Organizers of the 30th Newtown Holiday Festival are hoping that guests of the December 6 event will not only have a great time at events for all ages, but will remember the reason the festival was created: as a major fundraiser for Newtown Youth & Family Services. House Tour Subcommittee Co-Chairs Kathy McLeary (seated left) and Brid Craddock (seated right) have been working on their event-within-an-event since February.
There’s a new horse magazine in the barn! Connecticut Horse launched this summer with its first bimonthly issue. A sister publication to the 15-year-old Massachusetts Horse, the brainchild of Publisher Stephanie Sanders, will publish its second issue at the end of August. Up until last year, Editor Karena Garrity was freelancing horse articles when she had an idea.
Occupation: I’m a homemaker. I was in accounting before I had children, but I stopped after my second child.
Family: I have three children. Daphne is 15 and she’ll be a junior at Newtown High School; Phoebe is 14 and will be a freshman; and Philip is 12 and going into seventh grade at Newtown Middle School. My boyfriend, Michael, is a special person in my life.
Are you ready to stretch your muscles and your mind? The 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival gets underway Saturday, August 22, at 9 am, and runs through 4 pm, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, at Fairfield Hills. Featuring Drs Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown for an afternoon Breath-Body-Mind workshop, the morning hours are a potpourri of yoga and dance for all ages. Go to www.newtownyogafestival.org for more information and to register.
DANBURY — Through Thursday, October 24, The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is presenting seven exhibitions in public and private spaces in Danbury and Bethel. Accessible Art is a “year-long, multi-site series of exhibitions joining business with art,” according to information provided by Cultural Alliance. The project allows artists to show their works in alternative spaces, making them more available to the general public.
The Newtown Yoga Festival was designed to promote positive well-being, health and community. The 2015 event will return to NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, August 22, with seven hours of classes, live music, lunch, vendors and two offerings of the popular Yoga Buffet, where guests can sample a number of different styles and meet local instructors during a 45-minute session.
“If you’re going to grow as an author, you have to reach people you don’t know,” said Newtown author and former book coach Sophfronia Scott. That is one reason she was happy to host a book reading and writing Q&A for friend and fellow author Mathieu Callier on the afternoon of Saturday, August 8, at C.H. Booth Library.
Mr Callier, a Los Angeles author, was in town to promote his recently published collection of short stories, Loss Angeles, and to speak to the craft of writing.