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  • NYFS Safety Town Registration Open

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is bringing back Safety Town for its third summer, with the first session starting July 27.

  • Library Welcoming Back Author Sarah Darer Littman To Lead Writing Camp

    Connecticut author Sarah Darer Littman is returning this summer for C.H. Booth Library’s Creative Writing Summer Camp for young adults, as part of the year-round peer group for passionate young writers at the library.

    This summer, camp will meet on Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Rising Grades 6 and 7 will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and rising Grades 8 and 9, from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Trail Riding During Mad Dash At Fairfield Hills

    Last time I rode on the grounds of Fairfield Hills it was the late 1990s for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard Judged Pleasure Ride. This annual event has obstacles to tackle, things to pull, gates to open and executing some pretty scary stuff that you’ve probably never done on your horse before that day.

  • Nourishments: Salsa Spices Up Life A Little

    I did not grow up in or near a large city, nor did I do much traveling as a child. The cuisine at home was primarily meat and potatoes in all their variations, and seasonings were simple and grouped: Italian seasoning; pumpkin pie spice; salt and pepper. It was all really good food, but not too global. To be honest, it seemed pretty exotic to have chili at a friend’s house.

  • The Way We Were

    June 22, 1990

    The Teen Center grand opening has been pushed back from Saturday, June 23, to a tentative date of July 14. The delay is mainly because the Teen Center Building Committee has not found anyone to install the septic system. In addition, there is still some interior work that needs to be done.

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  • Library Summer Reading Program Begins June 23

    The Children’s Summer Reading Program returns to C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, June 23. The annual incentive-based program is held to promote reading while school is out for the summer.

    Alana Bennison, head of the children’s department at the library, encourages all parents and children to get involved.

    “It’s all about finding the right books for each child, and it’s about improving the ability to recall and retell stories,” said Ms Bennison.

  • Snapshot: Catherine Larson

    Occupation: I was a teacher in Trumbull schools for 35 years, and was the IT leader for ten years. I retired, but I still teach tech privately through my own company, Tech Training. I’m also a Google-certified teacher. Recently, I’ve been doing training on the Google apps with a bunch of schools, and I still work with the Trumbull school system. I’m also music director and organist at St Elizabeth Seton in Ridgefield.

  • Top of The Mountain

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, the interactive STEM-based museum geared toward children and families, is set to offer half-off admission for all fathers on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21. Sunday hours are from noon to 5 pm. The museum just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location. Regular admission is $7 for visitors over 1 year of age. Memberships are also available for purchase.

  • June 27-30: Stevenson Dam Bridge To Close For 90-Hour Maintenance Project, Detours Planned

    MONROE — For the second time in as many months, the section of Route 34 that is located on a bridge positioned atop the hydroelectric Stevenson Dam will be closed to traffic for an extended period to allow maintenance to be done on the dam’s floodgates.

    Leonard Greene, spokesman for FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, said June 17 that the road closure is planned to last for a total of 90 hours.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returns Tonight

    The next monthly Saturday Night Open Mic will be Saturday, June 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured musical guest this month will be vocalist Amy Anyoha, above center, who has performed at previous open mic nights.

    Saturday Night Open Mic is for high school and middle school youth. Performers in grades 5 and 6 are also welcome. Microphones, keyboard, guitar amp and more will be available.