SOUTHBURY — The Upper Room Thrift Shop, located at the Church of the Epiphany, 262 Main St. North, recently donated $5,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development for Bahamas hurricane relief and $2,000 to the same group for Texas flood relief. The shop also donated grocery gift cards and clothing for an Afghan family currently being resettled in Waterbury by New Start Ministry in partnership with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven.

Children attending Vacation Bible School at St. James Church presented Southbury Lions Club President Debbie Molsick with more than 85 pairs of glasses which were collected at VBS as part of the week’s mission project. Lions Recycle For Sight is a program where recycled glasses are dispensed to children and adults; (from left) Lauren Lyons, Elizabeth Lyons, Abigail Lyons, Rachel Nessel, Gabriel Lyons and Ms. Molsick.

Lindsay Britonti (left) and Lindy Lathrop of the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency presented Southbury First Selectman Jeffrey Manville with a check for $30,860, the prorated share of CIRMA’s $5 million Members’ Equity Distribution for 2019. The town has received $120,608 in distributed Members’ Equity since the program began in 2011. This is CIRMA’s eighth distribution of Members’ Equity made in the past nine years, for a grand total of nearly $30 million across its entire membership. With 371 members, CIRMA is the leading provider of workers compensation and liability and…

For fall sports fans, this was a weekend that really welcomed the college scene, with leaves turning colors in the backgrounds of stadiums, and a fresh feel to the air. We’re about two-thirds of the way through fall sports seasons before conference playoffs begin after the end of the month.

SOUTHBURY — Walter Klein Mahard died peacefully Sunday, Septem…

SOUTHBURY — Dana A. Gingras, 71, of Southbury, formerly of Mor…

SOUTHBURY — Brett Smith Rayno, 48, of Southbury passed away Mo…

CAST Preschool and the musical duo Jam Sandwich will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert for all ages at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at  B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North in Southbury. Julie Clark and Linda Goodman, who comprise Jam Sandwich and are the owners of CAST, welcome anyone who has attended the school or who remembers their songs to be a part of the reunion concert.

The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library seeks new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, lps, puzzles, board games and computer games. Volunteers will help unload donations from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 20, rain or shine behind the C.H. Booth Library at 25 Main St., Newtown. Tax receipts will be available. All proceeds benefit the library. Friends volunteer Laura Smolen is pictured with Aidan Petershack who made a donation at the Spring Donation Day event.