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  • Theater Review: A Serious Night Of Theater In Sherman

    SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr.  This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.

  • The Way We Were

    April 13, 1990

  • Snapshot: Terrence Ford

    Occupation: I own Pootatuck Chimney Service and Sandy Hook Cyclery, in Sandy Hook Center. I’m a music promoter in Newtown, too, for groups like Flood Wood, Lez Zeppelin, and Cedric Bernside, in small venues.

    Family: I’ve been married to Christine for 18 years. We have three kids. Aidan is 15, John Patrick Aloysius is 13, and Madeline. She’s 7 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Facebook page shared a number of photos on Monday, April 6, of poetry shared on a magnetic poetry board set up there. My favorite? A cat poem, of course. “I have my face in a pillow & my kitty is mean fat and crazy, she always scratches.”

  • On The Lookout For Bunnies At Fairfield Hills

    For the fifth year, kids and parents counted “bunnies” along trails at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, for this year’s Bunny Watch.

    The Bunny Watch was a fundraiser for and organized by the Newtown High School’s senior Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald. The event raised money for the group to attend World Finals, which will be held at Michigan State University May 20–23.

  • Free Movies This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening two movies this weekend, and the public will have the opportunity to see both free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    All screenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Paddington and St Vincent will be offered for free. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Opening Reception April 10: New Canaan Exhibit Features Work By 2005 NHS Graduate

    “Vanilla” is a 2009 work created by Ms Gaddis on canvas, using eggshells.

  • Garden Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    Carefully planned and crafted centerpieces were found at each table last week during The Garden Club of Newtown 60th anniversary celebration. Each of the 16 tables blossomed with living floral arrangements created by members of the club.


  • Annual Spring Egg Hunt Becomes Snowy Scramble

    A happy Easter Bunny led a group of about 200 parents and children across a snowy field at Dickinson Park on Saturday, March 28, to the new playground, known as FunSpace II, where about 4,000 Easter eggs were scattered on the ground at the town’s annual Spring Egg Hunt. 

  • Bunny Watch At Fairfield Hills Continues Saturday

    Brothers Jack, left, and Charlie and mom Alison Langenus met the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 3, during an antique tractor-pulled wagon ride at this year’s Bunny Watch.