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  • Author And Illustrator Visit, Sign Copies Of ‘Snowflakes Fall’

    Seated side by side and facing a long line of adults and children carrying stacks of books, former resident and renowned children’s book illustrator Steven Kellogg and award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan were in Newtown this past weekend to meet residents, readers of all ages, and sign copies of their recent work, Snowflakes Fall.

  • Tonight: All Lit Roads Will Lead To Ram Pasture

    Residents are reminded that the 29th Annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Ceremony will be tonight. Entertainment will begin by 6:30, and First Selectman Pat Llodra will light the tree at 7 pm.

  • Theater Review: Sherman’s Third Panto, ‘Aladdin’ Continues A Great Tradition

    SHERMAN — For the third year in a row, The Sherman Players are presenting a “Christmas Panto” — something that is traditional in Britain, and hopefully will become a tradition here as well, since the two that I’ve seen (last year’s Cinderella, and this year’s Aladdin) — are rollicking good fun, designed to entertain young children, but delightful fun for grownups as well.

  • Giving Tree Helps Those In Need, Promotes Character

    This story has been updated to reflect totals as of Monday, December 16.

    A Giving Tree stands in the Edmond Town Hall lobby this year. Promoting the tree that is intended to benefit community members in need, the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and the Newtown Prevention Council staff promoted the tree earlier this week. The council is the inaugural Giving Tree sponsor.

  • Theater Review: ‘Fences’ Is Good For A Number Of Reasons

    I never saw the play when it was on Broadway, but I can’t imagine a stronger, more perfect cast than the one assembled for this production.  

  • Theater Review: Well Crafted Farce Keeps The Laughs Flying At TheatreWorks

    Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, Boeing Boeing will close 2013 and open 2014 at TheatreWorks New Milford, including a special New Year’s Eve performance. Featured in the local production of Marc Camoletti’s farce are, back row from left, Vicki Sosbe, Erin Shaughnessy, Reesa Roccapriore, and Jody Bayer; and in front, also from left, James Hipp and Matt Austin.


  • Newly Elected Ambulance Chief Aims To Double Volunteer Membership

    On a rare quiet morning in the cramped quarters that serve as the base for Newtown’s busy Volunteer Ambulance Corps, newly elected Chief Mike Collins was much more interested in talking about his 50-plus active and dedicated colleagues than himself.

    And if he has his wish, in the coming year or so, he will have plenty more new colleagues to talk about.

  • Song Of Kindness Resonates With RIS Singers

    An excited but respectful group of sixth grade chorus and concert choir members crowded onto risers in the practice room at Reed Intermediate School (RIS) on Tuesday, November 26, the first of multiple sessions of music teacher Michelle Tenenbaum’s fifth and sixth graders to meet with the Connecticut-based indie rock band Alternate Routes.

  • Angel Of Hope Arrives At St Rose, Dedication Ceremony Planned

    Angels of Hope Inc’s website says their angels “serve as beacons of hope for those suffering from the emotional and physical absence of a child.”

    In October an Angel of Hope statue was delivered to Newtown. The angel has a face of a child and stands 4’ 3” with a wingspan of 5’ 2”. Inside its wing is written the word Hope.

  • Theater Review: 'Chicago' The Latest Reason To Take Advantage Of A Good Thing At WCSU

    DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University sits so quietly in the center of Danbury that we sometimes might be tempted to take it for granted, and in so doing, miss out on its depth as a powerhouse in the fields of theatre arts and music. All you need do to discover this, however, is to take in one of their annual musical productions at the Berkshire Hall Theater.