• The Way We Were

    November 9, 1990

    Two Newtown High soccer teams brought home Western Connecticut Conference championships last week. The boy’s team beat Bethel in the semifinals and then Joel Barlow in a fierce title match, Saturday night. The girls’ team ended three years of frustrating title-game losses to Weston by upsetting their rival 2-1 on Thursday of last week.


  • Watercolors On View At Library; Opening Reception Saturday

    The works of 13 local watercolor artists are on view through November 29 in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Meeting Room at C. H. Booth Library.

    This is the second time artist and teacher Claudia Mitchell is being joined by her students in exhibiting works.

  • Cookies Campaign

    Local Girl Scouts are greeting registered voters as they arrive at the polls in Newtown today. It’s also Girl Scout Cookie Season, so the young Scouts are doing some campaigning of their own, offering boxes of cookies along with smiles. The smiles are free, Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box. The Brownies at Reed School Tuesday morning had a large supply of this year’s offerings, from classics like Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils and Do-Si-Dos to new offerings including Savannah Smiles and Rah-Rah Raisins.

  • Halloween Photos From Newtown Bee Readers

  • Scaring Up Fun At Nunnawauk Meadows

    A grim ghoul and ghastly butler oversaw the snack table during last week's Halloween party at Nunnawauk Meadows. 

  • Howl-O-Ween Had Dozens Of Costumed Canines Romping At Dog Park

    Okie, a fluffy white Bichon Frise owned by Jody Ferraro, took the “Best in Show” honors at the town’s Sixth Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party on Halloween. Okie was costumed as a pimp riding in a purple Cadillac with zebra-stripe trim. 

  • Thousands Visited Main Street For Halloween

    Costumed residents of all ages turned out for Trick or Treating along Main Street on Saturday. One homeowner reported more than 2,700 visitors.

  • Newtown Native Jenna Von Oy Pens ‘Best Friend’s’ Guide To Motherhood

    Newtown’s own actor, recording artist, voice talent, blogger, and now author Jenna Von Oy has never played a doctor on television — but she is capitalizing on her portrayal of gal pal Six Lemeure on the hit comedy Blossom, and Stevie van Lowe on The Parkers, in her first book, Situation Momedy, A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing Your Way Through Pregnancy & Year One.

  • Lisa Unleashed: MTA Police Canine Graduates — Furry First Responders

    The most recent Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police graduates came heeling into New York City’s Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall last week amid the “Pomp And Circumstance Walking Commencement March” and the MTA Pipe & Drum Band Ceremonial Unit presenting of the colors. After bagpipe music filled the cavernous terminal, everyone fell silent when the Phantom of the Opera’s Marcus Lovett sang the national anthem. A moment of national pride.

  • Celebratory Snoopy Sculpture Wins NMS Scarecrows Contest

    “Snoopy Halloween with the Dog House,” created by Rick Irving, Jack Wojtowicz and Colin Zhang, was the winner of the 2015 My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest. The winners were announced on October 30 by Newtown Middle School art teachers Leigh Anne Coles and Kristen Ciarletto, who oversaw this year’s contest.