• Cats Wait To Get On With Their Nine Lives

    Lola is a spayed female cat who was among the many cats seized by the state Department of Agriculture at a Town’s End Road property in June. Lola lives at the town animal shelter. 

  • ‘Flora And Fauna Of South Africa’

    Deb Osborne will share stories and photos from her recent trip to South Africa for the next program of The Garden Club of Newtown. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for October 27 at C.H. Booth Library.

  • New Reading Series At Library To Feature Connecticut Writers

    A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State.

    The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s main meeting room, will feature five writers including Newtown Poet Laureate Lisa Schwartz and Ridgefield’s Chris Belden, author of the just-released novel, Shriver.

    The series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott.

  • Democrat Meet & Greet Events Scheduled

    In an effort to learn more about what issues are on the minds of Newtown residents, and to share the personal goals and ideas of those running for Democraft positions in the local elections, Newtown's Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is hosting a pair of events this week.

    On Thursday, October 22, from 7 to 9 pm, a Democratic Candidate Meet & Greet will take place at DTC Headquarters, 6 Queen Street (Queen Street Shopping Center).

  • Fall Fashion Show & Boutique Fundraiser, Sunday

    Newtown United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will present a Fall Fashion Show & Boutique on Sunday, October 25.

    The event will take place from 1 to 4 pm in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Lunch will be served, and there will be shopping opportunities and door prizes. Fashions and accessories will be provided by The Fashion Exchange of Newtown.

  • Atos Trio: Three Voices, One Sound, At Edmond Town Hall

    Atos Trio, which has been touring the United States and performed recitals for capacity crowds in Indianapolis, Syracuse and Washington D.C., will perform next in Newtown. The world-renowned ensemble will be on the stage at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, for a 3 pm performance Sunday, October 25.

    The concert is sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music.

  • Now You See Her, Now You Don’t… Now You See Her

    Jeffrey Giraffe has been a familiar sight to anyone passing along Obtuse Road for nearly 15 years. Rain or shine — but not snow — the nearly life-sized paper-maché giraffe has poked his head out of his stall at Pond Brook Farm, bringing smiles to passersby, and happily posing for photo ops.

    In recent weeks, his girlfriend, Genevieve, has joined him. And it is Genevieve’s appearance that is a bit of a mystery, said Tom and Dot Dwyer, owners of Pond Brook Farm.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returns October 24

    Teah Renzi, with special guests, will be the featured artist for this month’s Saturday Night Open Mic For Youth.

  • October 26 Deadline For United Way Hometown Heroes Nominations

    DANBURY — The United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is accepting nominations to honor local individuals and groups during its 3rd Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner in February 2016 at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.

    Nominations may be submitted from the towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington. 

  • Volunteer Drivers Needed For Newtown Meals On Wheels

    Winter is coming, and many “snowbirds” who volunteer all over Newtown are heading south. Newtown Meals On Wheels is one local organization that is experiencing a fall off in the number of drivers available to deliver meals to the housebound in Newtown/Sandy Hook.