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Dr. John Murphy, president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, accepted the Women’s Center’s 2019 Founders Award on behalf of Danbury and New Milford hospitals from Pat Zachman, Women’s Center president and CEO, left, and Women’s Center Board Chair Glori Norwitt.


More than $325,000 was raised last month at the Women’s Center’s annual dinner. The event included more than 330 guests. Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital’s emergency rooms were honored with the Founders Award, which is given in honor of the three founding members of the center. The hospitals were chosen for their collaboration with the Women’s Center in serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims in a 13-town area.

RIDGEFIELD LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOSTS FUNDRAISER The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will hold its fifth annual Art Raffle Fundraiser and Guest Bartender event at Gallo’s Ristorante on May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The raffle winner will receive Ridgefield artist Rhonda Gentry’s painting Yellow Roses. This event is open to the public and is held on “referendum” day.To purchase $5 raffle tickets, visit or call 203-313-9930.

DANBURY RAIN POSTPONES CAR SHOW AGAIN Due to another rainy Sunday forecast, the inaugural War Memorial Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show has been postponed again — this time to Sept. 1. The show was previously postponed from April 28 to May 5. “There’s a 100 percent chance of rain on Sunday and we can’t get a rain date for (several) months, so it’s going to be held Labor Day weekend,” said Bob Botelho, vice president of the War Memorial’s board of directors and car show organizer. Botelho extended his “sincere gratitude” to sponsors and everyone involved with the show for being understanding of the postponement. With the car show rescheduled for a holiday weekend, Botelho is looking on the bright side. “It could be an even better scenario for us. It might be an even bigger and better show with more people,” he said.

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