More than 200 people attended the Water-Oak Crimestoppers 25th annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville to honor Cpl. David McDonnell of the Watertown Police Department, who was awarded the Ronald M. Blanchard Crimestopper of the Year plaque by the Crimestoppers Board of Directors. Cpl. McDonnell, a 25 year member of the Watertown Police Department, is also a police liaison to the Water-Oak Crimestoppers. Shown (from left), are WOAC Liaison Det. Avelina Rivera, Watertown Police Chief Josh Bernegger, Cpl. McDonnell, WOAC President Steve Yonych, and WOAC co-founder and Vice President Ron Bl…

Members of Watertown Foundation, the Watertown Garden Club and the Watertown Rotary Club met at their weekly luncheon May 4 to remember their dear friend and colleague, Peggy Durkee. They paused after the lunch to visit the garden. Shown are, (front row, left) Diane Gaulzetti, Day Palmer, Susan Atkins and Leslie Wharton; (second row), Deb Giannetto, Margret Warner, Joe Caligiuri, Tina Agati, Marcia Kileen, Nancy O’Brien, Rita Wolfe and Ilona Blouin; (back row), Justin Golden, Brian Golden, Bill Dunbar, Shirley Bouffard, Sandy Broden and Charlie Stauffacher.

WATERBURY — FD Community Federal Credit Union will host a free Shred-It Event from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at their Watertown branch at 48 Woodruff Ave. The Shred-It event is open to all living or working in the community. There is a 5-box limit per person. “We enjoy bringing this free opportunity to the community, and we’re very excited to have our spring event taking place at our newest branch in Watertown,” says FD Community Federal CEO Ann Marino. 

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Garden Club will host their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Adam’s Market parking lot, 1167 Main St. The sale will feature a variety of home and nursery grown perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs, in addition to hanging planters and other garden related items. Master gardeners will be available to advise and answer gardening questions.