The Woodbury Lions Club, at its annual Thanksgiving meeting on Tuesday, November 16, presented Robert Taylor of the Woodbury Community Services Council with a check for $2,000 to help fund the food bank and energy assistance programs. Those participating included (from left), Lion Chester Gage, Mr. Taylor of the WCSC, Lion Gary Greenstein and Douglas Ouelette, the club vice president.

OXFORD — Sgt. John Acampora, the town’s new resident trooper, recently told Voices he has a set of goals prepared for Oxford that include providing good, quality police service to residents, streamlining procedures and a continuation of proper school safety. He stressed the police are there to serve and protect the town, residents and anyone who is passing through. Residents deserve to have answers to their problems for any type of criminal complaint, vehicle issue and personal matters, too Sgt. Acampora said.

HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University has recognized three faculty members and three staff members as recipients of the 2021 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Awards. They were honored during a ceremony on October 18. This year’s recipients of the Excellence in Teaching awards are Thomas Army, adjunct faculty of history in the College of Arts and Sciences; Middlebury’s Deanna Proulx-Sepelak, clinical professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences; and Jose Riofrio, associate teaching professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering.

The Lawn Doctors 2021 were crowned champions of the Southbury Parks and Recreation Adult Co-Ed Softball League after defeating Pitches and Bros 14-13 on Thursday, September 16. The team is composed of Tom Marks, Sr. (back, left), Trinity Demeyer, John Demeyer, Gary Garafalo, Kate McMahon, Jamie Hall, Erik LeMoullec, Matt Marks and Jay Pallotto; Emily Ferraiolo (front), Virginia Bernardi, Kerry Williams, Marc Ferraiolo and Tom Marks. Not Pictured was Angela Garafalo, Joe Perreault, Shawn Peckham and Mark Oesau.

MIDDLEBURY — Mary D. Moore, 83, died on Tuesday, November 16, …

WOODBURY — An opening reception and awards ceremony for the Arts Alliance of Woodbury’s third annual Members’ Invitational Exhibition is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5, in the gallery space of the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. Titled “Recent Works,” the juried exhibition will feature works by 27 AAW member artists in a variety of media. Many of the artists will be on hand during the opening reception, when Best in Show awards totaling $1,000 will be presented in five categories.

MONROE — The Save Our Stepney Task Force will light up the Stepney Green with Frosty the Snowman at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4. The rain date is 7 p.m. Sunday, December 5. There will be more than 300 luminarias and the holiday tree will be decorated with more than 500 LED bulbs. Members of Save Our Stepney Task Force, the Stepney Volunteer Fire Company, the Stepney Baptist Church and Frosty the Snowman, are collaborating in celebrating of the 21st annual tree lighting.