• SNAN Donates To Library Children’s Department

    The Spay and Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN) recently donated 15 books about animals to C.H. Booth Library’s Children’s Department in memory of Penelope Meek, who was president, treasurer, Ways and Means chair, and a member of SNAN for many years.

    Ms Meeks also coordinated the Cat Clinics in Newtown for many years and was devoted to assisting pet owners to receive help in spaying and neutering their animals, according to SNAN.

    The books donated to the library featured stories about both cats and dogs.

  • Snapshot: Joe Hemingway

    Occupation: I am a construction project manager.

    Family: I have been married to Maribeth for 33 years. We have two daughters. Sarah is 28 and Maggie is 26.

    Pets: Until very recently, we had two golden retrievers. Sadie passed away at 14, two months ago, and Lucy passed away at age 12, in early August.

    How long have you lived in town? We have lived here for 26 years.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Farmers’ Market at Fairfield Hills continues every Tuesday, from 2 to 6 pm, through October 23 — rain or shine. Jim Shortt of Shortt’s Farm and Garden reminded me that this is prime time at markets. Late summer and fall produce is abundant now — squashes of all kinds, late summer tomatoes and lettuce, spinach, kale, and root vegetables are at the peak of harvest. You’ll find some savory and fiery hot sauces, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and breads, natural meats, and more at this local market, in addition to the bounty of produce.

  • The Way We Were

    September 21, 1990

  • NFA Hosts A Successful Sunset Wine Tasting

    As daylight faded on Saturday, guests of the Newtown Forest Association Sunset Wine Tasting crowded beneath tents filled with soft light. In brighter areas, servers prepared trays of food for the 300 guests attending the second annual fundraiser.

  • Theater Review: Ridgefield’s Latest Displays Everything That Is Good About Community Theater

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls at The Ridgefield Theater Barn was met with laughter, tears, and a rousing standing ovation. I would advise you to drop everything and order your tickets, pronto.

    The best of everything about community theater is in this show.  The worst thing about community theater is that the runs are short. Do not miss this.

  • Traveling Quilts Will Offer Twice The Comfort

    Detail of one of the squares created by a child during the Breakfast With Santa event at Newtown Middle School in December. Children were invited by Newtown resident Jan Brookes to decorate a fabric square, which was then to be used to create a comfort quilt on behalf of Newtown to replace one that went missing from the town’s collection in spring 2013.

  • New 3D Printer Expands Possibilities At C.H. Booth Library

    The new 3D Afinia 800 printer that arrived at the C.H. Booth Library, Wednesday, August 26, is the library’s newest addition to a growing collection of items geared toward attracting patrons who view the library as a place for learning, as much as a space for reading. Purchased through funds generated at the April 2015 Library Board of Directors gala fashion show, this printer is the second 3D printer at the library for use by the public.

    The first printer, also made by Afinia, was purchased a year ago, and funded by an anonymous donation.

  • Free Movie Screening, Viewing Events, September 12-14 At ETH

    Edmond Town Hall (ETH), at 45 Main Street, continues to add new offerings to its calendar. This weekend in addition to its regular movie screenings — including the return of a free Saturday night screening thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury — the theater will host a viewing party of the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2015-16 NFL season on Sunday, followed by an American Ninja Warrior viewing party on Monday night.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Last week was not such a great week for politicians and sea creatures. First, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mystic Aquarium and Sea Research Foundation President and CEO Stephan Coan were photobombed by the beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The governor was visiting the aquarium to speak about summer tourism, and it’s hard to tell if the beluga whale, Juno, was that interested in what these guys had to say, or just wanted to get in on the photo opportunity. The same day, President Obama had a salmon spawn on his shoes while visiting Alaska. Yup.