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  • A Sound Way To Spend A Birthday: Taking A Dip For Special Olympics

    Most elementary school-age students, when asked what they want to do for their birthday, opt for gatherings with friends. Paintball. Movie and pizza. Going to a sporting event.

    When Joseph Doherty started thinking about his 11th birthday, he decided to go for a swim. A quick one.

  • MCCA To Honor Newtown Native Greg Williams

    DANBURY — The Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA) will honor Greg Williams and the Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury at its annual awards dinner, Thursday, March 20, at the Matrix Conference Center.

    Mr Williams, a Newtown native currently living in Danbury, will be honored as Man of the Year for his work in producing The Anonymous People, an 84-minute, independent feature documentary about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery.

  • ‘Winter's Light’ On Canvas: Taunton Lake Through An Artist’s Eye

    Muted browns and wistful pale blues stretched across artist Patricia Barkman’s canvas. Her oils and brush strokes caught fading sunlight and shadows lengthening across Taunton Lake, reaching for the far shore where bare trees stood waiting for spring. The scene also captured the early March sky mirrored on the lake. Describing the shadows and colors, she said, “It’s winter light.”

  • Snapshot: Samantha Kohler

    Occupation: I am the art teacher for kindergarten through eight grade at St Rose School. I’ve been here for 13 years.

    Family: My husband Peter and I will have been married 20 years in May. Our daughter Abbie is 15 years old and our son David is 13 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Little Genesis Fuentes may be on her way home to Belize by the end of next week, I’m told by Rotary Club member Pat Caruso. Genesis, a 3-year-old in need of heart surgery, came to the United States in early January, through the efforts of the Newtown Rotary Club and the Rotary Club International Gift of Life program.

  • The Way We Were

    March 17, 1989

  • Theater Review: Simon’s ‘Barefoot In The Park’ A Strong Opener For TheatreWorks Season

    NEW MILFORD — This year New Milford’s TheatreWorks has chosen to open their 2014 season with an old favorite from the Sixties: Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. This was made into a hilarious movie, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford as the young newlyweds bravely starting off their married life in a sixth-floor walk-up brownstone apartment on East 48th Street in Manhattan. TW New Milford is offering performances though one more weekend, until March 16.

  • ‘Reflections From Beyond’: A Message Brought Back

    Newtown resident C.J. Golden, the author of Tao of the Defiant Woman and Tao Girls Rule, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Monday, March 24, at 7 pm, for a book talk and presentation about her newest book.

    Reflections From Beyond: Sharing A Message of Hope, Peace, and Kindness was released February 12, and is a book that carries a message given to her from an unexpected source, in an unexpected way.

  • Snapshot: Andy Forsyth

    Occupation: I’m the head of the Reference Department at C.H. Booth Library. I manage that department and collections on the third floor and manage the Reference Department staff. I deal with  public requests for materials and handle interlibrary loans that come into our department. It’s really more accurate these days to call it “Information Services,” than “Reference.”

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Looking for a couple of good causes to help? Among the local organizations hoping for support and a chance at an addition prize is the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation (CMAK). CMAK will compete for prize money up to $25,000 as part of Fairfield County Giving Day.