• Theater Review: Arts Festival Events Open, And Continue, With ‘Bus Stop’ By Town Players

    The Fourth Annual Newtown Arts Festival opened last Friday with William Inge’s classic theater piece, Bus Stop. Celebrating 80 years of community theater, The Town Players of Newtown are continuing their tradition of producing quality work that excels in every way.

  • VNA Thrift Shop Ready To Reopen

    After being closed for the summer months for “revamping, reorganizing, and cleaning,” said VNA member Joan Reynolds, the VNA Thrift Shop will reopen for a new season on Saturday, September 12.

    “We have been cleaning everything up, as well as bringing in new merchandise,” Mrs Reynolds said September 4. She and fellow VNA members Mae Schmidle and Anna Wiedemann were at the shop, located on the lower level of Edmond Town Hall, but with its own entrance, to see what needed to be done in the week before the shop would reopen.

  • 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac: Wit And Weather

    “Useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” touts the cover of the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This year’s issue is filled with tips and trends, tales of the usual and unusual, recipes, folklore, essays, and of course, weather predictions.

  • The Fine Art Of The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    From the back seat of an antique Ford, Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist waved heartily to the crowds on either side of the street. 

  • Woman’s Club To Begin Sales Of Annual Ornament Monday

    Newtown Woman’s Club is ready to begin sales of its newest pewter Christmas ornament. The 2015 ornament — which has once again been produced by Woodbury Pewterers, Inc — depicts Newtown Hall at Fairfield Hills.

  • New Equine Therapy Program Offers Treatment Option

    “We’re serving as a bridge to connect people to the horses. The horses are really the therapists,” said PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified therapeutic riding instructor Diana Kruzshak.   

  • Waterski-A-Thon To Benefit People With Disabilities

    A recent Charity Car Show hosted by Candlewood East Marina on August 23 raised money to support the LOF Adaptive Skiers, a Sandy Hook-based nonprofit organization serving children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Oh, my. I am quite sure that Sydney Eddison’s pup, Phoebe, is still holding her paws over her eyes in dismay. Phoebe, a Jack Russell terrier, was incorrectly identified in The Newtown Bee story, August 21, about Sydney’s new book of poetry as a fox terrier. Oh, the shame of it all. Huge apologies go out to Phoebe for this mistake.

  • The Way We Were

    September 7, 1990

  • Local Chef Fired Up For Chefs Challenge

    When the timer starts ticking on Friday, September 18, for the Fifth Annual Connecticut Chefs Challenge, a fundraiser to support the Optimus Foundation, at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton, one of the eight chefs vying for the championship belt and $1,000 grand prize, will be Sandy Hook resident Justin Kern.