• Change Of Plans For Garden Club: ‘Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty’ Postponed To November 18

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 18, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Please note this date has been postponed by one week from the original date of the program.

  • New Guest Speaker Slated For Working Women's Forum, Wednesday

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature a presentation on “Selling Skills for Non-Sales People” on Wednesday, November 11.

    Please note this is a change from the previously announced program for this month’s Working Women’s Forum schedule.

    Sales Trainer Jon Barber will offer a program that could be described as “everything you have always wanted to know about selling but were afraid to ask.”

  • Horticulture Club Tag Sale To Benefit Scholarship Fund

    Graduating Newtown students aspiring to an agricultural-related career can benefit from an upcoming tag sale to be conducted by The Horticulture Club of Newtown on Saturday, November 14. The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the barn of club members Shane and George Miller, 50 Main Street. Proceeds will provide funds to support the club's scholarship fund.

  • Ana Grace Project Planning 'Love Wins' Events For Town, Trauma Responders

    Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene hold a photo of their late daughter Ana Grace during a news conference shortly after 12/14. The couple, along with their son, Isaiah, have been working to honor Ana Grace by establishing a foundation focusing on a number of partnerships and a music scholarship initiative at Western Connecticut State University. They are planning a community event in Newtown December 2, as well as a daylong mental health conference at WestConn the following day.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Scheduled

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fundraising drive for the 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and luminaria display that will be part of the annual tree lighting at Ram Pasture. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, December 4.

    Activities including caroling and visits with Santa will begin at 6:30, and the tree will be lit at 7 pm. The tree is on the western side of Hawley Pond, near the corner of Elm Drive and Hawley Road.

  • 3D Printers Are Not Just Kid Stuff

    This story was updated November 16 to clarify information on the acquisition of the 3D printers.

    The chbMakers will offer their next Open House on Saturday, November 14, from 8 am to 5 pm, throughout the C.H. Booth Library on Main Street. The event will allow the public to learn about and experiment with the various activities that make the library more than just a place from which to borrow books.

  • Watercolor Landscape Demo, November 11 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host a demonstration by Robert Noreika on Wednesday, November 11. The free program will begin at 7:30 pm. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    His subject will be a watercolor landscape.

    Mr Noreika is an elected artist of American Watercolor Society and The Salmagundi Club, among other organizations. A graduate of Paier School of art, he has been a professional artist for nearly 40 years.

  • Newtowner Nate Hapke Debuting Local Film At New Haven Film Fest

    Former Newtown resident Nate Hapke will be winging his way back from his day job as a production manager on the set of General Hospital to debut his award-winning short film Thom & Gerry at the New Haven International Film Festival.

  • Danbury Man Charged In 2000 Murder Of Mark Rebong

    BRIDGEPORT — Long considered a case in which the investigative leads had gone cold, federal authorities have arrested a currently imprisoned Danbury man, charging him in the murder of Mark Rebong, a 28-year-old Newtown man who was fatally shot while driving to work on the Exit 2 off-ramp of westbound Interstate 84 in Danbury in January 2000.

    Mr Rebong was the son of Dr Efren and Anita Rebong of Newtown. Attempts this week to reach the Rebongs for comment were unsuccessful.

  • Fire Safety Devices Offered Free To Those In Need

    The town has acquired a limited supply of battery-operated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for free distribution to people who would have difficulty purchasing such devices, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.

    The detectors are manufactured by Kidde, a fire safety products company.