• The Top of the Mountain

    This cat is feeling a bit thirsty, and just in time to support some of our volunteer firefighters. A wine tasting fundraiser will take place at the Newtown Country Club, April 25, from 7 to 10 pm, to benefit the Newtown Hook & Ladder Co’s new firehouse project. A few tickets, each at $40, are still available, for wine and refreshments. The evening also includes a silent auction, music, and if the samples of wine don’t quench your thirst, a cash bar will be available.

  • The Way We Were

    April 20, 1990

    By mid-May, Newtown Shopping Center owner and developer Joseph Kasper and adjacent property owner Richard Wiehl expect to reach an agreement on some long-term leasing arrangement to the center of the former White Birch and Oberg Texaco property, they said this week. Meanwhile, Mr Kasper is negotiating with current and prospective tenants, including three unnamed supermarkets who are bidding for A&P’s spot.


  • Concert Review: Energized Trio Launched East Coast Tour Before An Appreciative Audience

    On rare occasions, one sees a concert so excellent that it becomes genuinely hard to come up with the words to describe it. The Máirtín O’Connor Trio’s show at Newtown Meeting House, hosted on April 10 by The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, was one of those concerts.

    Everything was perfect. The band members were energized and the house was filled with an appreciative audience. One cannot imagine a better start for the trio’s nine-day East Coast tour.

  • Theater Review: A Serious Night Of Theater In Sherman

    SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr.  This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.

  • Snapshot: Terrence Ford

    Occupation: I own Pootatuck Chimney Service and Sandy Hook Cyclery, in Sandy Hook Center. I’m a music promoter in Newtown, too, for groups like Flood Wood, Lez Zeppelin, and Cedric Bernside, in small venues.

    Family: I’ve been married to Christine for 18 years. We have three kids. Aidan is 15, John Patrick Aloysius is 13, and Madeline. She’s 7 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Facebook page shared a number of photos on Monday, April 6, of poetry shared on a magnetic poetry board set up there. My favorite? A cat poem, of course. “I have my face in a pillow & my kitty is mean fat and crazy, she always scratches.”

  • The Way We Were

    April 13, 1990

  • On The Lookout For Bunnies At Fairfield Hills

    For the fifth year, kids and parents counted “bunnies” along trails at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, for this year’s Bunny Watch.

    The Bunny Watch was a fundraiser for and organized by the Newtown High School’s senior Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald. The event raised money for the group to attend World Finals, which will be held at Michigan State University May 20–23.

  • Free Movies This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening two movies this weekend, and the public will have the opportunity to see both free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    All screenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Paddington and St Vincent will be offered for free. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Opening Reception April 10: New Canaan Exhibit Features Work By 2005 NHS Graduate

    “Vanilla” is a 2009 work created by Ms Gaddis on canvas, using eggshells.