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News as published in The Newtown Bee 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
Published: Nov 08, 2019 12:09 AM
News as published in The Newtown Bee 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
Way We Were, November 8, 2019News as published in The Newtown Bee 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago. November 25, 1994Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Fairfield County Chapter, will hold their annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope on Sunday, December 4, at 7 pm at the Newtown Meeting House on Main Street. The public is invited to attend this service, which is dedicated to the victims of alcohol-related crashes. Reverend Charles Huffman from Trinity Episcopal Church and Rabbi Robert Lennick, Greenwich Reform Synagogue, will officiate. The Newtown High School String Quartet will provide music and the Bethel High School “Core Group” will provide ushers. First Selectman Robert Cascella and Sergeant Klaus Ertl will participate.***Police report that sometime during the night of November 16 someone lifted a mailbox off its post on High Rock Road. Mail was in the box when it was stolen, police said. The mailbox, which is in the shape of a rainbow trout, is worth $150. The theft is a sixth-degree larceny.***Artist David Merrill has announced that he will have available for purchase in the near future a lithograph of Main Street, Newtown. This is a night scene during a snowfall looking down Main Street from the veterans monument. Also available are the 1994 Christmas Tree Ornaments which will be signed by David on December 3 at the Town Hall. These are in limited supply. This year’s ornament is a picture of the Christmas Tree at Ram Pasture.***The police department has offered to loan hand-held radar units to the Lake Zoar Authority to help the authority enforce the boating speed limit on the lake. The state Department of Environmental Protection approved a 45 mph speed limit for Lake Zoar this year. In a November 8 letter to John Harold of the authority, Police Chief Michael DeJoseph writes, “My department would be happy to indefinitely loan your agency Custom HR-8 radar instruments for speed enforcement on Lake Zoar. Training Lake Zoar Marine Patrol officers how to properly use the equipment and maintaining it would be the authority’s responsibility.” Newtown police no longer use radar guns because they pose health risks to officers who use them within the confines of an automobile. They now use units mounted outside the patrol cars.***The Chamber Singers of the Connecticut Choral Society will present a holiday program at the Heritage Village Bazaar, Southbury, on Sunday, December 4, at 1 pm. The 26 singers under the direction of Tina Johns Heidleich will perform an all a capella program of familiar and new holiday selections, ranging from heartwarming Christmas lullabies to rousing spirituals.November 21, 1969Named in this year’s national listing of America’s most outstanding university and college students is Miss Nancy J. Mott, daughter of Mr and Mrs George J. Mott of 1 Longview Heights Road, Newtown. Her name is included in the 1968 edition of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.***Members of the Junior Gardeners of Newtown worked last Saturday making decorations and have over 100 of them ready to put on the tree at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library on Sunday, December 14. Among those who helped with the preparations were Caroline Ginn and her sister Karen. All young people in town, between ages 9-13, are invited to the library from 2-4 to assist in decorating the tree.***The Newtown Sanitary Landfill, once known as the dump, and also the brush dump, will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but open on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29.***Members and guests of the Newtown Horticulture Club enjoyed the colored moving pictures and talk, “The Birds Go Native,” by Mrs Seth Brody last Thursday evening at the Trinity Church undercroft. The projector was operated by Atty Brody, who had taken many of the pictures. All of the birds were expertly photographed right here in Newtown or along the Sound near Westport.***Mrs Harold Burdick of Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, is in Danbury Hospital. She would enjoy hearing from her friends.November 17, 1944Private Julius Arnold has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal for demonstrated fidelity, efficiency, and exemplary behavior while serving with Lieutenant-General Mark W. Clark’s Fifth Army in Italy. He is with special troops of the 88th “Blue Devil” Infantry Division.***Mrs Robert Fairchild of Taunton district entertained a Bridgeport bridge club on Tuesday evening at her home.