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  • Edgar Beers’ Gift

    To the Editor:

    Last week’s Bee carried the obituary of Edgar Beers, an active and long-time supporter of many Newtown organizations. 

    I had the privilege of serving with Edgar on the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and, what few people know, is that shortly before his retirement, he made an important gift to the Edmond Town Hall. There was little fanfare about the gift except for a mention in the minutes and a letter of appreciation sent to him by the board and excerpted below:

  • Returning Home To Newtown

    To the Editor:

    We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown. The enthusiasm and support we received was heartwarming and affirmed that the Edmond Town Hall is truly a world class center for the performing arts. The Board of Managers was always available to support every need and was instrumental in bringing this show successfully to the stage.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Captain America’ Saturday At ETH

    Continuing its monthly series of one free movie, Edmond Town Hall will screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Saturday, July 12, at 7:20 pm. Tickets are free courtesy of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    The film starring Chris Evens, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Anthony Mackie, et al, is being featured daily, July 11–16, at the theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street.

  • Giving Tree Helps Those In Need, Promotes Character

    This story has been updated to reflect totals as of Monday, December 16.

    A Giving Tree stands in the Edmond Town Hall lobby this year. Promoting the tree that is intended to benefit community members in need, the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and the Newtown Prevention Council staff promoted the tree earlier this week. The council is the inaugural Giving Tree sponsor.

  • World Class Music On Main Street

    To the Editor:

    After moving to Newtown 20 years ago, we were delighted to discover the Friends of Music concerts at Edmond Town Hall. World-class classical music, right here on Main Street, and very affordable. This Sunday afternoon at 3, come enjoy the performance of Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, along with Ettore Causa, who is on the faculty of the Yale School of Music.

  • From Newtown, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Pushes For Increased Gun Control

    A Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally for increased gun control drew several hundred people to the plaza in front of Edmond Town Hall on Friday morning. Organizers and attendees stopped for a moment of silence at 9:30, listening to the church bells of Trinity Episcopal Church and Newtown Congregational Church during the press conference.

  • ‘Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,’ Sunday

    The Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown will host its first conference event on Sunday, May 12. The program, “Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,” will be divided in a number of segments, with the first part of the day taking place at Edmond Town Hall and the later portion to be held at The Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

  • Stand Up For Newtown: Free Tickets Available For Comedy Show

    Treehouse Comedy Productions will present "Stand Up For Newtown," a comedy show at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, June 7. Showtime is 9 pm, and admission is free for Newtown residents, teachers and school faculty, and first responders.
     
    Only 400 free tickets were initially available for the show.
  • Community Forum On Violence Prevention May 13

    In a major effort to educate the public on the importance of linking data together regarding 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence and their association with psychiatric drugs, a national parent rights organization, Ablechild, will host a forum on mental health and the importance of informed consent.

  • Fifth Annual Brookfield Film Festival: Shorts and To The Point (afternoon screening)

    Fifth Annual Brookfield Film Festival: Shorts and To The Point (afternoon screening), 2 pm, Edmond Town Hall (Alexandria Room), 45 Main Street, $15, ten unrated films (live and animated shorts; under age 17 must be accompanied), also live music and refreshments, screenings continue April 7, presented by Brookfield Arts Commission; 203-775-2895, brookfieldartscommission.org.