Apples, apples, and more apples. Victory Garden Founder Harvey Pessin dropped his tailgate to reveal a truck bed filled with bagged apples. He and other Victory Garden volunteers made a trip to Washington, Conn. Wednesday, November 6, where a private property owner with more than 150 apple trees welcomed him and others to pick for free as many apples as they liked. “All we had to do was pick,” he said. Estate crews in Washington were able to haul produce and load guests’ vehicles.
Patricia “Patty” Barkman sat at her dining room table one Friday in October, looking out a bay window at Taunton Lake. Within view was her back yard ending at a dock where lawn chairs faced the water, but what she saw were scenes from years past as she remembered her late husband Leon Barkman, or “Lieber” — for whom her new book Lieber is named and dedicated.
Occupation: I’m currently a material handler, operating a forklift for a company in Brookfield that handles volatile liquids. I’ve been with the US Army for nine and a half years, and am in the Army Reserve right now.
Family: I have three siblings. My sister Jessica lives in East Lyme. My two brothers are Ryan and Timmy. Ryan is in Branford and Timmy is in Manhattan. My dad, George, lives in New Milford, and my mom, Tona Gaullard, lives in Florida.
Those who have this coming Monday, November 11, off in honor of Veterans Day, are welcome to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at the VFW Post 108, on Tinkerfield Road. The ceremony begins at 11 am, and is expected to last about an hour. Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra will be the guest speaker.
Shoppers at the Newtown Senior Center Annual Harvest Bazaar found many treasures Friday morning, November 8.
The Bazaar continues through 4 pm on Friday, and on Saturday, November 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Riverside Road facility. Handcrafted and handknit items, decoupage, aprons, table runners, wine bags, stuffed toys, and more for the upcoming holidays, as well as baked goods, offer something for everyone.
The Center for Community and Connection at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain is the centerpiece of the Ana Grace Project, explained Nelba Marquez-Greene on Monday this week. She is the mother of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of 20 first grade students who perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School 12/14.
Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.
Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness, according to the organization.
On February 12, 1950, the 100-foot-tall flagpole that currently stands in the center of Main Street was formally dedicated. It replaced three previous wooden flag poles, then called Liberty Poles, and it was welcomed with pomp, circumstance, as an American flag was raised on it for the first time, and even a parade of local officials, clergy and scouts.
Four Newtown luminaries had a sweet assignment Monday, October 28. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Bee Publisher Scudder Smith, Newtown Police Department Lieutenant George Sinko, and Queen Street dentist Dr David Nowacki were easily talked into judging the intraoffice “pie smackdown” at Newtown Center Pediatrics.