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  • Country Star McCreery Showcasing His Platinum Hits, Holiday Tunes At Oakdale

    WALLINGFORD — Country music star Scotty McCreery’s career has taken a serious upward trajectory in recent weeks. And fans will have a chance to celebrate with him when he rolls into Connecticut on December 4.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Be Thankful For Purpose-Bred Puppies

    During the weekend of November 22-23, dog lovers descended on the “Thanksgiving Classic Cluster” in Springfield, Mass. This cluster of dogs shows is presented by the Springfield, South Windsor, Holyoke, and Windham County kennel clubs who join together to offer four days of dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition, home of the iconic The Big E fair. Amongst the more than 2,500 purebred dogs representing 167 breeds at the shows, were dozens of darling puppies.

  • Hockey Team Gives Early Gift This Year

    Resident Jill Kuruc has received an early holiday gift this year: a leaf cleanup from the Newtown High School hockey players, which was paid for anonymously. 

    The Newtown hockey team holds an annual fundraiser by doing yard cleanups, and “Someone anonymously donated money for them to come and clean up my yard,” Ms Kuruc said.

  • Books And More At Friends’ Holiday Sale

    A large selection of children’s books, CDs, and DVDs are among the treasures shoppers will find at the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Holiday Book Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7. 

  • Special ‘Madagascar’ Preview At ETH Theatre, Tuesday

    Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host two special screenings of Penguins of Madagascar this week, a day earlier than the film is officially released.


  • Lisa Unleashed: Holiday Happiness And Hazards

    This week kicks off the hectic holiday season and that means travel, turkey, and a tendency toward large family gatherings. It also means happiness for the household hounds with guests bearing extra treats, kisses, and belly rubs. As we plan for the upcoming festivities let’s pledge to keep our pets happy and hazard-free.


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  • Annual Newtown Fund Tag-A-Gift Program Underway; Unwrapped Gifts Needed By December 8

    Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) and Education Connection have launched the annual Tag-A-Gift Program, one part of the annual Newtown Fund Holiday Basket Program.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Donations, Sponsorships Sought

    The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown has expanded its fundraising for the 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ram Pasture, scheduled this year for Friday, December 5. The event will begin with musical performances at 6:30 pm, and culminate with the tree lighting at 7, followed by caroling, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day Will Fuel The Holidays

    The 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day returns to the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, Saturday, December 6, from 8 am to 1 pm. Rotary members will be staffing the kitchen, turning out fluffy flapjacks and homemade sausages from Butcher’s Best. The $7 ticket for adults and $3 ticket for children under the age of 10 includes applesauce, orange juice, milk, hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, as well. If one serving does not quite do the trick, there is no need to be shy.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I “paw-sed” to look in the case just outside of the Children’s Department at the C.H. Booth Library, last week. Four lovely little cottages, crafted by artists in California and Oregon, and cast in sand mailed to the artists from Newtown, are on display. The fairy cottages, each depicting a different season of the year, are lovely works, and worth taking a moment to look at, should you be at the library sometime before the middle of December.