- Friday, January 23, 2015
Carolyn Mandarano, a member of the Missions Committee at Christ the King Lutheran Church, volunteers as part of Dorothy Day’s “Shelter From the Cold” program in Danbury, where guests can come in from the cold to be served a hot meal. For a few weeks Carolyn has been conducting a coat drive, and anyone who has gently used coats, hats, and gloves has been asked to consider dropping them at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The collection for the temporary shelter will conclude this weekend, and Carolyn is hoping for a strong ending.
- Friday, November 28, 2014
Congratulations to the Newtown High School football team for winning the South-West Conference Title last Thursday night, November 20, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. This win makes Title #3 in a row for our local high school team. Two paws up to all of the team members, coaches, parents, and fans!
- Friday, September 5, 2014
This curious kitty has heard back from another reader of our “Way We Were” column, regarding the photo of two boys near the edge of a body of water, which ran in the August 8 issue of The Newtown Bee. Jacquie Dachenhausen had contacted me last month, saying she felt fairly certain the boys were her son and his best friend. Gail and Chuck Luf, though, also believe that they know the boys. “I think it’s my son, Josh, and James Barrett, a Fresh Air guest we had many years,” says Gail.
- Friday, August 15, 2014
Maybe you’ve been chillin’ lately, or know someone who has been? Chillin’, that is, with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral video fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has been circulating madly, if Facebook is any indication. Here’s how it works: you nominate someone to douse him or herself with a bucket of ice, they post a video on social media of the act, and then that person gets to name three more people to take the challenge.
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
To The Editor:
The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as we presented our spring concert, “The Music of the Night,” last Sunday at The Meeting House.
Presenting 14 examples of composers reflecting on the power of the night, Mary Andreotta directed us in music from Cole Porter to Coldplay. Susan Anthony-Klein, our accompanist, supported the choir with her usual professionalism and zeal, and presented an inspiring Chopin Nocturne.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Newtown Choral Society will perform music from Cole Porter to Coldplay at their spring concert Sunday April 27, at 3:30 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.
The concert, “The Music of the Night,” will be under the direction of Mary Andreotta, with accompaniment by Susan Anthony-Klein.
Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Newtown Choral Society is inviting prospective new members to an open rehearsal Wednesday, January 22, at 7 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street.
Under the direction of Mary Andreotta, the choir will be preparing for its April Concert, “Music of the Night,” which will feature pop, Broadway and classical pieces. Planned music includes music from Cole Porter, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.
- Monday, December 9, 2013
To The Editor:
The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as they presented their holiday concert, “Home for the Holidays,” last Saturday at The Meeting House.
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
For the 2013 Newtown Choral Society (NCS) winter concert, Director Mary Andreotta chose the theme of “Home for the Holidays.”
“I wanted to create the feeling of comfort, familiarity, and pride of being home in Newtown for the holidays, for the choir and for our audience,” said Ms Andreotta, who created a program that includes a number of “familiar and accessible music,” as well as two original compositions by local composers.
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Calling all Time Travelers from 1980! Or members of all other graduating classes from Sandy Hook Elementary School… Following an inquiry from 1980 Sandy Hook grad Wendy Mitchell, the town is accepting known locations of time capsules buried at the Sandy Hook School Dickinson Drive site. If anyone can remember where the various SH classes buried any time capsules, First Selectman Pat Llodra said the town will try to retrieve them prior to construction at the site.