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Girl Scouts from Fawn Hollow Troop 34009, from left, Natalia Tewani, Abby Rosenzweig and Olivia Tewani, sell cookies outside the polls at Fawn Hollow Elementary School Tuesday. All of the girls are in fifth grade.

Tournament puts Monroe First

MONROE, CT — The First Selectman’s Golf Outing enjoyed beautiful weather at Whitney Farms Golf Course on Oct. 14, when close to 60 golfers played in an annual tournament benefiting the Monroe First Foundation, First Selectman Ken Kellogg’s charity.

First Selectman Ken Kellogg uses an air cannon at the tournament. Photo by Veronica Condon

“I’m pretty sure we’ll raise a net of over $16,000 for Monroe organizations,” Kellogg said. “It all goes to charitable organizations that rely heavily on donations for their missions. It will be put to good use.”

Over the years, the Monroe First Foundation has given donations to the Monroe Senior Center, the Monroe Playground Foundation, the Monroe Scholarship Fund, the Masuk PTC and its Post Prom Committee.

“I’m grateful, not only to the golfers who came out, but to the Monroe businesses who gave generously, sponsoring holes and donating prizes for the tournament and raffles,” Kellogg said.

For a list of the sponsors, click here.

Monroe students make the grade

Six Monroe students enrolled at Notre Dame High School-Fairfield made the honor roll for the first marking period, Principal Christopher Cipriano announced.

Earning high honors were senior Perry Miller and juniors Elyssa Gonzalez and Sarah Lardi.

Earning honors were juniors Gemma Grech and Veronica Rrapi and freshman Caitlyn McCloat.

Western Connecticut common application fee, open house

DANBURY, CT — Western Connecticut State University’s Office of Admissions will waive the common application fee for Connecticut high school seniors applying to the university on Tuesday, Nov. 15. This is a one-day event.

For information or to apply visit www.wcsu.edu/admissions or call WCSU Admissions at (203) 837-9000.

The university will host an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 6, with sessions and tours at 9 or 10 a.m., and Weekend Information Sessions and tours of both campuses on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, beginning either at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m.

The WCSU Office of Admissions, 181 White Street, Danbury, is open to visitors and provides weekday campus tour opportunities Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Go to www.wcsu.edu/admissions/tours for more information.

Masuk Robotics hockey fundraiser

Masuk Robotics fundraising night with the Bridgeport Islanders is Saturday, Jan. 7. The robotics program will be the beneficiary of the 50/50 Raffle and Chuck-A-Puck fundraisers.

Secure your tickets today to receive free parking, free Islanders hats and discounted concessions. All ticket proceeds support Masuk Robotics. For tickets, click here.

Monroe Historical Society events

The Monroe Historical Society has a full slate of upcoming events:

Saturday, Dec. 17, The Shoreline Ringers: A Connecticut Handbell Ensemble at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Featuring music, from Bach to the Beatles. Tickets are limited and available soon.

Dec. 2, 3, and 4: Christmas Fair, East Village Meeting House, 433 Barn Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas and holiday decor, new and vintage ornaments, wreaths, baked goods, Monroe historical collectibles and more.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Holiday House Tour, featuring houses and churches in Monroe. A tour is $30 per person. Email Karen Cardi, [email protected]

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