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  • Major Brush Fire Scorches Forest Floor In Sandy Hook

    Several dozen firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies mobilized midday on Wednesday, November 5, in response to an extensive brush fire of suspicious origin in Sandy Hook, which spread across about five acres of rugged terrain, blackening the forest floor near Sugarloaf Road and Sherman Street.

  • MNRI Specialists Returning Next Week For Three Days

    MNRI® (Masgutova Neuro-Sensory-Motor Reflex Integration) is gentle, specific and effective therapy to restore and empower. The MNRI® PTS/PTSD Program offers the “missing link” to release stress and post-traumatic reactions.

    According to Shannon Desilets, PT, MNRI Core Specialist, “Negative stress and trauma automatically trigger reflexive protective responses of the brain. Stress can be anchored and become a chronic pathway in order to continue to live.

  • Glow Sticks To Light Up The Holiday Scene

    Diana Johnson, Amy Mangold, John Moore, and Janet Woycik, four members of the Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Committee, met Tuesday morning, October 21, to discuss the changeover from open flame candles to an alternate light source for the nearly 2,000 luminarias that light the town during the annual celebration.

    This year, said Ms Johnson, glow sticks will glimmer from within the packages lining Main Street, Glover Avenue, and all around Ram Pasture and Hawley Pond, December 5.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse Community Murals On Display

    Murals created by youth who visited a Ben’s Lighthouse event or location in recent months are now on view at Newtown Municipal Center. One of the community murals was created in June, shown here, during the Second Annual Lighthouse Festival.

  • Free Movie Weekend At ETH Theatre

    Thanks to an ongoing gesture of kindness by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, all of the November 8-9 screenings at Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be free of charge.

  • Authority Reviews Proposals For Fairfield Hills

    Proposals for a psychiatric hospital, ice arena, and children’s museum have all come before the Fairfield Hills Authority in the past, but just one appears to be moving forward with plans to make a home at the former state hospital campus.

  • “Familiar Paths,” With Newtown Roots, At Minor Memorial Library

    ROXBURY — “Familiar Paths,” an exhibit of mixed media sculpture by Liz Alpert Fay and photographs and paintings by Kimberly Day Proctor, will open with a reception at Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street in Roxbury, on Saturday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm.

    The show will continue during regular library hours, when the Community Room is not in use for a special program, through January 3.

  • Newtown Genealogy Club Program In Ridgefield, Sunday

    RIDGEFIELD — The November meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held at Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road (Route 35) in Ridgefield, on Sunday, November 9. The program will begin at 1:30 pm.

  • Many Volunteers Needed: The Newtown Fund Begins 2014 Holiday Basket Program

    For more than 50 years, The Newtown Fund has helped Newtown’s residents in need around the holidays in December. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. It is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which makes all donations tax deductible.

  • ‘Small Works, Inside The Box’ Show And Sale At Koenig FrameWorks

    With 120 works of art, Koenig FrameWorks is ready to present its annual “Small Works, Inside The Box,” a show and sale of affordable art for small spaces.

    This year’s collection offers diverse mediums — including oils, acrylics, watercolors, color pencil, photography, pastels and etchings mixed media, etc — and subjects by 36 local artists. All works are sized less than 12 by 12 inches.

    All entries are available for purchase, and will remain on view through December 24.