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  • Tree Lightings This Weekend

    UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm).

     

    Newtown will host three tree lighting events this weekend.

  • Newtown Connections In A Hawaiian Classroom

    Elizabeth O’Brien, a former Newtown resident who now lives and works in Hawaii, received an e-mail from a co-worker on Tuesday, November 19.

  • NYFS Fundraiser, Sunday: ‘Nutcracker’ Will Take The Stage During Annual Holiday Festival

    Dressed in vibrant red costumes, Kylee Raiano and Julia Finegan held a playful pose while between them, Monique Dubois spun a delicate parasol.

    The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet’s Malenkee Ballet Repertoire Company has been in rehearsals recently, preparing for their annual performance of The Nutcracker Suite. The dancers will take the stage for two Sunday, December 1 performances, at noon and 2 pm. The condensed version of the full-length ballet will also include a story narrative.

  • Diverse Works By Local Composers Part Of Choral Society Holiday Program

    For the 2013 Newtown Choral Society (NCS) winter concert, Director Mary Andreotta chose the theme of “Home for the Holidays.”

    “I wanted to create the feeling of comfort, familiarity, and pride of being home in Newtown for the holidays, for the choir and for our audience,” said Ms Andreotta, who created a program that includes a number of “familiar and accessible music,” as well as two original compositions by local composers.

  • NMS And Reed Interact Clubs To Sell Christmas Trees As Fundraiser

    As a fundraiser for both the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs, donated trees will be sold starting Saturday, December 7, for $40 each.

  • Migrant Salon Hopes To Initiate Arts Movement In Sandy Hook Center

    Newtown native Allison Hornak has opened Migrant Salon, located at 117-D Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center. But do not expect to find a barbershop chair and hair stylists in this salon.

  • Local Merchants Full Of Ideas For Stocking Stuffers

    Newtown has a wealth of shops well stocked with gifts for the season. There is no need to go beyond the town’s boundaries to find oodles of gifts that are perfect, and shopping locally means easy parking, individual service, and none of the big box store headaches.

  • Snapshot: Michael Talluto

    Occupation: I have the good fortune of working with lots of great people at PepsiCo in Somers, N.Y. I’m the senior manager of IT.

    Family: I’m blessed to have my wife, Theresa, and two little ones. Madeleine is 8 years old, and Sofia will be 6 years old in January.

    Pets: We just got a “Whoodle,” a soft-coated Wheaton terrier and poodle mix. Her name is Frisbee and she’s just 9 weeks old. She’s a little monkey.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I was grateful for my fur coat when I scurried into the Bee editorial department Monday morning. Just in time for one of the chilliest days yet, the radiators in that section of the building refused to cough up any heat. Naturally, I sought out the sanctuary of the warm conference room and any other cozy spot around town. That’s when I found out about something that at least warmed my heart.

  • The Way We Were

    December 2, 1988

    The new “no right on red” sign at the intersection of Church Hill Road and Queen Street has apparently alleviated some of the traffic congestion on Church Hill Road, while creating a new problem: backed up traffic on Queen Street. Newtown Police Captain Michael Fekete said that it is too early to make any assessment about the situation, as the sign was put in place less than a month ago.

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