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.
Shepaug’s Taylor Giroux (at right) drives the ball in the right direction for the Spartans as they wrapped up their season with a 2-0 defeat of the visiting Highlanders from Northwestern last Wednesday, November 6 in Washington.
Paintings by Oxford artist Mary Jane Ives are on view through November 30 in the Waterbury Hospital Art Corridor, 64 Robbins St. A self-taught artist who enjoys painting seascapes, landscapes and various still life subjects, Ms. Ives prefers working in oils because of their brilliance and durability. She won the Tommie Davis Award for Best in Show at the 2017 The Art of Experience juried show at Pomperaug Woods in Southbury and her work will hang in the Middlebury Library, 30 Crest Rd., during January and February.
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.