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  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • Ridgefield Playhouse Exec Allison Stockel Honored For 10 Years Of Leadership

    RIDGEFIELD — As the mother of two young children who had recently moved to Ridgefield, Allison Stockel said she was first drawn to the intimate environment of The Ridgefield Playhouse after reading about the venue. At the time, the former high school auditorium was being utilized for discount movie shows, occasional community events, and concerts.

  • Snapshot: Carolyn Signorelli

    Occupation: I’m an assistant attorney general with the Child Protection Office in Hartford.

    Family: I’m married to Doug Homberg. I have three daughters. Sarah Stofko, 18, is a sophomore at Hunter College in the City. Tess Stofko is a senior at Newtown High School, and is 17 years old. Jordan Stofko is 14, and she is a freshman at Newtown High School.

    Pets: We have our dog, Zak. He is a Labrador/Chow mix. He is an adorable dog.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and The Bee is making it easy for residents who want to help some local animals waiting for their forever homes. From October 10 until October 31, a drop-off box will be located in the front lobby of The Bee’s office, at 5 Church Hill Road, for Newtown Animal Shelter donations.

  • The Way We Were

    October 13, 1989

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Returning For Its Fourth Year

    For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  • Country Star McCreery Wants Fan Birthday Gifts Sent To 12.14 Foundation

    In an exclusive interview with The Newtown Bee, country music and American Idol star Scotty McCreery (right) is asking fans and followers planning to send him birthday gifts on October 9 to instead make a donation to The 12.14 Foundation. McCreery, the organization’s National Goodwill Ambassador, is pictured here with Foundation founder and Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody.

  • Police Offer Tots Halloween Safety Tips

    Although they are tots and will be making their trick-or-treat rounds on Halloween with their parents present, police are impressing upon the small children who attend The Children’s Adventure Center the importance of Halloween safety.

    On Friday, September 26, police Sergeant David Kullgren spoke to the members of two classes at the school, informing them about Halloween do’s and don’ts, with the aim of the children having a safe Halloween.

  • Furniture From The Woods

    For some people, a stump is just a stump. But to Will Korth, a stump is nature waiting to be turned into furniture.

    A partner in Korth & Shannahan, Inc contractor services out of Westchester County, Mr Korth has found a creative outlet in his Newtown Tree Craft business, making coffee tables, end tables, and fire stools from recovered wood.

  • Saying ‘Thank You’ With Water Skis:LOF Ski Club Hosts Free Day For Local Children

    With summer nearly at its end Sunday, September 21, the Leaps of Faith (LOF) Adaptive Skiers made the most of a local marina.

    As a way of saying thank you to the community, the LOF volunteers held a first-time event, Ski Newtown, a free day of water sports for Newtown children ages 7–18. The picnic/ski event took place at Eichler’s Cove Marina. According to the LOF Facebook page, “This event was designed to teach beginners how to water ski or wakeboard and help intermediate skiers/boarders advance to the next level.”