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  • Woman's Club Selling Flags To Honor Veterans

    Members of Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, are hoping residents will purchase American flags to benefit the veterans at Rocky Hill Veterans Home & Hospital and West Haven Veterans Hospital.

    The flags, each with a ribbon attached naming the honoree, the branch of the military, and the date served or currently serving, can be purchased to honor family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military. The flags will be displayed at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Main Street for Memorial Day.

  • The Nose Knows: Allergy Season Is Underway

    Spring is in the air, and for allergy sufferers, that is not necessarily good news.

    It does not matter where one goes. Allergens are found in every climate. Nearly 50 millions people suffer from seasonal allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI).

  • Spreading Easter Kindness, One Basket At A Time

    Two young adults from Newtown have done what they can to make Easter a little nicer this year for 30 strangers.

    The friends, Capri Agresta and Rachel D’Ausilio, decided last month that they wanted to put together Easter baskets “to help people who might not have the opportunities we have, so that they could have a nice Easter,” Capri said Tuesday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.