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  • Cut Your Own Tree At A Family Operation In Town

    One of the most recognizable symbols of the December holiday period — the Christmas tree — can be seen on car roof tops, if not already in windows of homes complete with decorations and all, with regularity as December 25 fast approaches.

    Time is running out for families or individuals to get their green, festive, scented reminder of the season. In Newtown, there are several options for residents and nonresidents alike, including family-owned, cut-your-own tree farms.

  • Snapshot: Diane Leaman

    Occupation: I work at Dental Associates in Danbury, in the billing and insurance department. It’s a great place to work. Everyone is so friendly there.

    Family: I have three daughters. Kim is 39 and in California, Kathy is 36 and lives in Southbury with my granddaughter, Nokomis, 17, and my daughter Chelsea is 30, and lives in Brookfield with her fiancé, Rob.

    Pets: We used to have a dog and cat, but I don’t have any pets now.

  • Jingle Jam, House Tours, Holiday Fun Filled The Weekend

    ’Twas the night before the 29th annual Holiday Festival’s daylong celebration, which started with a dash of musical cheer. Filling the Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room with seasonal songs and the plucky sound of banjo and guitar strings was the Goldrush band, playing a mix of bluegrass, folk, and holiday favorites.

    The Jingle Bell Jam on Saturday night, December 6, was a new part of a traditional Holiday Festival to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS).

  • Rotary Pancake Day — A Holiday Tradition

    Ed Kaufmann and son, Sean, 8, get ready to dig into their stacks of pancakes, Saturday morning.

  • Creating A New Comfort Quilt

    Children participated in working to create quilt squares for a Comfort Quilt project at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 6.

    The table was part of the Parks & Recreation Breakfast with Santa event, but organizers Suzanne Davenport and Jan Brookes are working on the project outside of the event.

  • Garden Club Greens Sale A Crowd Pleaser

    Garden Club member Vicky Taloni tweaks a bow on one of the dozens of hand decorated wreaths, just prior to the start of the Annual Greens Sale, Saturday, December 6, at The Meeting House on Main Street. The event draws a big crowd every year, and serves as a fundraiser for the local club.

  • Free Movies At Edmond Town Hall, December 13-14

    The Good Lie, a Reese Witherspoon feature that was released in October, will be the next film offered at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

    The film will be screened daily, December 12-19.

  • Auction Find Will Put A Piece Of History Back On The Road

    It is not shiny and it is not new, but Rich Murdy is as proud of the dusty 1926 Ford Model T roadster pickup parked in his Hattertown garage, as if it were a 2015 Tesla.

    “It’s a piece of Newtown history,” said Mr Murdy, “and totally original, which is very rare.”

  • Holiday Festival, Including Historic Homes Tour, Returns This Weekend

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ Screened At Sunday Cinema Series

    With shoulders extended by rods hung with green curtains and a yellow sash, Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) member Donna Mangiafico was a perfect Starlet O’Hara, a parody of the iconic film character Scarlett O’Hara from the 1939 film Gone With The Wind. Decades after the film’s release, comedian and television show host Carol Burnett performed as Starlet in her skit Went With The Wind, a parody that created a lasting fictional persona of its own.