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  • Panacea Members Return For August 31 Reunion Show: Rain Or Shine, Sunday At Dickinson Park

    Panacea, who performed what turned out to be an abbreviated reunion set during The Great Newtown Reunion last summer, has promised fans that this time they are not leaving the stage early.

  • Yoga Festival Attracts 150 Attendees For Mind-Body Discipline

    Under the guidance of yoga instructor Brian Pontolilo, third from left, a group of yoga participants demonstrates the chair pose. The instructional session was one of many held at the Newtown Yoga Festival. 

  • Foundation, Schools Partner On Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    As teachers headed back to school in Newtown this year they are better equipped to respond to specific students in need after participating in the first phase of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training sponsored by The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized, evidenced-based program that has been shown to save lives, expand knowledge of mental health and treatments, increase services provided, and reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Resumes August 31

    On Sunday, August 31, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will screen Goodbye, Mr Chips as part of the 2014 Sunday Cinema Series, presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.  Tickets for all shows are $2. Screenings are planned for 1, 4 and 7 pm.

  • Town Players To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig on Sunday, September 7, from 5 to 9 pm, and on Monday, September 8, from 7-9 pm.

    In this fast-paced farce, two men are calling themselves “Il Stupendo” for a one-night only performance of Othello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Get ready for a hilarious, unforgettable night at the opera.

    Timothy Huebenthal of Southbury will direct.

  • Charter Panel Asked To Consider Including Commission On Aging

    Commission on Aging Chairman Curt Symes appeared briefly before the Charter Revision Commission August 25, requesting the panel consider including the commission as a new entry in Newtown’s governing document.

    Mr Symes said he and his follow commissioners would like to at least see the presence of his panel and a brief description of its role in a new charter revision, which is in the very early stages of development, and likely will not appear before voters for possible endorsement until November 2015.

  • A Huge Reminder To Brush Your Teeth

    If you think that dental hygiene is irrelevant, Dr Joshua Baum and staff are happy to remind you that “Brushing Your Teeth is Never Irr-Elephant.” And to make that point, Shelton landscaper Pete Stanisci and his team have crafted an 18-foot-tall elephant out front of the 23 Church Hill Road office for Dr Baum, from nine large bales of hay (each weighing nearly 1,000 pounds) and many reinforcing bars.

  • Shelton Class Of ‘81 Hosting Jesse McCord Lewis Scholarship Event

    SHELTON — The Shelton High School Class of 1981 invites members of the Newtown community to attend the second annual fundraiser event in memory of Jesse McCord Lewis, son of fellow graduate Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who was lost on 12/14.

    The event will be held at The Stone Barn, 175 Shelton Road (Route 110) in Monroe, on Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 11 pm.                  

  • State DOC Commissioner Takes NYC Corrections Post

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy said August 26 he has accepted the resignation state Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner James E. Dzurenda, 48, effective August 29.

    After more than 27 years of state service, Mr Dzurenda accepted an offer from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to assume the post of first deputy commissioner for that city’s DOC.

    In his new position, under NYC DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Mr Dzurenda will oversee the jails in each of the city’s five boroughs, plus Rikers Island.

  • Three Wordsmiths At Booth Library, September 8

    A poet, a raconteur and a performances artist walk into the library… while it sounds like the opening line for a joke, this will actually happen Monday, September 8, at 7 pm.

    Part of the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival, the event is “The 3 Wordsmiths,” and it will take place at C.H. Booth Library.