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  • 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.

  • Patricia Glover

    Patricia Anne Neary Glover of Woodbury, born in Rochester, N.Y., died June 12. 

    A former resident of Newtown, she is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Lee W. Glover, Sr; her sons, Tim Ennis and Marc Ennis, and his wife Katherine Ennis; her stepsons, Lee W. Glover, Jr, and his wife Donna Glover, and Charles J. Glover, and his wife Julie Glover; her sister-in-law, Joan Glover Crick; and many more loving family members and friends of Newtown, Woodbury, and Rochester.

  • It’s About Students, Not Schools

    To the Editor:

    The following message has been e-mailed to Dr Erardi and the Board of Education.

    Jim Gaston’s paper has given you some compelling reasons why Hawley School should not be closed. He addressed multiple concerns but for me education is the main concern. Hawley School should not be closed but my reasons are primarily education. The prime concern should be what is best for our students at all levels. Save Our Schools is not about a building but about Save Our Students.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Home,’ Saturday At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening Home June 19-25, and the public will have the opportunity to see enjoy one showing free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    As space allows, all are invited to enjoy the 7 pm show on Saturday, June 20, without fee. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.