This past weekend the Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) held its annual Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace across trails, fields, protected open space and private property. Thank you landowners for keeping this rural tradition alive. NBLA was founded in 1978 while the Fairfield County Hounds (FCH) still called Newtown home. Many FCH members founded NBLA, then called Newtown Bridle Lanes Association which more accurately reflected the original mission of the group; to protect riding trails in this fast-developing town.
When all is sung and done, owners of the soon-to-be-released original soundtrack of The 12.14 Foundation’s A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream will be able to sample from either the “Moon” or “Stars” cast CDs, or they can enjoy all the subtle diversities between the two.
Occupation: I’m a global marketing communications specialist with Enthone, out of West Haven. We do specialty chemicals, that coat things, like computer chips. We make the chemistry that makes them perform.
Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.
Nearly seven inches of rain fell over the time period beginning Sunday, October 15, and ending Saturday, October 21, bringing the month’s total to 6.78 inches. Normal for the month of October is 4.11 inches. Deep Brook was one of many waterways to overflow and swamp residents’ yards. All five of the town’s volunteer fire companies were involved in providing pumping details to help residents all over town having problems due to the rainfall.
As a guitarist, Adrian Belew has made his mark as the go-to ‘string man’ for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and most notably, the supremely eclectic King Crimson. Along the way the affable Kentuckian also wracked up serious cred as a critically acclaimed solo artist with his group The Bears, as an in-demand multi instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and more recently, visual artist and app creator.
“You know how some people like to go shopping and call it their therapy? This is a shopping event that will be helping others get therapy,” said Lauren Morehouse, describing an event she is helping to organize. Called Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm.
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.
The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.
Renee Gilbert’s pictures reveal an arid, hard-packed village beneath a burning African sun. Casting harsh shadows, but smiling, are children dressed in new, pink school uniforms and standing before a building with the words Calvary Feeding Centre.