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  • Concert Review: A Delightful Privilege, A Lovely Evening Of Traditional Irish Music

    From left is Sean Gavin, Kelsey Lutz, Liz Carroll, and Pauline Conneely. Ms Lutz was a special guest of the trio during their first formal concert together in Connecticut. A very appreciative audience crowded into Newtown Meeting House for the July 11 performance.

  • Kendall Schmidt, Big Time Rush Excited To Be Coming To Play For Newtown's Families

    Kendall Schmidt of the Nickelodeon series and globally popular boy band Big Time Rush spoke to The Newtown Bee this week about how much the group is looking forward to appearing July 22 in a private concert for the community at Fairfield Hills.

  • Healing Newtown Takes Heart(s) And A Juggling Act

    Healing Newtown, no question, requires — among other things — a lot of  heart and some juggling of events and various efforts among residents. On July 12, the painting of fired clay hearts used for helping others heal and actual juggling were forms of healing that took place for attendees at a HealingNewtown-hosted event.

  • Tip-A-(Newtown) Cop For Special Olympics CT

    Newtown Police officers will be participating in a special event this week at Pizza Palace Restaurant.

    On Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 10 pm, uniformed members of the department will be waiting on tables at the restaurant. All tips left for the police officers during those hours will be given to Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT).

  • Shop ‘Til You Drop For LLS

    C.H. Booth Library will host a special fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this weekend.

    On Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 7 pm, the lower community room at the library will be home to a vendor fair. Representatives from Pampered Chef, Partylite, lia sophia, Dove Chocolate, Velata Fondue, 31 and Tastefully Simple will all take part. All vendors will have raffle items and take home auction items in addition to items available for purchase.

  • Snapshot: David Plaue

    Occupation: I am an entrepreneur. I started a filtered water bottle distributorship, called Drink Water 2 Give Water. It’s fairly new. It’s a reusable filtered water bottle, and it’s an economical and eco-friendly option. We try to get people to give up buying bottled water. I also do fundraising for a nonprofit called Digdeep Water.

    Family: My wife Gina and I have been married for 15 years this October. Our son Ben just turned 8, and our daughter Celia is 4 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Book Sale organizers tell me that nine boxes were already serving as place holders at Reed Intermediate School, Tuesday morning, July 9. The annual Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the C.H. Booth Library begins on Saturday, July 13, and runs through Wednesday, July 17. (You can find details at www.boothbooksale.org.) I guess there are some book lovers out there who truly believe that the early bird gets the worm.

  • The Way We Were

    July 15, 1988

    The Parks and Rec Commission has decided to continue keeping Dickinson Park open late on weekend nights, for teenagers to use as a hangout through Labor Day weekend, provided there continues to be no problems at the park on those nights. The decision came after Park and Rec Director Barbara Kasbarian informed commission members that there have been no problems during the first three weekends teens have used the park on weekend nights.

     

  • Building A Bike-Friendly Community

    Hoping to generate “some buzz” with a little paint, signs, and marketing, Trails Committee Chairman Scott Coleman proposed two bicycle routes for Newtown.

    With Treadwell and Dickinson Parks as starting points, he suggested two- and four-mile routes through neighborhoods surrounding the parks.

  • Ben’s Bells Will Ring Out From Newtown Studio

    Mary Ann Cantor, seated, and Jodie Adolfson make Kindness Coins, in preparation of the grand opening of Ben’s Bells Newtown, on July 13. Guests on July 13 can choose to glaze the coins, which will eventually be distributed to area schools, or make or glaze original beads for Ben’s Bells.