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  • Hoyt, Karnas Take Mad Dash Bragging Rights

    Athletes of a variety of ages and abilities put their fitness and endurance levels (not to mention their skill of slopping around in the mud) to the test on June 8. The second annual Mad Dash adventure race was held on the grounds of Fairfield Hills. Hosted by the Newtown Youth A...

  • My Mad Dash Experience

    For the second year in a row, I participated in the advanced version of Mad Dash adventure race, then followed participants through the course during the scaled down yet still very challenging beginner/family run to capture some photographs for the paper. ...

  • Mad Dash Draws Hundreds Of Muddy Buddies To Benefit NYA

    The second annual Mad Dash to benefit the Newtown Youth Academy drew hundreds of participants to Fairfield Hills Saturday. An overnight storm gave way to brilliant blue skies and bobbing clouds and temperatures just cool enough to make the mud bog really challenging according to Race Director Cody Foss. The endurance-type event also benefited Newtown Parks & Recreation, and was sponsored by Danbury Orthopedics.

  • Newtown Baseball Family Night At Rock Cats Game

    The New Britain Rock Cats baseball team will hold Newtown Baseball Family Night on Saturday, June 29 when the Rock Cats (affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) face the Reading Fightin’ Phils (affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies). Game Time is 6:35 pm (gates open at 4:05 pm)....

  • Parent Connection To Hold Soccer Revolution

    The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. (NPC) will hold a special soccer doubleheader fundraiser, Soccer Revolution, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, on Tuesday, June 18. The doubleheader of soccer action features the New England Revolution of Majo...

  • Tennis Teams Conclude Seasons; Margulies Retires

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams concluded their seasons in early June. The girls got all the way to the Class L state tournament’s semifinals before falling to eventual champion New Canaan. The boys’ tourney format is individual-o...

  • NHS Golfers Compete In Postseason Tourneys

    Newtown High School’s golf team competed in the South-West Conference championship at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, on May 31, and the Nighthawks finished fourth. Newtown also teed off in the Division I state championship at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, on J...

  • Track And Field Teams Compete In States

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team placed 10 among 23 schools to score points in the meet, and the NHS boys were 17th among 24 at the Class LL state championship meet, at Willowbrook Park in New Britain on May 30. Norwich Free Ac...

  • Mad Dash On Saturday, June 8

    The second annual Mad Dash adventure race will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills. Hosted by the Newtown Youth Academy and Newtown Parks & Recreation, and sponsored by Danbury Orthopedics, the Mad Dash offers participants the ultimate in fitness adventure.

  • Charity Bike Ride Routes Will Wind Through Newtown, Sunday

    The Hat City Cyclists’ 21st Annual CycleFest charity ride will be held on Sunday, June 9, and includes routes through Newtown. The club invites participant to join them on this self-paced charity ride, where riders have their choice of routes of that cover 13, 23, 53, 81 and 105 miles. All rides will all kick off from Bethel Middle School, with start times are staggered between 7:30 and 9:30 am. Proceeds will benefit Danbury Youth Services’ Earn-A-Bike program, which focuses on helping at-risk children develop positive and healthy social skills as they work together to rebuild and fix bicycles.