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  • ‘Sole Sisters’ Walking For Cancer With New Friends

    Aimee Tabor is among the many Sandy Hook parents making new connections and friendships since 12/14. She is among a group of roughly a dozen women in town who have formed The Sandy Hook Sole Sisters team, combining efforts with New York residents to do the October two-day, 39-mile Avon Breast Cancer walk and fundraising event in New York City.

    The story began in May, when friendships with a group of mothers in Rye, N.Y., began with an invitation to a day of healing.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Well-known gardener and author Sydney Eddison got a mention in the Thursday, September 12, Home section of The New York Times for a 1989 plant trade with home and interior designer Peter Wooster. Mr Wooster’s Roxbury gardens were the focus of the article, and in one of his gardens, apparently, are lilies from Ms Eddison’s garden. Her gardens received cuttings of Mr Wooster’s brugmansia in that long-ago exchange.

  • Snapshot: Peter McNulty


    (Editor's Note: This article has been updated with Mr McNulty's correct job title.)

    Occupation: I’m a principal systems enineer for United Technology Aerospace Systems Company in Danbury. I’ve been there since 1980, when it was Perkin Elmer.

    principal systems engineer for United Technology Aerospace Systems Company in Danbury.

  • The Way We Were

    September 23, 1988

    Authorities still are waiting for laboratory results from samples taken at the scene of The Smoke Shop, which was damaged in a fire August 31. Although the cause of the fire remains suspicious, Deputy Fire Marshal William Halstead said that at this point, he won’t be able to definitively label the fie as arson unless the testing shows that an accelerant was used to start the fire.

     

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  • Open House And Revolutionary Camp Reenactment Held At Historical Society Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society hosted an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, September 15.

    For the open house, members of The Fifth Connecticut Regiment conducted a reenactment of a revolutionary encampment.

  • Benefit Tag Sale Held For Hawleyville Fire & Rescue Company

    The Stony Hill Four Corners Association held a community tag sale on Sunday, September 15, to benefit Hawleyville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.

    The Stony Hill Four Corners (SH4C) Association comprises businesses along and around Stony Hill Road between Exits 8 and 9 of Interstate 84 in both Hawleyville and the Stony Hill area of Bethel.

  • 2013 Firehouse Ride Set For September 29

    Dodging a burst of rain Tuesday morning, September 10, Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 members Tim Hoeffel and Chief Ray Corbo stepped inside the firehouse garage at 45 Main Street with Newtown Savings Bank Manager Ryan Storms.

  • Autumnal Art From The Air

    Brothers Ben and David Kugielsky went flying recently and ended up getting a bird’s-eye view of this year’s corn maze at Castle Hill Farm. The maze is scheduled to open for the season this weekend. The corn maze will be open 10 am to 5:30 pm Sunday, and then all weekends until October 27. Beginning next month the maze will also be open weekdays from 2 to 5 pm. A pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, hay rides, pony rides, and live music is also offered on weekends.

  • Theater Review: ‘Tom, Dick and Harry,’ The Stuff Of Sitcoms, Done Well By Town Players

    Ray Cooney has long been considered one of the most successful practitioners of the French style farce on the English stage, winning himself the nickname “The English Feydeau” (the French master of the comedies of infidelity involving multiple doors, beds, and mistresses). In particular, Cooney’s Move Over Mrs Markham and Run For Your Wife (which ran for eight years on the London stage) are performed regularly by local theater groups looking to entertain the homefolks.

  • Arts Festival Events Kicked Off With Kid-Friendly Art Party

    Following months of planning, events related to the second annual Newtown Arts Festival have begun. Three events had been held as of Tuesday night, three more weeknight events are still ahead, leading to a huge two-day event September 21-22 at Fairfield Hills.