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  • The Top of the Mountain

    You may have seen our own Newtown personal chef Kristopher Plummer (widely known as Chef Plum) on episodes of Chopped or The Taste, or maybe you’ve run into him doing the family shopping at Caraluzzi’s. If not, be sure to tune in to the Food Network this Sunday evening, at 8 pm, when Chef Plum competes against three other chefs in Guy’s Grocery Games. Chef Plum tells me the show, hosted by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame, is a the old Supermarket Sweep meets Chopped. How does our local cooking personality fare?

  • The Way We Were

    October 28, 1988

  • Trick Or Treat…Or Pizza At Dickinson Park

    Witches were more concerned about candy than casting spells, and super heroes, monsters, butterflies and bumble bees shared tables to eat pizza Thursday, October 24, as dusk fell over Dickinson Park. Again this year the Parks & Recreation Department offered hayrides and threw a Halloween party for young children.

  • Get Carving: Great Pumpkin Challenge Collection Is This Weekend

    Collection times have been set for this Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, for the Great Pumpkin Challenge.

    This is the third year Newtown High School sophomore Mackenzie Page has challenged residents to carve a pumpkin, drop it off for display at her home at 14 Main Street, and offer a suggested donation of $5. Drop-off hours are between 10 am and 5 pm both days.

  • Bricks Link Newtown Resident’s Past And Present

    Oscar Berendsohn has inserted a piece of family history into his life. On Tuesday, October 22, masons at his Appleblossom Lane home chinked out three bricks near his front door and replaced them with three glazed “clinker” bricks, remnants of his childhood home outside of Hamburg, Germany.

    It was in the grand, custom designed brick house overlooking a branch of the Elbe River that Mr Berendsohn recalls a happy childhood, “until the Nazis came along, in 1933,” he said.

  • Concert Preview: Steve March-Tormé Rolling His Snap, Sizzle, And Pop Into Playhouse

    RIDGEFIELD — Growing up in a household influenced more by comedy than music, Steve March-Tormé says that he surprises people when he confides that in his youth, he spent a lot more time with Buddy Hackett than Buddy Rich.

    According to biographer Scott Yanow, March-Tormé actually avoided singing jazz for a long time so he could escape the huge shadow of his father. He actually did not grow up with his father, the entertainer Mel (“The Velvet Frog) Tormé, since his parents were divorced when he was two.

  • Theater Review: ‘Room Service’ An Enjoyable Season Finalé At Westport Country Playhouse

    Ben Steinfeld is producer Gordon Miller, Eric Bryant is the young playwright Leo Davis, and Jim Bracchitta is the director Harry Binion in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of John Murrary and Allen Boretz’s classic farce, Room Service.

  • Town Hall Theatre Planning Special Screening Of 'The Conjuring,' Q&A With Lorraine Warren

    Edmond Town Hall’s movie theater hosted a run of The Conjuring a few weeks ago, but will host a special one-night encore of the film on Thursday, October 24.

    The special event will begin at 7 with a screening of the supernatural horror film directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Death Sentence), and will continue with a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Sera.

  • Snapshot: Kim Killoy

    Occupation: I am the drug-free communities coordinator for the Newtown Prevention Council. I execute the budget and programs with the help of a supervisory team.

    Family: My husband is Thomas. He works in Manhattan every day. We have four children. Tommy is 17; Jake is 15; Tristan is 11; and Karly is 9 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I had on my running paws this past Saturday, but the vast crowd at the Hartford Marathon intimidated me. So I stayed on the sidelines. My ears perked up during the blessing of the runners before the start of the 26.2-mile race, though, when I thought I heard a familiar voice. That made me scramble up the nearest tree to look over the mob, to the steps of the State Capital, where I saw Newtown Congregational Church minister Reverend Matt Crebbin offering words of thanks and inspiration.