THOMASTON — Janice Ellis, math and geography teacher and Michelle Pope, geography teacher at Thomaston High School, held a Skype session with Hayley Woods, a third-year student at Central Queensland University, in Australia, for the seventh-grade students on Tuesday, January 21 at the high school. Hayley is a friend of Ms. Ellis’s daughter Amy. Amy Ellis is a junior, studying digital media with a concentration in film making, at Endicott College.
WATERTOWN — The Watertown Department of Public Works announced that the Eversource 2020 Overhead Primary Tree Trimming plan is available for review. The work will be performed by utility company subcontractors beginning in January. Connecticut state law mandates that this plan is be subject to review by the Watertown Tree Warden. Any property owner that has questions, comments or concerns about the proposed work by the utility company has the right to appeal said work to the Tree Warden.
OLD SAYBROOK - The Thomaston High School Indoor track team has been busy. “Most recently we competed in the Old Saybrook Qualifier in New Haven,” said coach Mark Olden, who pointed out that “several members of the team had stellar and memorable performances.” The Golden Bear girls finished 6th in the 16-team field.
BETHLEHEM — Chime In! Music With a Mission will host its annual program, Ring in the New Year: Dinner and Bells, at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Memorial Hall on the Green. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will include appetizers, bread, three varieties of chili — beef, white bean with chicken and vegetarian — freshly baked desserts and beverages. Following dinner, Chime In! will present a mini handbell concert, including its popular Ring and Sing with audience participation.
MIDDLEBURY — The Dorcas Fair, a beloved Westover School tradition which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities over the decades, will take place from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, January 26, in the school’s Fuller Athletic Center. Organized as a class project annually by the school’s juniors, this year’s event will be open to the public in addition to the school community. Admission is free, with most prices for games, activities, food and craft items for sale ranging in price from $1 to $5.