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  • Preparing To Celebrate Earth Day In Newtown: 7th Annual Event April 26

    Prompting residents to get “outside in the sweet spring sunshine,” the Newtown Earth Day is encouraging visitors to “Discover the wonders of nature” at the 7th Annual Earth Day celebration. Scheduled for Saturday, April 26, between 10 am and 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, the upcoming Earth Day Festival promises “tons of kids’ activities,” including the Sharon Audubon’s birds of prey exhibit, where live birds will be present.

  • Kindness Brightens Treadwell Park

    Splashes of deep purple, blues, and whites speckle a hillside at Treadwell Park. On Wednesday, April 9, late afternoon sunlight gave the small crocus petals an early spring glow.

    Brid Craddock walked with her husband Harvey Pessin, stepping carefully through the flower clusters.

  • Nourishments: Eggs To ‘Dye’ For

    There are a lot of good things to say about eggs. An affordable source of high quality protein, even when paying for the priciest organic eggs, they contain numerous vitamins and minerals, unsaturated fat, and antioxidants. Two of those antioxidants, lutein and zeaxantin, are vital for eye health. Choline is crucial for healthy brain function.

  • Strength And Beauty, Covered In Mud

    The 2014 Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest was held last weekend, and more than 1,100 people paid to run, walk, and romp in the mud for a few hours in New York. They also got to crawl through a pipe partially filled with muddy water, crawl through mud under rope netting, try to walk or just slide down a plastic-covered hillside, or just walk through part of a field — at times, in rain or snow. Another two to three thousand people attended the April 5 event just to cheer participants along the course.

  • Snapshot: Jean Kreizinger

    Occupation: I’m a geneticist by training. I’m retired from WestConn, but still teaching local flora there. Formerly, for 32 years, I taught genetics and plant physiology there.

    Family: I have three daughters, Karyl Evans, Diane Norbutus, and Tracy Johnson — all grown up now, of course. I have six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

  • The Way We Were

    April 14, 1989

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Congratulations to former superintendent of Newtown Schools Evan Pitkoff, for his fast running on Sunday, April 6. The running Super, who finished near the front of the 5K race sponsored by Stratton-Faxon in Danbury, said that he took up running two years ago, and has never felt better.

  • Bunny Watch 2014 Preparations Underway

    For the fourth year in a row, Newtown High School Odyssey of the Mind team members are gearing up to offer the annual Bunny Watch, a fundraiser for the group to attend the World Finals of the problem-solving competition.

  • A Book With Good Taste Between Its Pages

    Fairfield County Chef’s Table, Extraordinary Recipes From Connecticut’s Gold Coast, released March 3 by Globe Pequot Press, is a book of recipes and photographs from more than 50 of Fairfield County’s restaurants, and the stories of the chefs behind the food. It is a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Webster, editor in chief and founder of CTbites.com, and Newtown native Amy Kundrat, who is the executive editor of that award winning website.

  • A Who's Who Of Great Guitarists Channel Hendrix At Waterbury's Palace

    Newtown Bee Associate Editor John Voket covered the show and produced a slideshow, below, from photos taken during the nearly four-hour event.