SOUTHBURY — After months of planning, designing, digging and fighting inclement weather, the Southbury Garden Club recently opened a new Pollinator Garden at Settlers Park. Club President Elizabeth Berlenbach and First Selectman Jeffrey Manville officially dedicated the garden to provide aid to pollinators and also create a peaceful place for local residents to enjoy.

MONROE-SHELTON — The MOMS Club of Shelton and Monroe recently donated 32 books to the Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries of Shelton and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library of Monroe. The MOMS Club of Shelton and Monroe provides support and activities for moms and their children in a variety of ways. They serve parents from Shelton, Monroe and Stratford.

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OXFORD — Ann Rudolf, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July …

SOUTHBURY — Joyce Perkins, 91, departed this life Monday, July…

STORRS — Kevin John Natusch, 58, of Storrs, passed away on Jun…

WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host a Summer Horse Parade from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at 43 Wilbur Rd. The Summer Horse Parade is an opportunity for people interested in adopting, leasing, sponsoring or volunteering to meet the organization’s horses. Horses are aged 6 to 29, from mini to draft, with many available for the advanced-beginner to experienced rider.