• 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.

  • Library’s Handicapped Driveway To Be Temporarily Unavailable Early Next Week

    C.H. Booth Library’s driveway for handicapped drivers and guests will be inaccessible on Monday and Tuesday, November 2-3. Library Director Brenda McKinley is announcing this temporary closure due to driveway repaving.

    Additionally, access to the driveway on Friday, October 30, may be limited due to preparation work, Ms McKinley announced October 26.

    The full parking lot behind the library, at 25 Main Street, will be open for regular use. Limited on-street parking is also available in front of the library.

  • Open Burning Season Starts November 1

    The local open burning season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 1.

    Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, will start being issued on Monday, October 26, at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. Office hours for the fire marshal are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The permits cost $5.

    Permits are issued for the burning of brush only, whose trunk size is a maximum three inches in diameter.

  • Scarecrow Sculptures On View; Voting Continues To Thursday

    A collection of 31 sculptures was put on display over the weekend, taking over the front lawn of Newtown Middle School.

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Matching Donation Announced

    This year’s Great Pumpkin Challenge campaign has already started collecting donations, and this week challenge creator Mackenzie Page announced the Life is Good company will match each dollar donated, up to $10,000, for the cause. The annual fundrasier has primarily raised funds for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp since its inception in 2011.

  • Lisa Unleashed: National Pit Bull Awareness Month & Bill O’Reilly

    Even before 2005, when 12-year-old Nick Faibish was mauled to death in San Francisco by a “pit bull,” these dogs were maligned, misunderstood, and made into media fodder. After this unfortunate death, Bill O’Reilly featured actress Linda Blair on his Fox News cable show The Factor in search of someone who wanted to stand up for the perilous pit bull. His argument at the time: stay as far away from these dangerous dogs as possible.

  • ‘Acquiescence’ Author Programs Planned, Including November 5 At Booth Library

    Among the programs author Velya Jancz-Urban has scheduled this season are two that Newtown Bee readers may want to note: the first will be Thursday, November 5, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown; while the other, on Tuesday, November 10, will be at her 1770 home in Woodbury, which served as the primary setting of her novel, Acquiescence.

    In 2011, Velya Jancz-Urban and her family bought a foreclosed farmhouse in Woodbury, unaware of what the house would reveal. Behind the walls, surprises and secrets waited to be exposed.

  • Review Continues For Hawleyville Mixed-Use Plan

    Two town land use agencies last week continued their ongoing detailed review of a major mixed-use complex proposed for Hawleyville, which would include 180 rental apartments in six multistory buildings, a diner, and a church.

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members reviewed the zoning aspects of the construction proposals at two public hearings on October 15. Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members reviewed the water-related environmental protection aspects of the projects at two public hearings on October 14.