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  • Cookies For The Commissioners (And Firefighters)

    Hannah Warshaw opened the March 25 Board of Fire Commissioners meeting by presenting a gift to the commissioners: more than 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, to be distributed among Newtown’s fire companies.

  • Produced & Directed By Emmy Winning Newtown Resident— Star-Studded Season 3 Of Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook Debuts

    Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook returns to PBS for its star-studded, three-part season on Friday, April 5, at 9 pm. The series, which debuted in October 2010, has taken viewers on a dynamic road trip through the glorious history of American song by the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy-nominated vocalist.

  • Worm Moon Rising

    The Farmers’ Almanac tells us the full moon that rose March 26 was 2013’s Full Worm Moon. It reached its peak at 5:27 am this morning. According to another trusted source, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are reminded that the Native Americans, who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States, kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full moons. Each full moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred.

  • Brookfield Film Festival To Be Screened In Newtown This Year

    A still from the movie Curfew, winner of the 2013 Academy Awards for Best Live-Action Short Film and one of the films being featured in this year’s Brookfield Film Festival. The three-day festival is moving to a new location this year: Edmond Town Hall's Alexandria Room... in Newtown.

  • Books Heals Hearts Program Providing Community Resources

    Newtown’s Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Books Heals Hearts program, which was created in the wake of 12/14 to help the community grieve and heal, has proven itself to be an effective and useful resource for a community dealing with tragedy.

    The program privately funded through donations of materials and money provides books, CDs, coloring books, and audio tapes, which people can take free of charge from the library.

  • Juggling Club Moving Back Outdoors For Spring

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3-5 pm on Saturday, March 30, at The Pleasance, the park at 1 Main Street (adjacent to the police station).

    The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi, hoops, staff, diabolo, and other instruments.

    There is no charge for the gatherings.

  • Easter Baskets From WIN

    It was the first time in 16 years of putting together Easter baskets for charity that Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) has done so with snow on the ground, said member Mandy Monaco, but that did not stop members from creating and delivering 180 Easter baskets, over a five-hour period, Thursday, March 21.

  • Online Auction About To Go Live, Organizer Hoping For Far-Reaching Success

    Music For Newtown, an online auction of items from artists familiar in the worlds of pop, country and rock, begins this afternoon. The auction of CDs and vinyl albums, guitars, publicity photos, concert and show tickets, and other rare music-related offerings goes live at 3 pm EST at MusicForNewtown.org. The auction site is already live for anyone who wants to look around, read descriptions and start planning their bidding strategy.

  • One-Day Boating License Course At Town Hall, April 13

    Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.

    Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.

  • Florals In Oil, Next For SCAN

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have an oil painting demonstration by Carol Reeves on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:30 pm. Her subject will be a floral.

    The program is open to the public and will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

    Carol Reeves divides her time between Maine and Connecticut. This provides her with plein air painting opportunities that would fill any painter’s palette.