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  • Additional Trail Slated For Fairfield Hills

    Sharing a short story with the Fairfield Hills Authority Monday, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold offered a glimpse of what “makes me feel good” about her job: A woman stopped her recently while on the Fairfield Hills grounds, saying she had to leave her child’s bike behind as they walked through a meadow, which the bike couldn’t cross. The woman had said to Ms Mangold, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a trail going all the way around the campus?”

  • Kevin’s Community Center Clinic Expanding Service Under Grant

    Kevin’s Community Center, the free or low-cost community health clinic serving Newtown and the surrounding region, is expanding its hours and scope of operations with underwriting now in place from a federal recovery grant.

  • Working Women’s Forum To Host Unity Project Founder

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Dr John Woodall and his program “You’re Stronger Than You Might Think” on Wednesday, November 12, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road.

    Networking and dinner begin at 6 pm followed by the talk.

    Dr Woodall plans to discuss how to strengthen skills individuals already have by learning from the very best scientific research and the secret skills used by the most resilient people.

  • Spector To Present Program For SCAN

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have an internationally famous artist demonstrating figure painting in oil for its next program.

    Joel Spector will be at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, on Wednesday, November 12. The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the building’s lower level. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

  • P&Z Approves Car Wash For Newtown Mobil

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has approved a gas station/convenience store’s proposal to install an automated car wash at its property to increase the range of services that it offers customers.

    Following a public hearing held earlier this month, the P&Z approved modifying a special permit held by Sundaram LLC for 64 Church Hill Road, thus allowing the firm to install the car wash at Newtown Mobil. The one-acre site is on the south side of Church Hill Road, near Exit 10 of Interstate 84.

  • Grant Secured For Open Space At Chestnut Hill

    A parcel of land near Halfway River is among 2,250 acres statewide now adding to Connecticut’s open space. A 36.9-acre Chestnut Hill Open Space preserve has received a $110,000 grant award of roughly $7.8 million in state funds. Deputy Director of Planning and Land Use Rob Sibley is “thrilled,” he said Tuesday, the same day the grant was announced by Governor Dannel M. Malloy.

    The grant is a matching grant to reimburse Newtown, which in past years has made investments in its open space.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Newtown's Open Space

    This past weekend the Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) held its annual Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace across trails, fields, protected open space and private property. Thank you landowners for keeping this rural tradition alive. NBLA was founded in 1978 while the Fairfield County Hounds (FCH) still called Newtown home. Many FCH members founded NBLA, then called Newtown Bridle Lanes Association which more accurately reflected the original mission of the group; to protect riding trails in this fast-developing town.

  • Kids Lend A Paw Dog Walk This Saturday

    For the fourth year, the Kids Lend A Paw (KLAP) dog walk will be held at Fairfield Hills to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of Connecticut. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 1. It will begin at 11:30 am.

    Newtown Middle School seventh grader Maddie Stites began organizing the event after being inspired by the ASPCA, which rescued her family’s three dogs — Merry, Sunny, and Chloe.

  • Town Players ‘Christmas Carol’ Auditions This Weekend

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for A Christmas Carol by Christopher Schario, to be conducted Sunday and Monday, November 2-3, from 7 to 9 pm each night, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    This is a unique rendering of the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens that captures all of Dickens’ delightful language and spirit. It will be suitable for the whole family.

    Gene Golaszewski of Brookfield will direct.

  • Llodra To Marysville: Newtown’s ‘Hearts Break For You’

    Among the many messages pouring in to the people of Marysville, Washington, where a tragic October 24 school shooting has resulted in three deaths, is a heartfelt note to its mayor from Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    Mrs Llodra’s message, sent through the office of Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, expresses acknowledgement of the gravity of the nation’s latest multi-casualty school incident, while conveying on behalf of the entire Newtown community, its collective supportive thoughts, prayers and sentiments.