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  • Theater Review: A Brilliant Offering Continues Goodspeed’s Golden Anniversary Season

    While there is much to celebrate in Goodspeed Opera House’s current production of Hello, Dolly!, the best things are the big musical numbers performed by the large and very gifted ensemble. Milliners, chief clerks and others are being taught how to dance in this scene featuring, from left, Catherine Blades, Jeremy Morse, Brooke Shapiro, Charles MacEachern, Ashley Brown, and Spencer Moses.

  • Ben's Lighthouse Took Newtown Spirit To Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

    Ben’s Lighthouse Workcampers sharing a moment with an Oklahoma couple (near the center of the group, holding green Ben's Lighthouse T-shirts) who lost their home in the tornado.  After seeing the group on the local news, the couple drove 25 minutes from their temporary home to thank the group for coming.

  • Two More Opportunities To Catch Inaugural Summer Jam Concerts

    Master teaching artist Bob Bloom, who leads interactive programs with an array of drums and world percussion instruments, was the musical guest for the July 24 Summer Jam Concert at Dickinson Park. Shows are suitable for all ages, and Mr Bloom continued the new program’s custom of audience participation. The next concert in the series will be Wednesday, July 31, featuring Robert The Guitar Guy. The season finalé will be August 7, with Zak Morgan. Concerts begin at 12:30 at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive, and are free of charge.

  • Nourishments: A Berry Nice Summer

    My vegetable garden is struggling this year. Peas and lettuce were late and now are bolting in the heat. The beans leapt out of the soil and have continued to stretch for the sun, battling the peas (which were supposed to be finished by the time the beans sprouted) and wrapping tendrils around the nearby tomatoes, instead of the poles provided.

  • Veterans Mural Is One Of Artist’s ‘Hardest Projects’

    A paint-spattered drop cloth clung to furniture and covered part of the floor in Southbury artist David Merrill’s living room.

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: Waterfall Garden Is A Labor Of Love

    Chris Lincoln enjoys a cup of coffee on her lower level patio, which she built herself. Beyond the stone wall is the garden that surround a waterfall, another of Ms Lincoln’s handiworks.

  • Great Newtown Reunion Inspired Former Student And Teacher To Reconnect

    Inspired by The Great Newtown Reunion, Kandice (Cohen) Castellino, seen here, recently searched for and reunited with her seventh grade science teacher, Nancy Koonce.

  • Jessica’s Camp: Equine Training At Kings Bridge Farm

    Staff and students at Jessica’s Camp, a horse training scholarship program, posed for a group photo at the camp at Kings Bridge Farm on July 19. Rear row from left, are counselor Kelly Coughlin, instructor Montana Calloway, the Welsh pony known as Waffles, and counselors Michele Reid, Jess Coughlin and Daly King. The six girls in the front row were the first students to participate in the program.

  • Snapshot: Sandi Stockwell

    Occupation: I’m a CPA, and a partner in Stockwell & Bates, LLC. My partner Linda and I started the first all-women’s CPA firm in the state in 1992. We’ve always been here in Newtown. I’m also a CDFA, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I work with people who are getting divorce, to find out if they will be financially secure and help them to understand the tax laws that will affect them as divorced people.

  • The Top of The Mountain

    A post on The Bee Facebook page this week confirms our faith in humanity. On Friday, July 12, Nicole Capener lost her paycheck. The following Monday, it was sitting on her desk — “Clearly rained on, run over, and even had a dead worm stuck to it,” says Nicole. “Thank you whoever brought my check back. There are good people in the world,” she adds. Now I’d like to add something: a Good Egg Award.  This one is for the Good Samaritan of Paychecks!