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  • St Rose Students Worship While Working Out

    Sandy Hook resident Elizabeth Adam introduced a few dozen St Rose of Lima School students to a program of stretching and strength-building postures on March 24. Called PraiseMoves, the program looks very much like yoga but uses biblical scripture to focus one’s mind instead of the chanting that accompanies most forms of the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline.

  • Documentary Illuminates Creative Process And Plight Of Veterans

    Documentary filmmaker Karyl Kreizinger Evans is the producer, director, writer, and editor of the upcoming one-hour documentary film, Letter From Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio. A five-time Emmy Award winner for her work on previous documentaries, Ms Evans is particularly thrilled to have had the opportunity to film the making of the Oratorio with the Greater Middletown Chorale.

  • Young Photographer Repeats Win In Wilton Juried Exhibition

    WILTON — For the second year in a row, Katie Sailer, has nabbed the top prize in the youth division of Wilton Arts Council’s photography exhibition.

    “Focus ‘14,” the 16th annual juried photography presentation by Wilton Arts Council (WAC), is on view at Wilton Library through March 29. The show opened on March 7, and an opening reception and awards ceremony were held on March 14. That was the evening Katie learned of her second consecutive win.

  • Church Hill Road Commercial Redevelopment Project Expected To Start Soon

    The developer of a planned major commercial project in the borough said this week his firm soon plans to start site work at the 30-32 Church Hill Road property where more than 60,000 square feet of enclosed retail/office space would be built.

    Alan Weiner, president of Mesa General Contractors, Inc, of New Milford, said March 18 said that within the next month, the firm plans to start work at the property which formerly held Lexington Gardens, a plant nursery and gift shop which went out of business in January 2011.

  • A Sound Way To Spend A Birthday: Taking A Dip For Special Olympics

    Most elementary school-age students, when asked what they want to do for their birthday, opt for gatherings with friends. Paintball. Movie and pizza. Going to a sporting event.

    When Joseph Doherty started thinking about his 11th birthday, he decided to go for a swim. A quick one.

  • ‘Reflections From Beyond’: A Message Brought Back

    Newtown resident C.J. Golden, the author of Tao of the Defiant Woman and Tao Girls Rule, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Monday, March 24, at 7 pm, for a book talk and presentation about her newest book.

    Reflections From Beyond: Sharing A Message of Hope, Peace, and Kindness was released February 12, and is a book that carries a message given to her from an unexpected source, in an unexpected way.

  • Connecticut Consumer Complaints For 2013 Reflect Marketplace Changes

    HARTFORD — The Department of Consumer Protection has issued its annual Top Ten list of consumer complaints for the past year.

    According to a review of more than 6,000 written consumer complaints received in 2013, home improvement complaints took a back seat to fuel-related complaints for the first time, while telemarketing, retail, and Internet complaints, real estate, and auto dealer complaints remained stable.

    Business closures led to increased complaints in some areas.

  • Common Core Debate Heading To State Capitol Complex Wednesday

    HARTFORD — Legislators will get to hear feedback on the rollout of the Common Core Curriculum Wednesday during a public hearing at the State Capitol complex.

    The noon event is the result of a move by Republican minority legislators to force the reluctant leaders of the Education Committee to hold a hearing on the bill that would put implementation of the state’s new academic standards on hold.

  • The ‘Best’ VFW Post In The State Celebrates 75 Years

    “My respect and awe grows every year. This is the best post in Connecticut and serves the best town in Connecticut.”

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, remarking on VFW Post 308 and its members

     

    A lot of laughter and a few tears accompanied the VFW Post 308’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 2.

  • Team 26 Departure To DC Is March 8; Kick-Off Rally Moved To Edmond Town Hall

    Gun violence touches all ethnicities and socioeconomic group. The push for more sensible gun safety legislation has helped to unify communities that would appear to have little in common. On Saturday, March 8, at 8 am, a group of cyclists known as Team 26 will embark on a 400-mile journey — the 2nd Annual Sandy Hook Ride On Washington (SHROW) — departing from Edmond Town Hall to show how diverse communities across the nation have one common goal: make streets safer and put an end to the gun-violence epidemic.