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  • Resident’s Dive Medicine Conference Covering Cold, Deep Water Safety, Shark Habitats

    DANBURY — Newtown’s “diver doctor,” David Charash, DO, is poised to host the next in a series of annual Dive Medicine Conferences on April 11 at Danbury’s Ethan Allan Inn at 21 Lake Ave Extension. Welcoming vendors and exhibitors including Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR), Dr Charash told The Newtown Bee that he is honored to be bringing in one of the world’s foremost authorities on deep water diving.

  • 12.14 Foundation Casting Calls Set For ‘Liberty Smith,’ Junior Version Of ‘Lion King’

    Since 12.14 Foundation summer musical director and creative leader Michael Unger left Newtown after last year’s successful run of  101 Dalmatians: The Musical and A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream, he has been very busy. Along with editing an opera DVD in Boise, Idaho, and recently taking on the position of Artistic Director of the York Theatre in New York City, Mr Unger has been working with 12.14 Foundation founder Michael Baroody to determine which shows the company will mount for 2015.

  • Snapshot: Marcia Taylor

    Occupation: I’m a potter and wildlife artist. I’ve been doing pottery for 15 years, after selling insurance for 30 years. I sell my works through galleries. Right now, I have items at galleries in Ridgefield, Block Island, and my main gallery in Jackson, N.H., Cassidy Gallery.

    Family: I have three amazing adult children, Amanda, Jennifer, and Greg, who are my mentors and buddies. I’m very proud of them. And there is my fiancé, Chris Cushman, as well.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    You may have read about 2-year-old Bezalel Alquilos of Cebu, Philippines, in the February 27 Newtown Bee story, “Newtown Rotary Gift of Life Keeps On Giving.” Bezalel and his mother, Hazel, have been guests of the Dan Rosenthal family this past month, while Bezalel underwent some lifesaving heart surgery at Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The surgery has been paid for through the local Gift of Life challenge, as well as the generosity of surgeon Dr Harris Leopold and Children’s Medical Center.

  • The Way We Were

    March 30, 1990

  • Concert Preview – Robby Krieger Celebrating The Doors 50 Years On

    In his exclusive interview with The Newtown Bee ahead of his April 8 show at The Ridgefield Playhouse, legendary guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robby Krieger talked about how great it is to still be able to perform Doors material for fans, albeit now standing beside his son and vocalist Waylon. Krieger also talked about The Doors songwriting process, revealed the secret behind his preferred choice of guitars, discussed the final stages of building an all-analog recording studio at his home, and what the Playhouse audience will be in for during his upcoming local stop.

  • Take A Seat In Support Of Recovery Fund

    Raffle tickets for this oversized Adirondack chair will be sold Friday, March 27, between 5:30 and 8 pm, at Reed Intermediate School. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday morning around 9 am, just before the start of the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K.

  • Theater Review: Something To Believe In

    RIDGEFIELD — Oblivion is a play about just that: “the state of being unaware of what is happening.”

    Carly Mensch’s carefully crafted story serves to encourage the audience to believe in things that may not be tangible, visible or reliable, yet we all need to have faith in something. Ridgefield Theater Barn is staging only the third production of Oblivion since its premiere in November 2011, and it is well worth seeing for the valuable and uplifting message this play imparts.

  • Luke’s Toy Factory To Be Featured On CPTV

    Reaching for an apple-red fire truck Wednesday, March 18, Joanne Whiting lifted the children’s toy from a shelf. The store manager for The Toy Tree on Church Hill Road, she and store owner Tracy Schmid waited for parents to arrive and meet the makers of the toy: Sandy Hook father and son Jim and Luke Barber.