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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer a free admission week for children from Tuesday, September 28, to Monday, October 4, at the museum, 80 Whitehall Rd., courtesy of Joan and Jack Benham.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host the Teens Choose book club on the second Wednesday of the month starting 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will offer “crafternoons” for teens and tweens at 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month starting Wednesday, October 20 at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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WATERTOWN — Commander Michael Minervino and Auxiliary President Brenda DiFederico, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7330, 85 Davis St., Oakville, have announced the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will host a virtual owl lantern craft program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23.

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Olivia Jalbert of Oakville, from Girl Scout Troop 64083, recently received her Silver Award. Olivia has participated in Girl Scouts for 11 years. She has volunteered for Kitty Kat Rescue in Oakville and realized there was a need for donations, and made that her Silver Award project. There we…

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OAKVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 52, sponsored by Union Congregational Church of Oakville, recognized Steven LeClerc of Oakville, who earned Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, on August 11. His Eagle Scout Project was to build lifesaving stations at Lake Winnemaug, Echo Lake and Sylvan Lake in …

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WATERTOWN — Cub Scout Pack 140 of Oakville/Watertown and Cub Scout Pack 52 of Oakville/Watertown will host a Scout Fun Day at Veterans Park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 28. The event is free to attend. Those interested in scouting may learn more about what Cub Scouts is all about. Th…

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OAKVILLE — Kyle Robinson of Watertown was recognized by Boy Scout Troop 52, sponsored by Union Congregational Church of Oakville, for earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor on July 14. 

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OAKVILLE — Will Daddario of Oakville was recognized by Boy Scout Troop 52, sponsored by Union Congregational Church of Oakville, for earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor on July 14. 

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OAKVILLE — Josh Scalo of Oakville, a member of Boy Scout Troop 52, sponsored by Union Congregational Church of Oakville, will receive his Eagle Scout rank on Wednesday, September 22. 

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The Knights of Columbus Council 3594 in Watertown awarded scholarships on Sunday August 1. This year’s recipients were Hannah Theriault, Brianna Nolan, Tucker Doolan, Evan Remiszewski, Julia Spagnoletti and Brianna Catalani. The Knights hosted a building dedication for their new pavilion. Th…

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WATERBURY — Boy Scout Troop 140 St. Mary Magdalen Church celebrated Boy Scout and Oakville resident Dillan Vejseli as he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was honored at the Albanian American Cultural and Islamic Center on 106 Columbia Blvd. in Waterbury, which is the location of his Eagl…

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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…

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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…