The Bethlehem Fair returned this season for its 96th edition with beautiful weather, all of its usual attractions, and then some, drawing a strong turnout over this past weekend of September 10, 11 and 12. Above, the Jim Grover-owned draft horse team of Speck and Mack, hailing from Lebanon and driven by Wally Stevens, won the heavyweight horse pull on Sunday afternoon, taking a load of 9,900 pounds a distance of 10 feet, six inches. More pictures from the fair will appear in an upcoming edition of Voices. (O’Brien photo)
Thousands of plastic yellow ducks hit the water for the Woodbury Lions Club’s 11th annual Duck Race on Saturday, September 11, at Three Rivers Park in Woodbury. The contest began at Jack’s Bridge and followed a course along the Weekeepeemee River with the first nine ducks to reach the finish line earning big prizes for their respective ticket holders. The grand prize of $1,000 was won by Alice DeLuca of Woodbury. The event is a fundraiser for the Lions Club’s sight and hearing causes. (O’Brien photos)
NEWTOWN — The Weller Foundation announces its 2021-22 Scholarship Award Program. The foundation was established in 1962 to provide financial assistance to education, charitable and civic organizations. Full-time senior students at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton and Trumbull High schools can apply. Each scholarship has specific rules, requirements and and application forms.
MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — In the first game of the season, the Pomperaug girls’ soccer team tied Woodland, 1-1, in a non-conference matchup. The game was played in Southbury.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Art Association and Gallery continues its fall exhibitions with the work of Holly Russell and Pamela Sztybel, two widely divergent creative forces. The exhibition will open with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 18, and run through October 17. The quiet, stately drawings, oil pastels and watercolor paintings of Ms. Sztybel’s still life works are a counterpoint to Ms. Russell’s bold found-object metal sculptures.
SOUTHBURY – South Britain Congregational Church will host its annual Apple Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at the church, 693 South Britain Rd. The event is known for its homemade apple pies, which have been pleasing area residents for more than 25 years. Members will gather at the church the day before the festival to bake more than 100 pies. Other baked goods will be available as well.