In this week's Herald

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

• Kim Bensen opens new weight loss center and café in Shelton.

• Shelton police lend a hand in Newtown.

• Curbside Christmas tree pick-up starts next week.

• The annual Monkey Love drive is underway.

• Police news

• Chamber honors those making a difference in the community.

• Korean vets to be honored and Shelton High alum graduates from basic training in our Military News.

• Club gets grant for healthy habits.

• In Opinion: New beginnings and bringing America back, one person at a time.

• Toy drive helped more than 30 Shelton families.

• In Sports: Shelton drops pair at Masuk Holiday Tournament and more.

• See what is happening around town in Spotlight, Library and Senior News.

In this week’s Section B:

• ‘Weight Loss Horror Comedy’ to debut January 9 at Long Wharf.

• Opera from the Met Live in HD at Fairfield University will feature Berlioz’s Les Troyens.

• A review of the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

• Calendar of events and more.