On Sunday, November 2, at 4 pm, Music @ Trinity will present an Autumn Festival Concert featuring flautist Mary Larson, clarinetist Ed Wojtowicz and friends.
The secular musical event will take place at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown, with professional singers Michele McBride, Cynthia McCorkindale, Gordon Jones, John Sullivan, and Boyd Schlaefer singing works of Bernstein, Handel, Spohr, and the setting of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” by Randall Thompson.
“Riffle-dwelling benthic macroinvertebrate sampling project” is a mouthful. Put more simply, a private coldwater fisheries conservation group recently sponsored a field project during which volunteers armed with collection gear retrieved various examples of such tiny animals from local streams and rivers in seeking to gauge those waterbodies’ cleanliness, and thus suitability as trout habitat.
The type and number macroinvertebrates present serves as a general indicator of the waterbodies’ ecological health.
Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Michael Collins, left, and longtime Ambulance Corps advisor and Trustee Robert Grossman, MD, prepared to cut the ribbon, officially opening the new ambulance headquarters on Wasserman Way on the Fairfield Hills campus. Last weekend, volunteers welcomed local officials and supporters for grand opening activities Saturday, and hosted a special open house for fellow emergency and fire responders Sunday, followed by a public open house.
Following an architectural review, the Borough of Newtown Historic District Commission on October 16 granted Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, a “certificate of appropriateness’ for the new firehouse that the fire company proposes for construction at 12 Church Hill Road.
The commission unanimously approved issuing the certificate following a public hearing.
When all is sung and done, owners of the soon-to-be-released original soundtrack of The 12.14 Foundation’s A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream will be able to sample from either the “Moon” or “Stars” cast CDs, or they can enjoy all the subtle diversities between the two.