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  • Sandy Hook Trees Cast Holiday Light

    Wet streets glistened on Saturday, December 6, as a chilly rain soaked revelers at the annual Sandy Hook Village Holiday Tree Lighting. Dozens of umbrellas opened as small crowds gathered on sidewalks, counting down from 10 until the trees — one with green and white lights and the other strung with traditional rainbow lights — lit the night. Adding to Sandy Hook Center’s holiday appeal are newer lampposts wound with lights and strands of evergreen.

  • Steven Kellogg, Stephen Colbert, And A Burglar Unarmed

    Children’s author/illustrator Steven Kellogg hopes readers old and new will find the 35th anniversary edition of Pinkerton, Behave! to be more in keeping with changes in culture surrounding gun violence.

  • Special Gift Has The Stamp Of Approval

    Hawleyville Postmaster Mark Favale is delighted to receive the gift of one of the actual gingerbread houses featured on USPS stamps from the 2013-14 holiday season. The artist, Teresa Layman, right, of Warren, delivered the unexpected present to the post office on Wednesday, December 10, where it will be on display during the holidays.

  • The Way We Were

    December 15, 1989

  • Theater Review: Life Is A Game And ‘The Game’s Afoot’

    NEW MILFORD — Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good old fashioned, hilariously funny murder-mystery. Theatreworks New Milford’s holiday offering of Ken Ludwig’s The Games’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays is just that. Elaborately set in a grand mansion style country home on the Connecticut River, this riotous farce is good old fashioned fun, fun, fun.

  • Theater Review: Nostalgia And Comfort For The Holiday Season

    SHERMAN —  On a very cold, rainy and dark Saturday night last weekend, comfort and warmth for the weary holiday soul was being served up at Sherman Playhouse by way of a heartwarming production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted by Philip Grecian. The movie is one of my all-time favorites, so I was excited to see the words played out as a live radio broadcast. I was not disappointed.

  • Cut Your Own Tree At A Family Operation In Town

    One of the most recognizable symbols of the December holiday period — the Christmas tree — can be seen on car roof tops, if not already in windows of homes complete with decorations and all, with regularity as December 25 fast approaches.

    Time is running out for families or individuals to get their green, festive, scented reminder of the season. In Newtown, there are several options for residents and nonresidents alike, including family-owned, cut-your-own tree farms.

  • Snapshot: Diane Leaman

    Occupation: I work at Dental Associates in Danbury, in the billing and insurance department. It’s a great place to work. Everyone is so friendly there.

    Family: I have three daughters. Kim is 39 and in California, Kathy is 36 and lives in Southbury with my granddaughter, Nokomis, 17, and my daughter Chelsea is 30, and lives in Brookfield with her fiancé, Rob.

    Pets: We used to have a dog and cat, but I don’t have any pets now.

  • Jingle Jam, House Tours, Holiday Fun Filled The Weekend

    ’Twas the night before the 29th annual Holiday Festival’s daylong celebration, which started with a dash of musical cheer. Filling the Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room with seasonal songs and the plucky sound of banjo and guitar strings was the Goldrush band, playing a mix of bluegrass, folk, and holiday favorites.

    The Jingle Bell Jam on Saturday night, December 6, was a new part of a traditional Holiday Festival to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS).

  • Rotary Pancake Day — A Holiday Tradition

    Ed Kaufmann and son, Sean, 8, get ready to dig into their stacks of pancakes, Saturday morning.