• Mad Dash Final Registration, Start Times Announced

    Newtown Parks & Recreation, which is co-presenting the 2015 Mad Dash Adventure with NYA Sports & Fitness, announced on June 11 the open registration times and start times for those participating in this year’s event.

  • Begins June 15: Newtown Bridge Club Hosting Workshop Series

    Newtown Bridge Club will host workshops in modern bridge basics for bridge players on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown, beginning June 15.

    June workshops include Opening the Bidding (June 15), Major Suit Fits (June 22), and 1 Notrump Bids and Basic Responses (June 29).

  • Police Panel Appoints Itself As Search Committee For New Chief

    The Police Commission has appointed itself to serve as an “executive-level personnel search committee,” which will seek a replacement for Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who has announced that he will retire from the police department next January.

    Three of the five police commission members met for a brief session on June 10 to create the search committee, which is comprised of all five commission members.

  • Photographers’ Favorites On View

    Erik Landegren stands next to his photo, “Portrait Under The Surface,” which won The Bruce Allen Open Print Award at the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club Annual Competition. Mr Landegren picked up four awards during the May 31 event.

  • Newtown Antiques Market Returning June 27; Dealer Spaces Available

    Visitors to the inaugural Newtown Antiques Market in June 2014 had a beautiful day for some strolling and shopping at Fairfield Hills. The second annual market will be presented on Saturday, June 27.

  • Lisa Unleashed: ‘He Did It!’ American Pharaoh Wins Triple Crown

    True dyed-in-the-wool sports fans, even if they knew nothing about horses, were mesmerized last Saturday, watching the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in Thoroughbred racing’s ultimate test — the Triple Crown. Awestruck, they watched as a well-muscled, three-year-old bay stallion with a misspelled name took a stab at sports history.

  • For One Lucky Newtowner, Belmont Triple Crown Lightning Strikes Twice

    Newtown resident and Newtown Bee staffer Bridget Seaman’s family always owned horses. And as a child, she fondly remembers how all her relatives would gather around the television every year as horse racing’s Triple Crown — The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — played out in black and white.

  • VFW To Host Two Wheel Tuesdays

  • Theater Review: Theater Barn Production Of Albee Classic Definitely One To See

    RIDGEFIELD — Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes the audience on a journey to the deep dark places in the soul that people don’t talk about in polite company.

    Ridgefield Theatre Barn’s production of this classic American work fearlessly takes on this challenging, riveting piece provoking laughter, tears and anxiety. An Edward Albee play never holds back from letting its characters rail in a manner that will make you squirm.

  • NUMC Pasta Project Celebrates 25 Years Before Summer Break

    The aromas of garlic bread and marinara sauce mingled in the Newtown United Methodist Church hall and kitchen Saturday night, while Pastor Mel Kawakami and Pasta Dinner founder Martha Millett greeted guests during the final dinner event of the season. Dinners, and their subsequent coffee house events, will resume in September.