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  • Lisa Unleashed: Puppy’s First Christmas

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is celebrating with the newest member of the family, the puppy! No matter when the puppy arrived during the year they will always have a first Christmas. Like most of us dog lovers, I’m guilty of overindulgence of my treasured pets. Besides the toys and treats, monogrammed stockings were ordered for them this year. OK, that was more for me than them.

     

    Holiday Decorating For Dogs

  • Pilobolus Performs With Reed Students

    Pilobolus dancers Matt Del Rosario, standing, and Sayer Mansfield performed on Friday, December 19, during a school assembly at Reed, while students participating in Pilobolus At Newtown, an After School Arts Program, looked on from backstage. 


  • Financial Aid Night Planned For Juniors, Seniors, Parents

    Newtown High School’s School Counseling Department is sponsoring a Financial Aid Night for NHS juniors and seniors and their parents in the school’s cafetorium, 12 Berkshire Road, on Thursday, January 8, starting at 7.

    Executive Director of University Financial Aid at Sacred Heat University Julie Savino will present the program, which is designed to help parents and students answer questions they might have about financing a college education, completing the FAFSA form, and more.

  • ‘Christmas Vacation’ At Edmond Town Hall, December 21-23

    Celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will be screened for three days at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street.

    Released in December 1989, the film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Dianne Ladd, Doris Roberts, William Hickey, John Randolph, and E.G. Marshall. The film was the third release in the National Lampoon series that followed the Griswold family through adventures, but the only one that kept them at home.

  • 26 Days Of Kindness: Small Gestures Gain Momentum Year By Year

    Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.

     —Bob Kerrey

     

     

    Like many others, Ashley Petersen did not know any of the children or women who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14, but she was horrified and changed by what happened that day.

  • Newtown Delegation Receives Committee Posts, Governor Reviews Reappointments

    HARTFORD — State Senator-elect Tony Hwang, along with Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2), and State Representative-elect J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), were given their respective committee assignments for the next two years.

    Rep Bolinsky was tapped to head the Republican caucus on the legislature’s Aging Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over of all legislative matters relating to senior citizens in Connecticut.

  • Fully Staged Musical ‘Scrooge!’ At The Palace This Weekend

    DANBURY — Get ready to deck the halls this holiday weekend when Musicals at Richter, Connecticut’s longest running outdoor theater, moves inside to The Palace Danbury with an enchanting version of “Scrooge!”  The Musical.

  • Traffic Study Sought By Police Commission For Firehouse Project

    Although the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) last week unanimously approved Newtown Hook & Ladder’s proposal to build a firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road without a traffic study having been performed, the Police Commission this week, in its role as the local traffic authority, told the volunteer fire company that it wants a traffic study done before it would review and make a recommendation on th

  • WSA Rejects Sewering Application As Incomplete For Proposed Church Hill Road Project

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has rejected, without prejudice, a developer’s application for preliminary approval to extend municipal sanitary sewer lines to serve a currently undeveloped 35-acre property near Exit 10 of Interstate 84, where the developer wants to construct a high-density, multifamily housing complex which has an “affordable housing” component.

  • Selectmen Receive Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee Update

    Geralyn Hoerauf, consultant to Newtown’s Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee, reviewed the panel’s plans for the coming weeks and months during her monthly reporting to the Board of Selectmen December 15.

    The committee, consisting of residents Bill Brimmer, Walt Motyka, Jay Maher, Paul Lundquist, Jim Filan, Scott Cicciari, Mike Marinaccio, Michelle Ku, Kathy Hamilton, and Rebekah Harriman, has met once since Ms Hoerauf’s last report to selectmen in mid-November.