Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road (see related story at newtownbee.com). Then there is the swan on Route 302. If you were caught in the backup of cars trying not to hit the swan wandering in and out of the road by Key Rock, last Thursday morning, you will be happy to know that the big bird is safe.
Yes! Our generous neighbors swung by the library on Sunday to donate books, CDs, DVDs and other items for the various book sales sponsored by the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library. Thank you. You—and the weather—provided crucial support!
I would like to thank the local businesses who made donations to the Teen Summer Reading Challenge raffle at the C.H. Booth Library. They were Bead of Roses, Edmond Town Hall Theater, Ferris Creamery, Franco’s Pizza, Newtown Nail Spa, Nina’s Nails, and Peachwave.
Brenda J. McKinley of Newtown was appointed as the next director of the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, Wednesday, June 18, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting held Tuesday evening, June 17. Ms McKinley’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced to the staff and Acting Director Beryl Harrison, Wednesday morning, by Board of Trustees President Martha Robilotti.
For some, the passage of time in this town is brief. Others settle in, leaving an imprint of their lives over the course of many years. Julie and Pete Stern fall into the latter category, many who know them would say. Through community interaction and support, they have quietly interlaced their fingers with those of Newtown people and organizations for the nearly half century that they have called this town “home.”
At the regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the C.H. Booth Library May 12, trustees emeritus Mary Thomas and Kathy Geckle came to ask the board’s approval of a spring 2015 fundraiser they are proposing.