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  • Bunny Watch 2014 Preparations Underway

    For the fourth year in a row, Newtown High School Odyssey of the Mind team members are gearing up to offer the annual Bunny Watch, a fundraiser for the group to attend the World Finals of the problem-solving competition.

  • A Book With Good Taste Between Its Pages

    Fairfield County Chef’s Table, Extraordinary Recipes From Connecticut’s Gold Coast, released March 3 by Globe Pequot Press, is a book of recipes and photographs from more than 50 of Fairfield County’s restaurants, and the stories of the chefs behind the food. It is a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Webster, editor in chief and founder of CTbites.com, and Newtown native Amy Kundrat, who is the executive editor of that award winning website.

  • A Who's Who Of Great Guitarists Channel Hendrix At Waterbury's Palace

    Newtown Bee Associate Editor John Voket covered the show and produced a slideshow, below, from photos taken during the nearly four-hour event.

  • Collins & Proimos Named Christopher Award Winners

    The stories of a corporate executive who left his job to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy among inner city teens, an athlete who withstood racial hatred to break baseball’s color barrier, and the autobiographical story of a girl in first grade who tries to stay brave while her father is fighting in Vietnam are among 19 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people being honored with Christopher Awards.

  • Booth Library Hosts Connecticut State Chess Championship

    Thirty-five participants did battle in two sections at the C.H. Booth Library on Saturday, March 29, for the title of 2014 Connecticut State Chess Champion.

    The championship section was won by National Master Gary Shure of Westport, with three wins and one draw in four games. Mr Shure was declared State Chess Champion, the third time he has won that title.

    Second place, with two wins and two draws, went to Connecticut State High School Champion, National Master Kapil Chandran.

  • Julie Allen Bridals Donates 415 Dresses For Prom Dress Giveaway In New Haven

    After Julie Allen Bridals marketing director and co-manager Lauren Morehouse spent a week, roughly eight hours in total, sorting through dresses, she had gathered 415 to be donated to the Believe in Me Empowerment Corporation’s Prom Dress/Formal Giveaway.

  • Snapshot: Helen Brickfield

    Occupation: I work for A New Beginning Salon and Day Spa in Bethel, doing the social media and marketing. I’m also delighted to be a homemaker.

    Family: I’ve been married to Chris Winans since 1991. Our daughter, Grace, is 18 and at UConn in the Business School. Our son, Peter, 15, is a sophomore at Newtown High School.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Mother Nature had to stick her tongue out at us one last time this season, on Monday morning. A coating of sleet and giant snowflakes were not what I wanted to see, but I’m hoping that is the last of the wintry weather. The daffodils and crocuses poking up through the soil around town are giving me hope that spring truly is imminent.

  • The Way We Were

    April 7, 1989

  • Culinary Students Set A ‘Community Table’ To Show Off Food Skills, Creativity In Feeding Homeless

    NHS Culinary Arts student Nicole O’Leary plates a set of the appetizers she and her Community Table partner created for the March 27 event: polenta bruschetta with spinach, pesto, and grilled shrimp, topped with a cherry tomato. In the background is Ryan Rosenberger, plating a set of his food offerings.