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  • Glow Sticks To Light Up The Holiday Scene

    Diana Johnson, Amy Mangold, John Moore, and Janet Woycik, four members of the Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Committee, met Tuesday morning, October 21, to discuss the changeover from open flame candles to an alternate light source for the nearly 2,000 luminarias that light the town during the annual celebration.

    This year, said Ms Johnson, glow sticks will glimmer from within the packages lining Main Street, Glover Avenue, and all around Ram Pasture and Hawley Pond, December 5.

  • Theater Review: Town Players Provide Outrageous Fun With Ludwig’s ‘Tenor’

    Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.

  • Primary Work Done In Newtown: Seasoned Actor, Film School Grad Find Common Ground In Short Film

    Recent Syracuse University grad Nate Hapke approaches filmmaking in a unique and organic way. The young director, writer, and producer told The Newtown Bee that his new short film, Thom & Gerry, was inspired by a fleeting image of two gentleman focused intently on a chess game.

  • Basketball On Wheels: Spokebenders, NYA Host Wheelchair Hoops Tourney

    National Wheelchair Basketball Association players compete in the McKane & Kennedy Memorial Tournament at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on October 25. The Connecticut Spokebenders and NYA hosted the tourney, which included six teams.

  • Halloween On Main Street

    Visitors of all ages visited Newtown's Main Street on Friday, October 31, for the biggest costume party of the year, an unofficial gathering that draws residents from across town as well as the region. A number of homeowners went all out with decorations and displays, which were enjoyed for a few hours even with the threat of rain. 

  • Newtown Artist Helps Complete ‘Missing Links’

    Newtown resident Andrea Zimmermann is one of 12 artists from Connecticut and New York featured in the “Missing Links” exhibit at The Gallery at the Institute Library, in New Haven.

    Curated by Catherine Vanaria, who with husband Mark Savoia owns Connecticut Photographers in Danbury, the show opened Saturday, October 18 and will run through Saturday, November 29.

  • Silent Auction, Excitement Building For Lions Club Fundraiser

    Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair and silent auction event, will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, organized in the wake of 12/14 by Newtown Lions Club to help cover the counseling costs of Sandy Hook School students, their immediate families, SHES faculty, and first responders.

  • Halloween Festivities At The Newtown Senior Center

    A group of dancers fill the dance floor, led by Mary Hanlon, left, in a flowing purple cape and Louella Dwyer in a peacock-themed cape and mask. “Train Conductor” Maryann Zacchea and Sylvia Battista dance, to their right, and Marianne Muskus and Janice Garten can be seen in the background.

  • Library Super Heroes

    The C.H. Booth Library is haunted by super heroes this Halloween, from Wonder Woman to Batman. As might be expected, each one has the power to help patrons find the perfect DVD or book, or to master new technology. Fortunately forNewtown, these powers will be left with library staff for future use. SHAZAM!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Please tell me you did not forget to celebrate National Cat Day, Wednesday, October 29, with your favorite feline…