- Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:23 am
The Garden Club of Newtown will hold its annual Holiday Greens Sale from 9 am to noon on Saturday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.
This popular annual event is the club’s main fundraiser, and members plan all year by collecting and drying plant materials from their gardens and gathering pinecones and a wide variety of evergreens and other items to be used in creating and decorating evergreen wreaths and tabletop arrangements for the holiday season.
- Monday, September 7, 2015
WILTON — Nationally known gardening expert Sydney Eddison of Newtown will present “Change: The Passage of Time in the Garden,” on Friday, September 18, from 11 am to 1 pm, at Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton. It will be held in the society’s Burt Barn, and will include both Ms Eddison’s talk and lunch.
- Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10:42 am
Between the covers of Sydney Eddison’s recently published book of poetry, Where We Walk: Poems rooted in the soil of New England, readers will find words steeped in the familiar.
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Grand Marshal Sydney Eddison prepares to throw a flower toward bystanders during Monday’s parade.
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
To the Editor:
Wow…what a day, what a parade, what a town! To Newtown’s own Sydney Eddison, we say a special thank you. You have brought a beautiful spotlight to Newtown through your gifts of writing and gardening. You truly are a town treasure and a wonderful representation of what it means to continue to “write on!”
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Is there any town that loves its parade more than Newtown? If the thousands of people who turn out to celebrate the end of summer each year are any indication, the answer is “No,” and Parade Committee members are prepared to present another spectacular affair for 2014.
Preparations for the 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade are right on schedule for the event, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell and fellow organizer Robin Buchanan.
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
“Write On, Newtown!” is the theme of the upcoming 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 1, celebrating the wealth of authors and illustrators who call Newtown home. One of those numerous scribes, Sydney Eddison, has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal of the parade.
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Newtown loves a parade, and there is no parade Newtown loves more than the annual Newtown Labor Day Parade. Determining the parade’s theme and its grand marshal are among the priorities Parade Committee volunteers tackle when planning begins in the dark, cold days of winter.
- Monday, June 17, 2013
Newtown author Sydney Eddison will open her garden for a tour and to introduce a new series of workshops that make connections between art and the garden. As a former set designer and drama teacher, she has delighted in exploring the close relationship that exists between the two.
“Because nature is the co-creator of any garden, gardeners can actually fulfill the yearning many of us feel to be artists,” says Mrs Eddison, who lives in Sandy Hook and has agreed to host the special offering on Saturday, July 13.
- Friday, April 12, 2013
From left are Newtown Woman’s Club members Judy Rosentel, Jan Happel, Shirley Ferris, Marcia Cavanaugh, Layne Lescault and Nina Morrisson, planning the club’s April meeting. Local gardening expert and author Sydney Eddison will be the guest speaker, and anyone interested in learning more about and perhaps joining the club is invited to attend the program.