• Great Pumpkin Challenge Collection Gathers Supporters Ahead Of Halloween

    One young visitor to the Page residence spent time checking out the pumpkins on the lower levels of the display. Jake Ragan and family dropped off a few pumpkins for this year's display on Friday.

  • What Does Your Halloween Look Like?

  • Frost On The Pumpkin Hunter Pace Features Costumed Riders (And Horses)

    Riders and their horses, many of them dressed in costume for Halloween, participated in the Newtown Bridle Lands Association’s (NBLA) Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace, on the scenic grounds off Mt Nebo Road, on October 25.

    The NBLA dedicated the pace to the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), showing appreciation to the 2GHG for its contributions to the equine community.

    Riders enjoyed lunch from Tambascio’s Restaurant, and live music from Billy Michaels.

  • Snapshot: Antoinette Capodicci

    Occupation: I’m a homemaker right now. I used to be an office manager. Now I do a lot of volunteer work, anywhere I’m needed.

    Family: My first husband, Rocco, passed away at an early age. We had two children, Rocco, who is now 39 years old, and Bridget, who is 37. I’m married now to Dan, and we have a daughter, Sabrina, who is in the eighth grade at St Rose. We have two grandchildren. Bridget is married to Richard, and they have Lexi, who is 4, and Andrew, who is one year old.

  • Top of the Mountain

    Are you ready for Halloween? Plenty of homes up and down Main Street are decked out for this one-day holiday, and ready to greet the goblins that swarm the street, October 31. Don’t forget that Dental Associates in Newtown (11 Church Hill Road) is sponsoring a candy buyback, Tuesday, November 3. If you were the object of too much generosity on Halloween, Dental Associates will pay $2 a pound for wrapped Halloween candy, up to ten pounds per child. Stop in between noon and 2 pm for payback on your bounty.

  • The Way We Were

    November 2, 1990

    Management of the A&P in the Newtown Shopping Center has confirmed rumors the supermarket will close its doors for good on November 10 — news that surprised center owner Joseph Kasper. “They didn’t tell me that,” said Mr Kasper. Despite the turn of events, the shopping center owner said he’s optimistic about the future of the center, and has just leased 2,000 square feet to Dunkin’ Donuts in the Old Cumberland Farm spot.

  • Ian Anderson — Weaving A Lifetime Of Music Into Jethro Tull Rock Opera

    Ian Anderson, renowned for introducing the flute into mainstream classic rock as the co-founder of Jethro Tull, will be at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on November 8, bringing a historic take on the 19th Century agricultural pioneer from whom the band took its name.

  • Who's Afraid Of The Dark?

    Looking at a late October sky brightened by a Hunter’s Moon, Aaron Coopersmith asked: How do you know the difference between a planet and a star?

    “Stars twinkle,” he said.

  • Storyboard and Puppet Making Programs Added To Library Calendar

    Certified art therapist Nicole Porter Wilcox of Emerald Sketch, LLC, in Brooklyn, N.Y., will offer three sessions on storyboarding, Mondays, November 2, 16 and 30, at C.H. Booth Library, for Newtown residents ages 8-13. Each session is limited to ten people. Participants may sign up for one, two, or three of the sessions.

  • A Walk On A Moonlit Night — Anyone Scared?

    Newtown Forest Association hike leader Dr Aaron Coopersmith does not want to give away his costume yet, but is inviting guests to dress for Halloween and join him Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm, at the Holcombe Hill Preserve, 65 Great Hill Road, for a Hunter’s Moon full moon hike. Flashlights are optional, but “come prepared,” he said in a recent e-mail. Halloween Costumes are also optional. Guardians must accompany children.