Here are some of the stories and features in this week\u2019s Herald, out today: \u2022 Fund-raiser is planned to help eight year-old Shelton girl who suffers several medical issues and needs brain surgery. \u2022 More counselors? That\u2019s what one Shelton elementary school teacher wants to see. \u2022 Four students chosen for regional musical festival ensemble. \u2022 Shelton High School\u2019s drama club is performing Adaptations this weekend. See photos from rehearsals. \u2022 Shelton resident, Casey Harrington, travels the world and explores famous works of art. \u2022 Shelton state Rep. Jason Perillo tapped for leadership position in the 2013 session. \u2022 Police news \u2022 City loans available property owners. \u2022 Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 29. \u2022 Cabaret show this Friday and Saturday \u2022 Local happenings listed in Spotlight and Library news. \u2022 Meet our Pet of the Week, Izzy. She is a mature female bulldog mix that needs a home and would be a great watchdog. \u2022 In Sports: Gaels place fourth in wrestling, Girls basketball takes on Amity, sports schedules and more. In this week\u2019s Section B: \u2022 A custom-built Colonial on Abbey Road leads our Real Estate Showcase. \u2022 There\u2019s a home on Raspberry Hill that celebrates the Colonial Revival. \u2022 A real estate agent gives tips on how to spruce up your appliances if you\u2019re selling your home \u2014 or just want to change the ambiance of your kitchen. \u2022 There are two stories on energy efficiency savings. \u2022 Winter brings post-grunge bands to Fairfield\u2019s StageOne. \u2022 A review on \u201cZero Dark Thirty,\u201d a recipe for healthy eating, arts calendar of events, automobile reviews and more.