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  • SCAN Presenting ‘Color In Winter’ At Municipal Center

    A glimpse at seven works included in SCAN’s Color in Winter Show & Sale shows what Show Chair Suzanne Molineaux was talking about when she said this year’s show offers works in myriad styles. The collection, on view weekdays at Newtown Municipal Center, offers works by 25 artists, all members of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown.


  • Nourishments: Good Morning! It’s Breakfast Time!

    Ah. There’s nothing like a steaming cup of hot cocoa and a Pop Tart to start the day. At least, that’s what I thought as a kid, when that was what woke me up and got me out the door to school. I was only half right, though.

    Eating something after a night’s rest is important, but choosing the right breakfast foods makes the difference between a whole morning of satisfaction and a brief burst of energy followed by a slump.

  • Registration Nearly Full For June Newtown Car Show

    The 2015 Newtown Car Show is slated for June 20, with up to 250 exotic cars to be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street.

    As of January 21, just 43 openings remained for car owners hoping to reserve a parking location for their vehicles on what show Co-Chair Chris Sferruzzo is hoping will be a sunny Saturday. Spaces for 250 cars are planned.

  • Newtown’s First Baby Of 2015 Makes Her Entrance ‘Nice And Easy’

    Ten hours after her mother went into labor, Angelina Jean Berger was born on Tuesday, January 6. Her arrival was much easier on her mother than older sister Alexandra’s arrival.

    “She was 56 hours of labor,” Jessica Berger said Wednesday evening, looking toward her older daughter while cuddling Angelina in her lap. Gesturing toward the newborn, Jessica added, “She was nice and easy.”

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses Part II

    Knowing how much extra to feed your horse in cold weather starts with knowing what to feed him year-round to keep him in good weight depending on his age, breed, exercise level, and his general overall health. In the wild, horses free feed themselves exclusive on forage or pasture grasses and plants. In today’s modern world of stabled horses, free-feed pasture has been replaced by limited feed of hay and concentrated feed like whole grains like oats or corn or a processed pelleted feed.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Carolyn Mandarano, a member of the Missions Committee at Christ the King Lutheran Church, volunteers as part of Dorothy Day’s “Shelter From the Cold” program in Danbury, where guests can come in from the cold to be served a hot meal. For a few weeks Carolyn has been conducting a coat drive, and anyone who has gently used coats, hats, and gloves has been asked to consider dropping them at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The collection for the temporary shelter will conclude this weekend, and Carolyn is hoping for a strong ending.

  • The Way We Were

    January 26, 1990

  • Snapshot: Ray Peterson

    Occupation: I’m the vice president for research and editorial services at Forecast International on Commerce Road. My company provides aerospace and defense market intelligence for many major US and international companies.

    Family: I’ve been married to Lisa for 20 years. We have no kids.

  • Eagle Scout Project Collection Extended

    Rain falling on a frigid winter ground Sunday, January 18, formed a coat of ice that likely kept many residents home during Boy Scout Seth Barrett’s charity collection that afternoon. He had a late start due to the weather on what was to be a one-day collection that morning, so has extended his drive for goods to benefit Operation Hope, a food pantry and homeless shelter in Fairfield, through February 1.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses, Part I

    With the recent cold snap I’ve become nostalgic for hay. That’s right, hay. Whenever sub-zero wind chills make the news, I take a deep breath and can recall that sweet smell of alfalfa and timothy on crisp winter mornings.

    My old horse would eat copious amounts of hay when the mercury dipped below freezing. Hay is what kept him warm and each winter it seemed all I did from sunrise to sunset to moonrise was fill his hay net over and over and over again.