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  • Ann Piccini Thanked For 25 Years Of Service

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, left, thanked Director of Social Services Ann Piccini on Friday, April 12, for 25 years of service.

  • Phosphorescent To Rock Edmond Town Hall, April 19

    UPDATE (Friday, April 19, 2013): Organizers have announced that student rush tickets will be available for tonight’s performance, beginning at 6:45 pm, at the box office. Cash or check only, with valid student ID.

     

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  • Newtown Author Pens A Tale Of Food And Transformation

    Newtown author Elissa Altman offers comforting words and recipes in her newest book, Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, published March 5. 

  • A Permanent Tribute To Sandy Hook At Carousel Museum; Residents Invited For Newtown Day, April 21

    NEW BRITAIN — Things happen for a reason and sometimes don’t happen for a reason, says Louise L. DeMars, executive director of New England Carousel Museum.

    Last summer the museum staff put out a bulletin board asking visitors to name a stander horse from the museum’s collection created by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein. The horse, on display in the museum, is an inside row piece in primer paint with a roached mane.

  • The Everwonder Experience Offers A Taste Of Things To Come

    EverWonder Children’s Museum board members Chris and Kristin Chiriatti, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, and Karen Smiley welcomed a steady stream of curious parents and children, from Newtown and other area towns, to opening day of the “EverWonder Experience,” Saturday, April 6.

  • Connecticut’s First Therapy Dogs International Chapter Comes To Newtown

    Therapy Dogs International Chapter 268 held its first meeting in Newtown on Tuesday, February 26, after receiving permission from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to create a local chapter. TDI Chapter 268, currently with 41 members, is the only TDI chapter in Connecticut.

  • Snapshot: Marci Benitez

    Occupation: I am the owner/operator of Family Fun Kuts in Sandy Hook Center. I’ve been a hairdresser for 39 years. We own Fun Kids Consignments, as well, selling clothing, toys, furniture, gifts, and equipment for children of all ages.

    Family: I’ve been married to Felix for 25 years. We have a 24-year-old son, Daniel, and a 20-year-old daughter, Hayley.

  • The Way We Were

    April 8, 1988

    The new structure of the Newtown Congregational Church has interior details on the balcony siding and over the doors which hint at the historical beginnings of the congregation. The new building will feature a soundproof narthex, cherry pews, and cranberry red carpeting. The pulpit will be set toward the left side and the organ and the choir to the right, while the pipes from the organ in the old church will eventually be housed in a room at the front of the church.

  • Top of the Mountain

    “The ‘Fun’ Category, for $100, please!” Trinity Episcopal Church members are looking for trivia lovers of all ages. If you enjoy Jeopardy or The Family Feud, or just would like a fun night out with your friends, Quiz Night is the place to be on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 6 pm, and dinner/refreshments will be available to purchase. Teams of four to six people will be competing in four categories, with ten questions per category, and all questions will follow the theme of spring. All ages are welcome.

  • Nourishments— Ginger: The Spice Of Life

    I cannot drink ginger ale without having a flashback to my childhood. Every stomach virus that came along found me and/or my sisters swaddled in blankets on the couch, in front of the television, a glass of ginger ale close by. I don’t think my mother was aware of the medicinal properties attributed to the gnarly rhizome, and I’m not sure how much ginger is actually in a glass of ginger ale, but it seemed to do the trick. It kept us hydrated and was one of the few things that our tender tummies were able to tolerate in times of illness.