MIDDLEBURY — Many people approach retirement with a vague intention of becoming more physically active. Middlebury resident Allan Carlson had something more specific in mind when two weeks after leaving his job as a pilot for American Airlines, he packed up his electric car and hit the road on New Year’s Day, intending to ski at all 38 Ikon-affiliated ski resorts in North America, plus one each in Japan and Switzerland — all in one winter season.

The Shepaug boys’ fifth- and sixth-grade travel team won the 2019-20 Northwest League championship after compiling a 13-0 record and sweeping the playoffs and championship game against Winsted. Team members are (kneeling, from left) Jacob McCauley, Wyl Abraham, David Low, Drew Konik, Hudson Tenreiro, Jonathan Croft; (middle) Luca Inglese, Robbie Donaldson, Tagan Sivick, James Kersten, JP Knox, Evan Douglas; (back) Coach Seth Low, Coach Brandt McCauley, Coach CJ Kersten and Coach Steve Inglese.

SOUTHBURY — H. Bradford Benson, 89, of Southbury, a former lon…

SOUTHBURY — Frances DiTaranto, 89, formerly of Heritage Villag…

OXFORD — Marie A. Russitano, 81, of Oxford, formerly of Monroe…

WOODBURY — The Woodbury Lions Club will conduct a food drive to assist the Woodbury Community Services Council Food Bank. The Covid 19 pandemic has put unprecedented pressures on this vital resource, and the Lions are asking the people of Woodbury to help them assist the Food Bank. The drive will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 31, at the Woodbury Post Office, 1 Washington Ave. A separate lane will be marked off for donations.