More than a dozen volunteer firefighters from Woodbury and Washington worked to extricate an injured driver from a two-car, head-on crash between a sedan and a pickup truck at noon Friday, September 11, on Washington Road, Route 47, at the Washington-Woodbury town line. Both drivers were hospitalized with injuries. Woodbury’s rescue truck responded to the scene along with a rescue truck and an engine truck from Washington. The cause of the accident is under investigation, fire officials said.
OAKVILLE — The lettering over the driver’s door on a newly restored 1949 Crosley firetruck reads, “Pop’s,” and provides a hint of what Ted DellaCamera, life-long resident of Oakville and owner of Yankee Crosley Parts, has managed to accomplish this past year. He told Voices, “My dad always wanted to restore a firetruck with me. He was a salesman for GMC and designed a lot of trucks for fire departments. At one time, we bought a truck and were bringing it home from Hartford, but the rear end blew out and I thought that was the end of that dream.”
SOUTHBURY — Since Mary Semplenski took over the reins 35 years ago, many stories have been shared in the Heritage Village Barber Shop, 519 Heritage Rd. She told Voices, “We all have stories to share. My clients have watched me grow through the years, while I raised my kids, and I learned about them.” Although the business name conjures up images of a male-dominated space, the shop offers hair care services to women and children, too.
WATERTOWN — The Watertown Lions Club will host its 15th annual Golf Tournament Friday, September 18 at Crestbrook Park on Northfield Road in Watertown. Cost is $125 per person which includes entry fee, cart, lunch, beer, and refreshments on the course. Raffle tickets are included free in the package. At 9:30 a.m. the driving range opens. Registration and lunch follows shortly thereafter. Golfing begins with a scramble at 11:30 a.m. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 4:30 p.m. with a cash bar.
The Washington Art Association and Gallery will feature members’ works, such as this oil on canvas by Kerwin Mayers, in a show titled Transforming the Commonplace, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, September 19, to October 11, at 4 Bryan Plaza. The show will be juried by Daphne Anderson Deeds. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Masks are required and all visitors are expected to practice proper social distancing.
SOUTHBURY — South Britain Congregational Church will host its annual Apple Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 26, rain or shine at the church at 693 South Britain Rd., Route 172, followed by a two-week online component. Apples are the theme of the traditional fall fair, which offers something for everyone. This year’s festival will be a mostly outdoors event, with activities centered on the green surrounding the historic meeting house.