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  • Theater Review: Sherman’s Third Panto, ‘Aladdin’ Continues A Great Tradition

    SHERMAN — For the third year in a row, The Sherman Players are presenting a “Christmas Panto” — something that is traditional in Britain, and hopefully will become a tradition here as well, since the two that I’ve seen (last year’s Cinderella, and this year’s Aladdin) — are rollicking good fun, designed to entertain young children, but delightful fun for grownups as well.

  • Giving Tree Helps Those In Need, Promotes Character

    This story has been updated to reflect totals as of Monday, December 16.

    A Giving Tree stands in the Edmond Town Hall lobby this year. Promoting the tree that is intended to benefit community members in need, the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and the Newtown Prevention Council staff promoted the tree earlier this week. The council is the inaugural Giving Tree sponsor.

  • Theater Review: ‘Fences’ Is Good For A Number Of Reasons

    I never saw the play when it was on Broadway, but I can’t imagine a stronger, more perfect cast than the one assembled for this production.  

  • Newly Elected Ambulance Chief Aims To Double Volunteer Membership

    On a rare quiet morning in the cramped quarters that serve as the base for Newtown’s busy Volunteer Ambulance Corps, newly elected Chief Mike Collins was much more interested in talking about his 50-plus active and dedicated colleagues than himself.

    And if he has his wish, in the coming year or so, he will have plenty more new colleagues to talk about.

  • Song Of Kindness Resonates With RIS Singers

    An excited but respectful group of sixth grade chorus and concert choir members crowded onto risers in the practice room at Reed Intermediate School (RIS) on Tuesday, November 26, the first of multiple sessions of music teacher Michelle Tenenbaum’s fifth and sixth graders to meet with the Connecticut-based indie rock band Alternate Routes.

  • Angel Of Hope Arrives At St Rose, Dedication Ceremony Planned

    Angels of Hope Inc’s website says their angels “serve as beacons of hope for those suffering from the emotional and physical absence of a child.”

    In October an Angel of Hope statue was delivered to Newtown. The angel has a face of a child and stands 4’ 3” with a wingspan of 5’ 2”. Inside its wing is written the word Hope.

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Fundraising Sale

    Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Recue, along with many friends and family members, helped to unload the 500 Christmas trees that arrived at the firehouse on Riverside Road on November 29. 

  • Caroline Previdi Toy Chest Will Carry On One Child’s Generous Spirit

    Caroline Previdi was the kind of child who was always thinking of others.

  • Theater Review: 'Chicago' The Latest Reason To Take Advantage Of A Good Thing At WCSU

    DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University sits so quietly in the center of Danbury that we sometimes might be tempted to take it for granted, and in so doing, miss out on its depth as a powerhouse in the fields of theatre arts and music. All you need do to discover this, however, is to take in one of their annual musical productions at the Berkshire Hall Theater.

  • Snapshot: Richard Frankonis

    Occupation: I’m a pharmacist and do some compounding, and I’m also a board certified clinical nutritionist. I work as a pharmacist as needed, per diem. I have my office behind Starbucks on Church Hill Road, where I do nutritional counseling.