• A Newtown Arts Festival Event: Four Wordsmiths, September 16

    Mirth and joy and laughter and sadness, and a lot of glee, will be in attendance Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, when Newtown Cultural Arts Commission presents “The Four Wordsmiths” at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

  • SHOP Announces 2nd Annual Choose Love Concert Series

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series will performed in Sandy Hook Village along the magnificent Pootatuck River beginning this month.

    Performances will be Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm, September 19 through October 3. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance, and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for children. Chairs will be provided for concert attendees.

  • Historical Society To Host ‘Women’s Work In WWII,’ Monday

    We’ve all heard the phrase “The Greatest Generation,” used to describe the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind? The war caused profound changes at home and Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio, “Women’s World in WWII,” on Monday, September 14. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, in the community room of the library, 25 Main Street.

  • Free Movie Screening, Viewing Events, September 12-14 At ETH

    Edmond Town Hall (ETH), at 45 Main Street, continues to add new offerings to its calendar. This weekend in addition to its regular movie screenings — including the return of a free Saturday night screening thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury — the theater will host a viewing party of the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2015-16 NFL season on Sunday, followed by an American Ninja Warrior viewing party on Monday night.

  • Effective Support For Suicide Survivors Inspires Many Left Behind To Service

    This is the second part of a series of reports during National Suicide Prevention Month.

    On the one-year anniversary of her father’s suicide September 5, Zelda Williams posted a brief message on the social network site Instagram to all her fellow survivors, and to those who, like her dad, suffer silently with chronic depression.

  • P&Z Rejects Zoning Change Proposal For Elderly Housing

    Following lengthy discussion at a September 3 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing, P&Z members unanimously rejected proposed new zoning regulations on “elderly housing.”

  • Newtown Film Festival: Three Days Of Free, Family-Friendly Screenings At Edmond Town Hall

    Organizers of the inaugural Newtown Film Fest (NFF) are preparing to offer nine programs to film lovers of all ages. The bundled films — documentaries, shorts, animated offerings, and more — will be screened Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, and all of it is being offered free of charge at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

  • Flags Should Be Lowered For 9/11 Remembrance

    Hook & Ladder firefighters will be lowering the Main Street flagpole this morning, honoring those who were killed on 9/11.

    President Barack Obama this week issued a proclamation concerning Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, saying in part that “on September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled.

  • Parade Winners Announced

    As happens every year, Newtown Labor Day Parade judges had their work cut out for them. Dozens of exciting entries flowed past the grand stand, Monday morning, September 7, making it a challenge to choose the best of the best from among them.

    By the time the last tractor had trundled down Queen Street, though, judges had come up with their list of winners:

  • Group Tries To Add Ice Arena To Community Center Equation

    Newtown hockey coach Paul Esposito was at Monday’s Labor Day Parade, part of a group effort to distribute 2,500 flyers promoting his group’s vision for a community center in Newtown: one that would include an ice rink. While another group in town — the Community Center Commission — is tasked with community center planning, Mr Esposito has presented his ideas to that committee. Among those handing out flyers were Newtown youth and high school hockey and figure skaters and Newtown Ice Arena Committee members.