• Sunday Cinema Series To Continue July 19 With 'Casablanca'

    The 1942 classic Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be shown on Sunday, July 19, at 4 and 7 pm, at Edmond Town Hall. This is the second film in the 2015 Sunday Cinema Series lineup and will be shown in high definition. Admission is just $2.

    Casablanca won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing, Screenplay, in addition to five Oscar nominations in other categories.

  • Woman’s Club Donations Benefit Ten Local Groups

    Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc recently made donations to ten local organizations. The money for the donations, said Dolores Judge, chairman of the club’s Finance Committee, was raised through fundraising efforts.

    According to Ms Judge, the NWC Ways & Means Committee holds various fundraisers during the club year, including the annual Woman’s Club Christmas Ornament Sale.

  • Buddha Bash Will Benefit REACH Newtown

    The Buddha Bash outdoor charity music festival benefiting REACH Newtown has been scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from noon to midnight at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge, 27 Hawleyville Road.

    The even will feature ten bands, and 12 hours of food trucks and beverage vendors, all for one fantastic cause. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Some featured bands are New Desperations, Dan’s Garage, Charm City Exiles, and Quit Your Day Job.

  • Live At ETH: Spirit Family Reunion

    Promoter Hayden Bates has announced the next show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall series will be Family Spirit Reunion. The band will perform at 45 Main Street on Saturday, September 5.

    Tickets for the 7 pm show are $25 each. A $9.99 base fee covers the costs of presenting the show, and remaining proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the theater.

  • "Hot August Nights – One Acts!" Opens July 31 At Town Players

    When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8.

  • Paired Exchange Kidney Program Opens Up Possibilities For Transplant Hopefuls

    When Fred Ferris puts an olive in his mouth and likes it, he will know if it is myth or fact that kidney recipients sometimes take on the likes and dislikes of the donor. “I hate olives, so if I like it…” said Mr Ferris.

  • Hearts Of Hope Second Anniversary Celebrated

    Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope.

    The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A collection of hearts was sent to Newtown two months after 12/14, left for residents to find on Valentine’s Day, which coincided with the two-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Peer-Led ’Tweens Programs Scheduled At Library

    Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, a member of Girl Scout Troop 55005 in Newtown and a rising eighth grader at Newtown Middle School, will present three craft programs this summer at C.H. Booth Library, as part of the requirements to qualify for the Girl Scout Silver Award.

  • Special Town Meeting Monday

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Newtown are being called to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:15 pm, at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Officials Consider Police Use Of Body Cameras

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico said this week that the commission will be discussing whether town police officers should use body cameras while on duty to visually and sonically record their interactions with the public.

    The state legislature on June 29 passed two criminal justice bills, one of which covers the use of police body cameras. That bill requires that state police wear such body cameras and also offers financial incentives to municipalities to have their police departments use such devices.