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On July 14, the Knights of Columbus Atlantic Council 18 in Thomaston, presented four scholarships to deserving high school 2021 graduates from St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, which encompasses the towns of Thomaston, Plymouth, and Terryville. The four honored recipients were (from left), Aysiaa Wujcik, Kelly Poulin, Anna Colavecchio and Brendan Fainer. After awards were handed out, light refreshments were enjoyed by the recipients, their families, and the Knights of Columbus members and spouses. Read more

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Two outstanding Watertown High School senior students were chosen this year to receiving $1,000 for their well rounded achievements. “Carynn Liseo (left), and Noah Ryan continue to keep the CJ Saraceno memory alive” said Rita Saraceno in presenting the awards in memory of her son, Christophe…

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On Sunday, June 20th, Hunter Mancini of Oakville (front row, third from left), was honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Hunter is a member of Boy Scout Troop 140 St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville. This honor is one of the most important events in a Boy Scout’s program. By earnin…

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Jenna Hulstrunk of Holy Cross recently was awarded a $2,000 Memorial Scholarship from the Watertown Lions Club. Jenna will attend Fairfield University in the fall to major in nursing. She plans to become an APRN and eventually hold a doctorate in nursing practice. She was an intern as a medi…

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown Food Bank, Fuel Bank and Learn to Swim, Watertown Library, WHS Interact Club, WHS Ro…

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown Food Bank, Fuel Bank and Learn to Swim, Watertown Library, WHS Interact Club, WHS Ro…

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WATERTOWN — Noah Ryan of Watertown received a $2,000 Academic Scholarship from the Lions Club of Watertown. He plans to study theology, philosophy and the great books of Western civilization with a focus on education. He is leaning toward a career in youth ministry outreach and education.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services will offer a Food Explorers program, Zucchini Meatballs, at 5 p.m. Friday, July 30 via Zoom. The library is located at 100 Poverty Rd. 

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SOUTHBURY – The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department will host Miss Katie on Zoom to make  a Toad Abode at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22. The library is located at 100 Poverty Rd.

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TUCKER DOOLAN of Watertown has been named to the dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the spring semester. Mr. Doolan is the son of Joseph and Wendy Doolan and a member of the class of 2024, majoring in aerospace engineering.

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JESSICA STANGO, a Watertown High School graduate, maintained perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. Ms. Stango, from Watertown, will attend the University of Connecticut in Storrs majoring in environmental engineering. She was inducted into the honor society, played tennis …

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U.S. AIR FORCE AIRMAN Chelsea DeMarest graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A member of the Air National Guard, she completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core v…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department will host a STEAMonday program at 4 p.m. July 19 on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page.

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The Oakville-Watertown Chapter of UNICO Nation awarded scholarships to two Watertown High School graduates at Veterans Park on Wednesday, June 23. Shown are the members of the scholarship committee and the recipients including (from left), committee member Al Mickel, Emma Gallagher, Joshua M…

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Watertown’s Girl Scout Troop #64069 attended their end of the year cookout at Camp Anseox in Oxford on Sunday, June 13. They made various types of food and desserts in foil, which they cooked over a fire. They also played a “whodunit” type of game, which was set up around the camp grounds. S…

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WATERTOWN — The First Congregational Church will host Rocky Railways Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon from Monday, August 2 to Friday, August 6 for children ages 4 to 11 years at 40 DeForest St.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is will host a STEAMonday program at 4 p.m. July 19 on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page.

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ONE LAST TIME – As they waited for the call to assemble for the formal graduation ceremony, the Watertown High School Class of 2021 gathered together in the Cook Gymnasium to make plans for the summer and share their goals for the future before accepting their diplomas on June 17.

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WATERTOWN — Seniors from 12 area high schools participated in the DAR Good Citizens Award contest. Each student is eligible to enter an essay for the CTDAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest. Recipients from six schools received their Good Citizens Awards during a May meeting of the Trumbull-…

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Natalie Calo of Watertown, a 2020 graduate of Westover School in Middlebury and a current freshman studying physical therapy at Springfield College, was awarded the 2020 Fitness Fury Foundation Scholarship. Natalie was nominated by her AAU coach and mentor Margret Heyward Bowen from the Nort…

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ALEXA GRACE BROGNA of Woodbury received a bachelor of arts in education with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Ms. Brogna is a 2016 graduate of the Taft School. She is currently pursuing a master of arts in education at the University of North Carolina Ch…

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MIDDLEBURY — Westover School’s Class of 2022, under the leadership of this year’s Dorcas Heads Sarah Adams, Tate Dunbar and Morry Ajao, did not let the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic undermine the success of this year’s Dorcas Fair at the school, both as a fundraising for charity and as…

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MIDDLEBURY — Katy Wolff of Westport, a senior at Westover School, has won second place for poetry in this year’s Thornton Wilder Writing Competition for her poem “Meadow Mine,” the sixth consecutive time a Westover student has received a poetry award in the contest.

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WATERTOWN — Watertown High School will hold a Car Parade for students in the Class of 2021 on Sunday, June 13 beginning at 1 p.m. Residents are welcome to line the parade route to cheer the students on as they drive through town using the following route:

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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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U.S. AIR FORCE 1ST LT. GENEVIEVE ZASADA of Watertown recently graduated F-16 Pilot Training at Holloman AFB in Washington, D.C. on February 12. Lt. Zasada is a graduate of Watertown High School and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College before earning her BBA at the University of Hawaii…

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The Watertown High School Band was among several that took part in the annual Memorial Day parade through Watertown and Oakville on May 31 in honor of those who sacrificed their lives during times of war. (Dreher photo)

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Girl Scout Troop # 64069 was able to participate in the yearly Girl Scout Camporee at Camp Candlewood in New Fairfield. This year, it was a “day” event which was held on May 15. The theme for this year was “Around the World.” Many Girl Scouts from Connecticut enjoyed a day filled with activi…

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Cadette Girl Scout Troop 64005 cleaned up the Town Hall and DeLand Field area Saturday, April 24 in honor of Earth Day. The girls tidied up the field, dugouts, parking areas, along Steele Brook behind the field and sidewalks along portions of Echo Lake Road, Siemen Company Drive and Heminway…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that applications are now being accepted for the recently created Connecticut College Corps, which aims to recruit college students interested in working at summer enrichment programs as part of the governor’s plan to provide K-12 students and familie…

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MIDDLEBURY — Students from Westover School’s Drama Program gained insights into the craft of playwriting from the award-winning playwright and actor John Cariani during a recent Zoom workshop.

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EVANSTON, Ill. — The 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program announced the recipients of this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The $2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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MATHEW NARDELLA of Oakville will complete his four year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy in May. Stationed in Norfolk, Va., his tour included two deployments to several countries. Mr. Nardella is the son of Mary Beth and Danny Nardella and is a 2016 graduate of Watertown High School.

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. Shown collecting and boxing items are (from left), Kim Chepulis, Lillian Torrance, Samuel Sirica, Devin…

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. They collected hundreds of non-perishable food items which were donated to the Watertown Food Bank. Mon…

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Leo Daniela Perugini waits on a customer on April 17 in front of Adams Market. The Watertown High Leo Club sold more than 200 puzzle piece pins for Sun, Moon, and Stars’ new scholarship program. The scholarship will go to a WHS student who will work with special-needs children. The sale cont…