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  • Theater Review: An American Comedy In Westport

    WESTPORT — Playwright  George Kelly came from a notable Philadelphia family whose ranks included a champion Olympic oarsman and a movie star who married a prince (you probably know who…), but his own star led him to the stage, first as a vaudevillian performer and then as a playwright. He was very successful in the 1920s, winning the Pulitzer Prize for his drama Craig’s Wife, and achieving great popular success with his comedy, The Show-Off.

  • Vintage Wedding Wear Makes Up New Library Exhibit

    Dottie Evans looks over her wedding gown, which will be part of the wedding wear collection displayed at C.H. Booth Library beginning June 20.

  • Theater Review: "Becoming Dr Ruth" A Life-Affirming Saga Of An Unexpected Celebrity

    HARTFORD — I really didn’t know what to expect from Becoming Dr Ruth, Mark St Germain’s one-woman play about America’s most famous sex therapist, the tiny grandmotherly woman with the thick German accent, the beaming smile, and the startlingly frank vocabulary. Hartford TheaterWorks had been touting the show for months, bringing it directly from Pittsfield, Mass., where it premiered to sell out audiences last June.

  • Through Rain, Then Sunshine, Another Successful LobsterFest

    A LobsterFest attendees smiles Friday night after receiving the final item on her food tray: a just-cooked lobster. Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue presented its 26th Annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.

  • Theater Review: A Pleasant, Updated "I Do! I Do!" In Ridgefield

    A night out doesn’t always end well for Michael (Philip Hahn) and Agnes (Stephanie Sands) in I Do! I Do!, weekends through June 29 at Ridgefield Theater Barn. Newtown Bee Theater Reviewer Julie Stern, like many around her during a recent performance, very enjoyable.

  • Snapshot: Jane Cottingham

    Occupation: I’ve been an antiques dealer for over 40 years, and I’ve owned four shops, including one in Newtown, in the 1980s. It was in the building on the corner of Pecks Lane, where the pasta shop is now. The building there then was Mrs Doss’s Antiques, and a hot dog stand before that. The fire department burned it down as an exercise, and then we built there. I still sell antiques, privately.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    CBS News out of Manitoba, Canada, reports that singer Harry Connick, Jr, has written a song especially for Ana Marquez-Greene. “Love Wins” is the song on Harry’s new CD, written in memory of 6-year-old Ana, who died 12/14. Ana’s dad, Jimmy, is a member of Connick’s band.

  • The Way We Were

    June 17, 1988

  • Lighthouse Festival Set To Welcome Newtown’s Families On Saturday

    A 20-foot tall custom built lighthouse, complete with working lights, was set up in front of Trinity Episcopal Church late afternoon Wednesday, July 12. The lighthouse will serve as a beacon for the first public event of Ben’s Lighthouse, a lighthouse festival that will take place at the church on Saturday, June 15.