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Scholarship Association Holds Annual Jack Friel Memorial Scramble

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) held its 23rd Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble on June 22. The event is sponsored by Newtown's two golf venues, Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Club. he winners playing Newtown Country Club were Chris Watson, Bob Watson, Chad Joshpe, an

Youth Sluggers Work On Skills In Baseball Camp

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Future, past, and present come together on the back fields at Newtown High School for Coach Matt Memoli's youth baseball camps each summer. Up-and-coming ball players - this past week - worked on fielding, throwing, pitching, and hitting skills and got pointers from Memoli and some of his form

Admirals Off To Winning Start In American Legion Baseball Season

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Heading into this week's action, the 19U Bethel Admirals American Legion baseball team, which comprises both Newtown and Bethel athletes, posted a 7-4 record. The Admirals entered into a stretch of 16 scheduled games in a span of 18 days, necessitated by five rainouts and an already truncated summ

'Rhapsody in Verse: The Void Of Great Poets On Time, Nature & Love'

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert Gonzélez imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience - just the pure language and people to listen to it. Town Players is pleased announce they will welcome Robert Gonzélez in a solo stage performance o

Newtown To Appoint A Poet Laureate; Arts Commission Seeking Applicants

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Board of Selectman has created the volunteer post of Poet Laureate and has asked The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission to recruit, screen and recommend a final candidate. The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1.

Guest Artist To Critique For SCAN, July 8 At Meeting House

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will have Peter Seltzer conducting a critique of paintings by members during its next meeting, on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:30 pm, The program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. It is not necessary to be a member of SCAN to attend. Admission is

Psychiatric Hospital Eying Locations Other Than Fairfield Hills, Still Interested In Newtown

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The 100-bed psychiatric hospital bid for development at Fairfield Hills has refocused to sites elsewhere in town. Fairfield Hills Authority Chairman Thomas Connors said recently that he, along with US HealthVest behavioral health facility CEO Richard A. Kresch MD, and other town officials have consi

Celebrating Two Remarkable Women

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I would like to thank our town for coming out to celebrate and honor Mae Schmidle and Julia Wasserman this past Sunday. Hearing all the wonderful stories everyone shared showed me how very much appreciated and loved

Facing The Facts Of 'Saving Our Schools'

Published: July 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I have to chuckle when I’m driving through town and see the “save our schools” signs. As sweet and innocuous as the rallying cry sounds at first blush, it’s just the old liberal trick: tug the heart

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