A group of early morning hikers took advantage of the spring-like weather last week to take in the beautiful views and rugged terrain of the Crest and Pomperaug Trails in Kettletown State Park in Southbury. The hikers included (from left) Ann Johansmeyer, Marieta Gil, Linda Steelhammer, Ed Edelson, Paul Medina, Trish Eastwood and Barbara Mechler, the hike’s leader who took this picture. The group practices social distancing while hiking.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation Inc. has moved its newly purchased grand piano into the First Congregational Church. The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation is in the early stages of developing a Chamber Concert Series in the space at the First Congregational Church, 214 Main St. South. This project has been a long term goal of the foundation and has been aided by a recent grant from the Thomaston Savings Bank. The grant covered moving costs as well as items for care of the piano.

SOUTHBURY — The United Church of Christ, Southbury, will celebrate its 54th annual Holiday Fair online this year due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. The Craft Fair and auction, which have gone virtual, are open through Sunday, November 22 by visiting www.32auctions.com/HolidayFairAuction2020. Great shopping opportunities include an abundance of holiday crafts, handmade Covid masks, homemade jams, pickles and cashew brittle, artwork by Ellie Boyd Studio, as well as birdhouses made by the church youth group.