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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Little Genesis Fuentes may be on her way home to Belize by the end of next week, I’m told by Rotary Club member Pat Caruso. Genesis, a 3-year-old in need of heart surgery, came to the United States in early January, through the efforts of the Newtown Rotary Club and the Rotary Club International Gift of Life program.

  • Theater Review: Simon’s ‘Barefoot In The Park’ A Strong Opener For TheatreWorks Season

    NEW MILFORD — This year New Milford’s TheatreWorks has chosen to open their 2014 season with an old favorite from the Sixties: Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. This was made into a hilarious movie, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford as the young newlyweds bravely starting off their married life in a sixth-floor walk-up brownstone apartment on East 48th Street in Manhattan. TW New Milford is offering performances though one more weekend, until March 16.

  • ‘Reflections From Beyond’: A Message Brought Back

    Newtown resident C.J. Golden, the author of Tao of the Defiant Woman and Tao Girls Rule, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Monday, March 24, at 7 pm, for a book talk and presentation about her newest book.

    Reflections From Beyond: Sharing A Message of Hope, Peace, and Kindness was released February 12, and is a book that carries a message given to her from an unexpected source, in an unexpected way.

  • Snapshot: Andy Forsyth

    Occupation: I’m the head of the Reference Department at C.H. Booth Library. I manage that department and collections on the third floor and manage the Reference Department staff. I deal with  public requests for materials and handle interlibrary loans that come into our department. It’s really more accurate these days to call it “Information Services,” than “Reference.”

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Looking for a couple of good causes to help? Among the local organizations hoping for support and a chance at an addition prize is the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation (CMAK). CMAK will compete for prize money up to $25,000 as part of Fairfield County Giving Day.

  • The Way We Were

    March 10, 1989

  • Free Movie Night At ETH Theatre, Saturday

    Thanks to an ongoing gesture of kindness by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, the March 8 evening movie screening at Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be free of charge.

    Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, owned by Todd Ingersoll of Newtown, started this monthly offer in January 2013. The company has arranged for one free movie screening at 45 Main Street each month.

  • The ‘Best’ VFW Post In The State Celebrates 75 Years

    “My respect and awe grows every year. This is the best post in Connecticut and serves the best town in Connecticut.”

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, remarking on VFW Post 308 and its members

     

    A lot of laughter and a few tears accompanied the VFW Post 308’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 2.

  • Fresh Air Fund To Bring City Children Into A Country Summer; Annual Kick-Off March 20

    Lingering snow may be on the ground with more in the forecast, and many are counting down the days until the beginning of spring, but Marie Athans is already thinking about summer.

  • Community And Compassion Motivate Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest Participants

    DEANSBORO, N.Y. — The Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest takes place this year on April 5, at MJK Farms in Deansboro, N.Y. The 5K obstacle race is organized and run by volunteers, with support from business and corporate sponsors, and incorporates a half-mile Half Pint Kids’ Fun Run for ages 5 to 12, as well as an additional 5-mile timed Mud Run for 250 elite entrants.