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  • “Familiar Paths,” With Newtown Roots, At Minor Memorial Library

    ROXBURY — “Familiar Paths,” an exhibit of mixed media sculpture by Liz Alpert Fay and photographs and paintings by Kimberly Day Proctor, will open with a reception at Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street in Roxbury, on Saturday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm.

    The show will continue during regular library hours, when the Community Room is not in use for a special program, through January 3.

  • Newtown Genealogy Club Program In Ridgefield, Sunday

    RIDGEFIELD — The November meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held at Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road (Route 35) in Ridgefield, on Sunday, November 9. The program will begin at 1:30 pm.

  • Many Volunteers Needed: The Newtown Fund Begins 2014 Holiday Basket Program

    For more than 50 years, The Newtown Fund has helped Newtown’s residents in need around the holidays in December. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. It is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which makes all donations tax deductible.

  • ‘Small Works, Inside The Box’ Show And Sale At Koenig FrameWorks

    With 120 works of art, Koenig FrameWorks is ready to present its annual “Small Works, Inside The Box,” a show and sale of affordable art for small spaces.

    This year’s collection offers diverse mediums — including oils, acrylics, watercolors, color pencil, photography, pastels and etchings mixed media, etc — and subjects by 36 local artists. All works are sized less than 12 by 12 inches.

    All entries are available for purchase, and will remain on view through December 24.

  • Community Forum On Public School Instruction Slated

    The Newtown Public Schools district has scheduled a one-hour community conversation to discuss the present K-12 lens of instruction throughout the school district.

    The event will be held on Tuesday, November 11, in the Newtown High School’s cafetorium. It will begin at 7 pm.

    Linda Gejda, assistant superintendent of schools of curriculum and instruction, will lead the discussion and she also encourages all parents at all levels to attend the event.

  • Election 2014: Republicans Bolinsky, Sredzinski, Carter, Hwang All Victors In Legislative Races

    Like many races across the state and nation, Republicans vying to represent Newtown in Hartford claimed victories in the mid-term elections November 4.

    With 4,660 votes, incumbent 106th District lawmaker Mitch Bolinsky overcame an enthusiastic challenge by Democrat Matt Cole, who received the backing of 3,753 Newtown voters.

  • Llodra, Erardi Pen 12/14 Message To Community, Nation

    With just over five weeks left before the second anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra and School Superintendent Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr have co-written a letter that is directed as much to immediate members of the Newtown and Sandy Hook communities as it is to the state and nation.

  • Theater Review: Town Players Provide Outrageous Fun With Ludwig’s ‘Tenor’

    Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.

  • Chamber Breakfast Talk On Budgeting, Maintaining Good Credit

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the Greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, November 12, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is George Herring, vice president of Savings Bank of Danbury. 

  • 12.14 Foundation Benefit Friday Will Be Packed With Young Broadway Stars

    BETHEL — A special concert featuring the Shapiro Sisters (Abigail and Tony Award honoree and Grammy Award nominee Milly), Paige Brady and Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Zachary Unger (Newsies), Jillian Caillouette (two-time winner of the Connecticut High School Music Theatre Awards) and cast members from all three 12.14 Foundation shows (Seussical: the Musical, The 101 Dalmatians Musical and A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream) will be held at Walnut Hill Community Church on Friday, November 7, beginning at 7 pm.