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Past articles by Julia:

Bethel volunteer firefighters' campaign supports AED for sports complex, other community highlights

Bethel and Stony Hill volunteer fire departments are encouraging every resident in town to purchase and install a blue reflective address marker. → Read More

New director named at Danbury Youth Services, other community highlights

Tammy Mikadze is the new executive director at Danbury Youth Services, while Wooster Theater will perform "Godspell," among other highlights. → Read More

WestConn celebrates contributions of Black citizens, other community highlights

Western Connecticut State University will hold two events about the contributions and success of Black citizens in celebration of Black History Month. → Read More

Norwalk Nice Festival announces July 8 date, other community highlights

The NICE Festival emphasizes celebrating folk and traditional arts from multiple cultures and ethnic groups across varied art forms and genres. → Read More

Immaculate students among 5 percent nationwide to qualify for math exam, other community highlights

Two Immaculate High School are among a small number nationwide invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, among other Danbury highlights. → Read More

From Wegmans to school staff vacancies, these are the biggest Norwalk-area stories in 2022

In 2022, Norwalk saw buzz-worthy stories — like the approval of CT's first Wegmans — and tragic events — like the death of a 7-year-old girl in a house fire. → Read More

New Milford firm brightens holidays for deli worker with a surprise check, more community highlights

Murphy Heating & Cooling, based in New Milford, delivered a check to Diane Pelletier, who has worked at Jo Jo’s Deli for many years and brightens the community. → Read More

Danbury's 'Hometown Heroes' to be displayed on banners, other community highlights

Danbury is offering the Hometown Heroes Banner Program again, while officials toured New Milford police's aviation program, among other highlights. → Read More

Danbury firefighters collect food donations, host 'Stuff-A-Fire Truck' for annual holiday drive

Danbury firefighters are collecting canned and nonperishable food items for an annual drive to support the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry. → Read More

From an Amazon grocer to housing, these are the projects to watch in the Danbury area in 2023

The Target coming to Danbury Fair mall, 220 townhouses proposed in Newtown and nearly 150 apartments in Danbury are some projects to eye in 2023. → Read More

Mile-long convoy heading to Arlington to place wreaths at veterans' graves stops in Danbury

The Wreaths Across America convoy, heading from Maine to Arlington, stopped at Western Connecticut State University Campus Center on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

'Peace Light' from Bethlehem to be brought to Danbury, other community highlights

Local Boy Scouts of America troops are hosting the international “Peace Light” service in Danbury this week, among other holiday and community activities. → Read More

Danbury to honor anniversary of Pearl Harbor, other community highlights

Danbury's upcoming ceremony honoring Pearl Harbor and dancers from a Newtown company who succeeded in competition are among this week's local highlights. → Read More

Sale of thousands of poinsettias to support Danbury-area nonprofits, scholarships

Over 100 members of the Woman’s Club of Danbury/New Fairfield organized the poinsettias purchased by residents and local businesses through the club's sale. → Read More

Holiday fairs, concerts to be held in Danbury area, among other community highlights

Holiday fairs and concerts are being held in the Danbury area this weekend, among other programs and activities in the region. → Read More

Danbury's Alternative Center for Excellence renames building, street after founder Joe Pepin

The Alternative Center for Excellence, or ACE, building is now the Joseph W. Pepin Memorial Building. Roberts Avenue in Danbury is renamed Joe Pepin Way. → Read More

Photos: Danbury pantry distributes turkeys and Thanksgiving food to families in need

Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury, located behind St. James Church, distributed food to families in need ahead of Thanksgiving. → Read More

Danbury area readies for holiday events, among other community highlights

Local organizations are readying for holiday tree lightings, festivals and other events, among other highlights in the Danbury area. → Read More

Danbury to 'Light the Lights' with six-hour winter festival in downtown

CityCenter Danbury, in partnership with the city, is hosting the first ever “Light the Lights Winter Festival” from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. → Read More

College student wins Irish dance competitions, other Danbury-area highlights

Ridgefield resident Jillian Collins placed 2nd at the Great Britain Irish Dancing Championships in London, among other local highlights. → Read More