The Pomperaug District Department of Health is well underway with its Covid-19 vaccine clinics. PDDH is comprised of the towns of Oxford, Southbury and Newtown. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers Barb La Montague and Chris Trupp and Medical Reserve Corps Manager Robin Lucas ran the Thursday, January 14, clinic at PDDH’s office in Playhouse Corner in Southbury. Pomperaug Health Director Neal Lustig told Voices there will be more clinics, including at Pomperaug High School, for residents who are part of Phase 1b vaccinations, which were to begin on Monday, January 18. More information is at the PDDH website, pddh.org. (Rodriguez photo)

In the midst of fighting three house fires from Saturday to Monday, January 9 through 11, Woodbury Volunteer firefighters took the time to help celebrate Helen Burdick’s 90th birthday on Sunday, January 10, with a fire truck drive-by for the Woodbury resident. “Several generations of her family have served in the department,” said Fire Chief Janet B. Morgan, “and she spent many years supporting the firefighters through the Ladies Auxiliary. We all love her dearly.”

WATERTOWN — Chiropractor Dr. Peter Zilahy, whose practice is at 35 Candee Hill Rd., has been confirmed as a trauma team member by the Academy of Chiropractic, a nationally recognized research and academic organization. Dr. Zilahy has undergone rigorous training related to spine and trauma and is now formally qualified to either diagnose or manage all spine cases.

WILLIMANTIC — Eastern Connecticut State University’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams participated in the fall athletic season despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the athletes were Lauren Bresson of Roxbury, a senior who majors in health sciences, and Ryan Escoda of Sandy Hook, a junior who majors in accounting. By taking necessary health precautions, as well as cross-country being a no-contact sport, the teams were able to maintain their seasons in a safe manner.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum plans “Readings From the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, on Zoom. Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus will share the paper, The Three Leavitt Houses and the Leavitt Store by Mary Mitchell Turner in 1921, along with related vintage photographs from the museum’s collection. The Leavitts were an old-time Washington family and this paper discusses their life and activities in Washington during the 18th and 19th centuries.

MIDDLEBURY —Dr. Lisa Jenkins will be the featured speaker for the January 2021 Westover School Speaker Series event and present Dismantling Unconscious Biases: Past, Present and Future from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21. Dr. Jenkins is a cultural strategist with more than 25 years of experience that includes the Human Resources divisions of Fortune 100 companies. In the webinar, Dr. Jenkins will discuss how history has shaped the understanding of identities and the identities of others.