• The 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.

  • Snapshot: Sophfronia Scott

    A weekly profile of a local person.

  • Theater Review: Campy Cult ‘Rocky Horror’ Is Incredibly Entertaining

    The Sherman Players swung for the rafters, scoring huge with their raucous and racy (is there any other kind?) rendition of Richard O’Brien’s "The Rocky Horror Show." Under the wickedly creative direction of Francis A. Daley this musical is nostalgic, evil and perverse, all while being incredibly entertaining. It is the perfect Halloween treat for any adult with a sense of humor.

  • HGTV Show ‘Property Brothers’ Draws Talent From Sandy Hook

    Her face may not appear on camera, but Sandy Hook interior designer Bobbie Sue Smart’s mark will be apparent to viewers when four of the Season 5 episodes of the popular HGTV program Property Brothers air in coming weeks. Ms Smart, owner of Smart Design, is honored to have been selected as lead designer for a team working with "Property Brothers" stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, turning homeowners' bargain buys into dream houses. "Property Brothers" is a reality show hosted by the Canadian twin brothers. Each episode features the brothers, who are real estate, technology, and film entrepreneurs, helping couples buy and renovate homes in need of a great deal of tender loving care.

  • Volunteers Sought To Help Beautify Library Grounds Sunday

    Volunteers were busy sheering hedges, pruning, and removing excess mulch on Friday, the first of two set days for a library grounds beautification project. Additional work remains, and volunteers are still being sought for the project's next session, on Sunday from 8:30 until 11 am, at 25 Main Street. The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees is seeking gardening volunteers of all ages, who asked to bring gardening gloves and hand tools for weeding, trimming, and general cleanup.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show — A Vintage Experience

    Every five years all of us in the dog fancy world don fashionable hats and period outfits to celebrate a commemorative version of an iconic dog show. Since its reincarnation in 2000 by a group of dedicated fanciers, the Morris and Essex Kennel Club dog show has become a modern classic with a serious nod to its traditional roots.

  • Beekeeping In Newtown

    Tucked away in the Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills, Jeff Shwartz picked out a worker bee last month from one of the three hives he owns and maintains on the property. Mr Shwartz started beekeeping in 2006. At first he was mainly attracted by honey, but his fascination with the creatures eventually grew. Mr Shwartz, a director of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association, now provides wasp and hornet removal services and supplies custom hives for budding, and buzzing, enthusiasts. Mr Shwartz is not alone in his love for all things apiary. According to a 2012 industry survey in Bee Culture Magazine there are as many as 125,000 beekeepers in the United States, the vast majority of them hobbyists with fewer than 25 hives.

  • Snapshot: Stacey Olszewski

    A weekly profile of a local person.

  • The Way We Were

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