• The Top of the Mountain

    Is it my imagination, or did all of the maple trees outside of C.H. Booth Library suddenly dump their leaves in the gutters this week? Looks like foliage season is going to be swift this year.

  • The Way We Were

    October 19, 1990

    Officials at the US Postal Service’s Hartford area office have identified a site on Commerce Road as the preferred site for a Newtown Post Office that would replace the present one on Queen Street. Russ Clark, manager of support services at the Hartford office, said October 18 that the Postal Service’s finance officers now are reviewing the proposal for the purchase of this site.


  • Snapshot: Sophfronia Scott

    Occupation: I’m a writer. I received my MFA in July 2014, and I’ll be teaching at the low-residency MFA program at Regis University in Colorado. I’ll go there occasionally, but I’ll work with my students mostly by e-mail. I’ve published one novel, and I have one in submission now — fingers crossed! And in the meantime, I’m working on an essay collection.

  • Theater Review: Campy Cult ‘Rocky Horror’ Is Incredibly Entertaining

    SHERMAN — The Sherman Players swung for the rafters, scoring huge with their raucous and racy (is there any other kind?) rendition of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Under the wickedly creative direction of Francis A. Daley this musical is nostalgic, evil and perverse, all while being incredibly entertaining.  It is the perfect Halloween treat for any adult with a sense of humor.

  • HGTV Show ‘Property Brothers’ Draws Talent From Sandy Hook

    Her face may not appear on camera, but Sandy Hook interior designer Bobbie Sue Smart’s mark will be apparent to viewers when four of the Season 5 episodes of the popular HGTV program Property Brothers air in coming weeks. Ms Smart, owner of Smart Design, is honored to have been selected as lead designer for a team working with Property Brothers stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, turning homeowners' bargain buys into dream houses.

  • Volunteers Sought To Help Beautify Library Grounds Sunday

    Volunteers were busy sheering hedges, pruning, and removing excess mulch on Friday, October 9, the first of two set days for a library grounds beautification project.

    More volunteers are still being sought for the effort’s Sunday hours, 8:30 am until 11 am, at 25 Main Street.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show — A Vintage Experience

    Every five years all of us in the dog fancy world don fashionable hats and period outfits to celebrate a commemorative version of an iconic dog show. Since its reincarnation in 2000 by a group of dedicated fanciers, the Morris and Essex Kennel Club dog show has become a modern classic with a serious nod to its traditional roots.

  • Beekeeping In Newtown

    Tucked away in the Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills, Jeff Shwartz picked out a worker bee last month from one of the three hives he owns and maintains on the property.

    Mr Shwartz started beekeeping in 2006. At first he was mainly attracted by honey, but his fascination with the creatures eventually grew.

    Mr Shwartz, a director of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association, now provides wasp and hornet removal services and supplies custom hives for budding, and buzzing, enthusiasts.

  • Snapshot: Stacey Olszewski

    Occupation: It’s a little hard to explain all I do. I’m a folk artist, and Old Green Road is my folk art business. I’m also an event promoter through my business, Piper Promotions, and City Center Danbury. I do property management with Nolan Enterprises, as well. I have a lot of angles to what I do, and they are all kind of related.

    Family: My husband John and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary. We have three kids, Brian, Daniel, and Megan.

  • The Way We Were

    October 12, 1990

    The parking lot at Sand Hill Plaza was crowded both with cars and work equipment this week. While curious shoppers investigated the new plaza, workmen went about their business putting the shopping center in order for its grand opening the weekend of November 10. On Monday, only three of 30 stores were open — T.J. Maxx, Joy’s Hallmark, and the Book Review — but each had customers in them.