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SOUTHBURY — Joseph Fitzgerald, 82, departed this life Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Maplewood at Stony Hill in Bethel. He was the beloved husband of Judith Fitzgerald for 59 years.

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WOODBURY — Jean Kirby Shepard of Woodbury passed peacefully Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital. Her husband of 64 years, Frank E. Shepard, Jr., predeceased her in 2014.

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SOUTHBURY — Marie Louise (Hall) Welge, born September 6, 1922, died peacefully and pain free in the Vitas Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

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WOODBURY — Oswald "Ozzie" G. Rapin passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness. He was the beloved partner of 62 years (and spouse of 11 years) of Frank Gencarello of Woodbury.

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The Southbury Police Department again went above and beyond the call of duty to help the community it serves by conducting its annual Toy and Gift Drive to benefit the Southbury Needy Fund’s 2019 Holiday Gift Program for local children. Current police officers, department staff, and even a c…

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Woodbury arborists (from left) Alan Carey, Bud Neal and Hiram Peck gathered at the bottom of Old Sherman Hill Road on November 21, along with Woodbury First Selectman Barbara Perkinson (not pictured), to ceremoniously plant a young white oak tree gifted to the town by the Connecticut Tree Pr…

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WOODBURY — The Woman’s Club of Woodbury invites the public to attend its 25th annual Holiday House Tour, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday December 14. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 or on the day of the tour for $35. Those seeking additional information may call 203-405-3868 o…

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Newly elected or re-elected town officials were formally sworn in during an Inauguration Ceremony in Monroe on Monday, November 25. Among those being sworn in by the Honorable T.R. Rowe, Judge of Probate, was First Selectman Kenneth Kellogg, who later spoke about the “superb spirit of commun…

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MONROE — Save Our Stepney Task Force along with Frosty the Snowman will light up the Stepney Green, at the intersection of routes 59 and 25, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 7. Members of Save Our Stepney Task Force, the Stepney Volunteer Fire Company, the Stepney Baptist Church and Frosty the S…

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MONROE – The Town Council, meeting Monday, November 25, elected officers for the coming year, approved several resolutions and listened to a presentation on a proposed art installation project for Stepney Green.

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ROXBURY — Roxbury Congregational Church will host its annual Country Church Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7. Those visiting the holiday fair may bid on antiques, buy Christmas stocking stuffers and holiday gift baskets, pick up a festive holiday wreath, stock up on …

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SEYMOUR — After hearing presentations from engineer and land surveyor John Paul Garcia of JPG & Associates, Inc., landscape architect Matthew Popp of Environmental Land Solutions and town engineering consultant Bryan Nesteriak of B&B Engineering on the Bladen’s Ridge Affordable Housi…

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WOODBURY — North Congregational Church, 11 Main St. North, will open the town’s Christmas Festival Weekend with its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, December 6. The concert will be a collaboration between Femina Melodia and Waterbury’s Valley Chordsmen. They will perform yuletide f…

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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies, located at 38 Curtis Rd., will host its annual Native American Arts and Crafts Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, December 7 and 14 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, December 8 and 15.

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Glenholme School’s sixth annual 5K Run for Autism raised $4,000 for scholarships. With 155 runners and 15 dogs participating, the top male finisher was Eric Morse of Berlin, Vt., who finished the course in 19:33. Ali Psomas of New Milford was the top female finisher, with a time of 23:50.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Lions Club is selling holiday luminaria bags as a fundraiser for local scholarship and community assistance funds.

