Danbury students take part in robotics competition, other community highlights


The Keystone Place in Wooster Heights is sponsoring two free in-person author talks from Dr. Andrew Budson on Tuesday as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Budson’s talk will be based on his book “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory,” as well as his latest book, “Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. The event is also based on “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory”.

A session will take place at noon, and will be repeated at 5 p.m.

A free lunch or dinner will be served, depending on the session. Spaces are limited and reservations are required, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the public can register by calling 203-443-844 or visiting the website at info.keystonesenior.com/WH-NovEvent.

Keystone Place in Wooster Heights is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community located at 66 Wooster Heights Road in Danbury.

Budson was previously educated at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He is Head of the Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Director of Education at Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the Faculty. of Harvard Medicine.

Budson has also appeared on numerous podcasts and news outlets, including the New York Times. Budson has performed in various venues across the United States

More information on Budson and a schedule list of his presentations can be found on his website at andrewbudsonmd.com. His books are available on the online retailer Amazon, and in local bookstores and libraries.


The Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving distributions

The Salvation Army will be hosting Thanksgiving distributions for pre-registered families.

Distributions in Danbury will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army location at 15 Foster Street.


Boy Scout earns the rank of Eagle Scout

A local Boy Scout recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout by restoring a 1902 Rutland Railroad flatcar in the Danbury Railway Museum.

Sami El-Abid, who is a resident of Norwalk, started the project in 2020 and worked with volunteers to bring it to fruition. He was recognized during his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday October 24 at the Danbury Railway Museum. He is from troop 15 in Redness.

The Danbury Railway Museum is located at 120 White St. in Danbury.


Student artists presenting the sale of holiday ceramics

Handcrafted ceramic works created by student artists at Western Connecticut State University will be available for purchase during a sale and open house at the Western Connecticut State Department of Art’s Ceramics Studio from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday December 1 and Thursday December 2.

The department’s annual holiday ceramics sale, which is open to the public, will be held in room 017 at White Hall on the university’s downtown campus at 181 White St. in Danbury. The sale will include functional and non-toxic ceramic items, including bowls, plates, platters and other pieces. Student artists made the ceramic works as part of their classes this year, making objects with pigmented clays or applying glazed finishes to their works. Prices for items on sale typically range from $ 5 to $ 25.

The funds raised during the sale will support the ceramics program of the arts department. A tour of the Ceramics Workshop and information on the ceramics process will be offered to visitors during the sale.

For more information, contact the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University at 203-837-8403, or Lori Robeau, Assistant Professor in the Art Appreciation Program at Western Connecticut State University, at robeaul @ wcsu.edu or the office of Western Connecticut State University. public relations at [email protected]


Robotics team ranks third, fifth

Danbury High School’s 5150 Robotics Team recently competed in its third competition of the season on Saturday, November 13 at Ridgefield High School, with two of its four robots placing third and fifth of 42 teams in the area. in competition.

The Danbury team is made up of a handful of students who control the process of creating the robots for the competition. The learning style allows them to learn from each other as they are encouraged to help each other without too much intervention from the team counselors.

Students have the opportunity to develop the robots for competition themselves and to devote their time to perfecting the robots.

The Danbury High School Robotics Team is an after-school program run by Team Advisor Erik Savoyski.

The team has successfully qualified robots for the VEX Robotics World Championships for almost 10 years. The students, who are part of the VEX Robotics World Championships team, peak their seasons each spring.

In the November 13 competition, Team DHS 5150D finished third, Team H placed fifth, and Teams E and J finished 14 and 34 respectively. Team D was beaten in the final match. and won the tournament finalist award. The Team D robot also received the Design Award for Best Engineering Laptop for the third consecutive time in a row.

Teams D, H and J currently occupy fourth, seventh and 11th places respectively in robotics and programming in southern New England, a separate competition for the most points scored in one minute on a field of open game.

The most recent robotics competition was held on November 20 at Weston High School.


Friends of Danbury Library host Thanksgiving weekend bag sale

The Friends of the Danbury Library are hosting a Thanksgiving weekend bag sale at Friends Little Red House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, Small Business Saturday.

Used books, CDs and DVDs for children and adults will be on sale at Friends Little Red House bookstore, located at 15 Main Street in Danbury.

For $ 10, participants will receive a Friends fabric bag to fill with items, excluding rare and collectibles.

Masks will be optional.


The Woman’s Club supports a regional fundraiser for hospices

This holiday season, Regional Hospice is hosting fundraisers at its Center for Comfort Care & Healing in support of its mission.

The first fundraiser took place last Thursday, while the second will take place on Tuesday, December 14.

The Holiday Open Houses and Trunk Shows feature the sale of fine cashmere clothing, including scarves, scarves, hats, ponchos and blankets.

Customers are welcome to shop for holiday gifts and enjoy good humor and a selection of goodies.

Members of the Woman’s Club of Danbury / New Fairfield were instrumental in supporting the holiday event.

Woman’s Club member Barbara Lobeck previously coordinated the other members who worked for several weeks to hand-sew labels on 600 cashmere throws, ponchos and scarves for upcoming shows.

The regional Hospice appreciates the efforts made by the sewers to make the clothes.

All funds raised at the events are intended to offset nearly $ 2 million in annual patient care costs that are not covered by health insurance.

Visit makethebestofeveryday.org for more information.

New city

Garden Club having holiday veggies and gift sale

Members of the Newtown Garden Club hold their annual vegetable and holiday gift sale in the Edmond Town Hall Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday 4 December.

Items handcrafted by members of the Newtown Garden Club include: decorated wreaths, kissing balls, boxwoods, garlands, candle centerpieces and bags of fresh greenery.

The money raised through the sale will be used to support civic and charitable organizations in the community.

Parking is available behind Newtown Town Hall with direct access to the gym. Newtown City Hall is also a local government office and a municipal office located at 3 Primrose St. in Newtown.

The Edmond Town Hall Gymnasium is located at 45 Main Street in Newtown. The gym is accessible to disabled people.

The articles will be spaced for viewing. There are four points for exit and entry. COVID-19 rules apply amid the pandemic of the new virus.


Local artists will participate in the first open artist studio

Thirteen local Sherman artists will take part in a Sherman Open Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 at the Sherman Artists Open Studio.

The Open Studio Tour is part of a Sherman Library Library Open Studio art exhibit that runs from Wednesday January 5 to January 5. Members of the Sherman Artists group are organizing the event.

The Open Studio will be located in various home art studios across Sherman.

Painters, mixed media, jewelers, fused glass and fabric artists will open their home studios or participate in ephemeral studios for the event.

Guides will be available, as well as signs to orient participants.

There will be six artists in the home studios and seven artists in the pop-up studios at Sherman Senior Center, Sherman Town Hall Meeting Room, Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters and Hair by Susi Barber Shop. .

A Sherman Town Hall meeting room brochure for the event contains a map, directions, contact information, an overview with images of each of the artwork of the exhibit attendees and the sponsor members of the Sherman Artist Group for the event.

The brochure will be available at various locations in Sherman, such as Sherman Library, Sherman Old Store, American Pie, White Silo Winery, Happy Rainbows, and more.

Visit the event website at carondesigns.com/sherman-artistes for more information on the event.

The Sherman Artists Group had a first meeting on Friday October 22 through the Sherman Library Zoom account. The members of the group have agreed to have the Open Studio Tour as their first activity, during the first weekend of December 2021.

The opportunity will be the opportunity to meet artists, to discover their techniques and their passions.


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