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  • Theater Review: Marvelous Performances In Theater Barn’s ‘Oleanna’

    RIDGEFIELD — When four people see a play and then spend the 45-minute ride home arguing about it, and then the next day continue the discussion with family and friends who didn’t get to see it, well that must mean something, doesn’t it?

  • PeaceJam Planning: NJAA Online Survey Open For NHS, NMS Students

    The Newtown Junior Action Alliance (NJAA) group has created an online survey for Newtown High School and Newtown Middle School students to fill out.

    The survey asks three questions, and will help NJAA members set up a fall event that Sarah Clements, who is head of NJAA, said will focus on “transforming tragedy into positive change.”

    NJAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.

  • Thirsting For Assistance

    Members of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, from left, co-president Diana Johnson, co-president Josie Schmidt, Emi Lydem, and Barbara O’Connor display the buckets and pails used to hand water annuals in the island gardens maintained by the club. 

  • Big Time Rush Thrilled Rain Soaked Fans At Private Newtown Concert

    James Maslow responds to the audience during the Big Time Rush performance Monday night in Newtown.

  • Newtown On 2013 National Tour: BarkAID Will Offer Cuts For Cats

    Patrick Lomantini, owner of Lomantini the Salon in Wichita, Kan., and founder of BarkAID, will visit Newtown with his team of two other stylists, Alexis Longworth from Ohio and Zachery DiBella from Idaho, on Tuesday, August 6. It will be one of the first stops on his third annual 50 States in 50 Days BarkAID fundraising tour.

    The traveling hairstylists will join forces with Michele Schettino of Salon Michele, located at 6 Queen Street, to raise funds to support Kitten Associates, the home foster-based cat rescue group in Sandy Hook.

  • Town Historian's New Book Features Notable Men And Women Of Newtown

    Town Historian Daniel Cruson’s newest book will be released by Arcadia Publishing this week. Legendary Locals of Newtown is a compilation of images and information on many of the men and women who have formed Newtown since its purchase from the native Pootatucks in 1705.

  • A Big Time Rush!

    The excitement is growing, and so is the size of the crowd at Fairfield Hills for tonight’s Big Time Rush concert.

    Just over 3,500 ticket-holders will fill the softball and soccer fields off Keating Farms Avenue, and many of them have already arrived.

  • Municipal Center Closing 30 Minutes Early Monday; Final Big Time Rush Tickets Available Saturday

    On Monday, July 22, most town offices at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will be closing at 4 pm. This is presumably due to the heavy traffic expected for the Big Time Rush concert Monday night at Fairfield Hills.

    The Tax/Assesor Office is the only one that will remain open until 4:30.

  • Theater Review: Remarkable Performances In ‘A Picasso’ By Town Players

    Rob Pawlikowski and Marguerite Foster are both well known veterans of area stages including Town Players of Newtown’s Little Theater, but in the current production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso, director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has gotten remarkable performances from the pair of them.

  • Another Banner Year For Library Book Sale

    It may have been the extended heat wave that drove people to seek the air-conditioned comfort of Reed Intermediate School, but Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Annual Book Sale organizer Denise Kaiser said that she believed the 2013 sale drew a larger crowd than last year during its run, Saturday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 17.