• A Walk On A Moonlit Night — Anyone Scared?

    Newtown Forest Association hike leader Dr Aaron Coopersmith does not want to give away his costume yet, but is inviting guests to dress for Halloween and join him Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm, at the Holcombe Hill Preserve, 65 Great Hill Road, for a Hunter’s Moon full moon hike. Flashlights are optional, but “come prepared,” he said in a recent e-mail. Halloween Costumes are also optional. Guardians must accompany children.

  • NFA Hosts A Successful Sunset Wine Tasting

    As daylight faded on Saturday, guests of the Newtown Forest Association Sunset Wine Tasting crowded beneath tents filled with soft light. In brighter areas, servers prepared trays of food for the 300 guests attending the second annual fundraiser.

  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road.

    The NFA board members are reaching out to residents to help put on this year’s 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting. The NFA, Inc. is a local non-profit  private land trust and is dependent upon volunteers  from the community. 

  • NFA Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

    NOTE: This story has been updated to include details about a volunteer meeting scheduled for August 6.

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    Newtown Forest Association has announced its 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting will take place Saturday, September 12. The event will continue NFA's celebration of 91 years of privately preserving open space and Newtown's rural character.

    The celebration will take place at Holcombe Hill Preserve, 65 Great Hill Road. It will take place, rain or shine, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Guided Hike Saturday With NFA

    A guided hike at Holcombe Hill Preserve will be a National Trails Day event. 

  • Series Of NFA Snowshoe Hikes Begin This Weekend

    Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Hike Leader Aaron Coopersmith is encouraging everyone to grab a pair of snowshoes and “dress for success,” for a series of upcoming snowshoe hikes on NFA-owned preserves.

    Upcoming dates for the hikes, open to the public, are Saturday, February 28 at  Holcombe Hill, 65 Great Hill Road, at 12:30 pm; Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 pm, for a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike; Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 pm, at Brunot Preserve, 124 Taunton Hill Road; and then back at Holcombe Hill on Saturday, March 21, at 12:30 pm.

  • Forest Association Announces Nettleton Preserve Memorial Orchard Project

    Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance Nettleton Preserve, one of Newtown’s most well-known properties, located on Castle Hill Road and overlooking historic Main Street. 

  • Lisa Unleashed: Newtown's Open Space

    This past weekend the Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) held its annual Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace across trails, fields, protected open space and private property. Thank you landowners for keeping this rural tradition alive. NBLA was founded in 1978 while the Fairfield County Hounds (FCH) still called Newtown home. Many FCH members founded NBLA, then called Newtown Bridle Lanes Association which more accurately reflected the original mission of the group; to protect riding trails in this fast-developing town.

  • NFA Benefits From A Day Of Service

    Volunteers recently made a day’s work of clearing trails, cutting fallen tree limbs, and pulling invasives from the home of one of Newtown’s most iconic views.

    A team of roughly 50 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members Saturday, September 20, spent time during their annual service day working outdoors at the Nettleton Preserve off of Castle Hill Road.

    “We serve Christ by serving the community,” said church member Michael Petersen. The church is located on Saw Mill Road in Newtown.

  • Guess Who Turned 90!

    To the Editor: