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  • Annual Spring Egg Hunt Becomes Snowy Scramble

    A happy Easter Bunny led a group of about 200 parents and children across a snowy field at Dickinson Park on Saturday, March 28, to the new playground, known as FunSpace II, where about 4,000 Easter eggs were scattered on the ground at the town’s annual Spring Egg Hunt. 

  • Bunny Watch At Fairfield Hills Continues Saturday

    Brothers Jack, left, and Charlie and mom Alison Langenus met the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 3, during an antique tractor-pulled wagon ride at this year’s Bunny Watch.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    If the wedding dress that Fiona (Emma Stierle) wore in the Newtown Middle School production of Shrek The Musical Jr, staged Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29, looked familiar, that’s because it formerly appeared on a window mannequin at Julie Allen Bridals. The bridal shop donated the dress for future productions at the school after learning a wedding dress was needed for a scene in that production.

  • The Way We Were

    April 6, 1990

  • Snapshot: Stephanie Cinque

    Occupation: I’m the founder and executive director of the Resiliency Center of Newtown, since 2013. Prior to that, I was a forensics social worker for the State of Connecticut Public Defenders.

    Family: I have a son, Chase, who is 8, and a daughter, Alexis, who is 6.

    Pets: We have a dog, Sammy. He is a Shih Tzu-Lhasa mix, and just 4 years old.

  • Firefighters Successfully Participate In Sandy Hook 5K

    The firefighters who participated in the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K assembled on the northwest lawn of Newtown Municipal Center, just yards away from the Start-Finish line, after completing the road race on March 28. Members of East Litchfield Kent, Pleasant Valley, and Washington fire companies were joined by six members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue for the event. 

  • Movies, March Madness & MLB Opening Day, All On ETH Big Screen

    A family film and sporting events will dominate the movie screen at Edmond Town Hall this weekend and early next week.

    Penguins of Madagascar will open Friday, April 3, at the movie theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street. It will continue until April 9.

  • Concert Preview: Máirtín O’Connor Trio Bringing ‘A Great Sense Of Adventure’ To Meeting House Performance

    The Máirtín O’Connor Trio have toured the world with legendary Irish singer Christy Moore, with Australian guitar master Tony Emmanuel, and with the beloved fiddler Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition ensemble. They have played to full capacity audiences in venues such as Lincoln Center and UCLA’s Royce Hall.

  • Resident’s Dive Medicine Conference Covering Cold, Deep Water Safety, Shark Habitats

    DANBURY — Newtown’s “diver doctor,” David Charash, DO, is poised to host the next in a series of annual Dive Medicine Conferences on April 11 at Danbury’s Ethan Allan Inn at 21 Lake Ave Extension. Welcoming vendors and exhibitors including Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR), Dr Charash told The Newtown Bee that he is honored to be bringing in one of the world’s foremost authorities on deep water diving.

  • 12.14 Foundation Casting Calls Set For ‘Liberty Smith,’ Junior Version Of ‘Lion King’

    Since 12.14 Foundation summer musical director and creative leader Michael Unger left Newtown after last year’s successful run of  101 Dalmatians: The Musical and A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream, he has been very busy. Along with editing an opera DVD in Boise, Idaho, and recently taking on the position of Artistic Director of the York Theatre in New York City, Mr Unger has been working with 12.14 Foundation founder Michael Baroody to determine which shows the company will mount for 2015.