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  • Bruce Hornsby Mixes Stories, Piano Contortions For Solo Playhouse Set

    RIDGEFIELD — It is a sure bet that when you go see Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, you will get a tight, entertaining and memorable show. The fun of seeing Hornsby on his frequent solo outings is you never know what will happen, but it’s always guaranteed to be interesting.

  • Three Dozen-Plus Cats Receive Professional Care Following TEAM Mobile Cat Clinic Visit

    The Spay & Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN) sponsored the latest visit by Tait’s Every Animal Matters (TEAM) Mobile Cat Clinic on Tuesday, September 24. The low-cost, professional clinic is brought into town by SNAN at least once each year. Last week, the visit resulted in 38 cats being spayed or neutered.

  • 2013 Arts Festival Draws A Crowd To Fairfield Hills

    Following Saturday’s rain and winds that interrupted the second annual Newtown Arts Festival at Fairfield Hills, Sunday’s sunshine warmed a large crowd on a brisk fall day.

    Event Chair Terry Sagedy watched as guests perused crafts booths, walked through art exhibits, and children played.

  • Snapshot: Linda Burhance

    Occupation: My business is Linda Burhance Apparel Consultation. I do product development and apparel consulting. I design, I do patterns and tech packs for sizing so that the manufacturer has a standard to go by. I specialize in designing knits. Right now, I’m involved in compression knitware.

    Family: I’m married to Frank, for 25 years this next May. We have one son, Noah, who is almost 16 and a sophomore at Kent School.

  • Top of the Mountain

    More news has arrived from America Responds With Love, the charity organization that took on multiple pallets of stuffed animals donated to Newtown after 12/14, for distribution to others in need. You might remember that Richard McDonough of America Responds reported in July that 200 of the stuffed pillows and animals had been provided to Aurora, Colo., for healing purposes. Now Aurora is paying it forward, donating 100 of the stuffed animals to Cañon City, Colo., as that town recovers from devastating springtime fires.

  • The Way We Were

    September 30, 1988

    Amie came home. Jim and Jo Morris of Russett Road wondered whether they’d ever see their cat again, after they found that boa constrictor on their porch on September 20. When they noticed a slight bulge in the boa, they started to worry. On Saturday, however, Jo said Amie “casually walked in like she hadn’t even been gone.” As for the boa, it was returned to its owner, Greg Oliger of Lakeview Terrace, on September 21.

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  • Theater Review: Dark Comedy Given Great Treatment In New Milford

    Lesley Neilson-Bowman’s artfully battered costumes, and Glenn Couture and Richard Pettibone’s grimly realistic sets help to capture the essence of a bleak time and a lonely place in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishman. Featured in the TheatreWorks New Milford cast are, from left, Keir Hansen, Ali Bernhardt, Sonnie Osborne, James Hipp, Susan Pettibone, Tom Libonate, and Jane Farnol.

  • New Book Will Be A Collection Of Letters To The World

    “Write about our community,” Suzanne Davenport challenged residents of Sandy Hook and Newtown, and nearly 100 people responded.

  • ‘Sole Sisters’ Walking For Cancer With New Friends

    Aimee Tabor is among the many Sandy Hook parents making new connections and friendships since 12/14. She is among a group of roughly a dozen women in town who have formed The Sandy Hook Sole Sisters team, combining efforts with New York residents to do the October two-day, 39-mile Avon Breast Cancer walk and fundraising event in New York City.

    The story began in May, when friendships with a group of mothers in Rye, N.Y., began with an invitation to a day of healing.