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  • Theater Review: Love, Music And Hope At Brookfield Theatre

    BROOKFIELD — Is musical theater the vehicle for portraying society’s deeper, darker issues and transforming a message from taboo to topical? The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts (TBTA) production of Next to Normal, a musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, proves that it is exactly the venue for such a conveyance.

  • Theater Review: ‘Anything Goes’ Is Easy To Love At Richter Park

    DANBURY — What’s not to love about a warm breezy summer evening, a picnic in the park, and songs so familiar and divine you could sing along? There is everything to love about the Musicals at Richter’s production of Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by the sublime Cole Porter, and book by Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse. This musical has stood the test of time and continues to entertain and delight.

  • Snapshot: Kat Holick

    Occupation: I’m a traffic agent through the Newtown Police Department. I have three schools that I work at: Newtown High School, St Rose, and Hawley School, plus St Rose Church, once every three weeks.

    Family: I have two daughters, both in their 20s, Carole and Crystal, and my heart’s desire, my 5-year-old grandson, Damien. And a very supportive husband, Steve. We’ve been married 16 years.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    If you’re reading this column, I know you are a supporter of the printed word. Need I remind you that one of New England’s largest book sales gets underway this Saturday, July 12, right here in town? Friends of the C.H. Booth Library presents the 39th Annual Book Sale at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, beginning at 9 am. The real fun begins at 7 am, though, when numbered admission tickets go on sale at the door, for $5 each.

  • New FunSpace II Playground Celebration Set For July 26

    The public is invited to join Newtown Parks & Recreation Department staff and supporters on Saturday, July 26, at 11 am, at Dickinson Park for a Dickinson Memorial Playground (FunSpace II) grand opening celebration.

  • The Way We Were

    July 14, 1989

    In Newtown, the rains were heavy, the wind was stiff, and the lightning was striking. But compared with towns such as Waterbury, Bantam, and Carmel, N.Y., which were damaged by tornadoes, Newtown had little to complain about, in connection with the storms that hit the area on the early evening of July 10.

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  • Newtowner Frank Buonanno Completes Great Race From Maine To Florida

    After enduring rain squalls and pesky mechanical problems while dodging overly enthusiastic photographers and bugs that hit his facemask like bullets, Newtown resident Frank Buonanno finally settled back into his life as a semiretired classic car restoration expert.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Captain America’ Saturday At ETH

    Continuing its monthly series of one free movie, Edmond Town Hall will screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Saturday, July 12, at 7:20 pm. Tickets are free courtesy of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    The film starring Chris Evens, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Anthony Mackie, et al, is being featured daily, July 11–16, at the theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street.

  • Sharing Lemonade Stands Geared To ‘Giftivism’ For The Sake of Kindness

    Members of Newtown Kindness, a nonprofit group that formed to honor the memory of one of the children who died 12/14, is spreading the spirit of “giftivism.”

    A group of Newtown Kindness members gathered on Saturday, June 28, at Sand Hill Plaza in Botsford to distribute free lemonade-making kits to children who will make lemonade and then give it away.

  • Public Views Cast-Glass Sandy Hook Memorial

    On Sunday, June 29, at Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, members of the public at a reception viewed a sculpture commemorating those who were killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting on 12/14.