On Sunday, December 28, Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host the final screenings of the films in 1939: The Greatest Year in Film — A 75th Anniversary Celebration Sunday Cinema Series. "At the Circus" will be offered at 1 pm, featuring the willful mayhem of Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx; and at 4 and 7 pm, "Babes in Arms," starring the beloved child stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, will be screened.
Cohesion and athleticism are strengths of the Newtown High School boys’ basketball team, and Coach Tim Tallcouch is hopeful that those traits will help his team have some success as what stands to be a rigorous schedule unfolds this season. “Every night’s going to be a challenge for us,” Tallcouch said. The South-West Conference has plenty of tough teams, said the coach, reeling off the likes of Notre Dame-Fairfield, Joel Barlow of Redding, Weston, New Fairfield, New Milford, Stratford, and Bunnell of Stratford. “I think every night is a game. Somebody I forgot to mention is going to come back and beat me,” he said light-heartedly. Likewise, Tallcouch believes his team will upset somebody along the way. “I think we’ll surprise some people, but we’re going to have some growing pains,” said the coach, whose team lost five players from a year ago between graduates and players not returning. The Nighthawks posted a 12-8 overall regular season record before falling in the first round of each the SWC and Class LL state playoffs. Newtown is led by senior captains Jeremy Doski, Will Dalton, and Harry Depuy. Only Doski and fellow senior Charlie Huegi had a fair amount of playing time a year ago. The rest of the lineup is mostly — or completely — inexperienced at the varsity level.
EverWonder Children’s Museum, which lost its classroom and museum space at 31 Pecks Lane in August, has found a new and “much larger,” 7,500 square-foot home in the same industrial complex, Executive Director Tamara Tragakiss Barry said December 15. The larger Pecks Lane location “had all the right ingredients, and we can stay in town,” which is the base for museum support, she said. Board members has a new five-year lease arrangement with the Tier One property management, and hope to welcome children and families back for programs and activities by mid-February. In order to do that, a capital campaign to cover the costs of retrofitting the new space has been launched.
A Sandy Hook construction firm and a Farmington architect group – both possessing expertise on senior facilities and swimming pool developments – were unanimously selected by the Board of Selectmen Monday evening to design and complete the first phase of pre-construction services on Newtown’s new community center complex. Following an executive session on the matter, Selectman James Gaston moved the town hire Caldwell and Walsh of Sandy Hook to oversee Phase 1 construction management, and Farmington’s Quisenberry, Arcari Architects, LLC for design services. First Selectman Pat Llodra and Selectman Will Rodgers both supported the motion following a brief discussion.
As a small choir of children sang to piano accompaniment, more than 150 visitors gathered in the warm and brightly lit Newtown Meeting House Sunday evening for an hour-long interfaith service recognizing the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The event marked the only public ceremony occurring across the community on December 14, although most local houses of worship held activities recognizing the anniversary earlier in the day.
BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
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