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  • Children Find Freedom In Water Sport Clinic

    Leaps Of Faith clinic volunteer Joey Corrod shared a tube ride with participant Dave Dally during Freedom Splash, a new offering presented by Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers on July 31. The two laughed as their tube bounced across the boat’s wake.

  • Magnificent ‘Maleficent’ News: Free Shows All Weekend

    Ingersoll Auto of Danbury will cover the costs of tickets for this weekend’s screenings of Maleficent at Edmond Town Hall. The feature will be offered in the theater at 45 Main Street August 8-14.

  • Ben’s Bells Founder Visits Newtown

    Ben’s Bells Project Founder and Executive Director Jeannette Maré arrived in Newtown Friday, August 1, to visit the Ben’s Bells Newtown studio on Church Hill Road. She was also a participant on Saturday at the 2014 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together, held at Walnut Tree Hill Church in Bethel.

    “One of the main reasons for the visit was not only for the conference and Kindness Education Program, but to see the new studio [located on Church Hill Road],” Ms Maré said Friday afternoon.

  • New Library Director Settling Into Her Role

    Seated at the desk in the Library Director’s office — a space she is not yet comfortable calling her own — Brenda McKinley moves aside a small desktop plaque inscribed with a Robert Browning quote: “The best is yet to be.” The gift from the Board of Trustees of the C.H. Booth Library speaks to the confidence placed in the woman chosen as the newest leader of the local library.

  • ‘Bee’ Ad Ropes Rider Into The Arms Of True Love

    Sarah LeMien and Travis Dean will not arrive at First Church of Christ in Redding in a horse-drawn carriage on August 9, nor will they arrive on horseback, Ms LeMien has decided.

    “It’s hard enough planning a wedding, without throwing in horses,” she exclaimed.

    But without throwing in horses, there might not be a wedding in the works, she admitted.

  • Two Musical Premieres: One Opening Night Done, Another Approaching

    Jane Shearin as Puck, runs through a scene from A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream with cast member Joe Verga, who plays Lysander in one of two casts of the world premiere musical.

  • Snapshot: Sam Moore

    Occupation: I’m a web developer. My company is Resonetrics, LLC, here in town. My best client is a business whose website is critical to business — e-commerce, community building, blogs driven by advertising, and that kind of thing. I help people drive their businesses forward.

    Family: I live with Robin Olson in Sandy Hook. I have a daughter who is a lawyer for Bronx Defender, a public interest firm.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Laurie and Jim Borst rubbed the sleep out of their eyes and looked again last Friday morning. Sure enough, there was a black bear ambling across their Beechwood Drive yard. Laurie was able to snap a photo of the bear, which she guessed weighed about 150 pounds, before it disappeared into the woods. It was surprising, she said, how quickly the bear was moving. You might want to take a peek outside, if you live in that Sandy Hook neighborhood, before putting any small pets out to enjoy the morning or evening air.

  • The Way We Were

    August 4, 1989

  • The Way To Play!

    Several children climb amid a network of nylon ropes stretched between metallic members in a geometric structure at the new playground at Dickinson Park on July 26. Although the playground was formally dedicated on Saturday, it was open to the public for only a few hours. Work crews have been completing safety surfacing and borders this week, with the hope to officially open the playground for good by early next week.