Ross MacDonald

  • Web Documentary Tells ‘The Story Of The Stuff’

    The Story of the Stuff, a web documentary by Ashley R. Maynor, went live on April 16 at www.thestoryofthestuff.com. Consisting of brief videos and essays reflecting on tragedies such as the shootings at Virginia Tech and the bonfire disaster at Texas A&M, it primarily follows four Newtown residents who took on the task of dealing with the enormous physical outpourings of sympathy that came to Newtown following 12/14.

  • Our Christmas Cover

    Ross MacDonald created this year’s Christmas cover for The Newtown Bee.

    Mr MacDonald, a professional illustrator, has lived in the Hattertown section of Newtown since October 1996.

  • New Stories For Newtown Deadline Approaching

    For young people in Newtown, a chance to have their poetry, short stories, and/or art published is here.

    The New Stories For Newtown: Words and Images contest has a deadline approaching. Entries are due by October 31, and according to C.H. Booth Library staff, they are looking for as many student entries as possible before that time.

  • New Stories For Newtown Contest Still Open For Submissions Through October

    Entries for the “New Stories for Newtown: Words and Images” contest are due by October 31, and, according C.H. Booth Library staff and committee members, more entries are being sought.

    New Stories for Newtown began last year when Ross MacDonald, a Newtown resident and children’s author and illustrator, suggested the idea to C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison.

  • Top of The Mountain

    I can think of no better way to begin this week’s column than by wishing a very Happy Birthday to Doris Dickinson, who celebrated the big 103 on June 26.

  • Authors And Illustrators Offer ‘New Stories For Newtown’

    Authors and illustrators offered different activities and presentations at Reed Intermediate School on Saturday, June 7, for the 2nd Annual New Stories For Newtown event.

    The day before, Friday, June 6, authors and illustrators also visited Newtown’s schools to offer individual presentations at local schools.

  • ‘New Stories For Newtown’ Program Returning

    Thanks to funding through the Books Heal Hearts program at C.H. Booth Library, said Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, she and committee members Ross MacDonald, Janice Bernard, Yvonne Cech, Kim Weber, and Georgia Monaghan are able to present two days of well-known author and illustrators to students and residents of Newtown.

  • New Stories For Newtown Contest To Build On Author Visit Inspirations

    C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, and committee members including author-illustrator Ross MacDonald of Newtown, Janice Bernard, Georgia Monaghan, Yvonne Cech, and CHB Young Adult Librarian Kim Young are encouraging writers and artists age 19 and under to take part in a contest that will build upon the June 6 and 7 experience of famous author/illustrator visits to Newtown.