When the timer starts ticking on Friday, September 18, for the Fifth Annual Connecticut Chefs Challenge, a fundraiser to support the Optimus Foundation, at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton, one of the eight chefs vying for the championship belt and $1,000 grand prize, will be Sandy Hook resident Justin Kern.
Oh, my. I am quite sure that Sydney Eddison’s pup, Phoebe, is still holding her paws over her eyes in dismay. Phoebe, a Jack Russell terrier, was incorrectly identified in The Newtown Bee story, August 21, about Sydney’s new book of poetry as a fox terrier. Oh, the shame of it all. Huge apologies go out to Phoebe for this mistake.
Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.
Newtown Soccer Club will hold its first Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, September 3, at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. Registered players, as well as prospective participants interested in joining the league, are welcome. Registration will be available at the event.
Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road.
The NFA board members are reaching out to residents to help put on this year’s 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting. The NFA, Inc. is a local non-profit private land trust and is dependent upon volunteers from the community.
My senses were overtaken recently by all things dog show! As a ring steward for the Newtown Kennel Club, the Elm City Kennel Club, and the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, I ring stewarded over four days for the judging of nearly 600 dogs. Ring stewards have been called the “office managers” of the dog show ring. The reality is that it’s more like the ultimate test of multitasking, efficiency, and endurance.