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  • Scholarships Helped Scholar/Athlete To Stay On Track

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Scholarships Helped Scholar/Athlete To Stay On Track By Kaaren ValentaAllison Sigler knows first-hand the importance of college scholarships.The daughter of Sue and Joe Sigler of Hemlock Road in Newtown, Allison used a $1,000 scholarship from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) to hel...Read Full Article

  • Blood Drive Set For January 8 To Meet Dwindling Supplies

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Blood Drive Set For January 8 To Meet Dwindling SuppliesAmerican Red Cross officials say blood supplies are dwindling and donors aren’t responding in time to replenish them, forcing the rationing of some blood types at the state’s hospitals.“This is one of the worst holiday seasons we’ve s...Read Full Article

  • Holmes Joins Gearon Hoffman

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Holmes Joins Gearon HoffmanBOSTON — Jennifer Holmes has joined Gearon Hoffman as a senior account executive. She is the daughter of Barbara Walbert of Newtown and Thomas Holmes of Longboat Key, Florida.Ms Holmes will work on the Tufts Health Plan and the Capital Crossing Bank accounts. Prior to...Read Full Article

  • CCS Is Seeking Singers For Spring Season

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    CCS Is Seeking Singers For Spring SeasonConnecticut Choral Society invites experienced singers to join the choral society for its spring session.  The group will perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in May at Immaculate Conception Church in Waterbury.Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:15...Read Full Article

  • Marie Fodor Heads The Newtown Board Of Realtors

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Marie Fodor Heads The Newtown Board Of RealtorsBy Jan HowardMarie Fodor of Newtown, a realtor with Bob Tendler Real Estate on Church Hill Road, is the new president of the approximately 110-member Newtown Board of Realtors. She took office January 1.Mrs Fodor has been a resident of Newtown since 1...Read Full Article

  • Doniger Honored For Volunteerism

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Doniger Honored For VolunteerismNewtown resident Nancy Doniger has been awarded the 2000 Above and Beyond Award from RYASAP, the Regional Youth/Adult Substance Abuse Project. The organization is a coalition of youth and adults from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Redding, Stratford, and Tru...Read Full Article

  • Business Executives HaveCautious Outlook For 2001

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Business Executives HaveCautious Outlook For 2001HARTFORD (AP) — Business executives are being cautious about Connecticut’s – and their own companies’ – likely performances in 2001, according to the latest quarterly economic survey by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association....Read Full Article

  • Homeowners Look For Alternative Heating Sources

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Homeowners Look For Alternative Heating SourcesBy The Associated Press Sales are heating up for alternative ways to keep homes warm as homeowners cope with dropping temperatures and rising oil prices. Heating oil cost an average of $1.54 per gallon in Connecticut last week, 48 cents higher than a...Read Full Article

  • Anna Pokladowski

    MELISSA MASON
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Anna PokladowskiAnna Pokladowski, 85, of 23 Sinsabaugh Heights, Shelton, died December 28 at the Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton. She was the devoted wife of the late John Pokladowski. She was the mother of John Pokladowski, who lives with his wife, Carol, in Sandy Hook....Read Full Article

  • Florencia R.       de Isgut

    SHIRLEY WOYTACK
    Archive
    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Florencia R.       de IsgutFlorencia (Roman) de Isgut, 95, mother of Alexander E. Isgut, MD, of Newtown, died on December 24, in Mendoza, Argentina, in the company of her loving son and daughter-in-law, Doraliza (Saldena) Isgut.She was born in Mendoza, Argentina, on June 19, 1905, the daught...Read Full Article

  • Friday, January 5

    ANDY GOROSKO
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    December 29, 2000, Friday

    Friday, January 5Housatonic Valley Economic Development Partnership, executive committee, noon, Old Brookfield Town Hall, HVEDP conference room, Routes 25 and 133, Brookfield Center.Saturday, January 6Free Flu Vaccine Clinic, 9 am-noon, Edmond Town Hall (old courtroom, lower level), 45 Main Street...Read Full Article

  • Jennifer Lee Scholl To Stephen A. Gilbertie

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Jennifer Lee Scholl To Stephen A. GilbertieJennifer Lee Scholl, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Scholl of Bethel, announces her engagement to Stephen Alexander Gilbertie, son of Mrs Marsha Scott and Mr Paul Gilbertie, both of Bethel.The future bride graduated from Immaculate High School in 1988 and W...Read Full Article

  • Mr And Mrs William R. Heit

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Mr And Mrs William R. HeitMr John Olsen da Silva and Mrs Deborah (da Silva) Philip are happy to announce the marriage of their sister, Joan Dorothy da Silva, to Master Sergeant William Robert Heit, formerly of Randallstown, Md., on May 27 in Pennsylvania at the home of the bride’s sister.The bri...Read Full Article

  • AAUW Plans Fun Night

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    AAUW Plans Fun Night DANBURY — The Danbury area branch of American Association of University Women invites members, prospective members, and guests to its annual fun night on January 11 at 7:30 pm. This relaxed evening of Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and other games will take place in the Presiden...Read Full Article

  • Sarah Mannix

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Sarah MannixSarah (Farrell) Mannix died Tueday, December 26, in the home on South Main Street where she was born 92 years ago. (See story page 1.)Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 29, from the Honan Funeral Home at 10 am to St Rose Church at 10:30 am for a Mass of Christian Burial. Fo...Read Full Article

  • Elderly Face Tough ChoicesBy Year’s End

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Elderly Face Tough ChoicesBy Year’s EndBy The Associated Press Thousands of Connecticut senior citizens must make critical choices about their health care – and soon....Read Full Article

  • New Telemarketing Law Proves Difficult For Consumers

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    New Telemarketing Law Proves Difficult For ConsumersHARTFORD (AP) — Consumers are continuing to have difficulty taking advantage of a new state law that allows them to get on a “no-call” list so that they don’t receive solicitations from telemarketers....Read Full Article

  • Holiday Accidents Significantly Up

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Holiday Accidents Significantly UpMIDDLETOWN (AP) — State police are reporting a significant increase in accidents and hazardous moving violations over this Christmas holiday period compared to last year’s holiday. Last year, there were 174 motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut, police said....Read Full Article

  • Actor Jason Robards Dies At 78

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Actor Jason Robards Dies At 78BRIDGEPORT (AP) — Jason Robards, the veteran stage and screen actor who won back-to-back Oscars for All the President’s Men and Julia, died after battling cancer. He was 78. Mr Robards, who lived in nearby Fairfield, died Tuesday at Bridgeport Hospital, nursing su...Read Full Article

  • Charities Change Focus As Economy Fluctuates

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 28, 2000, Thursday

    Charities Change Focus As Economy FluctuatesSTAMFORD (AP) — Seeking to drum up donations during the crucial holiday season, charities have adjusted to a changing economic climate by relying less on corporate donations and focusing increasingly on individual donors....Read Full Article