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  • Field Of Flags Returns To Newtown

    Volunteers began placing 6,800 flags honoring American lives lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Friday morning, April 25, on the sloping lawn of Newtown Congregational Church at 14 West Street.

    The flags will remain in place for three weeks before returning to the Somers Congregational Church in Somers, Conn., where members there first placed over 2,000 flags, October 23, 2005.

    The Field of Flags will be retired after its final display in Somers, after having been displayed at 70 churches, mostly on the East Coast.

  • Theater Review: A Very Well Acted, Off-Key Love Note To Florence Foster Jenkins

    If you go on ebay you can probably buy recordings of the real Florence Foster Jenkins, and listen to them and laugh. It would be far better, however, to see this play, with its nuances of characterization, and terrific performances by its cast. 

  • Resiliency Center To Celebrate Its Work And Its Future With An ‘Evening Under The Stars’

    Artist Dave Brooker, standing at left, supervised an art project on April 18 that gave children the opportunity to create a large group painting. The art will be sold, in smaller pieces, during a gala fundraising event for The Resiliency Center of Newtown on May 2.

  • Special ‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen Sing-A-Long’ Screenings Planned At Edmond Town Hall

    To celebrate the installation of a new digital movie projector and an upgraded sound system, Edmond Town Hall will host free screenings of Gravity and Frozen Sing-A-Long this weekend.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.