An excited crowd was on hand Saturday, November 2, for the Grand Opening of the new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Café at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. The co-op and café features a Glowforge laser cutter, a photo/slide scanner, a Cricut die cutting machine, a 3-D printer, a digital converter, an embroidery machine and more.

WOODBURY — Eagle Scout candidate Tommy Harrison of Troop 54 in Woodbury presented his finished Eagle Scout project, a GaGa Ball pit at Hollow Park, to the town of Woodbury on October 24. The ball pit is dedicated to Bill Butterly, the former first selectman of Woodbury who championed Tommy’s project and also supported it with a sizable personal donation.

SOUTHBURY — Alexandra Lin Mitchell, a licensed acupuncturist, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Alexandra Lin’s Acupuncture Center at 3 Pomperaug Office Park on Main Street South. Sharing space in Suite 103 with Dr. Erik LeMoullec, a chiropractor, Alexandra offers treatment for such conditions as migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, TMJ, sinusitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, digestive and reproductive issues and more.

MIDDLEBURY — Aldo A. Manzi of Middlebury died Tuesday, Novembe…

SOUTHBURY — Beatrice Gold, formerly of Dover Plains and Poughk…

WOODBURY — The Community Services Council of Woodbury will team up with Woodbury Brewing Company and the bluegrass band Sweetcake Mountain to co-host Bluegrass Sundays, a benefit concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday November 17, at the Woodbury Brewing Company, 738 Main St. South. “These family-friendly, no-cover events are meant to celebrate and strengthen our community’s bonds by co-hosting with local nonprofits like the Community Services Council of Woodbury,” said Alan Zinser, the band’s mandolin player.