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  • Newtown Kindness Kicks Off ‘Nice Bucket Challenge’

    Newtown Kindness is hosting its first-ever Nice Bucket Challenge, a pay-it-forward initiative to spread kindness this February, which the organization has named Kindness Month. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nice Bucket Challenge participants commit to an act of kindness and challenge friends to pass it on.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, Saturday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on February 7 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

    The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Gift certificates are available.

  • Updated Family Feature Next In ETH Free Movie Series

    The newest version of Annie, a film that was released in December, opened this week at Edmond Town Hall Theatre. The film continues daily through Sunday, February 8.

  • Town To Post Bicycling Safety Signs On Selected Roads

    After the warm weather returns, the town plans to start installing a series of informational signs on local roads intended to promote bicycling safety.

    The signs graphically depict a bicyclist and an auto moving side-by-side on the road, indicating that Connecticut law requires there to be a minimum three-foot separation distance between motor vehicles and bicycles when the motor vehicles are passing bicycles.

  • Matthew Curtiss House Docents Offer A Look At Newtown’s History

    Greeting guests as they enter the Matthew Curtiss House museum on Main Street, junior docent Mairin Hayes appears at the door as an authentically dressed Colonial girl. She welcomes guests to her 1750s world perfectly preserved inside the circa 1750 saltbox home.

    For Mairin and others, history holds an allure. She enjoys giving others a glimpse of the past. As the new year begins, the Newtown Historical Society hopes to welcome new volunteer docents in that effort.

  • Local Police Officers Getting A New Look: New, More Practical Uniforms

    A good measure of the crime deterrence of police on patrol stems from their high visibility both in their vehicles and on foot.

    During the past few years, town police have phased in some changes in their marked patrol vehicles, moving from large, dark blue sedans to smaller black and white sedans, and now to black and white SUVs that are specially designed for police patrols.

  • ‘The Immigrant Experience,’ At Next Genealogy Club Meeting

    The Genealogy Club of Newtown will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 11, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

    The meeting will start at 7 pm, but club members will also be arriving early to converse with other genealogists, and offer help with research problems for guests and attendees.

    This month’s speaker will be club chair Toni McKeen, who will discuss “The Immigrant Experience.”

  • Historical Society Guest Speaker To Discuss ‘Women’s Work In WWII’

    UPDATE: Due to the weather of Monday, February, 9, the historical society has decided to postpone this program. A new date will be announced.

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    We’ve all heard the phrase The Greatest Generation, used to describe for the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind?  The war caused profound changes at home, and Newtown Historical Society will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio.

  • When Winter Was A Pitched Battle With The Elements

    Supermarket shelves swept clear of basic food items. Schools and businesses closed. Travel banned. It is the Storm of the Century — and it happens at least once each winter season.

    Modern technology keeps the public informed about every nuance in the weather. If a storm is in the making, there is a rush to stockpile necessities and a flurry of cancellations and postponements.

  • Winter Waterskiing In Sandy Hook On ‘All Things Connecticut’

    All Things Connecticut, the CPTV series that last week included a visit to Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, will return to town for another visit with its next episode.