• Summer Jam Moves Indoors, And Doesn’t Miss A Note

    Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys opened this year’s season of free concerts on June 23, and a few hundred people crowded into the Church Hill Road location to enjoy the show. Here, Ms Trien was introducing children to “Bubble Ride,” one of the songs she and her band performed Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Talarino Named Flagpole Photo Club Lifetime Member

    Jim Talarino, left, was honored on June 18 with an Emeritus Lifetime Membership in recognition of over 25 years of service to the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club. Presenting the award was Club President Mark Ashbolt.

  • Democrats, GOP Seeking Candidates For Appointments, November Ballot

    Local Republicans and Democrats continue to seek interested residents who want to give back to their community by considering service on local elected boards and in appointed positions on various committees serving the community.

    Candidate’s Committee Chair Herb Rosenthal told The Newtown Bee that Newtown’s Democratic Party needs good, qualified candidates for many offices, including First Selectman, Board of Education, Board of Finance, Legislative Council and Planning & Zoning Commission. 

  • NCAC Arts Grants Competition Announced

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announces its annual grant competition for 2015.

    The commission will award up to $1,000 to a Newtown artist and up to $1,000 to a Newtown arts organization. The grant application deadline is August 7.

    The application is available at newtownartscommission.org; click on the grants and scholarships button near the top of the page.

  • Key Rock Road To Get More Speed Tables

    Following its review of a traffic engineering report on travel safety on the residential Key Rock Road, the Police Commission has approved creating additional speed tables there to better control motorists’ travel speeds on the 4,500-foot-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road connects Sugar Street (Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road. The Police Commission has been reviewing Key Rock Road traffic safety in its role as the traffic authority.

  • Kids Night At NYA

    The Hawley School PTA is sponsoring a free event for children on Wednesday, June 24.

    Timed to coincide with the Board of Education meeting also taking place that evening, children K-6 will be welcomed at NYA Sports & Fitness Center from 6 to 9:30 pm.

    Parents can drop their children off at NYA, 4 Primrose Street, before heading to the meeting at Newtown High School. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30.

  • State Seizes Nine Horses, Many Cats And Dogs At Town’s End Road Property

    A state Department of Agriculture staff member handles a horse that was seized Monday morning from a property on Town’s End Road. The state Department of Agriculture seized nine malnourished, neglected horses, plus numerous cats and dogs, all of which were living in unhealthy conditions at a residential property in southern Newtown.

  • NYFS Youth Job Bank Available For Residents

    Newtown Youth & Family Services is expanding the availability of its Job Bank.

    The NYFS Job Bank is now available to the entire Newtown and Sandy Hook community. The job bank consists of local young adults, ages 13-17, who have gone through the process of completing an application, interview, and short training, and are ready and willing to work. 

  • Summer Activities Available In And Near Newtown

    Summer days may be long, but there is no shortage of activities in and near Newtown, from hiking to biking to horseback riding to swimming. A few Newtowners offered their own recommendations for summer outings.

    Fox Ridge Farm boasts many activities for equestrians of all levels. Sitting on 25 acres, Pat Gregory and Fox Ridge Farm have been located on Aunt Park Lane for 14 years. All Ms Gregory asks is that the young riders come equipped with a well-fitting, approved helmet, long pants, and a pair of boots with a one-inch heel.

  • NYFS Safety Town Registration Open

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is bringing back Safety Town for its third summer, with the first session starting July 27.