• For One Lucky Newtowner, Belmont Triple Crown Lightning Strikes Twice

    Newtown resident and Newtown Bee staffer Bridget Seaman’s family always owned horses. And as a child, she fondly remembers how all her relatives would gather around the television every year as horse racing’s Triple Crown — The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — played out in black and white.

  • Theater Review: Theater Barn Production Of Albee Classic Definitely One To See

    RIDGEFIELD — Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes the audience on a journey to the deep dark places in the soul that people don’t talk about in polite company.

    Ridgefield Theatre Barn’s production of this classic American work fearlessly takes on this challenging, riveting piece provoking laughter, tears and anxiety. An Edward Albee play never holds back from letting its characters rail in a manner that will make you squirm.

  • NUMC Pasta Project Celebrates 25 Years Before Summer Break

    The aromas of garlic bread and marinara sauce mingled in the Newtown United Methodist Church hall and kitchen Saturday night, while Pastor Mel Kawakami and Pasta Dinner founder Martha Millett greeted guests during the final dinner event of the season. Dinners, and their subsequent coffee house events, will resume in September.

  • Newtown Invited To Support Cancer Survivors, Caregivers At Saturday’s Relay For Life

    As the community readied for this Saturday’s Relay for Life, from 3 pm to midnight at Newtown High School’s Blue & Gold Stadium, volunteers and Relay team members continued to hold fund and awareness activities including car washes, a beer tasting and a well attended ‘Power of Purple’ Arts Festival June 6 at Reed School featuring performances by a number of area dance companies. That event was organized and presented by Relay Entertainment Chair Michelle Zarifis, pictured. 

  • Documentary By Connecticut Filmmaker Premiers This Month In Middletown & On CPTV

    MIDDLETOWN — Greater Middletown Chorale (GM Chorale) of Middletown announces a celebration of Flag Day with the world premiere screening of a documentary about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and music, entitled Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio. The film, by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Meryl Streep, chronicles the creation of Letter from Italy, 1944 (LFI), which was presented to a standing-room-only audience by GMChorale in April 2013.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Whelping Puppies Is Not For Sissies!

    Twelve years ago I whelped my 11th litter of purebred puppies. My first litter, detailed in a Bee article, was in 1986. But this was the first time I planned a litter with a bitch I had bred and co-owned but who belonged to a family as their beloved pet. Stasha was a beautiful retired champion show dog whose main vice was to jump on the kitchen counter stealing Big Macs that appeared in the house. She was spoiled and she knew it!


  • Local Collection For Armed Services Will Go Far

    Newtown Bee readers last month were invited to drop off donations, items to be sent to servicemen and women currently deployed, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. The Bee began running the annual collection in 2011, with the intent of having anything dropped off at its Church Hill Road office then provided to the VFW so that everything could then be sent off to Newtown residents serving overseas.

  • Snapshot: Robert Rabinowitz

    Occupation: I specialize in information security and regulatory compliance. I’m a consultant for various businesses and corporations. I’m also a professional musician. I play with Outfunked, a jazz fusion band, and the Hadron Big Bangers, a progressive rock band, mostly.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Ben’s Bells Newtown studio is seeking a new home. “We are so thankful for the generosity of our current landlord, Peter Stockwell. We just need a location that can house our kiln,” says Tricia Guiry, studio manager. The 17 Church Hill studio cannot accommodate the busy kiln for firing the handcrafted ceramic pieces that make up the bells. Ideally, Ben’s Bells studio wants to stay in Newtown. “The Newtown community has supported us in so many ways over the last two years.

  • The Way We Were

    June 8, 1990