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  • Llama Hiking A Special Kind Of Outdoor Adventure

    A curious llama named Moon peers over the fence at Rowanwood Farm, as visitors approach.

  • Food Pantry To Benefit From June 14 Car Show, Raffle

    While car enthusiasts of all ages will have a chance to check out and admire myriad vehicles during a special car show being planned for June 14, FAITH Food Pantry will ultimately benefit from the event.

    The car show will be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street. Store Manager Rich Marcuccio is organizing the event, which will run from 9 am until 4 pm, to raise funds and food for the food pantry. Rain date is Saturday, June 21.

  • Grateful For Family, Friends & Fate: Bilingual Comedian Kennedy Heading Back To Tri-State Area For Three Shows

    Like many in his vocation, comedian Andrew Kennedy has a very serious side.

    “Sometimes,” Mr Kennedy said last week, “you just don’t know why things happen in life.

    “When your back is to the wall, when bad things happen,” he continued, “ just hold on.”

  • Local Stores Offer Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Sunday, June 15, is almost here, and that means it is time to start thinking about what to buy dad for Father’s Day.

    There are a number of businesses and stores in Newtown that have something to suit the interests of any father, and some businesses responded to queries by The Bee to share gift ideas.

  • The Way We Were

    June 9, 1989

  • Snapshot: Jo Gamble

    Occupation: I am the driver for Bus #24, for the Newtown schools. I get to go all over the place. I drive routes for the high school, Reed Intermediate School, and for Middle Gate School.

    Family: I’ve been married to Jonathan for 20 years — quite an achievement when he keeps moving us. He’s an engineer with Enfield Technologies in Shelton. We’re both originally from England. We have a high school junior, Christopher, and our daughter, Pip, is a freshman at NHS.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Has Newtown got enough fresh air, cool lake water, and sunshine to share? Add to that the generosity of welcoming a child from New York City to visit town and pet a horse for the first time, or stand at the top of a hiking trail and listen to the waterfall at Orchard Hill Nature Center. Maybe an inner-city child would love to feel sand underfoot, then the splash of fresh water while taking a swim at Eichler’s Cove.

  • Another Weekend Of ‘Best Show’ Performances By Lathrop Dancers

    It is not quite summer, but it is the first of June and in Newtown that means Lathrop School of Dance (LSoD) is prepared to present its annual Stardust Revue. Without a hitch, four performances flew by last weekend, with students performing four shows on the stage at Edmond Town Hall. On Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, dancers were tapping and gliding over the stage, smiling as they enjoyed performing for their family and friends.

  • NHS Gold Jazz Band Making ‘Time To Taco ‘Bout Jazz,’ Saturday

    As a fundraiser for the group to create a professionally recorded CD, the Newtown High School Gold Jazz Band is set to host “Time To Talk ‘Bout Jazz” on Saturday, June 7. The evening of jazz and Mexican food will run from 6 to 9 pm, in the cafetorium of Newtown High School.

    Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; children’s tickets, for ages 5 and under, are $5. To purchase tickets in advance, NHS Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said students can speak at school.

  • Flying Kites At The Summit Of Holcombe Hill

    Rising high above wooded hills in the western section of town, the cleared expanse at the summit of Holcombe Hill affords a 360-degree view of the surrounding terrain, where ridge upon ridge recede to the horizon.

    Holcombe Hill, which has the highest elevation in town at 830 feet above sea level, is in the Holcombe Hill Preserve, an 86-acre parcel protected from development by its owner, The Newtown Forest Association (NFA), a local land trust.