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  • Woman’s Club Donations Benefit Ten Local Groups

    Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc recently made donations to ten local organizations. The money for the donations, said Dolores Judge, chairman of the club’s Finance Committee, was raised through fundraising efforts.

    According to Ms Judge, the NWC Ways & Means Committee holds various fundraisers during the club year, including the annual Woman’s Club Christmas Ornament Sale.

  • Brookfield Bassist Fronting Les Paul Trio’s Intimate Town Hall Set

    Les Paul's Trio, featuring Brookfield resident Nicki Parrott, along with Lou Pallo and John Colianni, will be coming to the intimate Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall for a tribute to the legacy of Les Paul, as part of a yearlong 100th birthday celebration. The show is set for July 18 with tickets on sale now — and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a new Les Paul guitar.

  • Buddha Bash Will Benefit REACH Newtown

    The Buddha Bash outdoor charity music festival benefiting REACH Newtown has been scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from noon to midnight at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge, 27 Hawleyville Road.

    The even will feature ten bands, and 12 hours of food trucks and beverage vendors, all for one fantastic cause. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Some featured bands are New Desperations, Dan’s Garage, Charm City Exiles, and Quit Your Day Job.

  • Snapshot: Jen Rogers

    Occupation: I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I’m on the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, which feels like a job. I’m coordinator for the Sunday Cinema Series at Edmond Town Hall.

    Family: My husband is Ed, and we’ve been married 22 years. We have two boys. Ryan is a 2015 Newtown High School graduate, and will go to Sacred Heart University this fall. Timmy is 16 and will be a junior at Newtown High School in the fall.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience — just the pure language and people to listen to it. Town Players will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.

  • The Way We Were

    July 13, 1990

  • Medical Mission Is A Gift Of Gratitude

    On her left forearm, five numerals are tattooed: 06470. The Newtown zipcode is a visual reminder to Newtown resident Jody Murray that she should not wait to do the things she has intended to do.

    On June 7, Ms Murray, a licensed acupuncturist and athletic trainer, and owner of Acupuncture Therapy in Brookfield, returned from a two-week medical mission to Kodaikanal, India — something she had always intended to do, she said.

  • Free Screening Saturday Of 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

    Edmond Town Hall’s theater will be screening showings of Avengers: Age Of Ultron July 10-15, and a special showing free of charge, thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, will be shown on Saturday, July 11.

    The July 11, 7:30 pm showing, will be open to the public, space allowing, without fee.

    Ingersoll Automotive, owned by Todd Ingersoll of Newtown, has been offering free showings at Edmond Town Hall since January 2013.

  • Support The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    The Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee invites the community to “Celebrate the Fine Arts of Newtown,” honoring the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown with Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist at this year’s Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 7.

  • Hearts Of Hope Second Anniversary Celebrated

    Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope.

    The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A collection of hearts was sent to Newtown two months after 12/14, left for residents to find on Valentine’s Day, which coincided with the two-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.