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  • Dweezil Zappa Shelving 'Roxy' In Favor Of Experiencing Hendrix

    Guitarist and bandleader Dweezil Zappa, pictured at a recent master guitar class in Ridgefield, is joining a star-studded line-up appearing March 29 at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour. Zappa will be joined onstage by Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, and fellow guitarists Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, bassist Bootsy Collins, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, Ana Popovic, Henri Brown, Dani Robinson, Stan Skibby, and Quinn Sullivan. 

  • Snapshot: Dr Yvette Whitton

    Occupation: I’m a naturopathic physician. I’ve been practicing for about a year. I taught for a while after graduating in 2009 from the University of Bridgeport College of Natural Medicine. I do all kinds of naturopathic medicine and specialize in naturopathic oncology.

    Family: I’m married to Andrew Hardial. We have a son, Delroy, who is 22. Our daughter is Asia, and she is 9 years old, and our little one is Aeden, and he is 7 years old.

  • Friends Planning Send-Off For George And Carol Mattegat

    Say the name George Mattegat around town and you’ll likely get a different response from every person you meet — “bus driver,” “Shriner,” “volunteer firefighter,” “animal control officer,” “Nunnawauk board member,” or “Labor Day Parade organizer.”

    Or maybe you will come across one of his many colleagues from the Lions Club, or Hiram Lodge, or the local VFW.

  • Theater Review: Ruh’s ‘Clean House’ Is Good In Ridgefield, But Don’t Expect Funny

    RIDGEFIELD — Winner of one of those MacArthur “genius” awards, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, who turns forty this year, is one of America’s most prolific and successful playwrights. Her works are performed on Broadway, at repertory theaters from Yale to Berkeley, and, frequently, on local amateur stages as well.

  • Eyesight Issue? It May Be Time To Look Into Lions Low Vision Centers

    The Lions Low Vision Centers of Fairfield and New Haven Counties (LLVC) recently delivered a free Eye-Pal Solo reading device to Adrienne Ralles, 82, a Nunnawauk Meadows resident with macular degeneration. The device “reads aloud” to the sight impaired.

  • A Sound Way To Spend A Birthday: Taking A Dip For Special Olympics

    Most elementary school-age students, when asked what they want to do for their birthday, opt for gatherings with friends. Paintball. Movie and pizza. Going to a sporting event.

    When Joseph Doherty started thinking about his 11th birthday, he decided to go for a swim. A quick one.

  • MCCA To Honor Newtown Native Greg Williams

    DANBURY — The Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA) will honor Greg Williams and the Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury at its annual awards dinner, Thursday, March 20, at the Matrix Conference Center.

    Mr Williams, a Newtown native currently living in Danbury, will be honored as Man of the Year for his work in producing The Anonymous People, an 84-minute, independent feature documentary about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery.

  • ‘Winter's Light’ On Canvas: Taunton Lake Through An Artist’s Eye

    Muted browns and wistful pale blues stretched across artist Patricia Barkman’s canvas. Her oils and brush strokes caught fading sunlight and shadows lengthening across Taunton Lake, reaching for the far shore where bare trees stood waiting for spring. The scene also captured the early March sky mirrored on the lake. Describing the shadows and colors, she said, “It’s winter light.”

  • Snapshot: Samantha Kohler

    Occupation: I am the art teacher for kindergarten through eight grade at St Rose School. I’ve been here for 13 years.

    Family: My husband Peter and I will have been married 20 years in May. Our daughter Abbie is 15 years old and our son David is 13 years old.

  • 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.