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  • 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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  • Lawrence Surat, Jr

    Lawrence Surat, Jr, 60, of Danbury, died November 20, following a long illness.

    His son Sean Surat, and his mother Mildred Surat, both of Newtown; and his sisters Ellen Barron and Jean Kunkel survive Mr Surat.

    His interests were in history and Native American culture, and he loved fishing.

     A memorial service will take place Friday, November 29, at 3 pm, at the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, Newtown.

  • 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.

  • New Book Honors Those Who Helped With Healing

    Freelance writer and communications consultant Sharon Cohen has self-published Newtown: Moving Forward, A Community Faces the Future After Adversity. The book describes and highlights approximately 75 local organizations that were created in the aftermath of 12/14. Ms Cohen received her first batch of the books on Monday, November 25, and planned to have them in stores by the end of the week.

  • Adventure Center Launches Storytelling Series

    Newtown resident Ray Sipherd, who wrote scripts for the television program Sesame Street for 17 years, was featured as the first storyteller on Saturday, November 16, in the Children’s Adventure Center’s new program known as Sandy Hook Bookworms.

    Mr Sipherd read from storybooks to a group of young children and their parents in a well-lit, brightly colored space at the center known as The Sunshine Room.

  • WIN Thankgiving Baskets Ready For Delivery

    Generous residents filled the community room below the United Methodist Church Friday, November 22, with donated canned goods and items intended to get to as many as 81 families in need during the holidays. Through the Women Interested in Newtown (WIN) basket program, members and high school students volunteered to prepared goods for delivery that afternoon.

    Co-coordinators Mandy Monaco and Cyndy DaSilva, in an appeal to residents recently for more support as donations had been low this year, glanced around the bustling room, pleased that calls to help had come.