• Farmer’s Market Returning

    The Farmer’s Market at Fairfield Hills, launched originally as Sandy Hook Organic Farmer’s Market, will open for its 13th season Tuesday, June 23.

    Newtown’s organic and CT Grown farmer’s market featuring heirloom vegetables, flowers, baked goods and much more will continue weekly, 2-6 pm rain or shine, through October.

    Watch for directions signs to find your way to the market each week, or contact Mary Fellows at 203-313-9908 for details.

  • Democrats Oppose Immediate School Closing; Erardi Feels No Pressure

    School Superintendent Joseph V Erardi, Jr said June 17 he is feeling no political pressure as Town Democrats and Borough Burgesses lined up to oppose closing any Newtown schools at this time even in the face of dwindling enrollment.

  • Jones Named Newtown Public Schools Teacher Of The Year

    Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones has been selected by the district as the 2015-16 Newtown Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

    A music educator at Middle Gate for the past eight years, Mrs Jones is a master teacher and one who is held in high regard by students, peers, and the Newtown community, according to a press release issued by the district.

  • River Walk Multifamily Proposal Gains Approval For Sewers

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has given preliminary approval for municipal sanitary sewer service to The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit condominium complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

    WSA members granted the preliminary sewer approval to local builder/developer Michael Burton at a June 11 meeting, following their review of technical information on the project at several WSA sessions.

  • Grashow To Be Guest Artist At Next SCAN Meeting

    Detail from “Corrugated Fountain” by James Grashow, who will be the guest artist for the next Society of Creative Arts of Newtown meeting, on June 24.

  • Sunday Cinema Series 2015 To Honor 40th Anniversary Of ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’

    Witness for yourself the inspired lunacy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail like never before, when Edmond Town Hall Theatre hosts the return of the Sunday Cinema Series.

    Introduced in 2014 and featuring classic films — all from 1939, “The Greatest Year in Film” — the Sunday series returns this year with occasional screenings of films that are equally classic in their own right.

  • Theater Review: A Strong Happily-Ever-After Story To Open Richter’s 30th Anniversary Season

    DANBURY — There could not be a more pleasant way to spend a warm summer evening than under the stars, a gentle breeze blowing and being entertained by a cast of performers who are totally in love with musical theatre.

    This is just the experience being offered again this year by Musicals at Richter. Opening their 2015 season of outdoor musical productions with the whimsical, funny fairy tale Once Upon a Mattress, MAR is inviting everyone to share in this traditional pastime.

  • Stanley M. Bernstein

    Stanley M. Bernstein

  • Jones Factor Next In Town Hall Music Series

    The Jones Factor will perform in the Alexandria Room of Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall as part of the Town Hall Music Series. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, at 8 pm. 

    Drawing on the incredible talents of nine world-class musicians, The Jones Factor creates a musical tapestry with every note. Founded in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli, the “little” big band fills the gap between a trombone septet and a traditional big band, and then adds their own unique twist.

  • Just In Time For Summer Laughs: Noël Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’ Opens June 26 At The Little Theatre

    Town Players of Newtown will continue its 80th-anniversary season with a play about theater itself: Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, opening June 26.

    Oftentimes, plays are written about obnoxious guests. Hay Fever is an exception to that rule, as the action surrounds the antics of nightmare hosts.

    Can a famous leading lady really enjoy “rustication?” Is there such a thing as “retirement from the stage?”