cares Neighbors in Need Weekends on April 24 and 25, and …

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The town of Watertown welcomed a new business to Oakville, the Renacere Healthy Club located at 320 Main St. The shop offers a variety of healthy smoothies. Shop hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,  and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Shown at the…

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

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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 spirite…

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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…