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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.