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  • Theater Review: Fugard, And ‘Hummingbird,’ Soar In World Premiere At Long Wharf

    NEW HAVEN — Athol Fugard is widely and properly recognized as one of the world’s greatest living playwrights.

  • Musical Duo Delights Senior Center Crowd

    More than two dozen members of Newtown Senior Center enjoyed a musical treat last week, when Bethel musician Billy Michaels, on vocals and guitar, shared his considerable enthusiasm for the American heritage of songs.

  • Horatio The Pony Will Soon Be Ready For A Home

    Horatio is a lucky pony.

    With large dark eyes peeking over his stall door, Horatio stood still and watched as former Sandy Hook resident Sarah Rosado glanced his way. Having been with her in Bethel for the last  several weeks, she said, “He is gaining weight, that’s good.”

    Ms Rosado first saw Horatio online on March 12, “late at night,” she said in a recent e-mail.

  • Senior Center Director Has Provided A Service Of Love For 25 Years

    It was May 1, 1989, when Marilyn Place walked into the Senior Center at 14 Riverside Road. A mother of two “who volunteered all over the place,” Ms Place was stepping into a part-time position as coordinator of programs, working under Senior Center director Marvi Fast. She had no idea that within weeks, with Ms Fast out on an extended sick leave, she would be catapulted into a position as acting director, and that two years later, she would find herself in the top position.

  • Preparing To Celebrate Earth Day In Newtown: 7th Annual Event April 26

    Prompting residents to get “outside in the sweet spring sunshine,” the Newtown Earth Day is encouraging visitors to “Discover the wonders of nature” at the 7th Annual Earth Day celebration. Scheduled for Saturday, April 26, between 10 am and 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, the upcoming Earth Day Festival promises “tons of kids’ activities,” including the Sharon Audubon’s birds of prey exhibit, where live birds will be present.

  • Kindness Brightens Treadwell Park

    Splashes of deep purple, blues, and whites speckle a hillside at Treadwell Park. On Wednesday, April 9, late afternoon sunlight gave the small crocus petals an early spring glow.

    Brid Craddock walked with her husband Harvey Pessin, stepping carefully through the flower clusters.

  • Nourishments: Eggs To ‘Dye’ For

    There are a lot of good things to say about eggs. An affordable source of high quality protein, even when paying for the priciest organic eggs, they contain numerous vitamins and minerals, unsaturated fat, and antioxidants. Two of those antioxidants, lutein and zeaxantin, are vital for eye health. Choline is crucial for healthy brain function.

  • Strength And Beauty, Covered In Mud

    The 2014 Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest was held last weekend, and more than 1,100 people paid to run, walk, and romp in the mud for a few hours in New York. They also got to crawl through a pipe partially filled with muddy water, crawl through mud under rope netting, try to walk or just slide down a plastic-covered hillside, or just walk through part of a field — at times, in rain or snow. Another two to three thousand people attended the April 5 event just to cheer participants along the course.

  • Snapshot: Jean Kreizinger

    Occupation: I’m a geneticist by training. I’m retired from WestConn, but still teaching local flora there. Formerly, for 32 years, I taught genetics and plant physiology there.

    Family: I have three daughters, Karyl Evans, Diane Norbutus, and Tracy Johnson — all grown up now, of course. I have six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

  • The Way We Were

    April 14, 1989