• Flagpole Photographers To Start New Season At Arts Festival

    “Enders Falls” by Darrell Harrington won the Dave Kriger Nature Award during the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club 2015 Annual Competition. The club will participate September 19-20 in Newtown Arts Festival, and will then host its first meeting-competition on September 24 at a new meeting location.

  • Theater Review: Ridgefield’s Latest Displays Everything That Is Good About Community Theater

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls at The Ridgefield Theater Barn was met with laughter, tears, and a rousing standing ovation. I would advise you to drop everything and order your tickets, pronto.

    The best of everything about community theater is in this show.  The worst thing about community theater is that the runs are short. Do not miss this.

  • Lantern Making & Parade Scheduled For Arts Festival

    In anticipation of a Lantern Parade within Fairfield Hills on the evening of Saturday, September 19, lantern making workshops will be ongoing during the day.

    Saturday will be the opening day of the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The festival will provide the supplies, and some instruction, and participants will supply the imagination and the joy.

  • Legal Wrangling Slows Lawsuit Over Newtown School Shooting

    DANBURY (AP) — Newtown and its schools are putting up a stiff fight against a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, questioning whether the lawsuit was filed on time and objecting to information requests by the parents' attorney.

    The legal wrangling has slowed the case in Danbury Superior Court.

  • Traveling Quilts Will Offer Twice The Comfort

    Detail of one of the squares created by a child during the Breakfast With Santa event at Newtown Middle School in December. Children were invited by Newtown resident Jan Brookes to decorate a fabric square, which was then to be used to create a comfort quilt on behalf of Newtown to replace one that went missing from the town’s collection in spring 2013.

  • Multi-Generational Pilobolus Program Being Offered In Newtown And Southbury

    Marie Difilippantonio  and her granddaughter, Alexa Unger, both have a connection to the renowned dance group Pilobolus. 

  • Traffic Concerns Change Design Of Hawleyville Project

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members at a September 3 public hearing learned about certain revisions that a developer has made to a major mixed-use development proposal for Hawleyville in response to traffic-related concerns raised about the project at an initial P&Z public hearing in late August.

  • A Newtown Arts Festival Event: Four Wordsmiths, September 16

    Mirth and joy and laughter and sadness, and a lot of glee, will be in attendance Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, when Newtown Cultural Arts Commission presents “The Four Wordsmiths” at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

  • SHOP Announces 2nd Annual Choose Love Concert Series

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series will performed in Sandy Hook Village along the magnificent Pootatuck River beginning this month.

    Performances will be Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm, September 19 through October 3. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance, and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for children. Chairs will be provided for concert attendees.

  • Historical Society To Host ‘Women’s Work In WWII,’ Monday

    We’ve all heard the phrase “The Greatest Generation,” used to describe the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind? The war caused profound changes at home and Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with C.H. Booth Library will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio, “Women’s World in WWII,” on Monday, September 14. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, in the community room of the library, 25 Main Street.