Occupation: I’m retired from Newtown Middle School and am a Nonna (grandmother) to three beautiful grandchildren. I volunteer with a number of organizations, including the Newtown VNA, Commission on Aging, Community Center Programs subcommittee, and Meals on Wheels. I’m also
From emergency call dispatchers to Italian neighborhoods, a wide variety of topics were celebrated at the annual Risk A Verse event, sponsored by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, at Newtown Meeting House on April 7.
A topic garnering major news headlines in recent times is the grain-free/boutique diet trend and the possible connection of heart disease. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “dogs that are fed ‘grain free’ food based on lentils, potatoes, and peas” are developing an unusual condition that can cause an enlarged heart.
The discovery nine years ago of a homicide victim hidden in the crawl space beneath the summer cottage of a family in Canada ultimately led to the first book by a Connecticut resident. Deborah Vadas Levison, the daughter of the cottage owners, will be in Newtown later this month to lead a program on her book, "The Crate: A Story of War, A Murder, and Justice."