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Local News for Woodbridge, Connecticut

The Woodbridge Center: 1/15/2101/14/2021

The Woodbridge Center: 1/15/21

The Woodbridge Center has a new Director! Kristy Moriarty has been named Woodbridge Center Director. Kristy is a Woodbridge resident and has been The Center’s Clerical Program Assistant for the past 20 months. Prior to working at the Center, Kristy volunteered for a year earning her the Human Services Volunteer of the Year award. According READ MORE.

Student News 1/15/21

Dean’s List Southern Connecticut State University The following Woodbridge students were named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List: Victoria Acampora, Serena Arduini, Morgan Armstrong, Kayla Britton, Zachary Brocklehurst, Christianne Delda, Shua Kim, Cassidy Marchitto, Samuel Martin, Tammy Michel, Benson Rodrigues, Kiefer Rodriguez, Corinne Sadinsky, and Belaid Zusi. University of Vermont Burlington, VT – Nicole Cohen, READ MORE.
Youth Services: 1/15/2101/14/2021

Youth Services: 1/15/21

“We Care” Kits to Aid Homeless/Community Service Project Youth Services invited local teens to help the homeless this holiday season by making kits of essentials to donate to our local shelters. The response from students was overwhelming. Nine hundred bags were received with personal items, gift cards, PPE, and snacks. Many contained heartwarming holiday wishes READ MORE.
Beecher School To See Some Turnover01/14/2021

Beecher School To See Some Turnover

Newly installed Woodbridge School Supt. Dr. Jonathan Budd at the December meeting of the Board of Education announced a number of teacher retirements to occur at the end of this school year. Retiring are long-time teacher Peter Halsey, math specialist Jean Molot, Kindergarten teacher Jeanne Dempsey, and Library Media specialist Lori Patrick.; also, teaching assistants READ MORE.

Recreation News

Winter Outdoor Youth Saturday programs. Programs will tentatively start in January and run through March. Grades k-2 will meet 9 am to 10 am. Grades 3 through 6 will meet 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Activities include soccer, flag football, and stickball. Still time to join Bill Banick’s Yoga sessions already in progress. Virtual class, READ MORE.

From Across the Aisle 1/15/21

Here is an update on the controversial application from Open Communities Alliance to construct a 4-family building at 2 Orchard Road and permit multi-family housing throughout our town, as well as the experience of those looking to make a public comment on this critical issue. The Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) held a virtual READ MORE.

From the First Selectman 1/15/21

Happy New Year – I hope you all are happy and healthy, and I sincerely hope this year is better than last! We are planning for the Town of Woodbridge to become a vaccination site for Phase 1b, and we are waiting on guidance and instruction from the State. As soon as we have more READ MORE.

B’nai Jacob Events 1/15/21

Our Building Is Closed, But Our Community Is Open! Please join us on Livestream or Zoom! To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203) 389-2111 Happening This Weekend Friday 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat – on Zoom and live stream only Saturday 9:00 am Bread & Torah – on Zoom 10:00 am READ MORE.

Open Registration For OCC Nursery School

Orange Congregational Church Nursery School is now accepting applications for fall 2021. Our nursery school has served the community for more than 55 years, and is open to all faiths. Our school day runs from 9-1, with 3-year olds attending twice a week, and 4-year olds three days. We also offer a five-day program for READ MORE.

Bulletin Board 1/15/21

Please Note: If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is. We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike READ MORE.

Congregation Or Shalom Happenings 1/15/21

Join Us for Our Weekly Services Morning Minyan Sunday 9:00 AM – Zoomed Monday 8:30 AM – Zoomed Thursday 8:30 AM – Zoomed Shabbat Services Friday 7:30 PM – Zoomed Saturday 9:30 AM – Zoomed On the first Saturday of the month, we offer an in-person service with limited attendance. It will also be available READ MORE.

State Representative Mary Welander Sworn In

Representative Mary Welander (D-Orange, Derby, Woodbridge) was sworn in today to represent the 114th House District, encompassing Orange, Derby, Woodbridge for the General Assembly’s 2021 session. “I am honored to represent the voices of Orange, Derby, and Woodbridge. While this legislative session will have unique challenges, I see an opportunity for more creative forms of READ MORE.

Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events 1/15/21

Children’s Services Children’s outdoor services, open to families with kids of all ages, are held “Pop-Up Style” on Saturday mornings, weather permitting. To receive the email newsletter that provides updates, email Youth and Family Programming Director Annie Norman-Schiff at Indoor Services Fridays 6:00 pm inside the main sanctuary Outdoor Services (weather permitting) Saturdays 9:30 READ MORE.

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