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  • ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Coming To NHS

    Newtown High School will present Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23. Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one-night-only engagement, problems ensue.

    The school announced the production on Friday, November 14.

  • Newtown Meals On Wheels Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

    A special birthday party took place Monday morning, November 17, when former and current drivers, and board members of Newtown Meals on Wheels (MOW) gathered in the meeting room at C.H. Booth Library to celebrate 40 years of service to the community.

  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • Gingerbread House Contest Returning For Holiday Festival

    The 29th Newtown Holiday Festival will host a Gingerbread House Contest as one of its events on Sunday, December 7.

    Introduced in 2007, the competition invites families, friends, organizations and even individuals to create a candy confection to be put on view during the run of the five-hour event.

  • ‘Holiday Arts Show’ Will Present Works In Myriad Forms By A Trio Of Artists

    Avancé Esthétiques Day Spa will host an exhibition showcasing the work of “three fabulous females,” says Rosemary Rau, curator of “Holiday Arts Show.”

    Featuring jewelry by Justine Aspinwall, traditional watercolors by DeAnn L. Prosia, and mosaic glass art by Heidrun Morgan, the exhibition will be on view at the Sand Hill Plaza location November 23 until December 31. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, November 23, from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Goldrush ‘Jingle Bell Jam’ Concert: Something New For The Holiday Festival

    Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.

  • Snapshot: Carla Barzetti

    Occupation: My businesses are Brilliant Soul, for energy healing, and All Calm Down, for guided healing meditation. I’ll be starting guided healing meditation Friday, December 5, at 9:30 am, at the Resiliency Center on South Main Street, and then on every first Friday. I’ve been an energy healer for a little over 13 years. I get to hear what keeps people from being blissfully happy, and do energy healing on multiple planes of existence. I also teach reiki classes, at my home.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.

  • The Way We Were

    Issues of The Newtown Bee from November 20, 1964, and from November 20, 1914 were not available this week.

    November 17, 1989

  • NHS To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

    Newtown High School is set to host its fall drama, Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23.

    Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig, is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one night only engagement, problems ensue.

    Ticks are general admission and will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for students and faculty, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.