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  • The Way We Were

    August 12, 1988

  • Newtown Labor Day Parade Calls For Celebration And Recognition

    The focus of the 2013 Annual Labor Day Parade will be one on providing the town with “an avenue of celebration,” said Labor Day Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, Monday, August 5, as preparations for the September 2 parade were being finalized.

  • A Glimpse of the Garden: A Love Of Plants And Plants To Love

    A red pygmy maple, center, is flanked by a low growing Well’s Special false cypress on the left and a snow cypress on the right. Barbara O’Connor enjoys placing unusual specimens in her gardens.

  • ‘Seussical’ Being Staged This Weekend

    Seussical: The Musical is set to take the stage at Newtown High School this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, at 2 pm.

  • Library Author Talk To Feature Founder Of Nomadicare

    Not everyone has a reindeer to call her own, but Newtown native Sas Carey does, in the northernmost region of Mongolia.

    Why she was gifted a reindeer is only a small part of the story Ms Carey will share at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, August 15, at 6:30 pm. She will be at the Main Street location for an author’s talk and slideshow on her book, Reindeer Herders in My Heart, Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia (2012, Wren Press, Vermont).

  • Think Kindly, Act Boldly, Give Away Lemonade

    Kylie Kuroglian carefully pours lemonade for Alissa Keyes, a lifeguard and swim instructor at Tashua Pool in Trumbull. Kylie was hosting her third Newtown Kindness lemonade stand of the summer on Monday, giving away cups of lemonade and encouraging others to do something nice for someone else in return.        

  • Theater Review: Enjoyable And Entertaining, But Still Sad: ‘Sweet Charity’ At Richter

    DANBURY — In 1957, the waifishly beautiful Italian actress Giulietta Massina starred in the film Nights of Cabiria, which was written and directed by her husband, Federico Fellini. The movie told the sad tale of a good hearted and ever hopeful prostitute, who was abused and then abandoned by the men she loved.

  • Kitten Associates Finds Support Through BarkAID Cutathon

    Kansas hairstylist and BarkAID founder Patrick Lomantini rolled into Newtown Tuesday morning, August 6, at 1 am, along with stylists Zachary DiBella of Idaho and Alexis Longworth of Ohio. Seven hours later, the threesome was set up and under way for a 12-hour cutathon at Salon Michele on Queen Street, to benefit the Sandy Hook cat rescue organization, Kitten Associates. (See the July 26, 2013 edition of The Newtown Bee, “BarkAID Will Offer Cuts For Cats.”)

  • A Captain’s Life Is a Woman’s Work

    Captain Jennifer Brokaw, a 1995 graduate of Newtown High School and part-time Sandy Hook resident, on the bridge of the USNS Victorious, shortly after taking command in July 2011. Capt Brokaw is one of only very few female special missions ship captains.

  • A Special Summer Memory

    Ann Raynolds Listokin holds up The Newtown Bee clipping from September 1, 1939, which she has treasured for more than 70 years.