• Catherine’s Butterfly Party Takes Wing

    Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in Massachusetts had a special exhibit of tropical butterflies for Catherine’s Birthday Party. 


  • Ships Ahoy! On Ox Hill Road

    Allen Kellogg stands next to a Chaisson surf dory, the first boat he built, when his late brother, Ken Kellogg, convinced him in 1996 to take up the hobby of boat building.    

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Situated between New York and Boston as we are, Newtown has long had some hotly contested Yankees vs Red Sox rivalries. Mets fans have been happy to let those MLB fans argue over whose team is better (Boston, of course), but now it looks like this town may have a new team to cheer for. Congratulations to 2012 NHS grad and Bryant University junior Kyle Wilcox, who was drafted on June 9 by the Seattle Mariners.

  • The Way We Were

    June 15, 1990

  • Snapshot: Walter Dolan

    Occupation: I work in Information Technologies for a local pharmaceutical company. I’m kind of a mixture of systems engineer and project manager.

    Family: I’m married to Kristin, who is a math teacher in Trumbull. We’ve been married for ten years.

    Pets: We have three cats: a 21-year-old calico cat, named Guinness, and two tuxedo cats, Maggie and McGee, that are about five years old. We adopted them from The Animal Center.

  • Four Performances Of Stardust Revue Displayed Talent And Energy

    The 63rd Stardust Revue, presented June 6-7 by Lathrop School Of Dance, offered four shows on the stage of Edmond Town Hall. The last number of each show brings their students together on stage for the show’s finale with all dancers, faculty and the audience singing “God Bless America,” signing off another successful year.     

  • Town & Country Garden Club Celebrating Golden Anniversary With Standard Flower Show

    Yellow and white roses, Alstromeria and a nearly hidden ribbon speckled with gold highlight a class-winning floral design by Peggy Townsend, on view at C.H. Booth Library only until 4 pm Saturday, June 13. The designed arrangement is part of a special presentation by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, a standard flower show celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.

  • Celebrating With Music, Drink, Steak And Lobster (Of Course) At 28th Annual LobsterFest

    Michael Heneghan, left, works at cracking freshly boiled lobsters across from Quinn Fontaine, among other fire company volunteers at work at the weekend’s 28th annual LobsterFest at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. firehouse.

  • Lisa Unleashed: ‘He Did It!’ American Pharaoh Wins Triple Crown

    True dyed-in-the-wool sports fans, even if they knew nothing about horses, were mesmerized last Saturday, watching the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in Thoroughbred racing’s ultimate test — the Triple Crown. Awestruck, they watched as a well-muscled, three-year-old bay stallion with a misspelled name took a stab at sports history.

  • 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.