Splattered with multicolored paints that in some spots took days to dry, the many pieces of a large, handmade flower — each petal the size of a skateboard — are waiting for assembly and public display.
Artist Dave Brooker coordinated the public art project, completed during the Newtown Arts Festival. The helping hands of nearly 400 children and adults all added their dashes of paint to the roughly 14-foot, 34-part artwork, which is now looking for a home.
Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.
Recent Syracuse University grad Nate Hapke approaches filmmaking in a unique and organic way. The young director, writer, and producer told The Newtown Bee that his new short film, Thom & Gerry, was inspired by a fleeting image of two gentleman focused intently on a chess game.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association players compete in the McKane & Kennedy Memorial Tournament at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on October 25. The Connecticut Spokebenders and NYA hosted the tourney, which included six teams.
Visitors of all ages visited Newtown's Main Street on Friday, October 31, for the biggest costume party of the year, an unofficial gathering that draws residents from across town as well as the region. A number of homeowners went all out with decorations and displays, which were enjoyed for a few hours even with the threat of rain.
Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair and silent auction event, will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, organized in the wake of 12/14 by Newtown Lions Club to help cover the counseling costs of Sandy Hook School students, their immediate families, SHES faculty, and first responders.
A group of dancers fill the dance floor, led by Mary Hanlon, left, in a flowing purple cape and Louella Dwyer in a peacock-themed cape and mask. “Train Conductor” Maryann Zacchea and Sylvia Battista dance, to their right, and Marianne Muskus and Janice Garten can be seen in the background.
The C.H. Booth Library is haunted by super heroes this Halloween, from Wonder Woman to Batman. As might be expected, each one has the power to help patrons find the perfect DVD or book, or to master new technology. Fortunately forNewtown, these powers will be left with library staff for future use. SHAZAM!