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  • A Good Day For Fresh Peppers

    Sue Shortt of Shortt’s Farm & Garden Center, left, helps customer Grace Pisano as she purchases peppers. 

  • A Glimpse of the Garden: A Love Of Plants And Plants To Love

    A red pygmy maple, center, is flanked by a low growing Well’s Special false cypress on the left and a snow cypress on the right. Barbara O’Connor enjoys placing unusual specimens in her gardens.

  • Snapshot: Liz Robert

    Occupation: I am a holistic coach here in Newtown. I work one-on-one to help busy people to find balance in body, mind, and spirit through diet and lifestyle. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, in 2012. I do most of my work by phone. If clients are local, I can meet in person, but most of them are too busy.

    Family: I have a husband, Jon, and an 11-month-old son, Parker.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Sandy Hook resident Ken Johnson will meet up with an old friend next week, says his daughter Kelley. Her dad has been selected by the Liberty Foundation Veterans’ Tours to fly in the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle that will be visiting at Hartford’s Brainard Airport, Monday, August 12. The 87-year-old Mr Johnson was a tail gunner for a B-17 in World War II. The World War II Boeing B-17 Memphis Belle will take to the skies over Hartford on the 70th anniversary of its last flight.

  • The Way We Were

    August 12, 1988

  • Newtown Labor Day Parade Calls For Celebration And Recognition

    The focus of the 2013 Annual Labor Day Parade will be one on providing the town with “an avenue of celebration,” said Labor Day Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, Monday, August 5, as preparations for the September 2 parade were being finalized.

  • ‘Seussical’ Being Staged This Weekend

    Seussical: The Musical is set to take the stage at Newtown High School this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, at 2 pm.

  • Theater Review: Enjoyable And Entertaining, But Still Sad: ‘Sweet Charity’ At Richter

    DANBURY — In 1957, the waifishly beautiful Italian actress Giulietta Massina starred in the film Nights of Cabiria, which was written and directed by her husband, Federico Fellini. The movie told the sad tale of a good hearted and ever hopeful prostitute, who was abused and then abandoned by the men she loved.

  • Library Author Talk To Feature Founder Of Nomadicare

    Not everyone has a reindeer to call her own, but Newtown native Sas Carey does, in the northernmost region of Mongolia.

    Why she was gifted a reindeer is only a small part of the story Ms Carey will share at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, August 15, at 6:30 pm. She will be at the Main Street location for an author’s talk and slideshow on her book, Reindeer Herders in My Heart, Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia (2012, Wren Press, Vermont).

  • Think Kindly, Act Boldly, Give Away Lemonade

    Kylie Kuroglian carefully pours lemonade for Alissa Keyes, a lifeguard and swim instructor at Tashua Pool in Trumbull. Kylie was hosting her third Newtown Kindness lemonade stand of the summer on Monday, giving away cups of lemonade and encouraging others to do something nice for someone else in return.