Woodbury residents Anna (left) and Maya Dewey recently found an enterprising way to help their community, hosting a lemonade and cookie stand outside their home to invite neighbors to enjoy a sweet treat and make a donation in support of the Woodbury Food Bank. “It is a special delight when our youngest community members take the initiative and show their caring and compassion as Anna and Maya have done,” Community Services Council of Woodbury President Bob Taylor remarked.
David Snieckus woke up Tuesday morning, July 21, to find nine geese grazing on his Woodbury lawn. Perhaps the geese, like the rest of us, were enjoying the more comfortable weather that arrived after three days of sweltering heat.
MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary Club member Ron Webb of Watertown has been named district governor 2020-2021 for District 7980 of Rotary International. Retired from a career that encompassed manufacturing, engineering, university-level education and finance, Mr. Webb has been a Rotarian since 1992. His Rotary journey includes membership in four different clubs, including Thomaston, Simsbury-Granby and New Britain-Berlin. He joined Tribury Rotary in 2001 and has served as club president on three occasions.
MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Pomperaug High School students Blake Dawson (athlete) and Chris Gilbertie (partner) were recently awarded the South-West Conference Unified Sports One Athlete-One Partner Leadership Award. This award is given to students from SWC-member schools who have demonstrated commitment, dedication and service to Unified Sports and Activities at their school, in their community and in the South-West Conference.
WOODBURY — A show of mixed media paintings by artist Ilmika Kulla will be on view from August 3 to 31 in the Woodbury Public Library’s gallery space. Ms. Kulla’s style mixes influences of impressionism and expressionism as well as abstract and modern art. Her body of work includes portraits of recognizable icons, celebrities and influential figures with an abstract, modern look.
WATERBURY — Merrill French: Series 7s is on view through September 6 at The MATT @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St. This museum exhibition features the masterful depictions of urban landscapes created by 2020 MIXMASTER winner, Connecticut artist Merrill French. Her views of New York City streets are inspired by scientific observation transposed into realistic and precise, light-filled renderings.