• The Way We Were

    August 24, 1990

  • Snapshot: Julie Mack

    Occupation: I’m a homemaker. I was in accounting before I had children, but I stopped after my second child.

    Family: I have three children. Daphne is 15 and she’ll be a junior at Newtown High School; Phoebe is 14 and will be a freshman; and Philip is 12 and going into seventh grade at Newtown Middle School. My boyfriend, Michael, is a special person in my life.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Are you ready to stretch your muscles and your mind? The 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival gets underway Saturday, August 22, at 9 am, and runs through 4 pm, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, at Fairfield Hills. Featuring Drs Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown for an afternoon Breath-Body-Mind workshop, the morning hours are a potpourri of yoga and dance for all ages. Go to www.newtownyogafestival.org for more information and to register.

  • Field Notes: Navigating The Thicket Of Survival, Quick Like A Bunny

    Rabbits showed up at our place for the first time this summer from I don’t know where.

    We live at an intersection, not just of two roads but of fields, forest, and suburban lawns. We’ve had all kinds of wildlife pass through over the years, from tiny toads to cruising coyotes.

  • Newtown Photographer To Show Her ‘Coastal Colors’

    DANBURY — Through Thursday, October 24, The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is presenting seven exhibitions in public and private spaces in Danbury and Bethel. Accessible Art is a “year-long, multi-site series of exhibitions joining business with art,” according to information provided by Cultural Alliance. The project allows artists to show their works in alternative spaces, making them more available to the general public.

  • Newtown Yoga Festival Headliners Encourage ‘Back To Balance’

    The Newtown Yoga Festival was designed to promote positive well-being, health and community. The 2015 event will return to NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, August 22, with seven hours of classes, live music, lunch, vendors and two offerings of the popular Yoga Buffet, where guests can sample a number of different styles and meet local instructors during a 45-minute session.

  • ‘Loss Angeles’ Author Shares His Stories With Newtown Audience

    “If you’re going to grow as an author, you have to reach people you don’t know,” said Newtown author and former book coach Sophfronia Scott. That is one reason she was happy to host a book reading and writing Q&A for friend and fellow author Mathieu Callier on the afternoon of Saturday, August 8, at C.H. Booth Library.

    Mr Callier, a Los Angeles author, was in town to promote his recently published collection of short stories, Loss Angeles, and to speak to the craft of writing.

  • Get Your Geek On For Nerd Night, And Benefit Women & Children

    Laurie and Michael Wright are organizing a special event for Sunday, September 6, at Edmond Town Hall. For the event, “Can’t Stop the Serenity: A Global Charity Screening Event for Equality Now,” the Sandy Hook residents are encouraging attendees to “Get your geek on for a good cause!”

    The evening will run from 5:30 until 10:30 pm, and will feature a screening of the film Serenity and “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Sandy Hook firefighters rescued this lucky bunny from a storm drain when resident Liz Luzietti alerted them to the incident.

  • Snapshot: Penny Mudgett

    Occupation: I’m the assessor for the Town of Newtown. I started this position in January 2014. I’ve been here for 15 years, though. I was deputy assessor, and did data entry, before that.

    Family: I’ve been married to Gary for almost seven years. We have no children. My father, Jim Talarino, lives here in Newtown.