• Books And More At Friends’ Holiday Sale

    A large selection of children’s books, CDs, and DVDs are among the treasures shoppers will find at the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Holiday Book Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7. 

  • Special ‘Madagascar’ Preview At ETH Theatre, Tuesday

    Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host two special screenings of Penguins of Madagascar this week, a day earlier than the film is officially released.

  • Annual Newtown Fund Tag-A-Gift Program Underway; Unwrapped Gifts Needed By December 8

    Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) and Education Connection have launched the annual Tag-A-Gift Program, one part of the annual Newtown Fund Holiday Basket Program.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Donations, Sponsorships Sought

    The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown has expanded its fundraising for the 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ram Pasture, scheduled this year for Friday, December 5. The event will begin with musical performances at 6:30 pm, and culminate with the tree lighting at 7, followed by caroling, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day Will Fuel The Holidays

    The 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day returns to the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, Saturday, December 6, from 8 am to 1 pm. Rotary members will be staffing the kitchen, turning out fluffy flapjacks and homemade sausages from Butcher’s Best. The $7 ticket for adults and $3 ticket for children under the age of 10 includes applesauce, orange juice, milk, hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, as well. If one serving does not quite do the trick, there is no need to be shy.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Holiday Happiness And Hazards

    This week kicks off the hectic holiday season and that means travel, turkey, and a tendency toward large family gatherings. It also means happiness for the household hounds with guests bearing extra treats, kisses, and belly rubs. As we plan for the upcoming festivities let’s pledge to keep our pets happy and hazard-free.

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  • The Top of the Mountain

    I “paw-sed” to look in the case just outside of the Children’s Department at the C.H. Booth Library, last week. Four lovely little cottages, crafted by artists in California and Oregon, and cast in sand mailed to the artists from Newtown, are on display. The fairy cottages, each depicting a different season of the year, are lovely works, and worth taking a moment to look at, should you be at the library sometime before the middle of December.

  • Former Newtowner Matt Wheeler Helped Engineer CMA Winning Recordings

    There were undoubtedly a lot of Country Music fans glued to their TVs on November 5, the night of the 47th Annual CMAs – the Country Music Association’s annual awards ceremony. But there were probably few as excited as local family members of former Newtown resident Matt Wheeler, whose work as a Nashville recording studio engineer was featured on seven CMA nominated albums and songs by Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Keith Urban. 

  • The Way We Were

    November 24, 1989

    A 25–60-year sentence awaits Richard Crafts for killing his wife, Helle, three years ago, although lawyers for the former pilot say they will appeal the conviction because of widespread publicity generated by the sensational case. Mr Crafts, 51, was found guilty of murder Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court. The prosecution alleged he killed his flight attendant wife, cut the body into pieces with a chainsaw and ran some of the body parts through a woodchipper to destroy the evidence.

  • Allman Neville Pitchell Band Ready To Rock Danbury's Palace November 29

    DANBURY — Two “brothers from other mothers” and one of the hottest Texas Blues guitarists in the nation will converge in a super group configuration November 29 on the stage of Danbury’s Palace Theater.

    Michael Allman, Charles Neville and Jeff Pitchell will be coming together performing a night of rock and blues that is sure to include popular favorites from across those two genres and beyond.