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  • Shop ‘Til You Drop For LLS

    C.H. Booth Library will host a special fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this weekend.

    On Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 7 pm, the lower community room at the library will be home to a vendor fair. Representatives from Pampered Chef, Partylite, lia sophia, Dove Chocolate, Velata Fondue, 31 and Tastefully Simple will all take part. All vendors will have raffle items and take home auction items in addition to items available for purchase.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Book Sale organizers tell me that nine boxes were already serving as place holders at Reed Intermediate School, Tuesday morning, July 9. The annual Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the C.H. Booth Library begins on Saturday, July 13, and runs through Wednesday, July 17. (You can find details at www.boothbooksale.org.) I guess there are some book lovers out there who truly believe that the early bird gets the worm.

  • The Way We Were

    July 15, 1988

    The Parks and Rec Commission has decided to continue keeping Dickinson Park open late on weekend nights, for teenagers to use as a hangout through Labor Day weekend, provided there continues to be no problems at the park on those nights. The decision came after Park and Rec Director Barbara Kasbarian informed commission members that there have been no problems during the first three weekends teens have used the park on weekend nights.

     

  • Snapshot: David Plaue

    Occupation: I am an entrepreneur. I started a filtered water bottle distributorship, called Drink Water 2 Give Water. It’s fairly new. It’s a reusable filtered water bottle, and it’s an economical and eco-friendly option. We try to get people to give up buying bottled water. I also do fundraising for a nonprofit called Digdeep Water.

    Family: My wife Gina and I have been married for 15 years this October. Our son Ben just turned 8, and our daughter Celia is 4 years old.

  • Building A Bike-Friendly Community

    Hoping to generate “some buzz” with a little paint, signs, and marketing, Trails Committee Chairman Scott Coleman proposed two bicycle routes for Newtown.

    With Treadwell and Dickinson Parks as starting points, he suggested two- and four-mile routes through neighborhoods surrounding the parks.

  • Ben’s Bells Will Ring Out From Newtown Studio

    Mary Ann Cantor, seated, and Jodie Adolfson make Kindness Coins, in preparation of the grand opening of Ben’s Bells Newtown, on July 13. Guests on July 13 can choose to glaze the coins, which will eventually be distributed to area schools, or make or glaze original beads for Ben’s Bells.   

  • Snapshot: Ben Pilchard

    Occupation: I’m the owner of Academy Design and Construction, and Kitchens By Academy, both in Newtown. I started Academy in 1989. It’s a high-end residential design and construction firm. Our Kitchens By Academy provides for a cross section of the market, based on the customer’s price point and aesthetics. I have an architectural degree and my designs have been featured in the Art Institute of Chicago, and I’ve won international design competitions.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I may be a bit behind the times, or felines, but I just learned this week that cat cafes are a popular Japanese hang out spot where caffeine aficionados can enjoy their favorite beverage in the presence of cats. I haven’t been able to find one in Connecticut, but if one was to open up in Newtown, you know who would be its first customer!

  • The Way We Were

    July 8, 1988

  • A SMART Way For Many To Begin Summer Break

    Two weeks after summer break began, Head O’ Meadow School classrooms were abuzz again, this time with excitement as Summer Music And Arts (SMART) Camp celebrated its opening day on July 1. This year is the 22nd summer the SMART Camp has offered continuing education programs for children exiting kindergarten through sixth grade. Monday was the first day of two two-week programs, comprising 21 different subjects, focusing on art, music, science, and other subjects.