• Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration Planned

    The Newtown Soccer Club will hold its first Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, September 3, at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. Registered players, as well as prospective participants interested in joining the league, are welcome. Registration will be available at the event.

  • 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival

    The Newtown Yoga Festival was held at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, August 22. This was the third year for the annual event. During the morning people practiced yoga under the guidance of a number of instructors and danced with Newtown energy healer and yoga teacher Joanne Keane and later the dance troupe Pilobolus. Vendors were also set up for the event in the NYA’s courtyard. The headline program for the 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival was led by Drs Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown, pioneers in the emerging field of yoga and medicine.

  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road. The NFA board members are reaching out to residents to help p...

  • Racing4Chase: Finding Personal Challenges And Inspiration In The Life Of A Boy

    Chase Michael-Anthony Kowalski, the son of Rebecca and Stephen Kowalski, was just 7 years old when he died at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012, along with 19 classmates and six educators. Their active, athletically inclined son and third child, with two older sisters, Brittany and Erin, amazed them, said Rebecca Kowalski. At age 6, Chase was a triathlete, competing with his age group in the challenging swim/bike/race contest. Chase, said Ms Kowalski on August 24, has been an inspiration to athletes near and far, including herself. She will compete in the Women’s Sprint Triathalon, Sunday, August 30, at Winding Trails in Farmington.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Clean-Up To Ring 5 Please! — Ring Steward Confidential

    My senses were overtaken recently by all things dog show! As a ring steward for the Newtown Kennel Club, the Elm City Kennel Club, and the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, I ring stewarded over four days for the judging of nearly 600 dogs. Ring stewards have been called the “office managers” of the dog show ring. The reality is that it’s more like the ultimate test of multitasking, efficiency, and endurance.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • Botsford’s ‘Great’ Summer Bash

    The Botsford Fire Rescue Company’s Annual Fundraiser/Summer Bash was held on Saturday, August 22. The event began at 4 pm and ran until 10 pm. Food was served and covered by the entrance fee, and beer, wine, and soda were available for purchase. Modern country band Nashville Drive played original songs and covers during the event, and eventgoers at times danced along to the songs in front of the stage set up for the event. Botsford Fire Rescue Chief Wayne Ciaccia estimated that nearly 300 people attended the fundraiser. “It went great,” said Chief Ciaccia.

  • Snapshot: Kevin Stoyak

    A weekly profile of a local person.

  • Celebrating 100 Years Of Golf At Newtown Country Club

    Generations of golfers have teed off, 30-plus presidents have served, there have been countless memories — including holes in one and tournament championships — and significant enhancements have been made to the course. Newtown Country Club (NCC) is celebrating a century’s worth of achievements and changes this summer in its 100th anniversary year. “It is a big deal to be here 100 years,” NCC Head Golf Professional Paul Miller said at the course, which is nestled between Main Street and Elm Drive, with an address of 2 Country Club Road. From the time since original president William T. Cole — one of the founders of the country club — was in charge through the centennial year, under the leadership of current president Brian Schlier, about the only thing that has remained the same is that golfers have chipped and putted under the sun on the course.