Riverside

Auditions for St. Catherine’s Players Production of Matilda

St. Catherine’s Players announces audition calls for its 2020 production of Matilda The Musical! This is the Broadway version of the show. Roles are available for all ages 9 and above. Open auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Ave. Callbacks, as needed, are Wednesday, Dec. 11. Children must be at least nine years old by Dec. 31. Youth should arrive at 7 p.m.; high school students and adults should arrive at 8:30. read more...

Riverside School to Host Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

On Monday, November 11, Riverside School is hosting its annual school-wide Veterans Day Ceremony to honor service men and women, both past and present. An annual tradition for the past 15 years, the school invites local veterans, parents and community members to participate in the ceremony, scheduled to kick off at 8:45 a.m. in the school’s gym. The 4th and 5th grade chorus, trumpet players and the school’s Women’s Chorus are all scheduled to take part in the event. Fifth grade school leaders will announce the special guests and lead the community in the Pledge of Allegiance. read more...

Obituary: Leonard Saari

Leonard Mathew Saari of Riverside, CT, and Boca Grande, FL, died as a result of a sudden stroke on Oct. 19. 2019, at Greenwich Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on Jan. 19, 1938, to Mathew A. Saari, originally from Raahe, Finland, and Esther E. Saari, originally from Tampere, Finland. Raised in Baltimore, MD, he graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Lehigh University, where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity, and the University of Michigan Law School. read more...