Art posters celebrate Winter Olympics

The Save Our Stepney Task Force (SOS), in cooperation with the town of Monroe, is featuring Art Posters of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games on the Stepney Green through Feb. 28. This installation is the sixth in a series of Art on the Green, located on Main Street at the intersection of routes 25 and 59. The Green, Memorial garden and gazebo serve as an outdoor gallery which to display this public art. Four of eight art posters, selected by the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang organizing committee, are displayed in large format in the gazebo on the Green. The posters … Read more

Reflections on Newtown, five years later

  I love Newtown. I love the people. I love the landscape. I love the annual Labor Day parade. I love it more now, having watched the town wrestle over the unanswerable question of what to be in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. Newtown is different than it was before the events of Dec. 14, 2012. Of course it is. No place could ever recover from that cataclysm — 20 first graders and six educators disappearing from the earth in the matter of five life-shattering minutes. But there is true beauty in how this small town in western Connecticut has … Read more

Holiday fair to aid local teen’s quest for service dog

People can get their holiday shopping done, all while helping one Monroe teenager get closer to getting a life-saving diabetic alert dog. Kimberly’s Diabetic Alert Dog Campaign holiday vendor fair — with all proceeds going directly to the non-profit organization Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) — will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutlers Farm Road. The benefit, which will feature some 20 vendors from Monroe and surrounding towns as well as a bake sale and several raffles, is to help the Collis family raise money in … Read more

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