• Snow, Ice … And Soon Muddy, Wet Fields Cause Slow Start To Spring Sports Campaign

    School spring sports are underway; Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.

    As of the middle of this week, plenty of snow and ice still caked the athletic playing fields, tennis courts, and golf courses in town, as well the Blue & Gold Stadium track, leaving Newtown High School’s athletics department having to be creative in approaches to tryouts and practices.

  • Bunny Watch Rides Returning To Fairfield Hills

    Newtown High School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald, is set to host the annual Bunny Watch on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Complex.

    This is the fifth year the Bunny Watch will be held to raise funds for a high school Odyssey of the Mind Team to attend the World Finals. This year’s event will be held at Michigan State University, May 20-23.

  • Talking Politics At Next Working Women’s Forum

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Southbury Selectman Donna Pereira and a presentation entitled, “Women In Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” during its next meeting.

  • C.H. Booth Library Bids Farewell To Longtime Custodian

    It may be that people whistle while they work, but do they sing? That may have been the question of anyone passing by C.H. Booth Library on Friday, March 20, prior to its 11 am opening. The tune was a familiar one, wafting out of the meeting room: Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” but those words?

    “And now, retirement is here / And so I face the final book drop. / My friend, I’ll say it clear / I’m trading boots for a pair of flip flops … much more than this, I did it Ralph’s way!”

  • Art About Town: Shea’s Art Featured In Next SCAN Show

    The Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN) Art About Town series is a partnership between SCAN and local businesses, offering members of the community the opportunity to enjoy the arts as they go about daily chores.

    This year’s host business is The Bottle Stop Wine & Spirit Superstore. Within their store, at 5 Queen Street (next door to Caraluzzi’s Market), SCAN will present five small-scale art shows from March through December. Each show will feature a SCAN artist and run approximately two weeks.

  • Kathy Anderson, Oil Painting Demo At Next SCAN Meeting

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have an oil painting demonstration by nationally known artist Kathy Anderson at its next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, beginning at 1:30 pm. The demonstration, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

  • ‘Shrek The Musical Jr’ Next Weekend At NMS

    Newtown Middle School students rehearsed for the upcoming production of Shrek The Musical Jr on Monday, March 16.

    Shrek The Musical Jr will be performed on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm, and Saturday, March 28, at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, March 29, at  2 pm. All performances will be at the middle school, 11 Queen Street.

    Tickets are $10 per person and started selling on March 9.

  • ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs Preview, March 23-April 15

    The cable television program Unity in Diversity can be viewed on Charter Community Vision (channel 192) each Monday at 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The program features interviews with prominent pastors, rabbis, imams and other spiritual leaders of a variety of local faith communities.

  • A Snowy Start To Spring

    This photo, taken at 6:45 Friday evening in Sandy Hook — at the time of the Spring Equinox 2015 — shows accumulating snow in place of ground that had begun making an appearance as winter came to an end. By Saturday morning, Newtown had 4-5 inches of fresh snow on the ground. 

  • Firefighters Banding Together For Sandy Hook 5K

    The third annual Sandy Hook 5K will bring together 1,500 adults and 250 children on Saturday, March 28, to honor the memories of those who were killed on, as well as to offer continued support to those affected by, 12/14. An additional 100 runners will participate virtually, having signed up online with a commitment to run in their hometowns. Proceeds from all race fees, as well as funds raised by individuals and groups participating on March 28, will benefit The Newtown Memorial Fund.