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BETHLEHEM — Diane Mucherino, owner of Diane’s Gift and Garden, 205 Main St. South, is ready for the holidays. More to the point, her shop is ready for customers who are looking for gifts and decorations for their own celebrations. The gift shop features fresh flowers that can be fashioned in…

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SOUTHBURY — After six months of construction, the Southbury Plaza celebrated the grand opening of Old Navy in the former Kmart space on Saturday, November 23, with a ribbon-cutting, music and lines of shoppers waiting to get into the 13,000-square-foot store. Owned by Gap, Inc., Old Navy off…

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The Southbury Plaza celebrated the opening of its new Old Navy store on Saturday, November 23, with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, music, discount coupons and face painting. On hand to cut the ribbon at 9 a.m. were (from left) Tishea Tallman, the store’s general manager; Southbury First Sel…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Training School Thrift Shops — Thrift One, Thrift Too and the Little Shop — are open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, at the Training School campus, 1461 South Britain Rd.

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MONROE – The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office during October.

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 14th annual Christmas Celebration of Lights at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 when colleagues, family and friends will gather to celebrate the Christmas season and to remember loved ones, living and deceased. The St. Mary’s Hospital Christ…

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SOUTHBURY — The Smile Spot Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics collected 1000 pounds of candy from its eighth annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event. Dr. Stephen Kest gave each child $1 per pound of candy and the chance to win an iPad. The Smile Spot team shipped the candy to Operation Grat…

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SOUTHBURY — The merchants of the Southbury Plaza have teamed up with the officers from the Southbury Police Department to organize a holiday toy drive to benefit children in need. Police officers plan to be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29 and …

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KEVIN MITCHAEL of Woodbury has been appointed to the board of Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust. Mr. Mitchael brings strategic leadership experience in brand, product, digital and retail marketing to new mothers and families with young children, having worked with such brands as Carter’s…

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during October.

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Quassy Amusement and Water Park’s new Tidal Wave Giant Swinging Ship is taking shape at the SBF/Visa Group facilities in Italy, where it is being constructed. The ride will be available for Quassy’s 112th season, which will open the last weekend of April 2020. Tidal Wave is the sixth new att…

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WATERBURY — Dr. Christine S. Armstrong joined Alliance Medical Group, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH. Dr. Armstrong received her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology …

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MONROE — Future Business Leaders of America officers from Masuk High School recently attended the Connecticut Future Business Leaders of America Fall Leadership Conference with their advisor Lynn Costello. FBLA officers from schools throughout Connecticut learned how they could enhance their…

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WOODBURY — Those who drive along Woodbury’s Route 6 are accustomed to seeing large works of art outside Good News Restaurant and Bar. But a colorful cow that has come to graze on the Good News patio represents a metaphorical full circle for owner Carole Peck, a tangible link to the time befo…

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WATERBURY — Angie Matthis, executive director of the Greater Waterbury Health Partnership, has announced that GWHP has been awarded more than $100,000 in combined grant funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation and the ION Bank Foundation. 

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WATERBURY — VNA Health at Home, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH has been awarded the Patient Satisfaction 2019 Award of Distinction by Fazzi’s Patient Satisfaction Service of the Home Health Care Consumer Survey Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

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WATERBURY — Post University, in partnership with TriBury BNI Group, will host the next seminar in the monthly What Matters Most lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 in the MacDermid Hall Auditorium at Post University, 800 Country Club Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The following real estate agents were given awards for the month of October at the the Southbury office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at  385 Main St. South.

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MIDDLEBURY — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during October.

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MONROE – The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office during September.

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WASHINGTON — Long-time agent James Appleyard of Klemm Real Estate has officially retired after 28 years as a senior sales associate. Mr. Appleyard had a momentous real estate career at Klemm. Early on, he specialized in rentals, and was instrumental in forming Klemm Rentals. He sold Birches …

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WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare presented the Diseases Attacking the Immune System Award to nurse Patricia Petronis, R.N., of Oxford for Extraordinary Nursing Care. The DAISY award is presented quarterly to an extraordinary Gaylord clinician who exemplifies the essence of professi…

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Allstar Home Appliance Center, 1215 Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, will host a Ribbon Cutting Out For Business networking event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, for members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Owner John Ciccio (left) recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of the b…

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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 co…

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MIDDLEBURY — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bannon and Hebert has announced that Lori Geraci was named Top Producer for September.

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during September.

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Southbury School of Performing Arts recently welcomed four new dancers to the school’s pointe program. The dancers have been working diligently, taking several classes a week in order to achieve this goal. “As their mentor, it is very fulfilling to see the dancers’ technique, prowess and sel…

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LESLIE GOLD will be the guest speaker at the next Working Women’s Forum Wednesday, November 13, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Rd., Sandy Hook. Networking and a light dinner will begin at 6 p.m. before Ms. Gold speaks. She spent her career as a successful entrepreneur and top-rated tal…

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The merchants of the Southbury Plaza opened their doors to Halloween trick or treaters Thursday, October 31. As is the annual tradition, participating families were encouraged to bring a donation for the Southbury Food Bank. At right, Molly Rominiecki of Southbury, dressed as the Statue of L…

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NAUGATUCK —The Naugatuck Rotary Club will honor Donna Palomba, founder and president of Jane Doe No More, with the 2019 Paul Harris Award at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, at the Crystal Room, 98 School St. The Paul Harris Award has been presented annually since 2008 to someone who has exem…

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SOUTHBURY — The Lutheran Home of Southbury recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at 990 Main St. North. Guild President Judy Katzmark said the original Parley Manor, which is the white house on the front lawn of the home, was built in 1919 to serve many who were left alone and unable to …

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WASHINGTON — Byrde + the b will host an exhibition of artist Santo Bruno opening from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9,  continuing through December 5 at 10 Titus Rd. Santo Bruno has worked in two and three-dimensional media as well as installations. 

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SOUTHBURY — Jeweler Gayle O’Neill will host a champagne reception in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Gayle O’Neill Fine Jewelry. The reception is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the shop located in the Southbury Green, 775 Main St. South. Pianist Roger Young will e…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Women’s Forum will host an informational program on the work of the medical examiner’s office and its role in the criminal justice and public health systems at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7 at the town Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.

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NEWTOWN — The Economic Development Commission, tasked with implementing orderly and planned economic development, has welcomed three new members this year: Valerie Fallon, Jeffrey Robinson and Barbara Snyder.

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MIDDLEBURY — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during September.

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SOUTHBURY — Mike Roche, senior solar consultant with Prime Energy Solar, recently spoke to the Tribury Rotary Club to describe the benefits of installing photovoltaic panels. He said, “The age of renewable energy is finally upon us, especially solar. We’re seeing more and more electric vehic…

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Southbury Plaza merchants invite local children to trick or treat at the plaza stores on Halloween, Thursday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. or while candy supplies last. Stores with a pumpkin sign on the door will have candy for children 12 years and younger who are in costume and accompanied …

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SOUTHBURY — Craig Paige is celebrating 20 years as owner of Business and Shipping Center of Southbury, 385 Main St. South, Suite 404. He told Voices. “It’s amazing. I can’t believe that 20 years have gone by already.” He added, “The business has been great to me and I love my customers. This…

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WATERBURY — Carolyn’s Place, a pregnancy care center, will host its annual fundraising dinner and celebrate its 27th year from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3, at La Bella Vista at Waterbury’s Pontelandolfo Club, 380 Farmwood Rd.

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s ninth annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Expo will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, November 1, in the Technology Hall Atrium at Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy.