Students and adults filling the Newtown High School lobby Saturday, July 11, were dressed as if for a Halloween party. However, the nerds, construction crews, minions, cowboys, and others were costumed to show their team’s spirit for a community “spelling bee,” put on stage by NewArts, a division of the 12.14 Foundation.
The event was not a competition, but instead an evening of fun that doubled as a fundraiser.
My chestnut pony Gingersnap first made the long journey with me to summer camp in New York’s Adirondack Mountains when she’d been in our family for just over a year. She was barely 4 years old. I was 12. Loaded into an open-sided flatbed truck for the trip North, I met her a few days later at Camp MacCready. This sister camp to Camp Pok-O-Moonshine, a converted military boys camp, also clung to rituals like morning inspections, Sunday vespers, and eating en masse in a mess hall.
Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc recently made donations to ten local organizations. The money for the donations, said Dolores Judge, chairman of the club’s Finance Committee, was raised through fundraising efforts.
According to Ms Judge, the NWC Ways & Means Committee holds various fundraisers during the club year, including the annual Woman’s Club Christmas Ornament Sale.
Les Paul's Trio, featuring Brookfield resident Nicki Parrott, along with Lou Pallo and John Colianni, will be coming to the intimate Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall for a tribute to the legacy of Les Paul, as part of a yearlong 100th birthday celebration. The show is set for July 18 with tickets on sale now — and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a new Les Paul guitar.
The Buddha Bash outdoor charity music festival benefiting REACH Newtown has been scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from noon to midnight at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge, 27 Hawleyville Road.
The even will feature ten bands, and 12 hours of food trucks and beverage vendors, all for one fantastic cause. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Some featured bands are New Desperations, Dan’s Garage, Charm City Exiles, and Quit Your Day Job.
Occupation: I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I’m on the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, which feels like a job. I’m coordinator for the Sunday Cinema Series at Edmond Town Hall.
Family: My husband is Ed, and we’ve been married 22 years. We have two boys. Ryan is a 2015 Newtown High School graduate, and will go to Sacred Heart University this fall. Timmy is 16 and will be a junior at Newtown High School in the fall.
Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience — just the pure language and people to listen to it. Town Players will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.
On her left forearm, five numerals are tattooed: 06470. The Newtown zipcode is a visual reminder to Newtown resident Jody Murray that she should not wait to do the things she has intended to do.
On June 7, Ms Murray, a licensed acupuncturist and athletic trainer, and owner of Acupuncture Therapy in Brookfield, returned from a two-week medical mission to Kodaikanal, India — something she had always intended to do, she said.