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  • "Gardening Adventures With Flowering Shrubs," March 26 At Library

    The March meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will feature Kerry Ann Mendez with a program on flowering shrubs, at Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 26.

  • Newtown Earth Day Festival Launches T-Shirt Design Contest

    Now in its sixth year, the Newtown Earth Day Festival -- taking place this year on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am until 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School -- is slowly but surely increasing town awareness about being earth-friendly and community minded. 

    To help raise additional awareness, the group is launching a T-shirt design contest.

  • Bunny Watch To Return March 29 & 30 To Fairfield Hills

  • One-Day Boating License Course At Town Hall, April 13

    Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.

    Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.

  • Florals In Oil, Next For SCAN

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have an oil painting demonstration by Carol Reeves on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:30 pm. Her subject will be a floral.

    The program is open to the public and will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

    Carol Reeves divides her time between Maine and Connecticut. This provides her with plein air painting opportunities that would fill any painter’s palette.

  • Nourishments: Nuts About Nutella

    I think it is a good idea to avoid processed foods, but like so many good ideas it is one that I find hard to adhere to in some cases. Nutella, for instance.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 22, 2013

    March 25, 1988

    First Selectman Rod Mac Kenzie last week read a proclamation which proclaimed the week of March 13–20 as “Camp Fire Birthday Week,” in honor the organization’s 78th birthday. This youth group is dedicated to preserving the environment, applying democratic standards, and adapting to social change.

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  • SNAPSHOT: Linda Manna

    Occupation: I have owned the Newtown Country Mill for 12 years. My business moved from southwestern Newtown last summer to Sandy Hook Center. We sell antiques, primitives, and décor for the country home.

    Family: I’ve been married to Bob, my husband and best friend, for almost 45 years. We raised our three children here in town: Lee, Rob, and Michelle (Ferris). Our children are now raising their children here, our six grandchildren, Brian, Cole, Sean, Michael, Conner, and Melinda.

  • Song, Dance, And A Dog At HealingNewtown Arts Space

    A special guest will be on hand at the All Hands In traditional song and dance event scheduled for Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10 pm, at the HealingNewtown Arts Space, 5 Queen Street. Therapy dog Willow, a female white Standard Poodle owned by Alison Kelley, a member of The Johnson Girls & Friends, will be available to offer comfort from 6 to 7 pm, and following the community dance.

  • The Top of The Mountain

    Okay, March. Time to forget that “coming in like a lion” stuff and move on to the “out like a lamb” part. I’m in great need of some greenery, and I sure don’t think those daffodil buds are happy about layers of snow and ice to celebrate the first day of spring.