• Snapshot: Christal Preszler

    Occupation: I am the grants coordinator for the Planning Department for the Town of Newtown, and I work on the Fairfield Hills-related projects and oversee fair and affordable housing.

    Family: I have three children. Julie is a senior at Newtown High School, Scott is a freshman at the high school, and Nick is in eighth grade at Newtown Middle School.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.

  • Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration Planned

    Newtown Soccer Club will hold its first Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, September 3, at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. Registered players, as well as prospective participants interested in joining the league, are welcome. Registration will be available at the event.

    Age division-based times are as follows:

    *U4-U6 from 6 to 7 pm;

    *U8-U10 from 7 to 8 pm; and

    *U14 and older from 8 to 9 pm.

  • 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival

    Instructor Amie Meleshkewich led one group of 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival participants on Saturday, August 22, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center.

  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road.

    The NFA board members are reaching out to residents to help put on this year’s 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting. The NFA, Inc. is a local non-profit  private land trust and is dependent upon volunteers  from the community.

  • Racing4Chase: Finding Personal Challenges And Inspiration In The Life Of A Boy

    Taking on the challenge of a triathalon, as she has challenged others to do in memory of her son, Chase, Rebecca Kowalski will compete in the Women’s Sprint Triathalon, Sunday, August 30                        

  • Lisa Unleashed: Clean-Up To Ring 5 Please! — Ring Steward Confidential

    My senses were overtaken recently by all things dog show! As a ring steward for the Newtown Kennel Club, the Elm City Kennel Club, and the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, I ring stewarded over four days for the judging of nearly 600 dogs. Ring stewards have been called the “office managers” of the dog show ring. The reality is that  it’s more like the ultimate test of multitasking, efficiency, and endurance. 

  • The Way We Were

    The Way We Were


    August 31, 1990

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There is a big hungry cat right around here that is not afraid of an afternoon raid on small animals in bright daylight, I’m told by Ann Ziluck. Ann lives in the Aunt Park Lane area of town, near the bridle trails, and a large bobcat had a smackdown with a squirrel, right off of her deck, this past Saturday evening.

  • Botsford’s ‘Great’ Summer Bash

    From left, Patrick Keough, Cole Salce, and Mike and Tommy Paloian stood together at the Summer Bash.