The Cakes & Sweets by Emanuela One Year Anniversary Celebration originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to the forecast storm to next Sunday, January 27. Please mark your calendar to come and enjoy the festivities and sweet and savory tasties.

Smooth and pristine, as yet unsullied by snow, the ice on this pond on Cowles Road in Woodbury was perfect for practicing figure eights on a cold winter's morning. David Snieckus did just that on Wednesday, January 16, then took this photo of the pattern he left behind.

WATERBURY —The Waterbury Regional Chamber will host the 2019 Harold Webster Smith Awards Breakfast from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 24 at Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility, 45 Murphy Rd., Prospect. The annual awards recognize small companies and business executives who have demonstrated achievement and excellence.

SHELTON — Gloria S. Ward, 86, of Shelton, passed away Sunday, …

SOUTHBURY — Margaret Bocci, 93, died peacefully Monday, Januar…

SOUTHBURY — Mary Ann Hogan, 84, departed this life Wednesday, …

OXFORD — Lorraine Hummel, 85, of Oxford, passed away Sunday, J…

WOODBURY — The New Morning Songwriter’s Series will present Thomasina Levy, Dr. Steve, Sharon Klein and Tom Heany, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 26, in the upstairs Community Room at New Morning Market, 129 Main St. North. The series focuses on singer-songwriters and includes both local and touring acts in an “in the round” format where the artists take turns performing their songs.

WOW (What’s On in Woodbury) will host a guided painting night for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24, at the Woodbury Senior/Community Center. Led by Kate Gorham of the Golden Button Art Studio, the evening includes all materials to make a winter themed painting. The event is free for interested adults but space is limited and registration is required. For questions or to register for the program, call the Park & Rec Department at 203-263-3113.