• Framed Poster Is ‘Write On’ For Booth Library

    C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley, right, accepted a framed poster of the 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade program cover from Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell on Monday, August 10. Last year’s parade was dedicated to Newtown’s many authors and illustrators, with the theme of “Write On, Newtown!” Each year, the parade committee presents a poster of the previous year’s parade program to the library. The framed posters from previous locations are found at various locations throughout the library.

  • Bikers ‘Break The Chains’ Of Child Abuse

    Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) members do not use their full names. Because they are empowering children who have been abused, these same abusers or those that support them may decide to target BACA members. All road names are kid-friendly and many come from cartoons or children’s stories.

  • Learning How To Play It Safe At A Young Age

    More than 50 children went through the Safety Town program at Newtown Youth & Family Services this year.

    Sessions were presented, for two hours each morning, July 27-31 and August 3-7. Each day, children were guided through presentations, games, arts and crafts, and even bike riding time to learn lessons that can help them through their entire life.

  • 10th Annual Newtown Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    The  10th Annual Newtown Road Race  5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr said she is very excited to be celebrating “ten years of community members running, walking and pushing strollers to help us achieve our mission and provide support services in greater Newtown.”

  • A Four-Hour Market At Fairfield Hills, Tuesday Afternoons

    For four hours each week, farmers market shoppers can take in some outdoor shopping at the Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills. Now in its 13th season, the Newtown event continues to offer fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, organic lemonade and iced tea, plants, jewelry, essential oils, and more. The Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills, set up along the corner of DG Beers Boulevard and 1st Street, is presented Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm. It will continue weekly until sometime in October, weather permitting.

  • Aaron Johnson’s Photography Hobby Takes Flight

    Aaron Johnson’s most recent hobby — a combination of technology, photography, and remote controlled flight — has resulted in wide-angled aerial images of familiar places such as Ram Pasture, Hawley Pond, and last week, shots of Newtown High School’s Blue & Gold Stadium. On August 4 he set up his DJI Phantom II Vision+ drone for a brief flight, which found the drone hovering first above the parking lot, then soaring toward a pale blue sky above the football field. From there he dropped the drone to hover at the 50-yard line, then toward the goal posts. 

  • Verizon Doubles Defibrillator Donation

    Standing outside the recently opened Verizon Wireless store in Sand Hill Plaza are, from left, Store Manager Chris Faett, NVAC Chief Mike Collins and Verizon Regional Manager Tamar Bundy. The amount shown on the check they are holding has been doubled, so that the volunteer ambulance corps will now receive $1,000 to underwrite the replacement of damaged and aging AEDs.

  • Vintage Ballists Go Back In Time, Honor Early Days Of Base Ball

    A Woodstock Hilltoppers’ player drove a ball deep to left field, over the head of outfielder Bryan Donnelly. A sure extra base hit in today’s game — but this wasn’t today’s game of hardball. Donnelly dove and caught the ball on a bounce for an out.

    An out? On a bounce?

    Welcome to 1864 rules base ball (that’s two words, not one word, like how we write baseball today).

  • ‘Some Like It Hot’ To Be A Mid-Week Offering For Cinema Series

    The next installment of the Sunday Cinema Series sponsored by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will actually be a midweek offering. Some Like It Hot is set for Wednesday, August 19. Screenings at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, will be offered at 1 and 7 pm.

    All tickets are $2.

    Set in 1929, the 1959 film stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.

  • Styler To Demo At Next SCAN Program

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Anda Styler painting in acrylic at its next program, scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, at 7:30 pm. Her subject will be a landscape.

    The demonstration will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). Admission is free.

    Anda Styler began painting in acrylic when she was 16. From there she also went on to discover oil painting. Acrylic, however remain her favorite medium, which she has worked in for over 40 years.