WATERTOWN — The community came together last week to remember the lives of Sterling Jette, Jr., and Della Jette, two teenagers who passed away tragically on Tuesday, December 3. Sterling was 16 years old, a plumbing student at Kaynor Technical School and a member of the school’s soccer team. He loved hanging out with his friends and riding his dirt bike. He was an avid tinkerer, often working on anything that had a motor. Della was 15 years old and an electrical student at Kaynor Technical School. She was on the school’s soccer and basketball teams. She loved to shop with her friends and enjoyed having sleepovers or hanging out.

The Trumbull-Porter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with Oakville VFW Post 7330, packed 12 boxes that were sent to deployed troops. The boxes included hats, scarves and lap blankets donated by the Falls Avenue Senior Center Knitting and Crochet Group and more than 1,000 cookies baked by members. Six boxes of flip flops, donated by members, were shipped to Landstuhl Military Medical Center in Germany.

JDT’s Brickhouse in Thomaston collected pledges for single dollar donations which will go to support the Light Up Thomaston festival for next year. Judy Bradshaw (right), one of the owners of the restaurant and Brogan Lee, waitress, said that the restaurant collected more than 300 pledge sheets. The sheets covered the walls of the restaurant and will be displayed until Christmas. 

WATERTOWN - In the hockey monolith that is the SWC-SCC, the Watertown-Pomperaug co-op program has more than held it’s own, and is coming off stellar 5-1-1 (Division II) and 15-3-2 records in 2018-2019. When the Indians hit the ice for the season opening game against Trumbull High School at the Shelton Twin Rinks on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m., it will herald a new era for coach Vic Vicenzi III and challenge his considerable coaching skills.

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Members of Swift Middle School’s Junior Garden Club, including (back, from left) Abegail Diezel, Greta Hima, Emily Matozzo and Kylie Pienczykowski; and (front) Andrew Singletary, Jace Kiernan and Brianna Roman, hold up the mini Christmas trees they created during their monthly meeting. The club also decorated the school’s front entrance planters in a Christmas theme. (Perugini photo)