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  • ‘Easygoing’ Bees At The Victory Garden

    Jeff Shwartz is a beekeeper, which entails much more than a sweet, amber-colored reward.

    “Believe it or not, I thought I wanted honey,” he said. Regarding the work he began in 2007, he said, “I thought that a couple of times a year you pull on a deep sea diving suit and steal honey” from the bee hives. He soon discovered that tending bees was a far bigger business.

  • Grocery Store Car Show Raises $10,000 For Food Pantry

    Stop & Shop Store Manager Rich Marcuccio, right, FAITH Food Pantry co-chair Nancy Taylor and event co-organizer and Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo gathered in front of several pallets of food collected for FAITH Food Pantry during a June 14 car show and raffle held at the South Main Street grocery store in Sand Hill Plaza.

  • Farmers Market Opens For The Season

    Gusts of wind interrupted the sunny day, causing merchants and guests at the Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills to grab for tent posts. Temporarily knocked askew were the awnings casting shade over fresh produce from area farms, and other goods offered by local merchants and crafters.

  • Top of The Mountain

    I can think of no better way to begin this week’s column than by wishing a very Happy Birthday to Doris Dickinson, who celebrated the big 103 on June 26.

  • The Way We Were

    June 30, 1989

  • Hearts Of Hope-Newtown Chapter Celebrates First Anniversary Of ‘Tiny Treasures’

    Paper may be the traditional gift for a first wedding anniversary, but for those involved with Hearts of Hope, something in ceramic may be even more appropriate.

    Barb Tarpey and her two daughters were among a few dozen people who attended the first anniversary gathering of the Hearts of Hope-Newtown chapter on June 18. She and her daughters were in the hall of Newtown United Methodist Church to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts for the first time Wednesday evening, and Mom was having a little trouble deciding where to begin.

  • Antiques Market At Fairfield Hill Campus: Barn Star Productions And Local Organizations Have Fine Day In The Sun

    Mother Nature more than cooperated and gave Barn Star Productions a perfect day for the first Newtown Antiques Market on Saturday, June 21.

    “We sure did get off to a great start,” Frank Gaglio, show manager, said, “and the dealers made it happen.” Eighty-five exhibitors came for the market, staged just off the flagpole green on the Fairfield Hills campus, with the booths surrounding Shelton House.

  • Sydney Eddison ‘Write On’ For 2014 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal

    “Write On, Newtown!” is the theme of the upcoming 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 1, celebrating the wealth of authors and illustrators who call Newtown home. One of those numerous scribes, Sydney Eddison, has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal of the parade.

  • Hundreds Find ‘Safe Harbor’ At Second Annual Lighthouse Festival

    From tiny little cork boats, shown here, to a 20-foot interactive lighthouse, the Second Annual Lighthouse Festival at Trinity Church had a few dozen offerings to satisfy the event’s theme of “Safe Harbors.” 

  • Snapshot: Stuart Rieve

    Occupation: I’m a firefighter with the City of Stamford, and I have a little carpentry business on the side, doing smaller jobs.

    Family: I’ve been married to Kirstin for 24 years, as of this month.

    Pets: We have a gaggle of dogs. Three Labs and a Chihuahua mix. Our Labs are Aerial, Tucker, and Yukon, and the Chihuahua is Misty. We adopted Misty when my mom moved into Maplewood. She’s a feisty little thing.