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  • Snapshot: Dave Brooker

    Occupation: I currently wear many hats. I’m the resident caretaker at Holcombe Hill for the Newtown Forest Association — so I get to live in the most beautiful spot in town. I’m also an abstract artist. I’m doing the starving artist thing… My charity of choice is the Resiliency Center of Newtown, and I do a fair amount of work with the kids there. In March, the kids and I are creating handmade greeting cards for the Resiliency Center, for the April 10 fundraiser gala. Kids never let me down!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown Hearts of Hope has partnered with the Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI), I’m told. Every ceramic Heart of Hope painted in Newtown that is going to a veteran or to active military person will now be accompanied by a very special star. Hearts of Hope are distributed as anonymous messages of comfort. MSAWI, founded by the mother and sister of its namesake, honors Major Stuart Adam Wolfer, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008 during a tour with the Army Reserves.

  • The Way We Were

    February 23, 1990

  • St John’s Serves Up Pancake Supper

    Plates filled with fresh, hot buttered pancakes, homemade hash, and applesauce were served to guests Tuesday evening during the 58th Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St John's Church. Janet Knapp, center, worked with Lisa Ryan, left, Bruce Moulthrop, right, and hidden in the background, her daughter Erica, who poured batter and flipped cakes on the griddle.

  • Snapshot: Donna Blake

    Occupation: I am a singer/songwriter — and I’m the “go to” house for my children and friends.

    Family: I have two children. Zach is a freshman at Penn State. He played hockey for NHS. Zoe is in seventh grade at Newtown Middle School, and she’s a cheerleader.

  • The Eagles’ Don Felder Talks ‘Hotel California’ Tour Ahead Of Ridgefield Stop

    RIDGEFIELD — Don Felder may not be the first member of The Eagles you think of as you’re humming, or playing air guitar, to “Hotel California,” one of the defining classic rock songs of all time.

    But Felder’s influence is as much a part of the history of the Eagles, as it is in numerous other collaborations with iconic pop and rock stars from Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks and Sarah McLachlan to historical musical figures like Barbra Streisand, The Bee Gees, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Your Newtown legislative delegation is challenging residents to help fill the Newtown Social Services Food Pantry. State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (106), Dan Carter (2), J.P. Sredzinski (112), and State Senator Tony Hwang (28), along with the Newtown’s Social Services Department, remind Newtown residents that they are holding a food drive until the end of February, to benefit Newtown families in need. Newtown Social Services Department has a significant need for food donations year-round, especially during the winter months.

  • Nourishments: The Best Valentine Is A Healthy Heart

    Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and whether your heart is pounding with new love, broken to pieces, or keeping a steady beat, you need to take care of it.

    Choosing heart healthy foods is one way to do so. It is pretty well agreed upon by nutritionists and doctors that variety is not only the spice of life, but the key to longevity, when it comes to food.

  • Wine And Chocolate Warm A Wintry Afternoon At The Vineyard

    Among the guests at the February 8 wine and chocolate tasting were Shelton residents Rich and Kathy Meehan, who took tips about pairing their drink and appetizers from Donelle Toner of Grandma Jose’s chocolate shop, right.


  • Theater Review: Impressive Collection One Acts At Theater Barn

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of a run of original one act plays at Ridgefield Theater Barn on January 30 proved entertaining and thought provoking. Some of the most whimsical pieces brought home a valuable message. Others were just plain fun.

    While somewhat uneven, the audience thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of the plays. Many were very well written, effective and totally captivating.