• Annual Flagpole Photographers ‘Newtown & Beyond’ Photo Exhibition Opens November 2

    The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will be offering an exhibit of  some of the best work of its members during the month of November at Newtown Municipal Center. In this 6th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Exhibit, many photos of Newtown will be featured, but there will also be photos taken across the country and around the world. Most of the photographs on display will be available for purchase.

  • ‘Fall For Bingo’ At St Rose

    November 13 will be “Fall For Bingo” Night at St Rose of Lima.

    Organizers will celebrate the season with autumn-themed concessions, treats and raffle prizes. Attendees who bring someone new to the monthly event, and therefore help someone else “fall for Bingo,” will also receive a special gift (as will their friend). 

    Bingo will take place in the Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall at St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.

  • Yale Alley Cats Returning For Performance At Trinity Church

    The Yale Alley Cats, world renowned men’s a cappella undergraduate singing group from Yale University, will be in concert at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown, on  Saturday, November 7, at 7 pm.

    The group’s musical roots are jazz, but their song list includes Motown, classical and pop. Music @ Trinity is proud to once again bring the Alley Cats, a unique group known for their musical excellence, harmonious voice and humor, to the community.

  • Who's Afraid Of The Dark?

    Looking at a late October sky brightened by a Hunter’s Moon, Aaron Coopersmith asked: How do you know the difference between a planet and a star?

    “Stars twinkle,” he said.

  • Freedman Admits To Leaking Board Of Education E-mail To ‘Expose Wrongdoing’

    After the Board of Education voted Monday, October 26, to hire an investigator to look into recently leaked communications, member David Freedman announced Tuesday, October 27, that he released one of the leaked communications.

    An intraboard e-mail and a text message were released in recent weeks through social media and shared by nonboard members. The information shared in the communications pertained to then-upcoming board discussions, an executive session, and dialogue with the board’s attorney.

  • CWU World Community Day First Of Two Programs On Refugees Crisis

    PUBLISHED Thursday, October 29, 2015; 8:17 am

    UPDATED Thursday, October 29, 2015; 5:34 pm


    The Newtown/Danbury unit of Church Women United is planning its annual World Community Day celebration. This year’s event will be Friday, November 6, in The Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. All are invited.

    The program will loosely follow the international 2015 World Community Day theme of “Our Journey Together.”

  • FHA Members Talk Money, Development, Demolition

    Demolition, political affiliation, future planning, and finances drove conversation Monday at Fairfield Hills Authority’s October meeting.

    Opening the evening with good news, Grants Coordinator Christal Preszler said the eight single family houses once home to former state hospital doctors have been razed. A small greenhouse that stood between Plymouth Hall and Cochran House on Keating Farm Road is also down.

  • Ski Club Hosting Special Screening Of ‘No Turning Back’

    Winterset Ski Cub of Newtown is inviting everyone to get ready for the ski season with a free screening of Warren Miller’s 2014 movie No Turning Back, on Wednesday, November 4, at 6:45 pm.

    The movie will be at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown.

    Members will be on hand before the show to share information about the club.

    Winterset Ski Club of Newtown, which has been around for 45 years, is part of the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC). 

  • Whole Foods, Adolf's Meat Products Issue Recalls On Chicken, Macaroni Salads, Meats

    Whole Foods recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad, and Adolf's Meat Products is recalling about 200 pounds of meat this week after the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service found issues during routing sampling.

  • Conventional And Natural Means Of Holding The Flu At Bay

    October not only rolls out the colored leaves, apple picking, and pumpkin carving, but it is the start of the annual flu season, which runs through March.