* More than 150 riders participated in the second annual ConnectiCare Gran Fondo, held on Sept. 14. The event honors the memory of Gordon Keller, a local triathlete who lost his life in an accident while on a training ride.

* Frankie Muzio, an organic gardener and owner of Frankie’s Organic Fruits and Vegetables Market in North Haven, provided a program to the Daytime Gardeners of North Haven about how to use praying mantis and other organic techniques to raise healthy fruits and vegetables. Frankie has been using organic gardening for many years and encourages home gardeners to learn more about how to be successful with this approach.

* Sophie Edelstein, a student at Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven and Sophia Wang, a student at Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, were among six students nationwide who received the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s 2019 Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity. A total of $120,000 in college scholarships (payable over four years of college) was awarded this year. A total of $2,500 in scholarships was awarded to five high school students receiving honorable mentions, including Joseph Benedetti, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Annika Morgan, Joel Barlow High School, Redding, and Gavin A. Krois, Jonathan Law High School, Milford.