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  • The Way We Were

    July 20, 1990

  • Snapshot: Barbara Wilson

    Occupation: I have recently taken a new job, as a relocation accounting analyst with Cartus, in Danbury. I process payments for transferees in international moves. Before this, I was in banking, working for a credit union. I’m enjoying learning something new.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The advantage to being a cat is that I have no pockets or backpack from which things can fall out. Not everyone is so lucky. I understand Newtown Parks & Recreation has some items waiting to be claimed. A pair of children’s baseball gloves, some glasses, and bracelets have been found at Newtown fields and parks in recent months. Call the department at 203-270-4340 for more information, if you think any of these items could be yours.

  • Tickets Still Available For McGraw’s Concert For Sandy Hook Promise

    HARTFORD — Lawn seating and reserved seats were still available as of Thursday, July 16, for Tim McGraw’s July 17 concert at The Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. The country star announced in April that all proceeds from the show, part of his Shotgun Rider Tour, will benefit Sandy Hook Promise.

  • Theater Review: Thoroughly Entertaining ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’

    SHERMAN — An “oldie but a goodie” read the invitation to view and review The Sherman Players current production of Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring. This rendition, which opened July 10, is definitely more goodie than oldie. It is as light as a feather and as dark as a rabbit hole, while all the while incredibly funny.

  • Theater Review: Nuanced, Soulful Performances The Focus Of Current TheaterWorks Production

    NEW MILFORD — TheaterWorks New Milford’s main stage production of Time Stands Still is a subtle, moving piece of drama that gives pause as it explores the monumental challenges faced, collateral damage inflicted, and price paid by those who are witness to trauma. This is accomplished with humor, tenderness and urgency.

    Staged on a phenomenal apartment set, designed by Steve Wyshynski and Richard Pettibone, the souls of the characters created by David Margulies are laid bare and the nomadic nature of their lives revealed.

  • Theater Review: 'Hairspray' At Richter Raises The Bar

    Three performances remain for the second of three shows being presented at Musicals At Richter this summer. hairspray will be played out at Richter Arts Center July 16-18. Newtown Bee Theater Reviewer Elizabeth Young loved the show.

  • NewArts Spelling Bee Succeeded With Savvy Youthful Participants

    Students and adults filling the Newtown High School lobby Saturday, July 11, were dressed as if for a Halloween party. However, the nerds, construction crews, minions, cowboys, and others were costumed to show their team’s spirit for a community “spelling bee,” put on stage by NewArts, a division of the 12.14 Foundation.

    The event was not a competition, but instead an evening of fun that doubled as a fundraiser.

  • Les Paul's Trio Show Cancelled

    A concert featuring Les Paul's Trio that was scheduled for the Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room this Saturday evening, July 18, has been cancelled.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Summer Camp — Pleasure Pony Dreams

    My chestnut pony Gingersnap first made the long journey with me to summer camp in New York’s Adirondack Mountains when she’d been in our family for just over a year. She was barely 4 years old. I was 12. Loaded into an open-sided flatbed truck for the trip North, I met her a few days later at Camp MacCready. This sister camp to Camp Pok-O-Moonshine, a converted military boys camp, also clung to rituals like morning inspections, Sunday vespers, and eating en masse in a mess hall.