Here are some of stories and features in this week’s Herald, out today:

• Robotics competition brings out Shelton’s young innovators.

• Mohegan School parents petition to get recess back to five days a week. But not all parents are against a recent change in the school schedule.

• Santa’s Huntington visit supports a good cause.

• Mark Holden named chairman of the Board of Education.

• Honor rolls from Perry Hill and Lauralton Hall.

• Police news

• A Shelton resident makes a gingerbread likeness of her home.

• Grants available to help Valley youth.

• In Sports: Shelton lacrosse squad competes in Sticks for Soldiers tournament and more.

• Board earns leadership award.

• Shelton author pens another paranormal novel.

• Tax preparation volunteers needed.

• Meet Leo, the Pet of the Week.

• Find out what is happening around Shelton by checking Senior news, Library News and Spotlight.

In this week’s Section B:

• Holiday decorating: Simple, yet elegant

• Company helps families keep power in the event of electrical failure.

• Ten tips to keep children entertained this holiday.

• Holiday events, house tours and more in our Home Planner calendar.

• Home Personality takes a look at Capes on the market.

• A review of “Miracle on 34th Street” at Seven Angels, and the movie “Anna Karenina.”

• Our Arts Calendar includes musicals, symphonies and a holiday boutique.

• A review about the 2013 Scion iQ, making oatmeal in your crockpot and more.