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  • Volunteers Pick Apples In Washington, Conn. For Newtown Pantry

    Apples, apples, and more apples. Victory Garden Founder Harvey Pessin dropped his tailgate to reveal a truck bed filled with bagged apples. He and other Victory Garden volunteers made a trip to Washington, Conn. Wednesday, November 6, where a private property owner with more than 150 apple trees welcomed him and others to pick for free as many apples as they liked. “All we had to do was pick,” he said. Estate crews in Washington were able to haul produce and load guests’ vehicles.

  • ‘Lieber’ Tells A Tale Of Love, Hurt, And Two Lives That Intertwined

    Patricia “Patty” Barkman sat at her dining room table one Friday in October, looking out a bay window at Taunton Lake. Within view was her back yard ending at a dock where lawn chairs faced the water, but what she saw were scenes from years past as she remembered her ...

  • Top of the Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Senior Center Bazaar Offers Many Choices

    Shoppers at the Newtown Senior Center Annual Harvest Bazaar found many treasures Friday morning, November 8. The Bazaar continues through 4 pm on Friday, and on Saturday, November 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Riverside Road facility. Handcrafted and handknit items, decoupage, aprons, table runners, wine bags, stuffed toys, and more for the upcoming holidays, as well as baked goods, offer something for everyone...

  • Snapshot: Brady Miller

    A weekly profile of a local resident.

  • ‘Love Wins’ Conference Introduces The Ana Grace Project

    The Center for Community and Connection at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain is the centerpiece of the Ana Grace Project, explained Nelba Marquez-Greene on Monday this week. She is the mother of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of 20 first grade students who perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School 12/14. Along with her husband, Jimmy Greene, and their son, Isaiah, she hopes that a desire to create a culture of increased quality of life, loving, empathic communities, and loving community and interpersonal connections to reduce violence will draw great numbers to the center’s inaugural initiative next month.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Unleashes Kindness From Newtown

    Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs. Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness...

  • Cleat From Final Liberty Pole Finds Its Way Back To Newtown

    On February 12, 1950, the 100-foot-tall flagpole that currently stands in the center of Main Street was formally dedicated. It replaced three previous wooden flag poles, then called Liberty Poles, and it was welcomed with pomp, circumstance, as an American flag was raised on it for the first time...

  • Pie Contest A First-Time Event At Newtown Center Pediatrics

    Four Newtown luminaries had a sweet assignment Monday, October 28. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Bee Publisher Scudder Smith, Newtown Police Department Lieutenant George Sinko, and Queen Street dentist Dr David Nowacki were easily talked into judging the intraoffice “pie smackdown” at Newtown Center Pediatrics.