King Solomon’s Lodge No. 7 members John Stack (left), Steve Chiappalone, Bill Hubert, Steve Lewis, Richard Miska, Robert Stiles, Buzz Grayson, John Novak, Douglas Barry and Albin Weber hosted a Chili Cook Off to raise money for the lodge’s high school senior scholarship fund at Woodbury Brewing Company. They competed for the Golden Ladle, which Mr. Grayson won.
Loryn Ray, president of Community Theatre at Woodbury, presented a check for $309 from the drawing held at the March production of “Rabbit Hole” to Community Services Council President Bob Taylor, to benefit the Woodbury Food Bank. CTAW offers 100 percent of the proceeds raised by a drawing conducted at each performance to a non-profit organization in Woodbury.
OXFORD — A ribbon-cutting marked the opening of OXXO Care Cleaners, an ecological dry-cleaning service, on Thursday, April 11, in the Quarry Walk neighborhood, a 32-acre mixed-use development in the heart of town. OXXO Care Cleaners in Oxford, the first location in Connecticut, offers a 24/7 ATM drop-off and pick-up. Owner Salomon Mishaan started his business in Florida, then expanded to New Jersey and now, Connecticut.
Nonnewaug High School Senior Jarrett Michaels of Woodbury was named all-state for the 2018-2019 basketball season. Jarrett scored an average of 17 points per game and the Chiefs went 17-6 for the year. He was also named all-state for the football team.
SOUTHBURY — A selection of Tom Adkins’ oil paintings will be on display from May 2 through May 30 in the Southbury Public Library’s Gloria Cachion Art Gallery, 100 Poverty Rd. Mr. Adkins is a seasoned veteran of plein air painting and a graduate of Paier College of Art of New Haven. He is also a former student of the School of Visual Arts in New York.
BETHLEHEM — The Association for the Promotion of the Art of Horsemanship in America will host an Interactive Arts Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, that will showcase the art that can be created when riders and horses join with classical musicians and dancers. The Saturday event will be at Windhorse International, 184 Todd Hill Rd., Bethlehem, and the Sunday portion will be at Rivendell Dressage, 56 North Mabbettsville Rd., Millbrook, N.Y.