- Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:32 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are urging the developer of a multibuilding rental apartment complex, which is part of a major mixed-use project proposed for Hawleyville, to find some ways to reduce the physical impact of the apartments on the terrain.
The mixed-use project, which is proposed by two developers, would include a 180-unit apartment complex in six multistory buildings on 21 acres, a diner on four acres, and a church on 17 acres.
- Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:26 am
Ben’s Lighthouse is gearing up to head to Montana next summer, and will take 20 teenagers to help a community impacted by tragedy, for the fourth year in a row.
- Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:25 am
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.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:09 am
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.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:08 am
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.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:01 am
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.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:04 am
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.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:17 am
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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.”
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:05 am
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.
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:45 am
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).