Two members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington presented a check for $10,000 to Mary Ann Green, the director of the Washington Community Fund, on Tuesday, December 28. The fund is a human services organization whose mission is to assist local needy people. The donation was raised by members of the church and the community from the church’s annual Holiday Fete fundraiser. At the presentation were (from left) church member Constance Littlefield, Mary Ann Green and church member MB Witt.
WOODBURY — With a lineup parade of eight fire trucks driving past his home, Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department honored former Chief Carleton Quint on his 100th birthday on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021. Mr. Quint, a World War II Navy combat veteran and former postmaster in Woodbury, also served on the town Board of Fire Commissioners. “He is still a great supporter of the department,” said Fire Chief Janet B. Morgan, “and in addition to all that, he’s got a great sense of humor.”
MIDDLEBURY — Robin Manna, owner and stylist at Precision Cuts of Middlebury, 530 Middlebury Rd., Unit 102 B, describes her business as a family-oriented, unisex barber shop. “I opened this shop in late 2019, offering services to men but, since then, I’ve been adding services and employees. Now we welcome women and children.” Those services include cuts, styling, coloring and other processes.
WASHINGTON — The Shepaug girls’ basketball team lost a pair of games last week. The first was a non-league tilt with New Milford, while the second was a Berkshire League contest with Nonnewaug. The Spartans fell to 1-5 overall.
WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host author Charles McNair, M.D., for a book talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 20 at the library, 269 Main St. South. Dr. McNair will discuss his latest novel “In a Dark Wood,” the second volume in his Three American Wars series. “In a Dark Wood” is about the civil war battle called the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in May 1864.
ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will host Gil Harel, Ph.D., to present Opera in the Baroque Period at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January, 19 via Zoom. Dr. Harel will discuss operas by early innovators including Claudio Monteverdi and George Frideric Handel. Dr. Harel is a musicologist and music theorist.