In this week's Herald

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Herald:

• Shelton recovers from blizzard of 2013: See reader submitted photos and more on the historic storm.

• Raymond McPadden, Jr., who died during the blizzard,  remembered as a family man, who loved co-owning Mr. Mac’s Canteen.

• Valentine’s Day weekend events to benefit Spooner House.

• Shelton artist’s work in display in New London.

• Details emerge on finance probe.

• Fire Prevention essay and poster contest winners announced.

• A wedding announcement, family visit and more in our social news.

• In Opinion: Mike Wood gives his perspective on the gym, a resident wants pow wow in Shelton and Pisani talks about bicyclists breaking the law.

• Legislators applaud innovations funding.

• Amity tops Shelton in boys basketball, Gaelettes qualify for postseason play and more in Sports.

• Student news

• For local events, check Spotlight, Library News and Recreation Notes.

In this week’s section B:

• Get your family unplugged by creating a game room. Milford store sells tabletop games and more.

• Need a battery and can’t find a good one? Batteries Plus can help.

• The exterior wall of a “green” house.

• After the blizzard, it’s a good time to start thinking about your plants this spring.

• John Corbett will share musical side Feb. 22 in Fairfield.

• Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s bobcat ambassador, BeeZe, will make an appearance this weekend as well as Rob Falcone will perform at Treehouse Comedy at Marisa’s Ristorante.

• Reviews of 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR, Django Unchained and more.