• ‘Love Wins: Love Is The Antidote’ To Be At Congregational Church In December

    Newtown Congregational Church will host a special breakfast gathering for the community on Wednesday, December 2, from 9 to 11 am.

    Sponsored by The Ana Grace Project in honor of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, the morning will feature a keynote by Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, international speaker, author and senior fellow, ChildTrauma Academy. Dr Perry is expected to speak on the morning’s theme, “Love Wins: Love Is The Antidote — How Deepening Connections and Relationships Transform Families and Communities.”

  • Four Members, Two Topics: Garden Club To Host Invasives & House Plants Presentation

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will have four of its members presenting a program covering two topics — the problems with invasive vines in Connecticut, and the positive effects of house plants in a home — on Wednesday, October 14. The program will begin at 7 pm. It will be held at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    All are welcome, free of charge.

    Josie Schmidt and Diana Johnson were the co-presidents of the garden club for the last two years.

  • Free Screening Planned Of Award-Winning Documentary ‘Project Light’

    The Tapping Solution Foundation (TTSF) announces the release of its award-winning documentary, Project Light: From Rwanda to Newtown — a story of hope, healing, and possibility.

    A free screening will take place Monday, October 19, from 6 to 8 pm, at Newtown Middle School. Refreshments, giveaways, and babysitting will also be offered.

    The 60-minute documentary follows the transformation achieved by 12 orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda after participating in a new form of sustainable humanitarian aid called Project Light.

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  • RTC’s Concern: Finding The Right Candidates To Lead

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  • ‘Unrequited’ Author To Return To Former Hometown For Book Reading

    The year she turned 30, Lisa A. Phillips fell in love with an unavailable man. At first her feelings gave her hope and pleasure. But he didn’t respond to her increasingly persistent efforts, and something inside her shifted.

  • Tag Sale Supports NHS Band & Guard

    Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard President Michele Buzzi said this year’s 100 Family Tag Sale, held annually to support the band and guard, was “one of our biggest years yet.”

    The tag sale was conducted at NHS on Saturday, September 26, in the school's cafeteria and in the cafeteria’s courtyard.

    An hour into the event people were milling about the cafeteria and courtyard, searching through piles of clothes, inspecting bicycles for sale, and scanning other items, like toys.

  • Resident Artist Part Of Fairfield Designer Showhouse Project

    FAIRFIELD — Award-winning Darien designer Carey Karlan was one of the featured designers for the Designer Showhouse on the Green presented by St Paul’s Episcopal Church, taking place September 19 to October 25. As part of her design, Ms Karlan also commissioned Newtown artist Joan Cone to create six original sketches of the historical buildings on the green.

    Led by Design Chairman Ellie Cullman and Landscape Design Co-Chairs Diane Devore and Tara Vincenta, more than 15 designers turned the church rectory into a showcase of premier talent.

  • Theater Review: A Vortex Of Action At TheatreWorks New Milford

    Hal Chernoff as Jack/Maxine and Carey Van Hollen as Meg, during a recent dress rehearsal for Leading Ladies at TheatreWorks New Milford. Performances continue weekends through October 10.

  • ‘Mozart, Melot And Mums’ To Help Fund Work Of Kevin’s Community Center

    Unlike years past, when guests gathered for an outdoor “Mozart, Merlot & Mums” celebration, attendees this year will again gather at Edmond Town Hall the annual Kevin’s Community Center fundraiser. MMM 2015 is scheduled for October 10.