***An evidence of New England neighborliness was well demonstrated on Monday in Taunton district when a large number of neighbors and friends gathered at the farm of Mr and Mrs W.W. Holcombe for an old-fashioned husking bee. In two hours, some 150 bushels of corn were husked, following which Mrs Holcombe and Mrs Ralph Knibloe served coffee and doughnuts.***The editor of The Bee is indebted to the thoughtfulness of Major James R. Case for the opportunity of looking over a number of English newspapers which he recently sent home. “Jim,” as we now understand is considerably nearer Germany and as appears at the top of the “Bath and Wilts Chronicle and Herald,” we are all now “one day closer to victory.”***At the annual Poultry and Pigeon Show, held this past week at Odd Fellows Hall, Bridgeport, under the auspices of the Bridgeport Poultry Association, a Buff Wyandotte entered by Albert Karcheski of South Main Street, was judged as best bird in the show.November 14, 1919George L. Clark, a popular clerk at the Brick store, has been having quite a tussle with carbuncles. He was confined to his home Monday.***Mrs Robert D. Knapp and family, who have been residing in Florida for the past three years, have sold their farm in that state and moved back North. They are guests this week of Mrs Jane C Ruffells of Palestine.***A party of Sandy Hook young men J.L. O’Neil, Austin Hurd, Edward Talty, Fred Harris, and Martin McNamara motored to Danbury Wednesday night, and attended the performance of “Merry, Mary Brown” at the Empress theater.***B.H. Fray, the enterprising and popular market man in Hitchcock’s block, is to add a grocery department to his business, which will be appreciated by many. Mr Fray is a hustler and has many friends who wish him success.***William Goodsell, an esteemed resident of Middle district, while carrying a basket of kindlings, fell down the hatchway stairs on Saturday, fracturing his left elbow. Dr W. H. Kiernan attended him and on Sunday took him to Dr Brown’s office in Danbury, where the injured elbow was placed under the X-ray.Please consider sharing your old photographs of people and places from Newtown or Sandy Hook with The Newtown Bee readers. Images can be e-mailed to email@example.com or brought to the office at 5 Church Hill Road to be scanned. When submitting photographs, please identify as many people as possible, the location, and the approximate date.
Change Of Location For Sanctuary EventsThe Newtown Bee has been notified that the next two Sunday at The Sanctuary events — scheduled for Sundays, January 26 and February 9 — have been relocated.The Newtown Bee has been notified that the next two Sunday at The Sanctuary events — scheduled for Sundays, January 26 and February 9 — have been relocated.Originally scheduled at Reed Intermediate School, both events will now take place at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street.The planned programs will remain the same.This weekend’s program theme is “All Creatures Kind & Caring.”All animals thrive from kindness, but different animals require different supports. On Sunday afternoon, from noon to 2 pm, the public is invited to meet ambassador animals and learn how to care for them.Dr Kim Brinton, from Rowanwood Farm and Newbury Farm, will be on site with farm animals.Animal Embassy and Turtle Rescue League representatives will have reptiles, wildlife and exotic animals.Representatives from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Valley Veterinary Hospital will be visiting with companion animals.Adoptable animals will also be visiting, with mobile adoption units from Rising Starr Horse Rescue and Companion Pet Rescue.On Sunday, February 9, the theme will be “Winter Wonders: Believe It or Not!” That program will run from noon until 3 pm.From noon until 2, experts from Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Western Connecticut State University will present an interactive game show and hands-on activities based on winter wonders that surround us. Those planning to attend should bring a table or smart phone with them in order to participate in the quiz show.Weather permitting, there will also be a 2- to 3-mile hike at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Center property beginning at 3 pm. Participants should dress for the outdoors, including footwear for hiking in mud and/or snow. They are also encouraged to bring a camera.Admission is free, but registration is requested for both programs; visit CVHFoundation.org/events.Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the foundation’s website for additional information.
I wonder why it is discouraged to give a gift of clocks in the Chinese New Year
This is great for the Police Department! I guess when you are a small town and don't have many detectives, it helps to have extra people to get evidence! I am surprised though that police officers can have such long hair. I guess it's not as military as I thought. Officer Wickman is so involved in so many things I don't know how he has time to do it all! Congrats Officers!