More than a dozen hand-painted signs have been planted outside Rochambeau Middle School on Peter Road in Southbury, each bearing an encouraging word for passers-by. The colorful signs carry messages like “Shine Bright,” “United We Rise” and “I Have No Fear, I Have Only Love.” (Dunn photo)
OXFORD — Oxford Senior Center Quilting Guild member June Maciolek, Cynthia Gaillard and Edna Cruz have been busy sewing face masks designed with seniors in mind. They found that masks made with elastic that goes around the ears are not useful for those with hearing aids. In many cases, the hearing aids are knocked out by the elastic. In addition, many seniors cannot easily use masks that tie behind their heads, so the guild designed a mask that uses elastic beading cord, normally used for crafts and jewelry, to go around the head and neck.
SOUTHBURY — Waterbury HEALTH welcomes Dr. Elizabeth C. Riordan, M.D., FACS, to Alliance Medical Group’s Women’s Health Center in Southbury. Dr. Riordan is board certified and specializes in breast surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington and completed her residency training in general surgery at State University of New York at Stony Brook.
OAKVILLE-WATERTOWN - The original hope for American Legion baseball was that a decision would be made during the first week of June about playing a 2020 season. It was a valiant attempt to buy time, but reality won out in the end, as the organization announced last week that there would be no baseball played under the Legion banner this season.
Former Pomperaug Valley Garden Club president and current member Marty Sherman received a First Place Blue Ribbon Honor at this year’s Connecticut Flower Show for her photo of an Eastern Bluebird on a sugar maple branch. Judges remarks included “great complementary background which frames bird and draws eyes perfectly.” Her photo was entitled “In the Spring Woods a Splash of Sartorial Splendor.”
SOUTHBURY — Due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, the town’s Memorial Day Parade has been canceled for this year. A video of the Memorial Day Ceremony will be posted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at www.southbury-ct.org and will be shared on the town’s social media channels.