• Traveling Quilts Will Offer Twice The Comfort

    Detail of one of the squares created by a child during the Breakfast With Santa event at Newtown Middle School in December. Children were invited by Newtown resident Jan Brookes to decorate a fabric square, which was then to be used to create a comfort quilt on behalf of Newtown to replace one that went missing from the town’s collection in spring 2013.

  • New 3D Printer Expands Possibilities At C.H. Booth Library

    The new 3D Afinia 800 printer that arrived at the C.H. Booth Library, Wednesday, August 26, is the library’s newest addition to a growing collection of items geared toward attracting patrons who view the library as a place for learning, as much as a space for reading. Purchased through funds generated at the April 2015 Library Board of Directors gala fashion show, this printer is the second 3D printer at the library for use by the public.

    The first printer, also made by Afinia, was purchased a year ago, and funded by an anonymous donation.

  • Free Movie Screening, Viewing Events, September 12-14 At ETH

    Edmond Town Hall (ETH), at 45 Main Street, continues to add new offerings to its calendar. This weekend in addition to its regular movie screenings — including the return of a free Saturday night screening thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury — the theater will host a viewing party of the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2015-16 NFL season on Sunday, followed by an American Ninja Warrior viewing party on Monday night.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Last week was not such a great week for politicians and sea creatures. First, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mystic Aquarium and Sea Research Foundation President and CEO Stephan Coan were photobombed by the beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The governor was visiting the aquarium to speak about summer tourism, and it’s hard to tell if the beluga whale, Juno, was that interested in what these guys had to say, or just wanted to get in on the photo opportunity. The same day, President Obama had a salmon spawn on his shoes while visiting Alaska. Yup.

  • Newtown Film Festival: Three Days Of Free, Family-Friendly Screenings At Edmond Town Hall

    Organizers of the inaugural Newtown Film Fest (NFF) are preparing to offer nine programs to film lovers of all ages. The bundled films — documentaries, shorts, animated offerings, and more — will be screened Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, and all of it is being offered free of charge at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

  • Snapshot: Bill Felmer

    Occupation: I’m the manager at Core Fitness in Newtown. I track appointments, schedule clients, and everything that goes into the business. I’m a personal trainer there, too. As a side project, I’m involved in the Marine Corps “poolie” program. That’s physical training for delayed entry Marine recruits. I’m a Marine veteran, and served from 2006 to 2010. I was deployed to Iraq from August 2007 to March 2008, and again to Afghanistan in 2010, for six months, until I was injured July 4.

  • The Way We Were

    September 14, 1990

  • Newtown Resident Doubles The Comfort

    Two "Comfort Quilts" will be on display at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills, by next Wednesday, September 15, said Carole Ross, administrator for human resources for the Town of Newtown.

  • Theater Review: Arts Festival Events Open, And Continue, With ‘Bus Stop’ By Town Players

    The Fourth Annual Newtown Arts Festival opened last Friday with William Inge’s classic theater piece, Bus Stop. Celebrating 80 years of community theater, The Town Players of Newtown are continuing their tradition of producing quality work that excels in every way.

  • VNA Thrift Shop Ready To Reopen

    After being closed for the summer months for “revamping, reorganizing, and cleaning,” said VNA member Joan Reynolds, the VNA Thrift Shop will reopen for a new season on Saturday, September 12.

    “We have been cleaning everything up, as well as bringing in new merchandise,” Mrs Reynolds said September 4. She and fellow VNA members Mae Schmidle and Anna Wiedemann were at the shop, located on the lower level of Edmond Town Hall, but with its own entrance, to see what needed to be done in the week before the shop would reopen.