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ROXBURY — "It's country, it's Roxbury, it's Americana, and it helps the church!"  That's how one guest described the Roxbury Congregational Church's 57th annual beef barbecue, held on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  The dinner, which serves as a fundraiser for the church's various mission trips,…

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NEWTOWN — More than 70 people got some color on Saturday, August 25, 2018, during Boy Scout Troop 270's 5K Color Splash Run/Walk.  The untimed race, which wound its way through the grounds of the Second Company Governor's Horse Guard and the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, will benefit …

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BRIDGEWATER — From Friday, August 17, to Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department held its annual country fair, drawing thousands of people from across New England.  The fair, which is the principal fundraiser for the department, celebrated its 67th year with the us…

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NEWTOWN — Teen activists from the March For Our Lives movement spoke to a crowd of approximately 1,500 people in Newtown on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the final stop in the Road to Change Tour.  Survivors and relatives of victims of the shootings in Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook took the…

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BETHLEHEM — In spite of the rain on both Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 2018, the fourth annual Made in Connecticut Exposition brought hundreds of vendors and hundreds more shoppers to the Bethlehem Fairgrounds.  This year was the Expo's first in Bethlehem, having outgrown its f…

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WOODBURY — 2018 marks the 175th anniversary of Gertrude Jekyll's birth, an event which the Glebe House Museum chose to honor on Saturday, July 21, at its annual Wine and Roses party, held in the very garden designed by Ms. Jekyll.  The party, which featured hors d'oevres, wine, and a silent …

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OXFORD — The Oxford Center Fire Company held its eighth annual car show fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, 2018, drawing hundreds of classic, muscle, and show cars to town and even more spectators.  There were so many vehicles they couldn't all fit between Oxford Center School and the fire sta…

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WOODBURY — On Saturday, July 21, 2018, more than 200 faeries, wizards, dragons, and other magical creatures gathered at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust for the annual Forest Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival.  All sorts of activities were available for everyone to enjoy including t…

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ROXBURY — For its 44th year, Roxbury's Pickin' 'n' Fiddlin' Contest drew thousands of people to Hurlburt Town Park to enjoy country, bluegrass, and folk music on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  Approximately 80 musicians from Canada to West Virginia - and even one fiddler from England - competed f…