- Friday, November 20, 2015
There are always plenty of opportunities to be part of the generous spirit of Newtown, and that holds even more truth as the holidays draw nearer.
- Friday, November 13, 2015
There were many fine Veterans Day celebrations at the local schools this past Wednesday, as well as one for the general public at the VFW Post 308. I hope you had the opportunity, one way or the other, to honor the many veterans who have served and who continue to serve this country.
- Friday, November 6, 2015
So what was the scariest part of the past week? Halloween or Election Day?
Hard to believe we are just now getting a photo of this dashing couple of Pumpkin Race Decorating judges. Judges Justin Scott and Amber Edwards were dressed the part at the Lions Club annual Pumpkin Races, Saturday, October 17. One look at them, and participants knew their efforts would be taken seriously. One more look, and I’m sure their stellar careers took yet another leap up the ladder.
- Friday, October 23, 2015
Ben’s Bells has been sharing its ceramic windchimes locally since 2013, first from its Newtown studio on Church Hill Road, and now from its new home in the rear of 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. Join volunteers at the new Ben’s Bell Studio for a grand opening event, this Friday evening, from 5 to 7 pm. The new space offers room for larger parties, and an onsite kiln, and continues to welcome drop-ins during its studio hours.
- Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:31 am
Is it my imagination, or did all of the maple trees outside of C.H. Booth Library suddenly dump their leaves in the gutters this week? Looks like foliage season is going to be swift this year.
- Friday, October 2, 2015
The annual celebration of your right to read what you like, Banned Books Week, started this past Saturday, September 27, and runs through Saturday, October 3. For reasons that range from “anti-family” to “unsuited to age group,” to dozens of other supposed offensives, hundreds of books each year are targeted by groups and individuals for removal from school and public libraries.
- Friday, September 25, 2015
Giavanna Dentice and Olivia McMurray fluttered by The Bee’s booth at the Newtown Arts Festival, Saturday, September 19, held on the Fairfield Hills campus. As you can see the girls were appropriately dressed. I just hope they haven’t started a new wardrobe requirement for Bee workers...
- Friday, September 18, 2015
The Farmers’ Market at Fairfield Hills continues every Tuesday, from 2 to 6 pm, through October 23 — rain or shine. Jim Shortt of Shortt’s Farm and Garden reminded me that this is prime time at markets. Late summer and fall produce is abundant now — squashes of all kinds, late summer tomatoes and lettuce, spinach, kale, and root vegetables are at the peak of harvest. You’ll find some savory and fiery hot sauces, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and breads, natural meats, and more at this local market, in addition to the bounty of produce.
- Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:21 am
Last week was not such a great week for politicians and sea creatures. First, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mystic Aquarium and Sea Research Foundation President and CEO Stephan Coan were photobombed by the beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The governor was visiting the aquarium to speak about summer tourism, and it’s hard to tell if the beluga whale, Juno, was that interested in what these guys had to say, or just wanted to get in on the photo opportunity. The same day, President Obama had a salmon spawn on his shoes while visiting Alaska. Yup.
- Friday, September 4, 2015
Oh, my. I am quite sure that Sydney Eddison’s pup, Phoebe, is still holding her paws over her eyes in dismay. Phoebe, a Jack Russell terrier, was incorrectly identified in The Newtown Bee story, August 21, about Sydney’s new book of poetry as a fox terrier. Oh, the shame of it all. Huge apologies go out to Phoebe for this mistake.