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  • Nourishments: Salsa Spices Up Life A Little

    I did not grow up in or near a large city, nor did I do much traveling as a child. The cuisine at home was primarily meat and potatoes in all their variations, and seasonings were simple and grouped: Italian seasoning; pumpkin pie spice; salt and pepper. It was all really good food, but not too global. To be honest, it seemed pretty exotic to have chili at a friend’s house.

  • The Way We Were

    June 22, 1990

    The Teen Center grand opening has been pushed back from Saturday, June 23, to a tentative date of July 14. The delay is mainly because the Teen Center Building Committee has not found anyone to install the septic system. In addition, there is still some interior work that needs to be done.

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  • Library Summer Reading Program Begins June 23

    The Children’s Summer Reading Program returns to C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, June 23. The annual incentive-based program is held to promote reading while school is out for the summer.

    Alana Bennison, head of the children’s department at the library, encourages all parents and children to get involved.

    “It’s all about finding the right books for each child, and it’s about improving the ability to recall and retell stories,” said Ms Bennison.

  • Snapshot: Catherine Larson

    Occupation: I was a teacher in Trumbull schools for 35 years, and was the IT leader for ten years. I retired, but I still teach tech privately through my own company, Tech Training. I’m also a Google-certified teacher. Recently, I’ve been doing training on the Google apps with a bunch of schools, and I still work with the Trumbull school system. I’m also music director and organist at St Elizabeth Seton in Ridgefield.

  • Top of The Mountain

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, the interactive STEM-based museum geared toward children and families, is set to offer half-off admission for all fathers on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21. Sunday hours are from noon to 5 pm. The museum just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location. Regular admission is $7 for visitors over 1 year of age. Memberships are also available for purchase.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Home,’ Saturday At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening Home June 19-25, and the public will have the opportunity to see enjoy one showing free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    As space allows, all are invited to enjoy the 7 pm show on Saturday, June 20, without fee. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Kindness Dream Ride Will Lead The Way To Sand Hill Plaza & Newtown Car Show, June 20

    When organizers of the Newtown Car Show began working on this year’s event, they decided to plan for 250 cars. When the first public announcement of the show was made in January, registration was nearly full.

  • Making Merry At The Merryhill Anniversary Celebration

    Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc hosted a celebration of 25 years of providing child care in Newtown, Saturday, June 6, at Newtown Youth Academy.

    The fundraiser featured “Touch-A-Truck” in the NYA courtyard, including vehicles from JRC Trucking in Thomaston, SEGA Concrete of New Milford, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department, and Newtown Arbor Services.

    Inside NYA, families found indoor soccer, an obstacle course, a bounce house and slide, and face painting.

  • Hawley School’s Long History Began In The Middle Of Another Educational Controversy

    As the Board of Education grapples with declining school enrollments and pressures to cut costs, perhaps by closing a school, Hawley School has been placed at the center of the discussion by recommendations that suggest that the Church Hill Road school may be the facility best suited for closure. Among the arguments being amassed to fight its closing is the historic nature of this school. It is interesting to note at this point that the school’s long history began in the middle of another polarizing conflict among the town’s residents.

  • JD Souther Showcasing Rootsy New Tunes, Reworked Eagles Hits In Ridgefield Saturday

    RIDGEFIELD — After a rousing, sold out set from former Eagles member Don Felder a few weeks back, The Ridgefield Playhouse is welcoming another major contributor to that seminal California classic rock band Saturday, June 20, as John David, or JD, Souther hits the stage for an 8 pm show.