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Girl Scouts in Junior Troop 64005 in Watertown made almost 100 treat bags for patients recently at the Harold Leever Cancer Center. The girls filled the bags with snack items to help patients get through their treatment appointments that last for several hours. Scouts that worked on this com… Read more

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CAST Preschool and the musical duo Jam Sandwich will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert for all ages at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at  B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North in Southbury. Julie Clark and Linda Goodman, who comprise Jam Sandwich and are the owners of CAST, welcome an…

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THOMASTON — Thomaston Center School hosted its first Cardboard Challenge Day for students in grades 4 through 6 on Friday, October 4. This idea began in the fall of 2011 when nine-year-old Caine Monroy of East Los Angeles made a cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store while looki…

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Several Thomaston Police Explorers were recently promoted. Rodney Banks (front, left) was promoted to associate advisor, Derek Dodge was promoted to sergeant and Anthony Preston Ross was promoted to sergeant; and (back) Kevin Smail was promoted to captain, John Scheerer was promoted to lieut…

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The Thomaston Rotary Club has named Thomaston High School student Emily Root as September’s Rotary Student of the Month. Emily’s parents, Jamie (left) and Susan Root, are pictured with Emily and Thomaston High School Principal John Perrucci.

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WATERTOWN — The Girl Scouts of the Crestwood Service Unit invite girls from kindergarten to grade 12 to an Open House for new Girl Scouts and volunteers at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at the John Trumbull Primary School cafeteria.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug High School will host its biannual clothing drive to help fund the class of 2020’s GradNite from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at the school, 5 Minortown Rd., Woodbury.

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THOMASTON — The Seth Thomas Park Revitalization Committee will host a ziti dinner and magic show at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at the First Congregational Church, 135 Main St.

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OAKVILLE — Special Wishes, a statewide non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses, hosted a charity walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28 at St. Mary Magdalen School, 140 Buckingham St. Money raised by the walk will help grant the wishes of Luca D…

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College will host a financial aid event at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 6, in the technology hall on the Waterbury campus, 750 Chase Pkwy.

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WATERTOWN — St. John the Evangelist Church will host its October Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 4, at 574 Main St. The October Festival will transform the St. John Church campus into a fall celebration designed to bring both parishioners and town residents together to enjoy a fall…

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The Sacred Heart High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a Pet Memorial Day on Monday, September 9 at Sacred Heart High School, 142 S. Elm St. For a small donation, students were able to include the name of a deceased pet and a personal tribute to that animal in a memory boo…

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Black Rock School staff members (from left) including, second-grade teachers Alisa Zepeck and Bethany Lahey; third-grade teacher Cindy Sabolcik; first-grade teachers Cheyenne Clark and Julia Peck and third-grade teacher Paul Biron served more than 200 bowls of ice cream to students and their…

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MIDDLEBURY — Prizes were awarded at Westover School’s convocation on September 5 to four members of Westover’s Class of 2020 in recognition of their achievements.             

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Watertown High School Graduate Kelsey DeJesus (second from right) received a scholarship award for her essay on Americanism from American Legion Post 195 Commander Dan De Angelis (far right) while her parents, Jennifer DeJesus and Richard DeJesus, stood by.

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THOMASTON — Thomaston High School hosted more than 70 colleges at its first college fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 at the high school, 185 Branch Rd. 

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WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center will host several environmental programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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WATERTOWN — The Taft School invites local students, parents and guidance counselors to an Open House for Day Students from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 17 in Taft’s Choral Room, 110 Woodbury Rd. 

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OAKVILLE —Special Wishes will host a walk to raise money to grant wishes to area children with life threatening illnesses on Saturday, September 28. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen School, 140 Buckingham St. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and be roughly 2.5 miles long.

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OAKVILLE — The Boy Scouts of Troop 52, Union Congregational Church, went on a trip through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., this summer. During the trip, 27 scouts split up into three groups and went on an almost 70-mile hiking journey in 10 days, car…

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Center School in Thomaston hosted an annual ice cream social on September 10. Staff members from Center School scooped ice cream and socialized with students and their families. More than one hundred students and their families attended the event. “Once again, the ice cream social was a grea…

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John Trumbull Primary School Principal Laura Meka (front, left) and Assistant Principal Jennifer Galik got slimed by kindergarten teacher Kate DeSantis (back left), second-grade teacher Jen Longo, first-grade teacher Jen Caprari and second-grade teacher Sean Ramsey during a school assembly o…

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WOODBURY — Area students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are off from school on Monday, September 30 are invited to attend a Survival Kids Camp Adventure at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.

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SHERMAN — Auditions for the Sherman Players’ production of the traditional British panto, “Jack and The Beanstalk,” will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, September 23 and 24, at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39.

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THOMASTON — Black Rock School will host its annual ice cream social from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19 on the side parking lot and playground areas at Black Rock School, 57 Branch Rd.

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WATERBURY — Sacred Heart High School former swim team members and their families will host a dedication ceremony of the new record board in honor of Coach Raymond Snyder, Jr.’s, many years of dedication and coaching at 6 p.m. Friday, October 11 at the Kennedy High School pool, 422 Highland Ave.

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MIDDLEBURY — The 28th annual Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd. Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, will feature live music starting at 1 p.m., German food, beer and free pumpkin decorating for children.

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The Watertown chapter of the Knights of Columbus recently awarded scholarships to six area students. Those receiving scholarships included Ryan Nolan (left), a student at the University of Connecticut’s pharmacy program; Brianna Nolan, a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University; Ali…

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WATERTOWN — The Litchfield County Children’s Choir will host rehearsals for its upcoming season from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sundays beginning September 15 at the Taft School, 110 Woodbury Rd. 

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SOUTHBURY — B’nai Israel Religious School will host a Mazel Tots program from 11 a.m. to noon Sundays, beginning Sunday, September 22, at the Walzer Family Jewish Center, 444 Main St. North. 

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WATERTOWN — The Park and Recreation Department will be offering a bus trip to the Big E Super Circus at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 18 at Deland Field, 61 Echo Lake Rd.

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SMILE FOR SCHOOL — First grade student Ellie Lubitski (left), John Trumbull Primary School Principal Laura Meka and first grade student Brooke Talarico gave big smiles as they walked into school in Watertown for their first day on Thursday, August 29. (Perugini photo)

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SOUTHBURY — The Alliance Française of Northwest Connecticut, located at One Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, has announced its fall session of French classes.

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MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, will mark the 50th anniversary of construction completion of Hop Brook Lake on Sunday, September 8, with a day in the park of fun family activities.

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BRISTOL — To usher in Mum Festival season, the Mum Festival Committee will host its popular Mum Festival Bingo, Sunday, September 15 at the Bristol Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St. 

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This month the Rotary Club of Thomaston, in conjunction with Thomaston Social Services, provided a donation of school supplies to Our Savior Lutheran Church’s chapter of New Beginnings to help students start the new school year. Director of Social Services Elizabeth Dobos (fourth from left) …

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DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University conferred master’s or doctoral degrees upon the following area students on Sunday, May 19, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.

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WOODBURY — The Community Events Ministry of Woodbury United Methodist Church will host a Family Magic Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 28, in Fellowship Hall, 4 Church St.