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The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library are sponsoring a holiday gift sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 8 in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown. The sale features gift quality books, DVDs, …

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WOODBURY — The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd., will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, as part of the annual Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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SOUTHBURY — Ed Wildman has been helping the Southbury Needy Fund for many years by collecting returnable bottles and cans to raise funds for winter clothes and toys that will be shared with children who might otherwise go without this holiday season. He and his wife save the funds in a speci…

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The Ansonia and Pine High Schools class of 1949 celebrated its 70th reunion on Sunday, October 13, at Italian Pavilion. Classmate Al Rubelmann traveled the furthest, flying in from California; classmate Ruby (Giles) Dennis took a 12-hour train ride from Buffalo, N.Y. to attend. Class Preside…

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SOUTHBURY — Robert Louis Bowolick, 85, of Southbury, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019, at his home in Heritage Village, surrounded by his loving family.

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SOUTHBURY — Margaret F. Sorahan of Southbury passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.

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DERBY — Mary “Dolly” Narowski, age 92, of Derby, beloved wife of the late Edmund A. Narowski, died peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2019, at her home with family by her side.

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WATERBURY — Brass City Ballet will present its 23rd annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Fine Arts Center Mainstage of Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy.

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SOUTHBURY — Gloria Antilla Claudet, 95, known to her friends as “Glo,” departed this life Sunday, November 24, 2019, at her home in Southbury, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Henri Claudet.

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WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, during the townwide Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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OXFORD — Brett David Anderson, age 39, a lifelong resident of Oxford, entered peaceful rest on Friday, November 22, 2019, in his home. Born in Danbury on September 22, 1980, he was the beloved son of Glen and Marlene (Roller) Anderson of Oxford.

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SOUTHBURY — Samuel S. Klausner was born at home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on August 22 1920, to Sara and Max Klausner. He died on November 29, 2019, on the 99th day of his 99th year at home in Southbury with his wife, Phyllis, and family by him.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet and Voice will partner with Newtown Youth and Family Services for its 34th annual Holiday Festival from with performances of “The Nutcracker” at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, in Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St.

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SOUTHBURY — The Sacred Heart Church Music Ministry Janet Towey Mann Concert Series invites area residents to a fun, uplifting musical event for all ages when the a cappella group Eclipse 6 returns for an encore Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8.

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Thrive Sports & Fitness in Middlebury hosted a fundraiser for Are You Dense, Inc., and Seymour Pink, two local breast cancer organizations recently. There were prizes for various physical challenges, sponsors, and plenty of food from local eateries. “This was all Thrive’s idea and they w…

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The magnificent 18th-century Neapolitan Creche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, 249 Flanders Rd. in Bethlehem, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through January 6. The traditional Nativity scene is thought to have been created as a gift to Victor Amadeus II, King of Sardinia, …

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SEYMOUR — Sixteen-year-old town resident Lia Mercure donated $630 to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation on Wednesday, October 30.

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The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition presented Anne Westerman of Southbury with the Dr. Marc J. Taylor Environmental Stewardship Award recently during PRWC’s annual benefit, Cocktail Brunch by the Pond, at the Woodbury Barns and Farm estate. Ms. Westerman has been an active volunteer with…

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church will host its 52nd annual Gingerbread Village and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 7; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 8; 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, December 9 to 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at …

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NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks in New Milford will open “Wreck the Halls,” a two-act, music-filled satire and burlesque at 8 p.m. Friday, December 6, at 5 Brookside Ave.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department extinguished an electrical transformer fire that briefly caused evacuation of 11 units in the Woodlake development on Sunday night, November 24.

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ANSONIA — The Derby Historical Society will host a Holiday Fair and Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at David Humphrey’s House, 37 Elm St.

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Chorale will two Christmas concerts in early December. 

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SEYMOUR — Police report that on Friday, November 29, Jacob Guzman, 148 Howard Ave., Ansonia, was taken into custody on an active warrant and charged with failure to respond to a payable violation.

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WOODBURY — Members of the Woodbury United Methodist Church will host their annual Christmas Cafe from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in conjunction with the Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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DERBY — Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Parish will host its seventh annual Christmas Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at St. Mary’s Church Hall.

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MIDDLEBURY — The town’s tree lighting ceremony will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, on the green, 1212 Whittemore Rd.