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  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • Gingerbread House Contest Returning For Holiday Festival

    The 29th Newtown Holiday Festival will host a Gingerbread House Contest as one of its events on Sunday, December 7.

    Introduced in 2007, the competition invites families, friends, organizations and even individuals to create a candy confection to be put on view during the run of the five-hour event.

  • Dodgingtown Fire Station Energy Saving Upgrades Complete

    Volunteers serving the Dodgingtown Fire Company are not only concerned about Newtown residents they are charged with protecting, as taxpayers themselves, they are always looking for ways to pinch pennies. As a result, the fire company, tucked into a mid-1950s-era building on Dodgingtown Road, has just completed the latest phase of energy improvements to help save taxpayer dollars.

  • A World Of Healing, ‘A Lot Of Good In The Community’

    The Newtown/Danbury unit of Church Women United joined World Community Day celebrations “going on internationally,” local unit president Darlene Jackson said on November 8, addressing those who gathered in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. Mrs Jackson offered the Welcome and Invocation last Saturday morning, saying Church Women United is “a group concerned with social justice, the environment, world peace, and looking to see if we can have some influence on any of that.”

  • Road Durability Issue Raises Town Spending Concerns

    In light of the deteriorated condition of some repaved local roads, whose asphalt surfaces have been degrading much sooner than would normally be expected, the town public works director is expressing caution about spending large sums for extensive road repaving projects while road durability remains in question.

  • Resiliency Center Now Offering Play Therapy For Ages 3-12

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has begun providing play therapy for children, in addition to art and music therapies which are currently offered.

    RCN has designated a space to be the “playroom” for play therapy, and toys and other appropriate materials have been acquired. 

  • Change Of Plans At ETH Theatre: "Captain America" Replacing "Guardians" Tonight

    According to its Facebook page, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be screening Captain America: The Winter Soldier in place of the originally planned Guardians of The Galaxy.

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Planned

    For the fourth time in as many years, Newtown will be holding an Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service.

    The event was resurrected by Newtown Clergy Association in 2011, and has continued each November since.

    There will be representation from many faiths for the ecumenical service of thankfulness to be presented at St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 40 Church Hill Road.

    It will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, November 23. An offering received during the service will be given to FAITH Food Pantry.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Going Big With Penultimate Event This Month

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will present a Red Carpet Event and Film Screening on Sunday, November 30, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. 

    Patrons are encouraged to wear their Oscar best to strut the red carpet beginning at 1 pm. Professional photos will be taken by Marleen Cafarelli of Photo Art Works.  The movie screening will begin by 1:30, and will include a free popcorn, as well as special refreshments offered at intermission.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet In Newtown, Friday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.