Firefighters from Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Woodbury Ambulance Association turned out on Sunday, September 11, for the annual memorial service in Hollow Park 21 years after the al-Qaeda terrorist assault on the U.S. that led to 3,000 deaths. Among the deceased were 343 New York City firemen who charged into the World Trade Towers in Manhattan that morning in a vain rescue attempt. Above, Woodbury firefighters saluted the flag (from left) Chief Janet B. Morgan, Deputy Chief Corey Shaker, Capt. Andy Heavens and Firefighters Rob Start, Jason Hatstat, Mel Brenner and Ben Paparazzo with the memorial bell.
Robert A. Scott, partner in the Watertown law firm of Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott and a Woodbury resident, made his 300th donation of whole blood on Wednesday, September 7 at Watertown Town Hall. Mr. Scott dedicated the donation to his law partner, William Stevens, who is fighting brain cancer. Now in his 60s, Mr. Scott believes from personal research that he is the youngest to reach the 300-donation milestone in the United States.
NEWTOWN — In support of Hunger Action Month, Newtown Savings Bank will run a community-wide food drive across its 11 branch towns through Saturday, October 1. At the beginning of October, the items collected will be delivered to local food pantries including, the Department of Social Services in Bethel, Brookfield, Monroe and Trumbull, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, FAITH Food Pantry, Seymour-Oxford Food Pantry, Spooner House, Southbury Food Bank and the Community Services Council of Woodbury.
MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug girls’ cross country team got the South-West cross country season off to a great start last week, defeating both Immaculate and Notre Dame 15-50. The Panthers had all seven of their runners finish ahead of the runners from both the other teams.
The Washington Art Association and Gallery will hold its third annual Art in the Open exhibition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at the gallery, 4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington. The day-long celebration of affordable art benefits the Washington Art Association and Gallery. WAA offers 12x12-inch original art and ceramics for a set price. Nancy Lasar’s untitled print (above) is among the pieces offered. Those seeking additional information may email email@example.com or call 860-868-2878.
WASHINGTON — The Steep Rock Association and the Roxbury Land Trust will offer a four-mile, inter-town hike along Tunnel Road from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1. Rory Larson, SRA conservation science manager, and Jamie Curren, RLT land and property manager, will lead the walk. This partially closed town road connecting protected lands owned by the two organizations offers unparallelled views of the Shepaug River as it follows the waterway’s course into expansive core forests. It lies adjacent to the old Shepaug Valley Railroad bed, rich in history for discussion along the way.