- Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:53 am
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.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:51 am
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
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am
Edmond Town Hall Theatre will debut its latest technological upgrade on March 19, when it hosts free airings of early games of this year’s NCAA Men’s Tournament.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9:31 am
The Garden Club of Newtown will formally mark its 60th anniversary with a luncheon on Wednesday, April 1, at Rock Ridge Country Club.
The public is invited to join the club’s membership for the event, which will begin at 11 am with a social hour and silent auction. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the speaker’s program at 1.
- Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:36 am
A small group of women and men gathered in the Nunnawauk Meadows Community Building on March 7 to join a Human Rights Celebration hosted by the local Church Women United unit.
While small in number, those in attendance appeared to enjoy celebrating the afternoon’s theme, “Journey Toward Peace.” They also honored the late Jeanette Mayer, who had been invited to keynote on Saturday afternoon but died unexpectedly eight days earlier.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:06 am
Newtown resident Rachel Basch will read from her latest novel, The Listener, on Sunday, March 22, at C.H. Booth Library. The novel, recently published by Pegasus Books of New York, is the third book for Ms Basch. Degrees of Love, tracing the despair and love of a young couple accused of child abuse when their toddler is severely burned, was published in 1997. In 2003, The Passion of Reverend Nash, delving into love, loss and healing, was published.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am
St Rose of Lima School fourth grade students had projects on display in the school’s Gathering Hall on Thursday, February 26.
The projects are part of the school’s round of the Connecticut Invention Convention, and four student finalists, selected by judges at St Rose, will go on to the state level of the Invention Convention.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:48 am
Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.