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  • Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Hosting Nature Walk

    This Mother’s Day weekend, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary invites local residents and families to join for a nature walk and educational tour, at the future site of the animal sanctuary. Located in the heart of Newtown, the tour will wind through 34 acres of scenic meadows and woodlands.

    The event is open to the public and will take place Saturday, May 9, at 10 am, starting at the end of Old Farm Road in Newtown (behind Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Park & Bark).

  • Concert Preview: Guitarist Julian Lage Bringing His Artistry To Edmond Town Hall Friday

    Julian Lage, who is headlining this Friday’s tenth show in Newtown’s Live at the Edmond Town Hall series, told The Newtown Bee that his touring partner Chris Eldridge is recovering from the ski injury that waylaid him and prevented the Punch Bothers guitarist from appearing on the same bill here. But Lage is soldiering on, promising an even more intimate and diverse performance in a solo format, with Stamford-based father-daughter duo Dave and Emma Hart opening.

  • Help Rebuild Handicapped-Accessible Walkway At VFW

    The VFW handicap ramp at the VFW Post 308 canteen, Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), is being overhauled. Donations are sought to offset the cost of the new planks. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant rails will be installed as well.

    Each $25 donation will earn a “dog tag” to commemorate someone/something the donor wishes to honor, and the tags will be mounted on the walkway.

  • Theater Review: ‘Fifth Of July’ An Exceptional Season-Opener For Town Players

    The Town Players of Newtown current production of Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July transports audiences back a few decades, to the post Vietnam war era. Despite the time frame, audiences will find the circumstances and situations involving the lives of the Talley family to be utterly timeless and completely relatable.

  • NHS Wrestling Team: ‘The Most Successful Team’

    Near the start of its meeting on Tuesday, April 21, the Board of Education held a Celebration of Excellence to honor the Newtown High School wrestling team.

    NHS Athletic Director Gregg Simon introduced the wrestling team to the board, and said, “I’ve been involved with athletics at the high school for the last 25 years, so I think I can say with certainty that this is the most successful team in the history of Newtown High School.”

  • Propane-Fueled Blaze Destroys House On Aunt Park Lane

    Firefighters continued to pour water on the collapsed house at 4 Aunt Park Lane more than an hour after arriving on the scene Monday morning. A stubborn fire, fueled by compressed gas within two large propane tanks close to the dwelling, destroyed the Cape-style house. All four occupants were able to escape without injury.

  • Epistolary Writing For Adults

    C.H. Booth Library will present a six-session writing program, “Epistolary Writing For Adults,” beginning Thursday, May 7.

    An epistolary story or novel is written as a series of documents, such as correspondence, letters, telegrams and other writings. Examples of contemporary epistolary novels include Bloodline by Kate Cary, 2005; Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway, also 2005, and Almost Like Being In Love, 2004, and Last Days of Summer, 1998, both by Steve Kluger.

  • ‘Spring Wildflowers’ Program Planned

    On Wednesday, May 13, the Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a program by Margery Winters called, “Spring Wildflowers.”

    The program will begin at 7 pm at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Guests will learn about the myriad varieties of spring wildflowers in Connecticut as well as why them bloom during this time of the year, where to find them, how they got their names, and what makes them so special.

  • Police Sergeant, Dispatcher Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

    A Newtown Police Department sergeant and a dispatcher at the town’s emergency communications center are among eight men who have been arrested by federal officials as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring.

    Among those arrested are Sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport.

    The charges against the eight men allege that they illegally distributed steroids and prescription narcotics.

  • May Fundraisers, Sign-Up Challenge Promoting Relay For Life Support

    From corporate car washes to flocking pink flamingos, supporters of this year’s abbreviated Relay For Life are working to support and promote the June 13 event, and to attract more teams to Blue & Gold Stadium for this annual community cancer awareness and fundraising event.