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Newtown Continuing Education's SMART Camp Starts Its Second Session

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
As the first week of the second session of Newtown Continuing Education's SMART camp wound down on Friday, July 24, students were busy working in each of the classes available for the summer program. Stephanie Schwartz, the program's site supervisor, said the second session of the Summer, Music,

Newtown Parks & Recreation's Drawing And Mixed Media Camp

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Students worked in Newtown Parks and Recreation's Drawing and Mixed Media camp for local children on Wednesday, July 15. The classes are taught by Chuck Fulkerson and his assistant Sophie Pizzo. The first class, which ran for a week, was a small group, but a good and talented group, according to Mr

Newtown Yoga Festival Returning In August

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Yoga Festival returns Saturday, August 22, for a third year of sharing well-being and health through yoga and related positive energy practices. The festival takes place at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, and yogis can choose from a variety of yoga and dance practices throughout the event. The

Snapshot: Jim Manville

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
A weekly profile of a local person.

Celebrating 160 Years Part 2 - NSB Staffers Share Thoughts, Memories, Stories

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Savings Bank, with its headquarters on Main Street, is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2015. In this second part of our feature, The Newtown Bee will be bring readers a glimpse into this community institution through the eyes of a number of its employees, some who have spent an entire c

Auditions Sunday For 8x10 Play Festival, A Newtown Arts Festival Event

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Last year, the Newtown Arts Festival hosted a 6x10 Play Festival. This year, the fourth annual arts festival will host an 8x10 Play Festival, taking place on Friday, September 18. The event will consist of eight one act, 10-minute plays written (mainly) by Connecticut residents, and directed by dire

Local Teachers At National Conference: 'We Are All In This Together'

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
A number of Newtown representatives attended an American Federation of Teachers conference in Washington, DC, earlier this month to speak about ongoing climate and culture work in the district. According to Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, who attended and spoke at the conference, the

Robert T. Wilkes, Jr

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Robert T. Wilkes, Jr, 71, formerly of Newtown, died July 29. He was born in Danbury, the son of Mabel (Petitt) and Robert Wilkes Sr. Mr Wilkes retired as real estate manager for the US Postal Service, and moved to

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