Climbing down from a ladder propped against the Matthew Curtiss House last week, John Bernabe considered his work. He and his crew with John’s Painting out of Danbury spent time recently making improvements to two landmarks under the Newtown Historical Society’s protective care: the Middle Gate Little Red Schoolhouse and the Matthew Curtiss House.
Occupation: I’m a pediatric dentist at Dental Associates in Newtown. I’ve been there about four months now. I graduated from the UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2012, and completed my pediatric dentistry training at Children’s Medical Center in Hartford in July 2014.
Is it a coincidence that American Diabetes Awareness Month, November, follows smack-dab on the heels of Halloween? Whatever the reason, the American Diabetes Association has made it a goal to help others understand diabetes and its consequences. Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce or use insulin, resulting in high glucose levels in the blood.
Diana Johnson, Amy Mangold, John Moore, and Janet Woycik, four members of the Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Committee, met Tuesday morning, October 21, to discuss the changeover from open flame candles to an alternate light source for the nearly 2,000 luminarias that light the town during the annual celebration.
This year, said Ms Johnson, glow sticks will glimmer from within the packages lining Main Street, Glover Avenue, and all around Ram Pasture and Hawley Pond, December 5.
Splattered with multicolored paints that in some spots took days to dry, the many pieces of a large, handmade flower — each petal the size of a skateboard — are waiting for assembly and public display.
Artist Dave Brooker coordinated the public art project, completed during the Newtown Arts Festival. The helping hands of nearly 400 children and adults all added their dashes of paint to the roughly 14-foot, 34-part artwork, which is now looking for a home.
Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.
Recent Syracuse University grad Nate Hapke approaches filmmaking in a unique and organic way. The young director, writer, and producer told The Newtown Bee that his new short film, Thom & Gerry, was inspired by a fleeting image of two gentleman focused intently on a chess game.