• Snapshot: Kate Katcher

    Kate Katcher is featured this week.

  • Ives Concert Park Partners With New Promoter

    DANBURY — While we may not have seen the worst of winter yet, the board of directors at Ives Concert Park already is looking ahead to next summer. The outdoor concert venue on the Western Connecticut State University westside campus in Danbury has, since 1975, hosted an imp...

  • HealingNewtown Workshops And Programs, February 23-March 9

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and The Connecticut Office of the Arts, have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street (next to Caraluzzi’s). As part of the HealingNewtow...

  • Kidologie Getting Ready For Summer With Family Event

    Connectologie LLC, an event production company based in Newtown, will host its semi-annual children’s fair on Sunday, March 10. The event, for kids of all ages and their parents, will run from 11 am to 4 pm at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.

  • Sandy Hook Arcade Center Now Open In Sand Hill Plaza

    Children and adults maneuvered controls translating moves to onscreen race cars and motorcycles Saturday, February 16, during the grand opening of Newtown’s new Sandy Hook Arcade Center (SHAC), which has sprung up in record time in Sand Hill Plaza.

  • Newtown Children Entertained By Miles Of Smiles

    Sisters Caroline and Katherine Brickley of New Canaan dressed as Snow White, left, and Cinderella as they sat with young resident Annika Fogal during the Miles of Smiles children’s festival brought to town by Ron VillaReale of Easton, Mass., and a host of volunteers from nei...

  • A Grand Opening For HealingNewtown Art Space

    The HealingNewtown Art Space was filled with people, looking at art on display, talking between themselves, and participating in activities before Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Chair Jennifer Johnston spoke at ...

  • Seven Tons Of Love Intended For Newtown

    As of Monday, February 11, Richard Gray said his project to honor those who died in Sandy Hook on 12/14 was going full throttle. The only problem is, the nearly seven-ton granite memorial that is taking shape under the hands of craftspeople in Downeast Maine currently has not been guaranteed a site in Newtown.

  • Heading Home

    Willow Bill arrived in Newtown from Nevada at the end of January. He returned last week after visiting his best friend and father, hoping to help the group placing Hearts of Hope on Wednesday, February 13, around town (the group had finished their work before he was able to catc...

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part Five: Support And Strength Continue, From Within Town And Across The Country

    This is the fifth installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town. In this story meet a local family who put together Movie Night gift baskets for Newtown's first responders; two women who spearheaded Helping Hands for Newtown, which brought thousands of paper handprints to the walls of Chalk Hill/Sandy Hook School by December 30; Kathy Medrew, who created a Facebook tribute site called Twenty Six Seeds of Love for Newtown; elementary age school children in Arkansas who are making and selling duct tape projects to raise funds for local counseling services; and a mother-daughter team from North Carolina who worked through their emotions by making a tribute quilt.