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  • The Top of The Mountain

    A post on The Bee Facebook page this week confirms our faith in humanity. On Friday, July 12, Nicole Capener lost her paycheck. The following Monday, it was sitting on her desk — “Clearly rained on, run over, and even had a dead worm stuck to it,” says Nicole. “Thank you whoever brought my check back. There are good people in the world,” she adds. Now I’d like to add something: a Good Egg Award.  This one is for the Good Samaritan of Paychecks!

  • The Way We Were

    July 29, 1988

    The Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc was formed July 27 in a historic action. In less than an hour, with about 30 persons present, incorporation papers and by-laws were ratified and an executive board of directors was elected. The trust was set up to assure the preservation of the 180-year-old meeting house at the head of Church Hill Road.

     

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  • Reminder: Summer Jam Concert This Afternoon

    Attendance was down last week, no doubt in large part due to the heatwave, but organizers would like to remind residents that there will be a Summer Jam Concert at Dickinson Park this afternoon.

  • Theater Review: Marvelous Performances In Theater Barn’s ‘Oleanna’

    RIDGEFIELD — When four people see a play and then spend the 45-minute ride home arguing about it, and then the next day continue the discussion with family and friends who didn’t get to see it, well that must mean something, doesn’t it?

  • PeaceJam Planning: NJAA Online Survey Open For NHS, NMS Students

    The Newtown Junior Action Alliance (NJAA) group has created an online survey for Newtown High School and Newtown Middle School students to fill out.

    The survey asks three questions, and will help NJAA members set up a fall event that Sarah Clements, who is head of NJAA, said will focus on “transforming tragedy into positive change.”

    NJAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.

  • Thirsting For Assistance

    Members of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, from left, co-president Diana Johnson, co-president Josie Schmidt, Emi Lydem, and Barbara O’Connor display the buckets and pails used to hand water annuals in the island gardens maintained by the club. 

  • Big Time Rush Thrilled Rain Soaked Fans At Private Newtown Concert

    James Maslow responds to the audience during the Big Time Rush performance Monday night in Newtown.

  • Newtown On 2013 National Tour: BarkAID Will Offer Cuts For Cats

    Patrick Lomantini, owner of Lomantini the Salon in Wichita, Kan., and founder of BarkAID, will visit Newtown with his team of two other stylists, Alexis Longworth from Ohio and Zachery DiBella from Idaho, on Tuesday, August 6. It will be one of the first stops on his third annual 50 States in 50 Days BarkAID fundraising tour.

    The traveling hairstylists will join forces with Michele Schettino of Salon Michele, located at 6 Queen Street, to raise funds to support Kitten Associates, the home foster-based cat rescue group in Sandy Hook.

  • Town Historian's New Book Features Notable Men And Women Of Newtown

    Town Historian Daniel Cruson’s newest book will be released by Arcadia Publishing this week. Legendary Locals of Newtown is a compilation of images and information on many of the men and women who have formed Newtown since its purchase from the native Pootatucks in 1705.

  • A Big Time Rush!

    The excitement is growing, and so is the size of the crowd at Fairfield Hills for tonight’s Big Time Rush concert.

    Just over 3,500 ticket-holders will fill the softball and soccer fields off Keating Farms Avenue, and many of them have already arrived.