• International Puppetry Day Event To Coincide With Return Of Spring

    International and National Puppetry Day falls on the first full day of spring this year, March 21.

    To celebrate, Sova Dance and Puppet Theater of CT will offer a frog puppet-making workshop at Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, from 2 to 5 pm Saturday, March 21.

  • Governor Selects Jackson As Under Secretary For Intergovernmental Policy

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on March 17 announced that he is selecting Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson to serve as the state’s Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Policy, a position that will be responsible for the streamlining the delivery of targeted state investments into urban communities and regions in order to maximize their output and extend those improvements across surrounding areas.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Reopening Postponed To Early April

    The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen for business on Saturday, April 4, rather than on the previously scheduled March 21 date.

    Snow accumulation and water damage have delayed their opening, museum staff said this week.

  • Used Prom Dresses Needed

    One local business owner is collecting prom dresses for any local girls who are not able to afford to buy one for the prom.

    Christine Ruzek, the owner of Labels + Tags, at 10 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, is collecting gowns in “excellent used condition,” she said.

  • A New Experience: Out Of Retirement, Resident Now Teaching For Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    WATERBURY — Newtown resident Ted Welsh, a retired Norwalk High School social science and international politics teacher, has been offering courses at the University of Connecticut’s Waterbury location through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

  • "Preventing, Diagnosing & Treating Colic," At Next NBLA Meeting

    The Newtown Bridge Lands Association (NBLA) will hold its March Open Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, March 26, at Fairfield Equine Associates, 32 Barnabas Road.

    The meeting will include a presentation by Ryland Edwards III, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, titled “Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Colic.” There will also be a question and answer session followed by a tour of the clinic and refreshments.

  • A Musical Celebration For St Patrick's Day

    Dancers from The Gray School of Irish Dance visited Wesley Learning Center on March 9 to offer a pre-St Patrick’s Day dance performance. After a collection of short performances, the visiting instructors and dancers invited their audience to join them for a brief workshop. From left is Deirdre Smith, Genevieve Mallon, Mary Beth Hayes, Sarah Mallon and Colleen Mallon.

  • 'Into The Woods," March Madness Extended At ETH Theatre

    The Meryl Streep-Emily Blunt-James Corden feature Into The Woods has been extended at Edmond Town Hall Theatre. A planned run of Two Days, One Night has been cancelled. In addition, a March Madness event scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been extended to Friday, March 20.

  • Ten Plaintiffs: Lawsuits Against Lanza Estate Seek Money Damages

    BRIDGEPORT — The families of eight people who were killed and also two people who were seriously injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed lawsuits against the estate of the mother of the gunman in the incident.

    Through the two lawsuits, the ten plaintiffs, in effect, are seeking money damages from the insurance firm that provided coverage for the home of Nancy Lanza at Yogananda Street in Sandy Hook.

  • Business Of The Year Nominees Announced

    After a monthlong campaign where the community was invited to submit its picks for favorite Newtown businesses in four different categories, The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown and The Rotary Club of Newtown announce the nominees for the 2015 Business of the Year award.

    New Business: Bottle Stop, Green Crystal Massage, and Barnwood Grill.

    Longevity: Bagel Delight, Taunton Press, and Newtown Savings Bank.

    Philanthropy: Queen Street Gifts, TR Paul, and NYA Sports & Fitness