For some, the passage of time in this town is brief. Others settle in, leaving an imprint of their lives over the course of many years. Julie and Pete Stern fall into the latter category, many who know them would say. Through community interaction and support, they have quietly interlaced their fingers with those of Newtown people and organizations for the nearly half century that they have called this town “home.”
More than three dozen members of the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, library staff, and fellow book sale volunteers crowded into the Old Board Room of the C.H. Booth Library Monday morning, May 19, to wish well to Julie and Pete Stern. The Sterns, who have volunteered with the Friends for many years sorting books, serving on the board, and, in Mr Stern’s case, representing the Friends on the board of trustees of the C.H. Booth Library, are moving to Pennsylvania as of June 2.
There have been many versions of The Little Princess filmed, and an equal number of films called or based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, but only two were made in 1939. Those two films — one starring a 10-year-old Shirley Temple and the other a Best Picture nominee that features some of film history’s most well-known songs — will launch a new film series at Edmond Town Hall this weekend.
Occupation: I was a nurse. I got my master’s from Yale and worked for 35 years as an APRN in psychiatry at Griffin Hospital in Derby. I loved it. I retired seven years ago.
Family: My husband, Richard, passed away in 2006. We have three children. Richard and his wife, Julie, are in Florida. Judy and her husband, Peter, live in Little Compton, R.I., and Lisa is in New York City. I have five grandchildren — Taylor, Peter, Christopher, Amy, and John.
Stephen J. Sedensky III of Newtown was honored at Plymouth State University’s (N.H.) 2014 Commencement ceremony May 17. Mr Sedensky, a 1980 alumnus of Plymouth State, provided the charge to the graduates and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. As state’s attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, he was the chief investigator of the tragedy in Newtown. His advice to the Class of 2014 was to have a plan and work hard at achieving it. “Being outwardly grateful reminds us that we cannot achieve our goals or success without other people.
In conjunction with the week-long run of the classic film, Gone With the Wind, the Edmond Town Hall managers arranged for an encampment of the men and women of Battery B of the First Rhode Island Light Artillery on the front lawn of town hall. The brigade pitched camp on Saturday morning and settled in for the whole weekend, offering passersby and moviegoers a glimpse of life in the army camps during the Civil War.
As a music journalist, I couldn’t ask for a better two-night run, which recently included a band fronted by a dynamic young musician whose material was mostly unfamiliar, and a show featuring a very established artist where virtually every song was a chart topping hit. It was an added bonus that catching each of these acts knocked two more shows off my ever-shrinking concert bucket list.
AT&T representative Steve Godbout and AT&T Director of External Affairs Harry Carey joined State Representative Mitch Bolinsky at the Newtown Senior Center, Monday, May 19, in a collaboration to demystify some of today’s newest gadgets.
The town meeting to vote on a proposed $150,000 appropriation fro an E911 emergency dispatch system was set for Thursday at 8 pm at the Newtown High School auditorium. The proposal calls for having a single E911center located in the police department, with two dispatchers at all times — one to handle police calls, the other to handle ambulance and fire calls.