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  • Guest Mark Barden Played Flagpole Radio Café

    The spotlight found him center stage, where he quietly settled in behind the microphone. Guest performer Mark Barden, a Newtown resident and accomplished career musician, used few words, and let his guitars do the talking Saturday, March 22, at the Flagpole Radio Café, a local production now in its sixth season.

  • Grand Reopening At CH Booth Library Packed With Fun, Friends

    Juggler and entertainer Eric Girardi helped teach a group of youngsters how to juggle, and thrilled attendees with a program of fire juggling that ended with a fire eating demonstration during grand reopening festivities March 22 at C.H. Booth Library. 

  • Thinking Spring At Pole Bridge Preserve

    There are a few natural treasures to be found at 34 Pole Bridge Road.

    Citing a “nice main trail, some recently cleared meadows” and “old charcoal pits,” Conservation Commission member Joe Hovious recently ticked off some of the property’s features. While some trails have “been there a while,” Mr Hovious said, “some are under construction by Newtown Trails Committee.”

  • Documentary Illuminates Creative Process And Plight Of Veterans

    Documentary filmmaker Karyl Kreizinger Evans is the producer, director, writer, and editor of the upcoming one-hour documentary film, Letter From Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio. A five-time Emmy Award winner for her work on previous documentaries, Ms Evans is particularly thrilled to have had the opportunity to film the making of the Oratorio with the Greater Middletown Chorale.

  • Young Photographer Repeats Win In Wilton Juried Exhibition

    WILTON — For the second year in a row, Katie Sailer, has nabbed the top prize in the youth division of Wilton Arts Council’s photography exhibition.

    “Focus ‘14,” the 16th annual juried photography presentation by Wilton Arts Council (WAC), is on view at Wilton Library through March 29. The show opened on March 7, and an opening reception and awards ceremony were held on March 14. That was the evening Katie learned of her second consecutive win.

  • Dweezil Zappa Shelving 'Roxy' In Favor Of Experiencing Hendrix

    Guitarist and bandleader Dweezil Zappa, pictured at a recent master guitar class in Ridgefield, is joining a star-studded line-up appearing March 29 at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour. Zappa will be joined onstage by Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, and fellow guitarists Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, bassist Bootsy Collins, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, Ana Popovic, Henri Brown, Dani Robinson, Stan Skibby, and Quinn Sullivan. 

  • Snapshot: Dr Yvette Whitton

    Occupation: I’m a naturopathic physician. I’ve been practicing for about a year. I taught for a while after graduating in 2009 from the University of Bridgeport College of Natural Medicine. I do all kinds of naturopathic medicine and specialize in naturopathic oncology.

    Family: I’m married to Andrew Hardial. We have a son, Delroy, who is 22. Our daughter is Asia, and she is 9 years old, and our little one is Aeden, and he is 7 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has revamped its newsletter, “Vibrant Arts for a Healthy Community.” You can subscribe to the twice monthly, free, arts newsletter at www.newtownartscommission.org/newsletter, where you will also find out how you can promote your art event in the newsletter. The newsletter serves the arts organizations in town, as well as individual artists, and Newtown youth artists.

  • The Way We Were

    March 24, 1989

  • Friends Planning Send-Off For George And Carol Mattegat

    Say the name George Mattegat around town and you’ll likely get a different response from every person you meet — “bus driver,” “Shriner,” “volunteer firefighter,” “animal control officer,” “Nunnawauk board member,” or “Labor Day Parade organizer.”

    Or maybe you will come across one of his many colleagues from the Lions Club, or Hiram Lodge, or the local VFW.