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  • Brookfield Philatelic Society Exhibit At Library

    From left, Bill Hamilton, president of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, Maxine Mangiafico, and Robert Lund stand near one of three stamp displays at the C.H. Booth Library promoting the hobby of stamp collecting.

  • NUMC To Celebrate, And Begin Winding Down, 25 Years Of Pasta Suppers

    Newtown United Methodist Church’s Pasta Project will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month. The monthly NUMC Saturday Pasta Dinner will be this weekend, on March 7, from 5 to 7:30 pm, in the church’s lower gathering hall.

    The public will have two more opportunities to enjoy the monthly spaghetti dinner after that, longtime volunteer and project coordinator Martha Millett has announced. In June, the project will conclude its run of community gatherings.

  • Deep Freeze Makes Lake Zoar A Winter Playground

    Winter has frozen Lake Zoar from shore to shore, and the ice is thick — circumstances some residents have not seen in several years.

    “The last time the lake was frozen was four or five years ago,” said Waterview Drive resident Cindy Palkimas. She has been a lakeside resident for 13 years, she said. Although she remembers the lake freezing over completely in the past, she said, “This year the ice is the thickest it’s ever been since I moved here.”

  • Snapshot: Ryan Buchanan

    Occupation: I went to school for graphic design and that’s what I do. I freelance for private parties and small firms. I’m also a fine arts artist and sell those works, too.

    Family: I have an older sister, Alex, and a younger brother, Scotty. My mom, Diane, and my dad, Scott, live in Newtown.

    Pets: I don’t have any pets. My sister and I always joke that we wanted a pet, but we got a little brother instead.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Springing is one thing cats do well, so I am more than ready to spring into Daylight Saving Time this coming weekend. DST starts at 2 am on Sunday, March 8, so be sure to set your clock ahead one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night. Now if I can only see over the snowbanks by the time spring arrives, in just two weeks. I sense snowdrops and crocus crying out from beneath the mounds of snow.

  • The Way We Were

    March 9, 1990

  • Two Residents Share Stories For Latest ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul’ Collection

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles — 101 Inspirational Stories of Faith, Answered Prayers & Divine Intervention (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC; edited by Amy Newmark and Natasha Stoynoff; February 10, 2015; ISBN 978-1-61159-944-2, $14.95 softcover, 411 pages)

     

  • FCCF Giving Day Returns On March 5

    Area nonprofit groups are hoping to hear from regular supporters and new fans when the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) presents its second annual online Day of Giving. FCCF is again collaborating with Bank of America with the 24 hours of online donations.

    Fairfield County Giving Day 2014 raised a total of $745,729.64. The event this year has a goal of $1 million.

  • Hershey’s/LBB Settlement Means Cadbury Fans Settle For Less

    Lisa Whitmore, co-owner of UK Gourmet in Newtown, stands in front of a display of imported goods in the Mt Pleasant Road shop. While customers will miss the imported Cadbury products that can no longer be brought overseas for sale, UK Gourmet stocks plenty of other products to ease the pain.      

  • Newtown Rotary Gift Of Life Keeps On Giving

    It could be an idyllic family scene from any one of many homes in Newtown: three older children clustered about a baby in a bouncy seat, while the fire in the fireplace crackles behind them and the adults chat amicably nearby. This family picture, though, is a special blend of children and adults.