Sampling the ingredients was harder to resist for some than others, as 8-year-old Abigail Harrington, right, demonstrates, while she and Juliana Battaglia prepare the gazpacho soup recipe for the daily “Food TV” show at the Fresh and Fun Summer Cooking Class, sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission continued its Sunday Cinema Series with two screenings of the film Casablanca on Sunday, July 19, at Edmond Town Hall.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), in collaboration with Edmond Town Hall and with support from the Law Offices of James O. Gaston, was able to showcase Director Michael Curtiz’s 1942 classic film, which stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Through a collaboration between Newtown Chamber of Commerce and The Town Players of Newtown a free backstage look into the world of performing arts is being offered on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
This special event is being offered as a sneak preview before the Town Players’s “Hot August Nights — An Evening of One-Acts,” a series of one-act plays written by both established authors and budding playwrights, debuts on July 31.
A state police chase, which covered roughly 25 miles early on the morning of Friday, July 17, started near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown. The chase proceeded on I-84 to Brookfield, Bethel, and Danbury, and then reversed direction, entering Brookfield, and then New Milford, where the man being pursued crashed his vehicle near the junction of Routes 7 and 37, state police said.
Following the incident, state police arrested Kenneth Lyden, 32, of Wolcott on multiple criminal and motor vehicle charges.
For more than an hour July 20, members of Newtown’s Municipal Buildings Strategic Plan Advisory Committee heard preliminary observations from consultant Ken Best of DRA, Inc detailing a series of findings about three key town-owned buildings the panel is evaluating for best use potential, repurposing, sale, or even possible demolition.
Even after a 2015 session he said was sprinkled with “little victories,” then a special session, and then another veto override session, Newtown’s State Representative Mitch Bolinsky emerged from his latest legislative foray somewhat frustrated and feeling so much more good could have been done — from a statewide perspective, as well as for his local constituents.
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s summer camp programs continue on Monday with a week-long Primitive Skills camp, which runs July 27 to August 14.
The school’s summer camp programs run weekly. Registration is open through Monday morning, at the start of each week’s session, as long as Camp Administrator Carrie Reilly is contacted over the weekend—via text to 203-650-5102— to notify her of the expected last minute registrants.