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  • Theater Review: Highly Enjoyable Mindless Fluff At Goodspeed, Just Like Musicals Used To Be

    EAST HADDAM — The original Broadway production of Good News! ran for 557 performances back in the Gatsby era, starting in 1927, and closing months before the stock market bad news that initiated the Great Depression. In short, it was  the kind of mindless fluff that entertained the punters and employed the starlets who flocked to those outrageous parties at Gatsby’s West Egg mansion.

  • Theater Review: "Seascape" At TheatreWorks New Milford Offers Thurberesque Fable, Another Great Production

    NEW MILFORD — In recent months we’ve been approached by attractive young (but not indecently young) women with earnest smiles and degrees in marketing, plying us with free lunches and ballpoint pens in return for allowing them to explain the benefits of their employers — the such and such Continuing Care Community which will free us from the drudgery of shoveling and mowing, while bestowing on us all the joys of spacious floor plans, indoor pools with water aerobics, fine dining and on site medical staff…

  • Authors And Illustrators Bring A Fairy Tale Weekend To Newtown

    (Please note this article has been updated to reflect that Ridley Pearson did not participate in Saturday’s public presentation.)

     

  • Nearly 200 Dogs Turn Out For Annual ‘Mutt Strutt’

    All things canine were on display and celebrated Saturday, May 18, at Fairfield Hills as the town staged the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt event at the sprawling campus, providing dog owners with recreational activities keyed to their pets.

    The centerpiece of the family-oriented event was a dog walk during which dog owners marched across the lush campus with their leashed pets, following a course marked by giant white paw prints that had been painted on the ground. About 190 dogs participated in the walk.

  • With Painted Ceramic Hearts, Newtown Has An Opportunity To Pay It Forward

    Residents of all ages gathered in the hall at Newtown United Methodist Church on May 8 to paint ceramic hearts, part of the Hearts of Hope community support initiative. Newtown was introduced to Hearts of Hope in February, and now has a chance to pay it forward, sending hundreds of hand painted ceramic hearts with simple messages of caring to Boston.

  • Five Boro Bike Tour Caps A Journey Through ‘The Wilderness’ Of A Rare Disorder

    Among the 30,000 bicyclists breezing through the five boroughs of New York City in the annual Five Boro Bike Tour, Sunday, May 5, were six members of the Newtown Venture Crew 70 and one of their advisors, Peter Van Buskirk.

    The 40-mile bike trip that starts just north of Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan and winds its way through Central Park, over the Queensboro Bridge and crosses the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to end on Staten Island, six to seven hours later, is a mostly flat and not too taxing ride for the average bicyclist.

  • Snapshot: Judi DeWolfe

    Occupation: I do two things. I’m a team leader for Tastefully Simple. I offer quick, easy, and delicious specialty foods.  The products require no more than two ingredients to be added to them to prepare them. I’m also an office manager for a garage organization in Bethel. We install high-end tech panels in garages.

    Family: My husband is Mark. We have two children. Ali is 17 and Andy is 15.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    A restaurant manager at Carminuccio’s Pizza in Newtown is counting down to May 31. Meagan Bombero is planning to give all of her tips from that day to her cousin’s Relay For Life team, called Bubba’s Buddies. The team is building up to participate in the Shelton Relay for Life, set for Saturday, June 1, at noon to Sunday, June 2, at noon at the Shelton River Walk. Meagan’s personal goal is to raise $1,500, or $100 for each of the years her cousin has been in remission from brain cancer. That is 15 good reasons to eat pizza on May 31!

  • Snapshot: Judi DeWolfe

    Occupation: I do two things. I’m a team leader for Tastefully Simple. I offer quick, easy, and delicious specialty foods.  The products require no more than two ingredients to be added to them to prepare them. I’m also an office manager for a garage organization in Bethel. We install high-end tech panels in garages.

    Family: My husband is Mark. We have two children. Ali is 17 and Andy is 15.

  • The Way We Were

    May 20, 1988

    The 50-year history of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company Inc dates back to the summer of 1938, when the company organized, elected officers, and starting canvassing and holding dances to raise money for firefighting equipment. The company also started its own softball team. Hawley Warner, who was active with the company during those first few years, recalled that in addition to Mr Hanlon, Dr Maruice D.Corrigan also played an active role in getting the company started.