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  • An Even Greater Newtown Reunion For California Man

    André Middlebrook has recently returned from California to the Newtown area, where his ancestral roots are set. Mr Middlebrook is the third cousin to town benefactress Mary Elizabeth Hawley.

  • A Nostalgic Crowd Gathers To Celebrate The Great Newtown Reunion

    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, July 27 to reconnect and to celebrate Newtown at The Great Newtown Reunion.

  • Great Newtown Reunion Inspired Former Student And Teacher To Reconnect

    Inspired by The Great Newtown Reunion, Kandice (Cohen) Castellino, seen here, recently searched for and reunited with her seventh grade science teacher, Nancy Koonce.

  • One Week Out, Great Reunion Team Urges Ticket Buyers To Complete Purchases

    As the number of remaining seats dwindles, organizers of the July 27 Great Newtown Reunion are urging those interested in attending, and anyone who reserved tickets to complete their purchases  so final headcounts can be provided to vendors, catering, and security officials. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I may be a bit behind the times, or felines, but I just learned this week that cat cafes are a popular Japanese hang out spot where caffeine aficionados can enjoy their favorite beverage in the presence of cats. I haven’t been able to find one in Connecticut, but if one was to open up in Newtown, you know who would be its first customer!

  • Great Newtown Reunion Announces Ticket Sales, Event Updates

    Una Lucey, left, and Wendy Lee Hewitt, co-organizers of The Great Newtown Reunion, stand on the site of the planned July 27 event. Tickets for the all-day and evening festivities are on sale now for $65. 

  • Local Fire Companies Ready To Grill For Great Newtown Reunion

    Agreements have been reached among members of the Great Newtown Reunion Committee, Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1, and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, with each of the fire companies heading up separate catering responsibilities for the gathering July 27 at Fairfield Hills.

  • ‘Great’ Reunion To Be Held At Fairfield Hills Soccer Field

    The organizing committee for the Great Newtown Reunion, billed as an “all-classes inclusive” homecoming welcoming anyone ever involved with the local public or private school system, will be held on the campus of Fairfield Hills.

    The site has already proven to be viable and accessible for events including a town arts festival, the town’s tercentennial celebration, the annual Relays For Life, and numerous other community events.

  • Great Newtown Reunion Hosts Seeking Sponsors

    The excitement bubbling among three organizers of this summer’s Great Newtown Reunion was palpable before they even reached the front room of the Dana Holcomb House March 12. Wendy Lee Hewitt, who graduated Newtown High School in 1974, Sharon Dest Pacenka .representing the Class of ’77. and classmate Una Lucey settled into comfy armchairs for a chat with The Bee, eager to get the word out about the planned communitywide celebration set for July 27.