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Week In Review | Playground Gets Funding, WBC Sets Opening Date, and What the Truck?…

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Welcome to the Week in Review for July 24, 2017.

Here are the articles and photo galleries you may have missed this week in Just Woodbury

Doc Rosen Making Baseball Legends On and Off the Field

Doc Rosen began coaching in town when his son, David, began playing baseball in 1980. Though David was MVP of the Majors three years later, Rosen decided he would continue coaching at that age level.

In 38 seasons as a coach with Woodbury Baseball & Softball, Rosen has had just one undefeated season. That happened this season, and the game-winning hit was provided by a player who Rosen took under his wing.

Read all about Doc’s legacy on baseball in Woodbury, and how he’s changed the lives of both players and coaches…

New Hollow Park Playground Will Get Its Funding

The Board of Selectmen moved this week to close the gap to replace the 20-year-old Hollow Park playground.

Through a fundraising campaign which began back in October, the Parks & Recreation Department raised $42,402.75 to close the gap between the $150,000 set aside by the Town of Woodbury in 2015 and the $230,000 needed for the project.

First Selectman Bill Butterly said the amount raised by Parks & Recshould be a “sign from the people that the playground is supported,” according to the minutes from the July 19 meeting.

What the Truck??? 

Residents may have been shocked to see a 5-ton 6X6 truck (a 1986 American General M923A1, to be exact) parked on Main St. near the corner of Sycamore Ave. of Friday morning.

But the truck – and the attached yellow banner used to promote the U.S. Military History Timeline – is certainly an attention-grabber, which is what event organizer Ray Manzi was hoping for.

And of course, it raises the question – what IS the U.S. Military History Timeline? Find out here…

Root Six Plays Hollow Park

Root Six took the stage Wednesday night at Hollow Park as the Newtown Savings Bank Summer Concert Series continued.

The band weaving classic rock, blues, dance, and country tunes into a dynamic show that plays to the audience and gets them out of their seats and on to the dance floor.

Were you at the show? Here is our gallery from the concert…

Woodbury Brewing CompanyWoodbury Brewing Company Announces Opening Date

How excited are people for Woodbury Brewing Company to open its doors?

So excited that a lot of people have inquired about using the space while it’s not open for business. Principal owner Allan Cetrone said someone would like to have it host Yoga classes in the morning. Another local businessman would like to have it host a music camp. And a couple has already asked to book their wedding there.

But when will Woodbury Brewing Company open its doors? Check the article and find out!

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