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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Snapshot: Kim Bald

    Occupation: I am an upcycle artist. Since I was a kid, my mom would say, “Don’t put anything down, or Kim will turn it into something!” Most recently, I’ve been working on a series of 26 crosses in response to 12/14. They are made from wood pallet pieces, scrap wood, drift wood, wine staves, and any other recovered finds I have I my collection. Each one has an inspirational word, selected by my colleagues at Broadview Middle School, where I am a paraeducator, and then written on another piece of recycled wood and attached.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Ed Atkinson might think he is being sneaky, but his neighbors know that he is the one responsible for (not so secretly as he thought) replacing a damaged mailbox in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood, while the family was off to church on Sunday. Ed, you are definitely a Good Egg!

    Speaking of good eggs, the heat wave seems to have brought out the scientist in everyone. How many people have tried to fry an egg on the a) sidewalk b) car hood or c) roof top? Let me know…

  • The Way We Were

    July 22, 1988

  • Kendall Schmidt, Big Time Rush Excited To Be Coming To Play For Newtown's Families

    Kendall Schmidt of the Nickelodeon series and globally popular boy band Big Time Rush spoke to The Newtown Bee this week about how much the group is looking forward to appearing July 22 in a private concert for the community at Fairfield Hills.

  • Concert Review: A Delightful Privilege, A Lovely Evening Of Traditional Irish Music

    From left is Sean Gavin, Kelsey Lutz, Liz Carroll, and Pauline Conneely. Ms Lutz was a special guest of the trio during their first formal concert together in Connecticut. A very appreciative audience crowded into Newtown Meeting House for the July 11 performance.

  • Healing Newtown Takes Heart(s) And A Juggling Act

    Healing Newtown, no question, requires — among other things — a lot of  heart and some juggling of events and various efforts among residents. On July 12, the painting of fired clay hearts used for helping others heal and actual juggling were forms of healing that took place for attendees at a HealingNewtown-hosted event.

  • Tip-A-(Newtown) Cop For Special Olympics CT

    Newtown Police officers will be participating in a special event this week at Pizza Palace Restaurant.

    On Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 10 pm, uniformed members of the department will be waiting on tables at the restaurant. All tips left for the police officers during those hours will be given to Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT).