The Oxford Board of Selectmen appointed Officer Keith Buinauskas to a corporal position at the February 5 Board of Selectmen meeting. Cpl. Buinauskas joined the Oxford Police Department in 2015 after retiring from the State Police after serving 21 years. First Selectman George Temple said, “Officer Buinauskas has worked very hard. He is an enthusiastic officer who is invested in the job and we are very fortunate to have him here in Oxford.” Cpl. Buinauskas resides in Oxford with his wife, Marci, and three daughters.
WOODBURY — Although the First Congregational Church has voted to suspend worship while considering a direction for its future, the church’s outreach to the community will continue through the Red Barn Thrift shop. Church leaders and thrift shop volunteers are grateful to patrons who participated in the Round Up for Charity program started July 2019, in which shop patrons are welcome to donate any change due from a purchase to the non-profit organization selected each month.
SOUTHBURY — The Women’s Health Center, a new practice affiliated with Waterbury HEALTH, opened in October at 32A Poverty Rd. in the center of Southbury. “It had been in the planning stages since April of last year,” said Mary Lizabeth Aquavia, M.D., the center’s medical director. “For the last 15 years, I’ve wanted to open a women’s center in Southbury. It’s a dream come true for me.”
OXFORD — A pair of losses last week put the Oxford girls’ basketball team with a record of 6-13 with one game left on the regular season schedule.
NEWTOWN — SCAN, the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, will present Jane Penfield painting a landscape in pastel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St. The demonstration is open to the public and admission is free. Jane Penfield is drawn to nature. She is especially attracted to elements that evoke light, drama and emotion. Her work is an impression of light and life as she has experienced it through walking, travel and direct observation.
SOUTHBURY — The CHANGE Homeschool 4-H Club will present a Winter Coffee House, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1070 Roxbury Rd. The event will include live music, art and poetry. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free and all are welcome.