The Bethlehem Land Trust at a recent dinner meeting, presented Dedication Achievement Awards to Lynn Baker and Robert Ueberbacher. Ms. Baker received the award for her dedication and service to the Bethlehem Land Trust as the secretary for many years. Mr. Ueberbacher was honored for his many years as the treasurer for the Bethlehem Land Trust. The dinner meeting was attended by 10 members of the BLT Board of Directors.

NAUGATUCK — For decades, houses along Wood Street were the setting for holiday gatherings, cozy evenings after long, hard days of work, and shelter in storms. Soon, these structures, built more than 100 years ago, will make way for a new senior living facility but, before the landscape changes and the familiar walls and windows disappear, these homes will give the gift of living once more as firefighters train on site.

Flanders Nature Center, 596 Flanders Rd., offers its annual Artisan Marketplace through Friday, December 23, in the Van Vleck House at the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury. The holiday market, open 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, offers a wide variety of quality creations handmade by local crafters and artisans.

The Woodbury Middle School girls’ soccer team posted an undefeated, 12-0 season this past fall. Team members include (back, from left) Audrey Doran, Aubrie Salisbury, Kailey Meeker, Erin O’Leary, Caleigh Palmer, Bryce Gilbert, Julia Gwiazdoski and Coach Chris McGrath; (middle) Addison Bushka, Ava Rickenbach, Elliana Obolewicz, Eliza Butkus, Kylee Cahill, Jillian Bushka and Lillian Crocker; (front) Brooks Lavertue, Samantha Savulak, Madelyn Holtman, Linneah Brennan, Cora Grogean, Sadie Nichols and Charlotte Toon. Team member Amelia Ouellette is not pictured.

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Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club gathered Tuesday, November 29, to create holiday wreaths and swags to hang on town buildings and landmarks in Woodbury. Using greens, berries and other natural elements cut from their own gardens and pine branches provided by the town, members handcrafted close to two dozen wreaths and swags while others worked to assemble 134 small tabletop arrangements with red bows to be delivered to residents of local nursing homes or distributed through the Woodbury Food Bank. Pictured above are (from left) new member Ellen Vincent, Bonnie Gardella, Clau…