• 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac: Wit And Weather

    “Useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” touts the cover of the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This year’s issue is filled with tips and trends, tales of the usual and unusual, recipes, folklore, essays, and of course, weather predictions.

  • The Fine Art Of The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    From the back seat of an antique Ford, Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist waved heartily to the crowds on either side of the street. 

  • Woman’s Club To Begin Sales Of Annual Ornament Monday

    Newtown Woman’s Club is ready to begin sales of its newest pewter Christmas ornament. The 2015 ornament — which has once again been produced by Woodbury Pewterers, Inc — depicts Newtown Hall at Fairfield Hills.

  • New Equine Therapy Program Offers Treatment Option

    “We’re serving as a bridge to connect people to the horses. The horses are really the therapists,” said PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified therapeutic riding instructor Diana Kruzshak.   

  • Waterski-A-Thon To Benefit People With Disabilities

    A recent Charity Car Show hosted by Candlewood East Marina on August 23 raised money to support the LOF Adaptive Skiers, a Sandy Hook-based nonprofit organization serving children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.

  • The Way We Were

    September 7, 1990

  • Local Chef Fired Up For Chefs Challenge

    When the timer starts ticking on Friday, September 18, for the Fifth Annual Connecticut Chefs Challenge, a fundraiser to support the Optimus Foundation, at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton, one of the eight chefs vying for the championship belt and $1,000 grand prize, will be Sandy Hook resident Justin Kern.

  • Snapshot: Christal Preszler

    Occupation: I am the grants coordinator for the Planning Department for the Town of Newtown, and I work on the Fairfield Hills-related projects and oversee fair and affordable housing.

    Family: I have three children. Julie is a senior at Newtown High School, Scott is a freshman at the high school, and Nick is in eighth grade at Newtown Middle School.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Oh, my. I am quite sure that Sydney Eddison’s pup, Phoebe, is still holding her paws over her eyes in dismay. Phoebe, a Jack Russell terrier, was incorrectly identified in The Newtown Bee story, August 21, about Sydney’s new book of poetry as a fox terrier. Oh, the shame of it all. Huge apologies go out to Phoebe for this mistake.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.