OXFORD — Mary C. Uskevich, age 100, of Oxford, died peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Lutheran Home in Southbury. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. “King” Uskevich.
MIDDLEBURY — Naomi Massoud Orosco and Niki Yan, members of Westover School’s Class of 2019, volunteered with refugees during the summer of 2018. Ms. Massoud traveled to Lebanon to work with Syrians fleeing war in their homeland and Ms. Yan worked with refugees seeking help in Hong Kong.
WOODBURY — The Board of Selectmen confirmed its recommended budget to the Board of Finance, heard from the Conservation Commission, accepted a donation for the library and proclaimed Girl Scouts Week, at its meeting on Thursday, March 14. The selectmen passed the recommended selectmen’s budg…
The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department recently entered the Mohawk Mountain firemen’s race with two teams. They helped raise more than $1,000 for the Bridgeport Burn Center and took home third place. Chief Brett Kales, Captain Ed Cavallaro, Lieutenant Nick Pelletier, Lieutenant Brian Proul…
MONROE — The Town Council, meeting Monday, March 11, received a pavement management update from Gordon Daring, managing director with VHB (Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.), Wethersfield.
OXFORD — The Board of Education received an update on the superintendent search by JE Consulting during its meeting on Tuesday, March 12, and viewed a detailed presentation on the 2017-18 Next Generation Accountability Report.
MIDDLEBURY — The Board of Finance, meeting Wednesday, March 13, continued its deliberation of the Board of Selectmen’s submitted 2019-20 budget.
NEWTOWN — During a Board of Finance meeting on Monday, March 11, First Selectman Dan Rosenthal told the members that the town would be pursuing mediation with the architect and construction manager to resolve issues at the community and senior centers.
SOUTHBURY — A team from the state Department of Transportation held a public information meeting on Thursday, March 14, in the Town Hall to present the plan projected for the Superstructure Replacement of Bridge Number 01157: Bucks Hill Road over Interstate-84.
WOODBURY — The Zoning Commission approved two special permits, accepted new applications and set public hearings at its meeting on Tuesday, March 12.
WOODBURY — Naturalists and photographers Barbara and Peter Rzasa will present a slideshow of the geological features they photographed on four visits to Iceland at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust. The program will take place in the Flanders Studio, located on…
The Monroe Community Emergency Response Team recently trained the Monroe Senior Center, which also acts as the primary shelter for the town. Participants included Beth Carbone, Monroe CERT Secretary Debbie Heim, President Gregg Celentano, Sam Tucci and Vice President Philip Lindstrom.
NEW CANAAN — Theodore D. “Ted” Varga, 90, a longtime resident of New Canaan, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his son’s home in Southbury, surrounded by his loving family.
The Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center will host the chamber music ensemble Cuatro Puntos at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the center, 265 Main St. South., Woodbury. The ensemble is composed of Kevin Bishop (left), Allan Ballinger, Aaron Packard and Annie Trépanier. The concert is fre…
WATERBURY—John “Jack” Staver of Watertown, Connecticut, who passed away at the age of 80 in January 2018, has bequeathed more than $4 million to establish a permanent charitable fund at Connecticut Community Foundation. The donation is the largest by an individual in the Foundation’s 96-year…
THOMASTON — Bob Brophy will be the featured artist at the Crescent Gallery’s Pathways opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at 158 Main St. The public is welcome and light refreshments will be shared.
OXFORD — Ronald John Weston, Sr., 81, of Oxford, entered peaceful rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by family at Bridgeport Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Spigarolo) Weston.
SOUTHBURY — John Morgan Purcell, 59, departed this life Monday, March 11, 2019. He was the beloved and devoted son of Rosella (Donahue) Purcell of Southbury and the late James L. Purcell, Jr., of Southbury.
Community Theatre at Woodbury’s production of “Rabbit Hole,” written by David Lindsay-Abaire, will open Friday, March 22, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 31 at Woodbury Historic Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. Cast members include (from le…
The Woodbury Shade Tree and Sidewalk Committee will host a free tree trimming course with Arborist Bud Neal from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13 in the Shove Building Conference Room, 281 Main St. South. Those wishing to attend may register by calling the first selectman’s office at 203-263-2141.
SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Women’s Club will present Dueling Pianos with the Flying Ivories, an interactive musical event featuring New York City-based performers, Thursday evening, March 28, at the Woodbury Brewing Company. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for snacks, beverages and mingling. The sh…
WOODBURY — Where automation once redefined farming, The Farm, 161 Chohees Tr., is bringing people back into the mix to change mindsets when it comes to food and a sense of community. Michael Berecz told Voices, “We’re expanding local agriculture to include ways for families to be involved in…
WATERBURY — Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King For A Day, based on the PBS KIDS TV series, will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Palace Theater, 100 East Main St.
SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Needy Fund was able to provide new clothing, toys, books and, where needed, winter coats, snow pants, boots, shoes, blankets, and sheets to 150 children from 68 Southbury families through several efforts and is grateful for community support.
SEYMOUR — Seymour Congregational Church will present an Acoustic Music Revue with Matt Miklus and Friends featuring Jackie Meeker, Richard Neal and Morgan Morse from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
NEWTOWN — Jackie Jones will demonstrate in oil at the next meeting of SCAN at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Newtown Meeting House (lower level) on Main Street at the flagpole.
DANBURY — Eight candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree at Western Connecticut State University will exhibit their works from Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 8, in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension.
WATERBURY — The Spring Jazz Series at the Palace Theater Poli Club will kick off at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, March 29 with Steve Blum’s Molecular Organ Trio.
SOUTHBURY — The Blues Cafe will resume on Sunday afternoon, April 7, with a show featuring The Kennedys, a New York-based alternative folk-pop duo, at the George Newton VFW Hall, 150 Lee Farm Dr.
WASHINGTON — Author and Southbury Municipal Historian John Dwyer will lead a visual presentation and sign his recently released book, “Giving Johnny Cold Iron: A Connecticut Yankee-Irishman’s Wartime Letters Home,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 28, in the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.
BETHLEHEM — Pat Keegan of Celtic Pathways Studio will teach Mandalas and Rustic Signs from 2 to 4:15 p.m. Sundays, March 24 and April 7, at the 550 Gallery, 550 Main St. South.
OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will host its fourth annual Fiber Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Twitchell-Rowland Homestead, 60 Towner Lane.
NEW MILFORD — A series of art appreciation classes for students in grades 6 through 8 will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 to April 11, at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.
SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Woman’s Club is seeking vendors for its 50th annual Arts and Crafts Festival, set for Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury Center.
DANBURY — The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State University will offer arts-enrichment workshop opportunities for high school students during the High School Summer Arts Intensive program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, through Friday, July 19 at Wes…
KENT — Karen Bussolini will discuss an Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Problem-Solving Brainstorm to share practical advice and photographs at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd.
BROOKFIELD — The Sherman Chamber Ensemble will perform a special Concert for Peace at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 in the Community Room of the Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd.
WOODBURY — Members of Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust and the general public are invited to attend the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Community Senior Center, 281 Main St. South.