August property transfers for Easton, Redding, Weston

Property Transfers

The following is a list of property transfers for the month of August for Easton, Redding and Weston. Easton 124 Sport Hill Road: Leonard W. Araza Jr. to Jon Paul Vontell, $300,000. 88 Beers Road: Thomas T. and Carrie Maisano to Joe and Lise Fleuette, $525,000. 35 Fairview Avenue: Nora R. Gluck to Minh and Lindsey Pham, $380,000. 5 Knapp Street: Peter Lawrence and Virginia Anne Joyce to William G. and Catherine M. Ferguson, $790,00 110 Delaware Road: Benjamin D. and Christine S. Anagnos to Christopher P. and Jolene M. Kelly, $320,000 21 Delaware Road: Mary M. Watson, Trustee to … Read more

Hopeline and Redding lawmakers hold diaper drive

Hopeline of Danbury has partnered with state lawmakers representing Danbury, Bethel and Redding to host a month-long diaper drive to help in-need families in the area. Residents can donate opened or unopened packages of diapers at one of five locations. The collection will take place through Thursday, Oct. 11. The drop off sites are at Bethel Town Hall and library, Danbury City Hall, Redding Town Hall and the Mark Twain Library. According to state statistics, one in three families struggle to buy diapers. Diapers are not covered by WIC or SNAP benefits. Legislators involved in the drive are state Reps. Will … Read more

First Church in Redding holds annual fair on Sept. 29

Scene from a previous fair at First Church in Redding. This year’s fair is Saturday, Sept. 29.

First Church of Christ Congregational in Redding is holding its annual Church Fair on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fair features fine arts and crafts exhibitors. Admission and parking are free, making this what organizers say is an affordable family fun day. New this year, is the congregation’s tag sale, which will open at 9 a.m. for those “tag sale junkies” that wish to have first shot at the offerings. There will be a $5 fee to take advantage of this opportunity. The tag sale will be located in the church’s Fellowship Hall and includes … Read more

Redding men pay it forward through two nonprofits

Redding resident Richard Wenning said he’s a prime example of the American dream. “I was born in Bridgeport. My parents emigrated from Germany,” Wenning said. “I’m a first generation American and a first-generation college student.” Wenning, 55, is now executive director of two nonprofit organizations, both of which are headquartered in Redding: BeFoundation and SpreadMusicNow. Both foundations were created by Redding resident Greg Young, 55, who met Wenning as a student at Ithaca College in New York. “I was his RA (resident assistant),” Wenning said. Young grew up in a lower-middle income family and is a graduate of Brien McMahon … Read more

Missing Redding teen found after first responders search all night

A 19-year-old male was found at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, after first responders from across Connecticut spent the night searching for him.  Between midnight and around 1 a.m., Redding police received a call from the teen’s friends, who said they were worried about him, according to a member of the Redding volunteer fire department. The caller stated his friend was threatening suicide. The caller also said his friend had threatened to hurt himself on prior occasions. At around 2 a.m., after police had been searching for at least one hour, they contacted all three Redding volunteer fire departments for assistance in … Read more

Redding filmmaker’s work being screened at Bethel Cinema

Scene from film Little Fiel by Redding filmmaker Irina Patkanian.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the documentary Little Fiel by Redding filmmaker Irina Patkanian will be shown at the Bethel Cinema in Bethel at 7 p.m. Little Fiel will be shown along with the documentary Surviving Theater 9. Before the screening, at 6 p.m. there will be a Q&A with Patkanian, and filmmaker Tim McGrath. Synopsis of Little Fiel Artist Fiel dos Santos grew up during the 16-year-long civil war in his home country of Mozambique. The only one of his family to never have shot a gun, today he makes art out of guns to commemorate the lives. Little Fiel … Read more

Redding Newcomers host fall cocktail party

Redding Neighbors and Newcomers is hosting an evening of classical music performed by award-winning Russian pianist, Timur Mustakimov on Saturday, Sept. 29. His performance will take place at a private Redding residence. Details available upon registration. Order tickets by Sept. 15 at reddingneighborsandnewcomers.org.

Democrats to hold events in Redding

There are two upcoming events in Redding featuring Democratic candidates. On Sunday, Sept. 23, Redding Democrats are hosting the annual Century Club event at 83 Sport Hill Road in Redding from 4 to 7 p.m. The event supports the election of Democrats in the Nov. 6 election. “Connecticut has two hard-working senators looking after our interests in Washington and who share Redding values. With Chris Murphy on the ballot for re-election this November along with Congressman Jim Himes, and the governorship and state legislature of Connecticut at stake, we have many fine candidates, such as gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, seeking … Read more

Redding Republicans to hold ‘Comeback’ party

The Redding Republican Town Committee is hosting “A Connecticut Comeback” cocktail party on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Redding Country Club. Guests include state Sen. Toni Boucher,  state Rep. Will Duff, state Rep. Adam Dunsby, and other candidates. The suggested contribution to attend is $100 per person (including two-hour open bar). Proceeds will go toward supporting candidates in the November election. RSVP to Linda Eike, 99 Cross Highway, Redding, CT 06896. For questions, contact her at 203-938-0666 or [email protected]   

Redding fencer heads to Penn State

Owen Prevey-Sullivan has taken his fencing talents from Redding, Conn., to Penn State University, traveling across the country to leave his mark in other places away from his home base. Prevey-Sullivan began fencing at 10 years old and hasn’t stopped since. “I used to go to a bunch of craft fairs and was really into medieval weaponry as a lot of little boys [are],” said Prevey-Sullivan. “I would make wooden swords and sell them there with the help of my dad. One time a woman asked if I had ever tried fencing, and I gave it a shot.” He started … Read more

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