Hometown Habitat movie at Easton Public Library

Master Gardeners Carol Hamilton and Jean Stetz-Puchalski from the Fairfield County Master Gardener Program and Easton Garden Club invite the public to a screening of Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home at the Easton Public Library on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Hometown Habitat, a documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman, focuses on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. The film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books, and lectures give warning of the danger of habitat and species loss due … Read more

About Town: Green

One of the pleasures of living in Weston is the simple fact that there isn’t any place that looks better in the spring. “Aspetuck News” shares the first part of its name with a beautiful river that marks a small part of the eastern border of Weston. When do I get to this part of town? At the League of Women Voters of Weston’s annual Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs. This year it takes place on June 1 at the Aspetuck Valley Country Club. For more information, please visit the league’s website, lwvweston.org. AVCC is recognized by Audubon International. … Read more

Barlow girls lax team falls in SWC title game

Barlow's Sarah Witherbee leads a transition attack during Friday's SWC title game with New Fairfield. — Andy Hutchison photo

Trailing New Fairfield, 14-6, early in the second half of Friday’s South-West Conference championship game, the Joel Barlow girls lacrosse team reeled off seven straight goals in less than seven minutes to pull within one goal. But the third-seeded Falcons got no closer. Fourth-seed New Fairfield outscored Barlow, 6-1, the rest of the way to secure a 20-14 victory at New Milford High School. Barlow got four goals each from Julia Shapiro and Bella Miceli. Molly Carroll and Sarah Witherbee each added two goals, and Julia Hartmann and Lucy Witherbee contributed one goal apiece for the Falcons, who will now … Read more

Betty Hill Forum in Weston explores plight of female immigrants

Dr. Virginia Metaxas

The League of Women Voters of Weston is holding its 18th annual Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs at a luncheon on Friday, June 1, at noon at the Aspetuck Valley Country Club. There will be a lecture after lunch titled “Women Immigrants to America,” focusing on the history of immigration to America throughout the years. There will also be a period for questions, answers and broad discussion. Dr. Virginia Metaxas will be the guest speaker. She is professor emerita of history and women’s studies at Southern Connecticut State University. She also teaches immigration, social, medical, and Hawaiian history courses. … Read more

Upcoming events at Congregational Church of Easton

The public is invited to the following events at the Congregational Church of Easton, 336 Westport Road. Memorial Day Worship Service, Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m. Computer Safety Class, Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m. Learn about computer and Internet safety, including social media safety. Cost is $15. For more information, call 203-261-2527. Vacation Bible School, July 9 to July 13. Games, crafts, skits for children 3 to 13 years old. Call 203-261-2527 to register or email [email protected]

Gear up now for Community Tag Sale

To help unwanted items find a new home, the public is invited to join the sixth annual Community Tag Sale on June 1, 2 and 3 at the Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston. As a vendor you can rent an indoor table for $50 (table provided) or outside on the lawn for $25 (bring your own table). For more information, email [email protected] or call 203-226-8233 to reserve a spot to participate. Shoppers will have plenty of items and possible treasures to choose from. All are welcome. All rentals benefit the Grange Scholarship Fund.

Work to begin on Judd Road in Easton

Four Weston roads will be paved this summer.

The Town of Easton Department of Public Works will be working on reclaiming the north end of Judd Road from 426 Judd Road to the town line. This work will begin the week of May 28. During this time, the road will periodically be closed. Please pay close attention to the road construction signs posted.

Redding Memorial Day Parade 2018

Redding’s Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 26, rain or shine. As in past years, formation will take place at the Redding Elementary School Memorial Auditorium, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon with parade step-off at 12:15 p.m. The parade will proceed to the Redding Green, for flag-raising and flower-placing ceremonies at the Memorial Stone and festivities should conclude by 1 p.m. Historically, the Redding tradition has been for public officials to march in the parade. Family members and friends are welcomed to participate as spectators anywhere along the route. People are … Read more

Memorial Day events in Easton

Memorial Day Events in Easton Monday, May 28 Memorial Mile Race 7:30 a.m., Registration at the Easton Fire House 8:30 a.m. Race start (rain or shine) Memorial Day Parade 8:30 a.m.,  Assemble for parade at the Easton Fire House, One Center Road, Easton 9:30 a.m., Parade begins 10:00 a.m., Ceremony at Easton Town Hall

Weston schools add second SRO

Beginning in late August, Weston public schools should have on board a second school resource officer (SRO) as well as expanded hours for a police officer who regularly patrols the four-school campus area. This means there would be “three full-time officers dedicated solely to the campus and schools,” according to Weston school Superintendent William McKersie. “We’ll have one of the most secure and protected campuses around,” McKersie said. The existing SRO would remain at Weston High School while the new SRO would primarily focus on Weston Middle School. SROs are armed, specially trained Weston police officers who work to create … Read more

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