• 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival

    Instructor Amie Meleshkewich led one group of 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival participants on Saturday, August 22, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center.

  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road.

    The NFA board members are reaching out to residents to help put on this year’s 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting. The NFA, Inc. is a local non-profit  private land trust and is dependent upon volunteers  from the community.

  • Racing4Chase: Finding Personal Challenges And Inspiration In The Life Of A Boy

    Taking on the challenge of a triathalon, as she has challenged others to do in memory of her son, Chase, Rebecca Kowalski will compete in the Women’s Sprint Triathalon, Sunday, August 30                        

  • Lisa Unleashed: Clean-Up To Ring 5 Please! — Ring Steward Confidential

    My senses were overtaken recently by all things dog show! As a ring steward for the Newtown Kennel Club, the Elm City Kennel Club, and the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, I ring stewarded over four days for the judging of nearly 600 dogs. Ring stewards have been called the “office managers” of the dog show ring. The reality is that  it’s more like the ultimate test of multitasking, efficiency, and endurance. 

  • The Way We Were

    The Way We Were


    August 31, 1990

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There is a big hungry cat right around here that is not afraid of an afternoon raid on small animals in bright daylight, I’m told by Ann Ziluck. Ann lives in the Aunt Park Lane area of town, near the bridle trails, and a large bobcat had a smackdown with a squirrel, right off of her deck, this past Saturday evening.

  • Botsford’s ‘Great’ Summer Bash

    From left, Patrick Keough, Cole Salce, and Mike and Tommy Paloian stood together at the Summer Bash.

  • Snapshot: Kevin Stoyak

    Occupation: I’m a veterinarian technician and office manager at Easton Veterinary.

    Family: My wife is Linnea, and we have a daughter, Stephanie, who is 14 years old.

    Pets: I have two cats, Mr Jynx and Lily. Mr Jynx is a black, longhaired cat, and Lily is a gray short hair. And we have four fish.

    How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Sandy Hook since April of 1997.

  • Celebrating 100 Years Of Golf At Newtown Country Club

    Generations of golfers have teed off, 30-plus presidents have served, there have been countless memories — including holes in one and tournament championships — and significant enhancements have been made to the course.

    Newtown Country Club (NCC) is celebrating a century’s worth of achievements and changes this summer in its 100th anniversary year.

  • ‘Kindness’ Visitor Arrives For Ben’s Bells Opening In Bethel

    Ben’s Bells Connecticut, formerly Ben’s Bells Newtown, Assistant Studio Manager Sam Siess and volunteer Camryn Walsh sat inside the nonprofit’s new location on Saturday, August 22.

    It was the first day the new location was open to visitors. As people made their way to the new space, Ms Siess answered phone calls and directed people to the accommodations, at 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, at the back of the shopping plaza.

    Tables were set with paint brushes, and everything appeared in order to begin work.