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  • The Top of the Mountain

    The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review by Dawn Drazl this past weekend calls Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking “one of the finest food memoirs of recent years.” If that’s not enough to send you scurrying to get a copy of the book, maybe knowing that it is penned by Newtown author and award-winning blogger Elissa Altman will do the trick. Elissa’s been crisscrossing the country promoting her new book this spring.

  • The Way We Were

    June 10, 1988

  • Diners Digging In To The Dinner Underground

    Diners seeking a new experience might want to try Dinner Underground. Not quite the secret society it sounds like, the random eating adventures are the brainchild of Newtown chef Kris Plummer, widely known as Chef Plum. Assisted by sous-chef Justin Kern, also a Newtown resident, Chef Plum has brought the pop-up restaurant concept to the community, hosting three Dinner Underground events to date, all at Steve Ford’s Butcher’s Best on South Main Street in Newtown.

  • Yarn Craze Adds Color To Newtown

    It would be odd to find trees wrapped in knit scarves anytime of the year, and even more so in the summer. But visitors to the Fairfield Hills property this weekend might be surprised to find the trees there draped with colorful shawls, thanks to the Cosmic Knittas.

  • Sending Love Out: From Sandy Hook To Moore

    Four men with direct ties to Sandy Hook, including one current and two former residents, drove to Moore, Okla., within days of a fatal EF5 tornado. “We had an immense amount of love pour into our town in December, and it continues to show up,” said Peter Baressi, second from right. “We need to not feel helpless. We need to share it,” he said, explaining why he and three friends drove 36 hours to deliver two trailers filled with supplies for those affected by the May 20 twister.

  • Newtown Author Offers A Serving Of “Chicken Soup for The Soul”

    When it comes to being a professional writer, Newtown resident Sophfronia Scott has seen it all. From writing articles for Time Magazine and People to publishing a novel and penning non-fiction books on how to get ahead in the world of business, Ms Scott knows what it takes to make it as an author. So much so, in fact, that after her novel All I Need to Get By was published in 2004, she started a business helping people write their own books.

  • The Way We Were

    June 3, 1988

  • Snapshot: Dr Laura Nowacki

    Occupation: I’m a pediatrician with Newtown Center Pediatrics. I started working here in 1999.

    Family: My husband, David, is a dentist with Family Dentist here in Newtown. We have four children. Micaela is 16, Johnny is 14, Ben is 12, and Sarah is 10.

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part 11: From Students To Superstars, Love Continues To Be Shown For Newtown

    (This is the 11th installation of a series of stories that share with readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town.)

    With the creative use of duct tape students at Gibbs Magnet School in Little Rock, Ark., have shown that when kids stick together they can make a substantial difference.

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part 11: From Students To Superstars, Love Continues To Be Shown For Newtown

    Students from the Gibbs Magnet School in Little Rock, Ark., set up their store at a school board meeting. The students have been creating and selling duct tape trinkets, and donating the proceeds to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families in Danbury, for months.