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  • Creating A New Comfort Quilt

    Children participated in working to create quilt squares for a Comfort Quilt project at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 6.

    The table was part of the Parks & Recreation Breakfast with Santa event, but organizers Suzanne Davenport and Jan Brookes are working on the project outside of the event.

  • Garden Club Greens Sale A Crowd Pleaser

    Garden Club member Vicky Taloni tweaks a bow on one of the dozens of hand decorated wreaths, just prior to the start of the Annual Greens Sale, Saturday, December 6, at The Meeting House on Main Street. The event draws a big crowd every year, and serves as a fundraiser for the local club.

  • Free Movies At Edmond Town Hall, December 13-14

    The Good Lie, a Reese Witherspoon feature that was released in October, will be the next film offered at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

    The film will be screened daily, December 12-19.

  • Auction Find Will Put A Piece Of History Back On The Road

    It is not shiny and it is not new, but Rich Murdy is as proud of the dusty 1926 Ford Model T roadster pickup parked in his Hattertown garage, as if it were a 2015 Tesla.

    “It’s a piece of Newtown history,” said Mr Murdy, “and totally original, which is very rare.”

  • Holiday Festival, Including Historic Homes Tour, Returns This Weekend

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ Screened At Sunday Cinema Series

    With shoulders extended by rods hung with green curtains and a yellow sash, Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) member Donna Mangiafico was a perfect Starlet O’Hara, a parody of the iconic film character Scarlett O’Hara from the 1939 film Gone With The Wind. Decades after the film’s release, comedian and television show host Carol Burnett performed as Starlet in her skit Went With The Wind, a parody that created a lasting fictional persona of its own.

  • Snapshot: Melanie Bonjour

    Occupation: I am manager of the School-Based Health Centers programs, which are health care facilities based in schools, to increase timely access to medical, behavioral, and dental health care for kids in schools. Right now, I’m facilitating the new health care center in the Newtown Middle School, which we hope to open in January. It’s a community response to the need for long-term medical and mental health care, following 12/14. I worked 34 years before this for the City of Danbury, managing school health care centers.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    We hear that 1,000 peace cranes are in flight once again. Extending the gesture of 1,000 folded paper cranes sent to the First Congressional Church of Santa Barbara by the Newtown Congregational Church, following the Isla Vista murders in California earlier this year, the Santa Barbara Church sent 1,000 peace cranes this past Monday to the Everett United Church of Christ near Marysville, Wash., where four high school students were killed in a shooting there, last month.

  • The Way We Were

    December 8, 1989

     

  • ‘Nutcracker’ Taking A Traditional Place In Holiday Festival

    The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice’s Malenkee Dance Company held a dress rehearsal Friday, November 21, preparing for the upcoming performances of Nutcracker Suite. Dancers will take the stage at Edmond Town Hall during the annual Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 7, at noon and 2 pm. From left in their rat costumes are Chelsea Fowler, Annie Fowler, and Taegan Smith, surrounding Clara (Elizabeth Delp).