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  • Computer Programming With Scratch 2.0

    Between students working to create their own games, Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 instructor Tim McGuire offered tips and examples of other ways to improve their projects on Thursday, July 10.

    The course, which was offered through Newtown Continuing Education, ran July 7-11. Mr McGuire, the computer technology teacher at Reed Intermediate School, also offered a WeDo Robotics and a Minecraft course this summer.

  • Theater Review: Not So Plain In The Plain States

    A befuddled and loving dad, H.C. Curry (Jeff Rossman, left) is the figurehead of a family trying to find love and companionship during a personal and environmental dry spell in The Rainmaker. His two sons, Noah (William H. Greenridge IV, second from right) and Jimmy (Thomas Ovitt, right), like their father, want to a mate for their adored yet “plain” sister Lizzie (Stacy-Lee Frome), who is on the brink of being an old maid. Performances by The Sherman Players continue weekends, plus one Thursday night, until August 10.

  • Artist, Town Workers Stitching Together Memorial Quilt Preservation Effort

    When local artist and quilter Stefanie Lagana arrived at Newtown Municipal Center one recent afternoon to begin planning for an exhibit of her own handiwork, she became immediately concerned seeing several of the memorial quilts that were delivered to Newtown in the wake of 12/14 billowing and buckling.

  • State By State, Stitch By Stitch, Local Quilter Creates Support For SkillsUSA

    When she returned to Kansas City last month for the annual SkillsUSA competition, Adell Mastro arrived with her latest quilt creation. A queen-size quilt, “Kansas City: Thank You And Farewell,” had been designed and then hand stitched by the Newtown resident, and was her entry for this year’s national convention.

  • Director And Actor Celebrate Two Decades Of Collaboration

    I Hate Hamlet, the current production by Town Players of Newtown at The Little Theatre, is the 20th full-length play at the Orchard Hill Road theater in which director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has had the pleasure of directing actor Rob Pawlikowski.

  • Parade Committee Hoping For Financial Support From Residents

    What would you do, if you had only a third of the funds necessary to present a $30,000 event? If you are the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee, you would have faith, and move forward with the plans for the 53rd annual parade, scheduled to put its best foot forward Monday, September 1, at 10 am.

    Nonetheless, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, it would be nice to have a little more wiggle room, this late in the game.

  • Dennis DeYoung Visits: Two Theatrical Firsts Prepping To Premiere In Newtown

    Rock star Dennis DeYoung has performed before millions of fans as a musician and actor; has been honored with a number one hit and People’s Choice Award for his touching ballad, “Babe” as a member of the rock band Styx; and has contributed his creative talents to full-scale musical productions.

  • Snapshot: Kyle O'Connor

    Occupation: I’m a recent graduate of the nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania, and will be a student at the Yale University School of Nursing, pursuing my master of science in nursing, a two-year program. Right now, I’m the head life guard and head swim coach at Rock Ridge, and I’m also hosting and busing tables at Sal e Pepe; and I’m doing yard work.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    It’s proof positive: The Newtown Bee is read far and wide. John Renjilian, rare books expert with the Friends of the C.H.

  • The Way We Were

    July 21, 1989

    The town plans to contract with various companies for rebuilding and chip sealing roads, as well as for sweeping sand from roads. The town will rely more on contractors for such tasks, with less involvement by Highway Department crews. This will allow department employees to do more routine road maintenance, such as clearing brush from roadsides and vacuuming sand from drainage pipes.

     

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