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  • Juggling Club To Meet This Weekend

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, March 23, in the Auxiliary Gym at Reed Intermediate School, at 3 Trades Lane.

    All ages are welcome to join club members to learn how to juggle or improve skills they already possess.

    Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.

  • "Gardening Adventures With Flowering Shrubs," March 26 At Library

    The March meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will feature Kerry Ann Mendez with a program on flowering shrubs, at Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 26.

  • Song, Dance, And A Dog At HealingNewtown Arts Space

    A special guest will be on hand at the All Hands In traditional song and dance event scheduled for Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10 pm, at the HealingNewtown Arts Space, 5 Queen Street. Therapy dog Willow, a female white Standard Poodle owned by Alison Kelley, a member of The Johnson Girls & Friends, will be available to offer comfort from 6 to 7 pm, and following the community dance.

  • The Top of The Mountain

    Okay, March. Time to forget that “coming in like a lion” stuff and move on to the “out like a lamb” part. I’m in great need of some greenery, and I sure don’t think those daffodil buds are happy about layers of snow and ice to celebrate the first day of spring.

  • Learning To ‘Fly’ At CircusYoga

    “Are you staying for the flying?” she asked.

    Kat Barton of A Graceful Planet and the Sandy Hook Peaceful Arts took part in a CircusYoga class Sunday, March 17, with instructors Kevin and Erin Maile O’Keefe.

    “This is for fun, community play,” Ms Barton said.

    Ms O’Keefe soon told participants who joined the class at Hawley School, “I can teach you to fly at home.”

  • ‘Great’ Reunion To Be Held At Fairfield Hills Soccer Field

    The organizing committee for the Great Newtown Reunion, billed as an “all-classes inclusive” homecoming welcoming anyone ever involved with the local public or private school system, will be held on the campus of Fairfield Hills.

    The site has already proven to be viable and accessible for events including a town arts festival, the town’s tercentennial celebration, the annual Relays For Life, and numerous other community events.

  • Newtown Action Alliance Junior Chapter Fundraising For PeaceJam New England

    The Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change, has formed a Junior Chapter for and led by teens.

    David Stowe, chairman of the Programs Committee, emphasized the long-term significance of getting young people involved.

  • Nourishments: Nuts About Nutella

    I think it is a good idea to avoid processed foods, but like so many good ideas it is one that I find hard to adhere to in some cases. Nutella, for instance.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 22, 2013

    March 25, 1988

    First Selectman Rod Mac Kenzie last week read a proclamation which proclaimed the week of March 13–20 as “Camp Fire Birthday Week,” in honor the organization’s 78th birthday. This youth group is dedicated to preserving the environment, applying democratic standards, and adapting to social change.

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  • SNAPSHOT: Linda Manna

    Occupation: I have owned the Newtown Country Mill for 12 years. My business moved from southwestern Newtown last summer to Sandy Hook Center. We sell antiques, primitives, and décor for the country home.

    Family: I’ve been married to Bob, my husband and best friend, for almost 45 years. We raised our three children here in town: Lee, Rob, and Michelle (Ferris). Our children are now raising their children here, our six grandchildren, Brian, Cole, Sean, Michael, Conner, and Melinda.