Southbury Ambulance Association, Inc., the Southbury Police Department and Southbury Food Bank have extended thanks and gratitude to all those who participated in the Fill-a-Truck Thanksgiving food drive on Sunday, November 20, at Stop & Shop in Southbury Plaza. The outpouring of support was incredible. The ambulance and the police vehicles were filled. Monetary donations received went to the Southbury Food Bank. SAA members Burt Cieply (left) and Gordon Jones were among those participating in the food drive.
WOODBURY — A Woodbury family has opened their home to family members fleeing the war in Ukraine. Since arriving in the U.S. on Wednesday, June 15, Oleksandra “Lesya” and Kostiantyn “Kostya” Melnyk and their three sons have stayed with Mrs. Melnyk’s cousin, Svetlana Gelada, her husband, Louis C. Gelada, Jr., and daughter, Alessandra.
Market 32 by Price Chopper in Oxford has donated $1,365 to the Oxford Police Department to pay for the training supplies needed for active shooter training in the Oxford Public School system. First Selectman George Temple thanked Market 32 for its support to help keep the children of Oxford safe. Those at the presentation included (front, from left) Sgt. Anthony Cipriano, Marc Bibeau, Nancy Muniz, Krista Crowell, Anna Cernuch, First Selectman Temple, Dominique Ufree, Sgt. Keith Buinauskas; (back) Todd Griffin, Craig Belanger, Joe Como, Samantha Muttick, Jamie Bares and Brian Barkasy.
Five student-athletes from Pomperaug High School gathered with their families and coaches on Wednesday, November 15 on the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period to sign national letters of intent to participate in sports at the Division 1 collegiate level. Shown signing their letters are (front row, left to right), Colin Martin, Men’s Swimming, Iona University; Collin Thompson, Men’s Swimming, Bryant University and Emma Pfeiffer, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Florida Southern College. In the back row (from left), are Tyler Robie, Men’s Diving, Fairfield University and…
BRIDGEWATER — Joan P. Ivler’s “Art in Pieces” will be on display at the Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South from Tuesday, December 6, through January 29, 2023. The artist said, “My collages are all inspired by original works of other artists. I try to replicate lithographs, oils or just prints of these works using cut paper, colored pencils, watercolor and whatever else works. Needless to say, they aren’t exact copies since I put something of myself in each one. There are times things have been added, taken out or just moved around. Colors and patterns in some are close to the originals…
Christ Church Quaker Farms will hold its annual Cookie Walk and Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at the church, 470 Quaker Farms Rd., Oxford. This year’s theme is the Nutcracker. Visitors will be greeted by the Mouse King or Herr Drosselmeyer. Guests are invited to don gloves and select from thousands of delicious homemade cookies and candies. At 11 a.m. there will be a reading of the Nutcracker story for children of all ages. A Silver Tea is offered for breakfast or lunch. A teacup raffle and a homemade quilt raffle benefit the Youth Group Mission Trip.