• Group Tries To Add Ice Arena To Community Center Equation

    Newtown hockey coach Paul Esposito was at Monday’s Labor Day Parade, part of a group effort to distribute 2,500 flyers promoting his group’s vision for a community center in Newtown: one that would include an ice rink. While another group in town — the Community Center Commission — is tasked with community center planning, Mr Esposito has presented his ideas to that committee. Among those handing out flyers were Newtown youth and high school hockey and figure skaters and Newtown Ice Arena Committee members.

  • Theater Review: Arts Festival Events Open, And Continue, With ‘Bus Stop’ By Town Players

    The Fourth Annual Newtown Arts Festival opened last Friday with William Inge’s classic theater piece, Bus Stop. Celebrating 80 years of community theater, The Town Players of Newtown are continuing their tradition of producing quality work that excels in every way.

  • VNA Thrift Shop Ready To Reopen

    After being closed for the summer months for “revamping, reorganizing, and cleaning,” said VNA member Joan Reynolds, the VNA Thrift Shop will reopen for a new season on Saturday, September 12.

    “We have been cleaning everything up, as well as bringing in new merchandise,” Mrs Reynolds said September 4. She and fellow VNA members Mae Schmidle and Anna Wiedemann were at the shop, located on the lower level of Edmond Town Hall, but with its own entrance, to see what needed to be done in the week before the shop would reopen.

  • 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac: Wit And Weather

    “Useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” touts the cover of the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This year’s issue is filled with tips and trends, tales of the usual and unusual, recipes, folklore, essays, and of course, weather predictions.

  • The Fine Art Of The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    From the back seat of an antique Ford, Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist waved heartily to the crowds on either side of the street. 

  • Gailfean's Connecticut Debut To Be At Meeting House

    The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society will present Gailfean, a new supergroup featuring John Whelan, Brian Conway and Don Penzien, at Newtown Meeting House.

    The performance is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, beginning at 8 pm. Requested donation is $20 for adults, $5 for children.

  • Girl Scout Recruitment Night, September 16 At Castle Hill Farm

    Newtown parents and girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of America/Newtown Service Unit Managers Cat Fedorchek and Heather Smith for a Recruitment/Joining Night, where they can learn what fun activities and exciting events Girl Scouts provides for girls in Newtown.

    The event will be held at Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane, on Wednesday, September 16. It will begin at 6:30 pm.

  • State Transportation Commission Slates Derby Hearing

    DERBY — The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Derby Town Hall, Aldermanic Chambers, 1 Elizabeth Street, on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm.

    This will be the first of four hearings that the commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials, and other entities concerning the operation of public transportation services, dial-a-ride and ADA transportation and other issues.

  • Fire & Rescue Golf Tourney Approaching

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, September 28.

    The tournament will be played Newtown Country Club, 1 Country Club Road. The course is a nine-hole, so golfers will be playing the course twice.

  • Sydney Eddison To Speak At Wilton Historical Society

    WILTON — Nationally known gardening expert Sydney Eddison of Newtown will present “Change: The Passage of Time in the Garden,” on Friday, September 18, from 11 am to 1 pm, at Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton. It will be held in the society’s Burt Barn, and will include both Ms Eddison’s talk and lunch.