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Residents Fare Well In Bridgewater

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
A few Newtown residents earned trophies, ribbons and other honors during the 63rd Bridgewater Country Fair, which was presented at Bridgewater Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, August 15-17.

The 2015 'Old Farmer's Almanac' Offers Another Year Of Facts And Fun

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Old Farmer's 2015 Almanac is on the stands. It is the quintessential advice magazine, dispensing information between its covers on subjects as diverse as animal husbandry to romance. Founded in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas, "The Old Farmer's Almanac" has been the go-to tome for these past 200-plus

Health Fair Hosting '(Middle) Name That Cow' Contest

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
September 20 marks Newtown's 21st Annual Health and Public Safety Fair and the fair's planners - Mae Schmidle, Della Schmid, Natalie Dos Santos, Donna Culbert and Judy Blanchard - are inviting the entire community to visit and take advantage of free health screenings, information, health e

Major Subdivision Hearing Formally Rescheduled To September 10

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
About 45 people attended an August 27 Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) meeting in seeking to learn more about a 23-lot cluster-style residential subdivision proposed for the Dodgingtown section. However, they learned at the IWC meeting that due to a technicality, a public hearing on the proposal, kn

Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Engine 443 In Service

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company is back up to a full complement of firefighting vehicles, now that the organization has put into service Engine 443, which is stationed at the company's main station at 18-20 Riverside Road. The fire company purchased the used vehicle for $5,000 earli

I Scream, You Scream: What's In That Ice Cream?

Published: September 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
Growing up in Minnesota in the 1960s, one of our favorite commercials shouted out, "I scream, you scream! We all scream for… ice milk!" Of course, ice milk was the only alternative to ice cream, and this commercial touted ice milk as the healthy alternative. Fast forward a number of years, and

Enough Chair To Host The Neighborhood

Published: August 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Doug Calderone had quite a few heads turning Friday morning, as he swabbed one coat after another of bright green paint onto a wooden Adirondack chair out front of My Place Restaurant and Pizza on Queen Street. It was not the color that was grabbing the attention, though, as much as the size of the

Peacock Finds A Home On Pennsylvania Farm

Published: August 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Harley the peacock, who made a temporary home at a Shepard Hill Road address earlier this summer, has found a permanent roost. A friend of resident Susan Nalley has welcomed the colorful bird to her farm in Pennsylvania. Ms Nalley said after publication of an August 1 Newtown Bee article, she reache

Panacea Members Return For August 31 Reunion Show: Rain Or Shine, Sunday At Dickinson Park

Published: August 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Panacea, who performed what turned out to be an abbreviated reunion set during The Great Newtown Reunion last summer, has promised fans that this time they are not leaving the stage early. The band - which formed when members were students at Newtown High School during the late 1960s and early 70s

Yoga Festival Attracts 150 Attendees For Mind-Body Discipline

Published: August 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
About 150 participants or "yogis" attended the Second Annual Newtown Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 23, at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills. The participants sampled various versions of yoga. Area teachers who participated included Barbara Templeton, Kristi Gun

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