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  • The (Unofficial) Newtown ‘Must Do’ List, Updated

    In November 2004, Paul S. Lux, a longtime Newtown resident, sent a Letter to the Editor to The Newtown Bee containing his suggestions of the best things to do in town.

    “I originally sent in the list for people in town to add on to,” Mr Lux said recently.

  • Theater Review: "Consultant" At Long Wharf Offers Gallows Humor, Good Acting, Few Answers

    NEW HAVEN — Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant, which is receiving its world premiere at New Haven’s Long Wharf, is billed as a comedy, which could be slightly misleading.

  • Snapshot: Russ Moore

    Occupation: I am the owner of Extreme Fitness Martial Arts in Plaza South, and an instructor in kickboxing and karate there.

    Family: I’m married to Cindy. We have six children, Christian is 16; Hailee is 14; Alex is 9; Jessie is 6; Julian is 4; and Jagger is 2 years old.

    Pets: We have one dog. It’s a Tibetan terrier, a little, tiny, hairy thing named Biscuit. Biscuit is 2 years old.

  • Top of the Mountain

    In fictional animal news... Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, author and illustrator, respectively, of the recently published Snowflakes Fall, both visited Sandy Hook School last week. I understand that while speaking to one group of students Mr Kellogg, a former Sandy Hook resident, shared a fun fact. Did you know his former canine Pinkerton, who inspired his Pinkerton books (like A Rose for Pinkerton), is hidden in some of the illustrations for some of his other books?

  • The Way We Were

    January 27, 1989

  • Interior Designer Fashions A Book For Young Readers

    A fashion and interior designer for her entire adult life, Newtown resident Beth Kellar Uniacke has turned to fashioning words. Her debut young readers’ book, Sara the Desk Traveler, was released Wednesday, December 17.

  • Second Music For Newtown Auction Goes Live Today, Proceeds To Benefit Resiliency Center

    Music For Newtown will hold its second online auction January 22-29. Numerous artists, including Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Black Sabbath and many others have donated special limited edition items to the online auction. Bidding opens at 3 pm today, and will continue until 9 pm Wednesday, January 29.

  • Friends Of Counted Embroidery Begin A New Year

    Another year of counted cross, lazy daisy, and cable stitching began on Thursday, January 9, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

    Founded in the early 1980s, the Friends of Counted Embroidery group have been meeting for more than 30 years, bringing newcomers, as well as keeping the longtime regulars.

    Judy Killmer, a regular attendee of these embroidery meetings, has been taking the drive from New York State to Newtown for nearly ten years.

  • In 1954: Early Letters To ‘The Bee’ Warned Of DDT Hazards

    The late author Rachel Carson is often credited with awakening Americans to the hazards of DDT contamination in the food chain. But eight years before Rachel Carson cautioned the world about the dangers of the pesticide in her 1962 book, Silent Spring, another voice was calling in the wilderness.

  • Keeping Backyard Birds Healthy And Happy 'A Feel-Good Thing To Do'

    Birds are “amazing,” said Garden Club of Newtown President Holly Kocet. Recently she noticed, “The birds were so busy at the feeders.”

    But as temperatures dropped to frigid single digits and lower this month, she wondered how they can survive the freeze.

    Ms Kocet, who contributes to the garden club’s newsletter with informational pieces about wildlife, again put her thoughts down in an e-mail to The Bee.