The scent of fresh-turned soil and dust on the breeze drifted across a “Beautiful, quiet field,” between Keating Farm Road and Mile Hill South Tuesday, May 7, said Harvey Pessin. He watched as Parks and Recreation machinery graded earth, preparing a new site for the community-oriented Victory Garden that he founded three years ago.“This could not be a more lovely spot, and you don’t often hear me say that,” he said, looking across a space that will soon hold a 20,000-square-foot, half -acre garden — twice the size of the current garden.
Newtown resident Barbara Patrick, the mother of three, is among 15 people who will present original written works during Mother's Day presentation of "Listen To Your Mother,” Sunday, May 12, in New York City. Listen To Your Mother is a national series of readings by writers to celebrate all aspects of motherhood. The show was created by Ann Imig, and has expanded from her hometown of Madison, Wisc., to 24 cities across the United States. The presenters on May 12 will include published authors, bloggers and actors, said Ms Patrick, who is pleased to be included in the professional mix.
Denise Kaiser, Friends of the C.H. Booth Library volunteer, might be “flabbergasted” to find that she has been awarded the Friends of Connecticut Library (FOCL) Individual Achievement Award for 2013, but her nominators Jim Maher, the local Friends president, and C.H. Booth Library Director Janet Woycik, are not at all surprised.
Two of Newtown’s own beautiful people, J. David Goldin and his wife Joyce, rubbed elbows with the beautiful people of Washington, D..C, Saturday, April 27, at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton.
The Reverend Ed Bacon, Episcopalian priest and rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., and Rhinebeck, N.Y., Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser will present “Finding Your Invincible Summer,” Thursday, May 9, at Newtown Middle School, beginning at 7 pm.
A performance of Casey Carle’s BubbleMania was staged on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. The show combined visual comedy, quick wit, science, art, and humor. The performance, sponsored by Newtown Junior Women’s Club, was a fundraiser for the group and for Be...
Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...