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  • Special ‘Madagascar’ Preview At ETH Theatre, Tuesday

    Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host two special screenings of Penguins of Madagascar this week, a day earlier than the film is officially released.


  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Donations, Sponsorships Sought

    The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown has expanded its fundraising for the 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ram Pasture, scheduled this year for Friday, December 5. The event will begin with musical performances at 6:30 pm, and culminate with the tree lighting at 7, followed by caroling, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day Will Fuel The Holidays

    The 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day returns to the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, Saturday, December 6, from 8 am to 1 pm. Rotary members will be staffing the kitchen, turning out fluffy flapjacks and homemade sausages from Butcher’s Best. The $7 ticket for adults and $3 ticket for children under the age of 10 includes applesauce, orange juice, milk, hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, as well. If one serving does not quite do the trick, there is no need to be shy.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Holiday Happiness And Hazards

    This week kicks off the hectic holiday season and that means travel, turkey, and a tendency toward large family gatherings. It also means happiness for the household hounds with guests bearing extra treats, kisses, and belly rubs. As we plan for the upcoming festivities let’s pledge to keep our pets happy and hazard-free.


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  • Annual Newtown Fund Tag-A-Gift Program Underway; Unwrapped Gifts Needed By December 8

    Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) and Education Connection have launched the annual Tag-A-Gift Program, one part of the annual Newtown Fund Holiday Basket Program.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I “paw-sed” to look in the case just outside of the Children’s Department at the C.H. Booth Library, last week. Four lovely little cottages, crafted by artists in California and Oregon, and cast in sand mailed to the artists from Newtown, are on display. The fairy cottages, each depicting a different season of the year, are lovely works, and worth taking a moment to look at, should you be at the library sometime before the middle of December.

  • Theater Review: ‘Five Women’ Is Not Just For The Girls

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, celebrated last Friday night at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, was well received by a fully sated, sold out audience.  The cabaret style seating lent itself to the camaraderie and intimacy of the piece. We felt like flies on the wall of the bedroom set, so much so that audience members felt compelled to chime in.

  • Theater Review: An Astounding Cast, A Strong Director For ‘The Normal Heart’

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, under the direction of David Bass, is pretty much flawless.

    Full disclosure here, I love this play.  It pulls back the curtain on a dark time in American history, when many were willing to turn a blind eye to a plague striking an entire population deemed to be different. Because of their preferences, they were marginalized in their time of suffering and need. Tissues should be provided with the tickets.

  • Snapshot: Andy DeWolfe

    Occupation: I am a senior at Newtown High School, and looking at Naugatuck Community College for their automotive technician studies. I work part-time at LeReine’s Cuisine, and I work for LRM contractors in the winter, shoveling.

    Family: My mother is Judi and my father is Mark. I have an older sister. Her name is Ali. She’s 19 and goes to the Culinary Institute of America. I get free food out of it, so that’s good.

  • Former Newtowner Matt Wheeler Helped Engineer CMA Winning Recordings

    There were undoubtedly a lot of Country Music fans glued to their TVs on November 5, the night of the 47th Annual CMAs – the Country Music Association’s annual awards ceremony. But there were probably few as excited as local family members of former Newtown resident Matt Wheeler, whose work as a Nashville recording studio engineer was featured on seven CMA nominated albums and songs by Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Keith Urban.