Watertown resident Mary Daddona (front, right) celebrated her 104 birthday with her daughter-in-law, Sandy Daddona (back left); son, Daniel Daddona; daughter, Dottie Weigold; son-in-law, Ken Weigold, and younger sister, Josephine Greco (left), on Sunday, September 8.

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Historical Society hosted an opening ceremony for its new museum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at the new location at 401 Main St. Guests were invited to look at the exhibits, which included an 1852 Wilson sewing machine. One of the first sewing machines made in America, it was manufactured in Thomaston.

WATERBURY — Natan Bauman, Ed.D., M.S., Eng., FAAA, an audiologist, inventor, and founder of Hearing, Balance and Speech Center, 171 Grandview Ave., was inspired by the words of Helen Keller, who once said she would choose to have her hearing if she could regain one of the two senses she was denied in life. He told Voices, “I was surprised to read that because I think we intuitively value vision as our most important sense. She clarified that not being able to see deprived her of a relationship with objects but not being able to hear deprived her of relationships with people.”

WOODBURY — Paul Michael Rodia of Woodbury passed away Sunday, …

WATERTOWN — Barbara I. Magnuson, 87, of Watertown, passed away…

WATERTOWN — Charles Klamkin, a 30-year resident of Watertown, …

WATERTOWN — Charles Klamkin, a 30-year resident of Watertown, …

WATERTOWN — Barbara I. Magnuson, 87, of Watertown, passed away…

WOODBURY — The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present a lecture on Thieves, Charlatans, and James Bond: The Murky History of the Top 10 Plants, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 8 at the Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South. Dr. Richard Benfield, a professor of geography at Central Connecticut State University, will present the lecture. Dr. Benfield has a varied background in teaching, tourism and as an author.

MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Open has come and gone but area tennis fans can still get their fix at Tennis Bash, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Middlebury Racquet Club, 950 Southford Rd. The event is a benefit for Are You Dense, the Woodbury-based nonprofit founded by the late Nancy Cappello with a mission to prevent advanced stage breast cancer and reduce mortality by giving all women access to an early diagnosis.