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  • The First Look At The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival: Van Buskirk Linoleum Block Print Wins Logo Competition

    Information in the story has been amended as of January 22, 2015.

    The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival winning logo is “Making Music,” a linoleum block print of four Newtown High School Marching Band tuba players that was created by Newtown resident and artist Tracy Van Buskirk.

    The selection of this year’s logo was announced recently by Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Arts Festival.

  • ‘Getting To Know Your Camera’

    On Thursday, February 5, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a hands-on program. “Getting To Know Your Camera” will feature an open discussion on photography tips and tricks, and improving photographs with one's own camera.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses, Part I

    With the recent cold snap I’ve become nostalgic for hay. That’s right, hay. Whenever sub-zero wind chills make the news, I take a deep breath and can recall that sweet smell of alfalfa and timothy on crisp winter mornings.

    My old horse would eat copious amounts of hay when the mercury dipped below freezing. Hay is what kept him warm and each winter it seemed all I did from sunrise to sunset to moonrise was fill his hay net over and over and over again.

  • Kidologie Establishes Scholarship For Graduating 2015 NHS Senior

    The Newtown based company, Connectologie, LLC, recently announced the creation of a $2,500 Kidologie Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating 2015 Newtown High School senior.

    The money will be raised from admission ticket sales at the company’s 3rd Annual Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer event, taking place at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday, March 15, from 11 am to 3 pm.

  • Developer Sues, Seeking To Expand Sewer District

    A land development firm has sued the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), seeking to have a judge order the WSA to expand the municipal sanitary sewer service district so that all of a 35-acre parcel at 79 Church Hill Road is placed within the sewer district, not just a three-acre section of the parcel, as is now the case.

  • Newtowner Nate Hapke Crowd Funding New Film With Richard Herd

    Contemporary cinema is packed with repeat director-actor collaborations that have yielded stellar results.

    There’s Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, along with Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to name a few.

    Perhaps Newtown can claim some ownership to another recent director-actor pairing: former resident Nate Hapke and seasoned performer Richard Herd.

  • Affordable Health Screenings Coming To Sandy Hook

    Residents living in and around Sandy Hook can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    Newtown United Methodist Church, at 92 Church Hill Road, will host this community event on Monday, January 26. Screenings can check for:

    *The level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke, and overall vascular health;

    *HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels;

  • Free Seminars For Business Owners

    The Newtown Economic Development Commission and the Newtown Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Connecticut District Office to offer free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship.

    All seminars will be held in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, from 8 to 9:30 am. Coffee and bagels will be served.

    The following workshops are scheduled:

  • Sandy Hook 5K Race Registration Opens January 18

    The organizers of the Sandy Hook 5K are proud to announce the third annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by the tragic events of 12/14. The race event will take place on Saturday, March 28, on the campus of Fairfield Hills, beginning at 8:15 am with staggered kid fun runs and 9 am for the 5K. Online registration will open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org, at 4 pm on Sunday, January 18.

  • Hearing Is Next Step For 2015-16 School Budget

    After three budget workshop meetings, the Board of Education finished hearing reports from representatives of the different areas of the superintendent’s proposed 2015-16 budget at its workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 13. The next step for the budget will be a public hearing on February 3.

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented his proposed 2015-16 operating budget to the school board on Tuesday, January 6, as $72,399,186, a 1.48 percent increase over the current budget of $71,345,304.