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  • Author To Speak On Healing Power Of Nature During Two Free Programs, April 5

    Richard Louv will present the program “Peace And The Natural World: The Restorative Power of Nature Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play” twice on April 5, offering early afternoon and evening options for residents.

  • Egg Hunt Is A 'Huge' Success

    The Easter bunny welcomes guests to Saturday's egg hunt at Treadwell Park.

  • Parade Committee Sees That Newtown Marches On

    The Irish melodies played by bands nationwide in St Patrick's Day parades are still swirling on the currents, but it is not too early to start thinking about a parade that is near and dear to the hearts of so many: The 52nd annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.

    Newtown Labor Day Parade President Beth Caldwell and committee members Robin Buchanan, Andy Cluff, Dan Cruson, Ellie Whalen, Stacey Olszewski, Betsy Kenyon, Kym Stendahl, Kelly Stendahl, Steve Bigham, and Tom D’Agastino began meeting in January to plan the September 2 event.

  • Easter Egg Hunt At Treadwell Park, Saturday: The Real Meaning Of Easter, And Some Fun

    Grace Family Church (formerly Grace Christian Fellowship) will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at Treadwell Park. Children up to age 12 are invited; groups have been traditionall divided by age for the egg hunts. Shown here are 10-to 12-year-olds racing toward the Easter eggs when it was their turn during the 2012 event. Saturday's event will run from 1 to 3 pm and will include a puppet show, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny with a message about the true meaning of Easter, all leading to the big egg hunts.

  • The Top of The Mountain

    Lynn Kovack of the Building Department is grateful and thrilled that certain items inadvertently removed from the Newtown Municipal Center in February have been returned. The charcoal drawings of victims of 12/14 and a special quilt are in the hands of the families who had requested them, so thank you to those who heeded Lynn’s plea.

  • The Way We Were

    April 1, 1988

  • Snapshot - Suzanne Zuckerman

    Occupation: I’m a nurse in the intensive care unit at Danbury Hospital. I’ve been there on and off since 1989, and have worked on the intensive care unit for about six years.

    Family: My husband Adam and I have been married for seven years. I have two children, Madeleine is 20, and at the University of Tampa. Lauren is 17 and a senior at Newtown High School.

  • Cookies For The Commissioners (And Firefighters)

    Hannah Warshaw opened the March 25 Board of Fire Commissioners meeting by presenting a gift to the commissioners: more than 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, to be distributed among Newtown’s fire companies.

  • Produced & Directed By Emmy Winning Newtown Resident— Star-Studded Season 3 Of Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook Debuts

    Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook returns to PBS for its star-studded, three-part season on Friday, April 5, at 9 pm. The series, which debuted in October 2010, has taken viewers on a dynamic road trip through the glorious history of American song by the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy-nominated vocalist.

  • Worm Moon Rising

    The Farmers’ Almanac tells us the full moon that rose March 26 was 2013’s Full Worm Moon. It reached its peak at 5:27 am this morning. According to another trusted source, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are reminded that the Native Americans, who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States, kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full moons. Each full moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred.