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Work continued recently on the new water coaster raft ride at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark at 2132 Middlebury Rd. in Middlebury. The state-of-the-art attraction will be the first of its type in New England as two-person rafts plunge along its course and are pushed to the top of several inclines by water jets. High-banked turns will add to the thrills when the project opens next spring in Quassy’s Splash Away Bay waterpark. Sections of the elaborate trough system, designed by ProSlide Technology of Canada, are shown after being assembled at the lakeside property. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY — Robin Manna, owner and stylist at Precision Cuts of Middlebury, 530 Middlebury Rd., Unit 102 B, describes her business as a family-oriented, unisex barber shop. “I opened this shop in late 2019, offering services to men but, since then, I’ve been adding services and employees. N…

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SOUTHBURY — The following land transfers were recorded in the clerk’s office during the month of October.

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

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host author and international coach Claudia Fox for an in-person workshop at the Woodbury Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15 at 269 Main St. South. Ms. Fox will discuss her book, “Degrees of Success, Inspiring Stories & Secrets of Su…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that a multi-faceted proposal to strengthen Connecticut’s offshore wind industry has been awarded $500,000 in round-one planning funds from the American Rescue Plan Act’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s E…

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

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Paige Porter recently joined Drakeley Real Estate, 256 Main St. South, Woodbury. As an affiliated real estate agent, Ms. Porter will provide residential real estate services in the local and surrounding communities as well as throughout the state. A Litchfield County native, she resides in W…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Women’s Club recently presented An Evening With Santa sponsored by Dr. Perry Kest. The Southbury Women’s Club raises funds through events and projects for various charities throughout the year which are listed on their website: southburywomensclub.org. Dr. Kest join…

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

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David Aurigemma, owner/broker of Regency Real Estate, and his team, celebrated their newest Woodbury office location with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 10. Located at 53 Main St. North in Woodbury, the office boasts an open space for customers to connect with their local agents. Th…

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Safe Haven Thrift Shop proudly offers their best wishes to Jennifer Holt, who turned 80 during the last week of November. Her birthday was celebrated surrounded by friends, cake and silly hats. Jennifer has worked as assistant manager to the shop for 17 years and is still going strong. Safe …

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Voices reader Stephanie Webberley of Southbury shared her picture of Craig Paige (right) helping change Mary Jackson’s tire. Mr. Paige is the owner of the Business and Shipping Center. He usually provides services such as packaging, faxing and mailbox rental. However, he added tire changing …

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HARTFORD — As a result of the prevalence of Covid-19 within local communities, Trinity Health of New England has implemented updated visitation guidelines at each of its member hospitals, St. Francis Hospital and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford; St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbu…

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The Ultimate Gourmet Picnic 2021, was a sold-out success on August 22 thanks to the generosity of numerous sponsors in the community who graciously stepped up to support Flanders’ mission. Special thanks to New Morning Market and Drakeley Real Estate for being the top sponsors for this year’…

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MaryAnn Bennett, for the 21st year, is collecting wrapped toys for underprivileged children of the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries. Children from newborns to teenagers are supported. Donations may be dropped off at Drakeley Real Estate, 256 Main St. South, Woodbury, by Tuesday, Decem…

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WATERBURY — A patient who received treatment using Waterbury Hospital’s newest surgical robot has earned the honor to name the robot TriXi Grace, which refers to the robot’s technical abilities and the name of the maker.

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True Value of Bethlehem celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, November 27, making the shopping experience for its customers on Small Business Saturday even sweeter with cupcakes, hot cocoa, coffee and other giveaways, plus the chance to enter a drawing for some great prizes. It’s just…

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Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury is hosting and exclusive holiday jewelry event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 11 at the shop at 134 Main St. South in Southbury. Throughout the year, the shop has accumulated some interesting semi- precious jewelry including pieces made from gold, s…

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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

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HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University has recognized three faculty members and three staff members as recipients of the 2021 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Awards. They were honored during a ceremony on October 18. This year’s recipients of the Excellence in Teaching awar…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that the state’s business registration system has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with Business.CT.gov, the state’s business portal that is a one-stop-shop for businesses and entrepreneurs to navigate st…

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MONROE — Two Masuk High School seniors were selected as finalists to compete for the $15,000 scholarship in honor of the late Barton L. Weller, founder of Vitramon, Inc., in Monroe. They are Laurie Salustri, daughter of Christopher and Keri Salustri, and Ariana Wilson, daughter of Jason and …

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

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The Oxford Lions Club has recognized the Newtown Savings Bank for its continued support and assistance in fund raising projects for Oxford and surrounding communities. Those at the presentation included (from left) Lions Joe Persico and Neil Silberkleit, Mark Lucas of Newtown Savings Bank an…

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William Raveis Southbury collaborated with St. John the Evangelist school’s student council and students for a fundraiser. The efforts were spearheaded by (top back row, from left), Realtors Josephine DiSantis and Kerry Dimitratos, Administrative Manager Lisa Keeping, Marketing Coordinator D…

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WATERTOWN — William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance’s Southbury office worked with the students and staff at St. John The Evangelist School of Watertown to raise more than $300 and collect more than 60 pairs of sneakers to be recycled to raise money for cancer research.

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Tribury Rotarians Martin Engstler and Terry Murphy with future Rotarian Sydney Anglinare among those collecting food for food banks in the Tribury towns. The Tribury Rotary reminds fellow community members to remember the food banks and their needs during these difficult times, especially du…

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

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MONROE — The following property transfers were recorded in the Town Clerk’s office during August.

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SOUTHBURY — The town clerk’s office recorded the following land transfers for the month of 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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WOODBURY — Judie Ricciardi told Voices that it is hard to believe she is celebrating 40 years as owner of Put It Together, 714 Main St. South, Building 3, Suite 42. “The years have flown by. When you’re so busy, you get caught up in the creative aspects of the job. I didn’t realize how long …

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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Tribury Rotary Club members (from left) Andrew Chapin, Lucy Warren, Karen Reddington-Hughes and Martin Engstler have received the Paul Harris Award. The award is given to members for their efforts and services to their communities. The Tribury Rotary serves Woodbury, Southbury and Middlebury…

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NAUGATUCK-SHELTON — Griffin Health will be offering free, walk-in pediatric Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 starting Thursday, November 4. The Griffin Health Vaccination Centers in Shelton and Naugatuck will provide special hours for these pediatric Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Newbury Place 41 Oak Tree Rd., Southbury, recently big thanked all who donated to the shop’s Coat Drive during October to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together, 175 coats were collected. Leigh Schultz was named the winner of the Newbury Bestsellers Basket. Newbury Place employe…

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The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation awarded the Arc of Litchfield County a grant to fund an art workshop at its Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, 33 Main St., Torrington. Noel Croce (left) teaches Donna Bonnaguide and eleven other people in LARC’s Day Support Option to experiment wit…

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Waterbury Health has promoted Justin Lundbye, Md.D., to CEO effective Tuesday, November 2. Dr. Lundbye has served as a healthcare leader in various roles, including senior vice president and chief medical officer. “I am honored to lead an organization that I’m proud to say has grown consiste…