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  • Chamber Oktoberfest Being Planned At My Place Restaurant

    As a collaboration between the Newtown and Bethel Chambers of Commerce, an Oktoberfest after hours event is being hosted Wednesday, October 29, at My Place Restaurant, 8 Queen Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

    Local business professionals are invited to join both chambers for this festive celebration. Those who attend will have the opportunity to mingle and network with other business professionals in the newly renovated, private room at My Place Restaurant.

  • Town Players Production Of ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Opens October 31

    For those too old for trick-or-treating who are looking for a fun night out, the wild, madcap farce Lend Me A Tenor opens October 31 at The Little Theatre.

    Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, is ready to welcome famous tenor Tito “Il Stupendo” Merelli for a one night only engagement as Otello.

  • Inaugural Chili Cook-Off To Feature Local Restaurants

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Newtown Chili Cook-Off Wednesday, November 5 in the gymnasium at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

    Local restaurants will perfect their chili recipes and enter to compete for the title of “Best Chili in the Greater Newtown Area.”

  • Jugglers & Dancers Added To The Mix For Great Pumpkin Races

    A crew stands by during last year’s Great Pumpkin Races with the Medieval-style trebuchet that occasionally launches pumpkins into the woods behind Edmond Town Hall.

  • Input Still Needed For Tickborne Disease Prevention Survey

    Newtown, through a proposal/bid process, has contracted with MORE Advertising, and has launched a short survey that will capture the public’s current knowledge and perception of risk about tickborne diseases. The survey includes 22 questions, and should not take more than five minutes to complete.

  • Continuing Education Classes To Focus On Women And Finances

    No matter how intelligent they may be, no matter what their status in the work world, Jean Leonard knows that women tend to put financial matters on the back burner.

    “A lot of women don’t have the time to focus on learning about investments and finances,” she said.

    The president of Jean Leonard Wealth Management in Newtown, and a financial advisor and strategist since 1996, she hopes to remedy that deficit through a series of Newtown Continuing Education classes she will lead in October and November.

  • Consultant To Study Key Rock Road Speeding Issue

    The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.

  • New House Rises In Sandy Hook, Replacing Blighted Structure

    Local electrician Ken Burns has fond memories of his youth living with his family at a compact ranch-style house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook.

    He recalls days of playing in the spacious backyard amid fields and trees which lead to the rustic, winding Sugarloaf Road.

    In the past, the area was generally agricultural, he noted. A large working farm stood across Sugarloaf Road in the area now proposed for the 42-lot Sherman Woods cluster-style residential subdivision.

  • St Rose 5K, Walkathon Scheduled

    St Rose of Lima School will hold its annual 5K race and walkathon at the Fairfield Hills campus, from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26.

  • SHOP Announces Plans For Fourth Annual Halloween Walk

    While Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) was putting the final touches on this weekend’s Passport To Sandy Hook (see related story), members were also planning for their Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.