After decades behind the scenes, some of the greatest musicians instrumental in the success of artists including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, and Barry Manilow, among others, united to form The Hit Men.
Former Newtown resident Nate Hapke will be winging his way back from his day job as a production manager on the set of General Hospital to debut his award-winning short film Thom & Gerry at the New Haven International Film Festival.
Occupation: I am a computer teacher at Rockwell K-3 School in Bethel. I get to teach the fun stuff — computer programming, robots — all the stuff kids enjoy.
Family: My husband, Ryan, is a teacher in New Fairfield. He teaches elementary math. Our daughter, Riley, is 7 years old and in the second grade at Hawley School. Our son is Jake, and he is 3 years old, and at St Rose Preschool.
So what was the scariest part of the past week? Halloween or Election Day?
Hard to believe we are just now getting a photo of this dashing couple of Pumpkin Race Decorating judges. Judges Justin Scott and Amber Edwards were dressed the part at the Lions Club annual Pumpkin Races, Saturday, October 17. One look at them, and participants knew their efforts would be taken seriously. One more look, and I’m sure their stellar careers took yet another leap up the ladder.
Two Newtown High soccer teams brought home Western Connecticut Conference championships last week. The boy’s team beat Bethel in the semifinals and then Joel Barlow in a fierce title match, Saturday night. The girls’ team ended three years of frustrating title-game losses to Weston by upsetting their rival 2-1 on Thursday of last week.
Local Girl Scouts are greeting registered voters as they arrive at the polls in Newtown today. It’s also Girl Scout Cookie Season, so the young Scouts are doing some campaigning of their own, offering boxes of cookies along with smiles. The smiles are free, Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box. The Brownies at Reed School Tuesday morning had a large supply of this year’s offerings, from classics like Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils and Do-Si-Dos to new offerings including Savannah Smiles and Rah-Rah Raisins.