More than 1,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of Oakville on Saturday, March 10, for the seventh annual Shamrock Shuffle. Funds raised by this year’s shuffle will benefit Christoper Gray (center), a nine-year-old Watertown boy struggling with adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, a genetic disease which damages cells in the brain. Christopher was present, shown surrounded by race organizers and participants.
Watertown Lions Club awarded the Outstanding New Lion of the Year to Lion Steve Yonych. Lion Steve has joined the Watertown Lions on May 10,2016. Since then he has volunteered to be on the Lion’s Board of Directors and has been very active in the many projects. Lion Steve is also very active in “Crime Stoppers” and also a Bank Manager for Litchfield Bank in Watertown. With Lions District Governor Bobby Clark (left) are Lion Steve Yonych and Lion President Sonny Olomi.
OAKVILLE — Participants at the Falls Avenue Community Center & Senior Services are enjoying new 60-inch round tables in the dining/entertainment area thanks to a grant from the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation, Inc. “The new tables add an updated feel to our center,” said Coordinator Catherine Dinsmore. In addition to providing a new look that is more consistent with the amenities at other centers, Ms. Dinsmore noted that round tables, as opposed to square or rectangular tables, promote a more inclusive atmosphere and enhance communication among participants.
NEW HAVEN -- For the second time this season, and the third time in less than one year, Guilford High School denied the Watertown-Pomperaug hockey team of a possible championship when they scored twice in the third period to defeat the Indians, 2-1, in the semifinals of the Division II CIAC state tournament at the Ingalls Rink.
THOMASTON — The entire community of Thomaston Center School celebrated the love of reading recently during the annual “Read Across America” week at Thomaston Center School. Throughout the duration of the event, the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes participated in many events designed to promote the love of literacy. The program concluded with a day honoring Center School’s second One School, One Book novel, Fish in a Tree.
Freshman Watertown High School swim team member Natalie Lindstrom came to inform the Board of Education about the Swim For Jim, to benefit Town Times Sports Editor Jim Dreher in his fight against cancer, at its Monday, March 12, meeting. The Swim For Jim will be conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 Friday, March 16, at the WHS pool. Thirteen members of the swim team will swim 100 laps to collect donations. Those who cannot attend may donate at the Watertown High School main office or at WHS Athletics Director Paul Catuccio’s office. (Times Photo, Taylor)