- Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:11 am
The Children’s Summer Reading Program returns to C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, June 23. The annual incentive-based program is held to promote reading while school is out for the summer.
Alana Bennison, head of the children’s department at the library, encourages all parents and children to get involved.
“It’s all about finding the right books for each child, and it’s about improving the ability to recall and retell stories,” said Ms Bennison.
- Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:10 am
Occupation: I was a teacher in Trumbull schools for 35 years, and was the IT leader for ten years. I retired, but I still teach tech privately through my own company, Tech Training. I’m also a Google-certified teacher. Recently, I’ve been doing training on the Google apps with a bunch of schools, and I still work with the Trumbull school system. I’m also music director and organist at St Elizabeth Seton in Ridgefield.
- Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:09 am
EverWonder Children’s Museum, the interactive STEM-based museum geared toward children and families, is set to offer half-off admission for all fathers on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21. Sunday hours are from noon to 5 pm. The museum just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location. Regular admission is $7 for visitors over 1 year of age. Memberships are also available for purchase.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm
The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening Home June 19-25, and the public will have the opportunity to see enjoy one showing free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.
As space allows, all are invited to enjoy the 7 pm show on Saturday, June 20, without fee. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:08 am
When organizers of the Newtown Car Show began working on this year’s event, they decided to plan for 250 cars. When the first public announcement of the show was made in January, registration was nearly full.
- Friday, June 19, 2015
Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc hosted a celebration of 25 years of providing child care in Newtown, Saturday, June 6, at Newtown Youth Academy.
The fundraiser featured “Touch-A-Truck” in the NYA courtyard, including vehicles from JRC Trucking in Thomaston, SEGA Concrete of New Milford, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department, and Newtown Arbor Services.
Inside NYA, families found indoor soccer, an obstacle course, a bounce house and slide, and face painting.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:27 am
As the Board of Education grapples with declining school enrollments and pressures to cut costs, perhaps by closing a school, Hawley School has been placed at the center of the discussion by recommendations that suggest that the Church Hill Road school may be the facility best suited for closure. Among the arguments being amassed to fight its closing is the historic nature of this school. It is interesting to note at this point that the school’s long history began in the middle of another polarizing conflict among the town’s residents.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
RIDGEFIELD — After a rousing, sold out set from former Eagles member Don Felder a few weeks back, The Ridgefield Playhouse is welcoming another major contributor to that seminal California classic rock band Saturday, June 20, as John David, or JD, Souther hits the stage for an 8 pm show.
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:50 am
DANBURY — There could not be a more pleasant way to spend a warm summer evening than under the stars, a gentle breeze blowing and being entertained by a cast of performers who are totally in love with musical theatre.
This is just the experience being offered again this year by Musicals at Richter. Opening their 2015 season of outdoor musical productions with the whimsical, funny fairy tale Once Upon a Mattress, MAR is inviting everyone to share in this traditional pastime.
- Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:28 am
Seated on mother Julie Barbeau’s lap, 3½ year old Ryan Costa is as wriggly as any toddler. He eagerly nibbles on cheese crackers, a smile stretching from one chubby cheek to the other. His mother knows, though, that beneath Ryan’s seemingly healthy appearance, cancer cells course through the little boy’s bloodstream. His daily life, and that of his parents, Ms Barbeau and Gary Costa, is a regimen of chemotherapy, quarterly spinal taps, and steroids.