SEYMOUR — Residents voted against the allocation of $15 million for a new community center, but approved two other town improvement projects on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5. First Selectman Kurt Miller, who keeps his spot after running unopposed, discussed a new community center at length in the months preceding the vote. According to results, the majority of voting residents were not in favor of the proposed plans, though they outnumbered those in favor by a relatively small margin. “No” voters totaled 1,498, while “yes” voters numbered 1,109.
Paramedic Ashley Piper took the helm on Friday, November 8, as the Southbury Ambulance Association transitioned to an Advanced Life Support service for the first time in its 66-year history. SAA now offers an in-town paramedic as part of its service to the Southbury community. Ms. Piper began staffing in June 2014 at SAA providing Basic Life Support as an EMT while furthering her education in paramedic school.
Allstar Home Appliance Center, 1215 Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, will host a Ribbon Cutting Out For Business networking event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, for members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Owner John Ciccio (left) recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of the business with his wife, Pamela Ciccio, and Jeffrey Luciani, Jay Constanzo, Christopher Bozzuto and Joshua Gibbons. Not pictured are Mariano Martinez and Jacob Maisto.
Roxbury Park and Recreation Karate hosted a grading on Tuesday, October 8, that promoted three under-black-belt students. Michael, Bradyn and Rowan Boisseau were promoted to apprentice, purple belt and blue belt, respectively. Pictured (from left) are Craig Puffenberger, Douglas Wilke, Ian Steiner, Barbara Cover, Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto, Michael Boisseau, Bradyn Boisseau and Rowan Boisseau. After demonstrating hyungs, kicks, sparring, rolls and break falls, Michael, Bradyn and Rowan were presented with their new ranks in Tang Soo Do karate.
WOODBURY — The New Morning Songwriter’s Series will present an evening of the region’s finest songwriters featuring Sloan Wainwright, Ric Allendorf, Riva Jean and Paul Nelson, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 23, in the upstairs Community Room at New Morning Market, 129 Main St. North. The series focuses on singer/songwriters and includes both local and touring acts in an “in the round” format where the artists take turns performing their songs.
Main Street Ballet will present Nutcracker Storytime at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 24, in the gallery at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. Dancers from Main Street Ballet will perform in full costume as Artistic Director Sibley Morosco reads the story of Clara and her nutcracker doll that comes to life. Children will have the chance to participate and receive a holiday treat. The event is free and open to children of all ages; seating is first come, first served.