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  • A WIN-Win For FAITH Food Pantry

    FAITH Food Pantry has relied on the kindness and support of Newtown residents and even a few businesses for more than three decades. The pantry, situated in the undercroft of St John’s Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue, earlier this year observed its 30th anniversary of providing food to residents who need a hand putting meals on their table.

    In June, food pantry co-organizers report they were providing food for nearly 5,000 meals per week. Volunteers plan for three meals per day per family member.

  • Snapshot: Dr Rob Bazuro

    Occupation: I’m a doctor of emergency medicine with Western Connecticut Health Network, at Danbury Hospital. I’m a doctor of osteopathy.

    Family: I’m married to a lifelong Newtowner, Kirsten. We have three children. Andrew is 10, Jocelyn is 8, and Gavin is 5 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    You may have seen our own Newtown personal chef Kristopher Plummer (widely known as Chef Plum) on episodes of Chopped or The Taste, or maybe you’ve run into him doing the family shopping at Caraluzzi’s. If not, be sure to tune in to the Food Network this Sunday evening, at 8 pm, when Chef Plum competes against three other chefs in Guy’s Grocery Games. Chef Plum tells me the show, hosted by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame, is a the old Supermarket Sweep meets Chopped. How does our local cooking personality fare?

  • The Way We Were

    October 28, 1988

  • Trick Or Treat…Or Pizza At Dickinson Park

    Witches were more concerned about candy than casting spells, and super heroes, monsters, butterflies and bumble bees shared tables to eat pizza Thursday, October 24, as dusk fell over Dickinson Park. Again this year the Parks & Recreation Department offered hayrides and threw a Halloween party for young children.

  • Get Carving: Great Pumpkin Challenge Collection Is This Weekend

    Collection times have been set for this Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, for the Great Pumpkin Challenge.

    This is the third year Newtown High School sophomore Mackenzie Page has challenged residents to carve a pumpkin, drop it off for display at her home at 14 Main Street, and offer a suggested donation of $5. Drop-off hours are between 10 am and 5 pm both days.

  • Theater Review: ‘Room Service’ An Enjoyable Season Finalé At Westport Country Playhouse

    Ben Steinfeld is producer Gordon Miller, Eric Bryant is the young playwright Leo Davis, and Jim Bracchitta is the director Harry Binion in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of John Murrary and Allen Boretz’s classic farce, Room Service.

  • Bricks Link Newtown Resident’s Past And Present

    Oscar Berendsohn has inserted a piece of family history into his life. On Tuesday, October 22, masons at his Appleblossom Lane home chinked out three bricks near his front door and replaced them with three glazed “clinker” bricks, remnants of his childhood home outside of Hamburg, Germany.

    It was in the grand, custom designed brick house overlooking a branch of the Elbe River that Mr Berendsohn recalls a happy childhood, “until the Nazis came along, in 1933,” he said.

  • Concert Preview: Steve March-Tormé Rolling His Snap, Sizzle, And Pop Into Playhouse

    RIDGEFIELD — Growing up in a household influenced more by comedy than music, Steve March-Tormé says that he surprises people when he confides that in his youth, he spent a lot more time with Buddy Hackett than Buddy Rich.

    According to biographer Scott Yanow, March-Tormé actually avoided singing jazz for a long time so he could escape the huge shadow of his father. He actually did not grow up with his father, the entertainer Mel (“The Velvet Frog) Tormé, since his parents were divorced when he was two.

  • Town Hall Theatre Planning Special Screening Of 'The Conjuring,' Q&A With Lorraine Warren

    Edmond Town Hall’s movie theater hosted a run of The Conjuring a few weeks ago, but will host a special one-night encore of the film on Thursday, October 24.

    The special event will begin at 7 with a screening of the supernatural horror film directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Death Sentence), and will continue with a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Sera.