Features

Digging Into DNA, Newtown Residents Discover Their Ancestry: Sally (Leety) Stevens

Published: March 23, 2019 at 07:00 am
More than 20 million people throughout the world have begun exploring their genealogy through websites like ancestry.com and 23andme.com . Whether the person is hoping to gain insight on their family’s past, connect with living relatives, or know their genetic

New Comedy Written As Classic Farce To Receive Northeast Premiere, Directed By Newtown Resident

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:45 am
Set in the 1940s but published less than a decade ago, "The Mayfair Affair" is a richly comic tale of a man desperate to protect his fortune and reputation as threats of dissolution loom over his marriage and his once vast estate. Newtown resident Deana Merchant is directing and acting in the upcoming Theater at Walnut Hill production of Joseph Frost’s farce, which she calls “a really cute little comedy of errors and misunderstandings.”

Officials Say Newtown Is Blessed With Countless Good Food Options

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
March is National Nutrition Month, and local health officials say that Newtown residents are blessed with loads of options to access good, fresh, healthy food — from its farms and markets to the wide variety of food establishments that work to source as much as possible of what they serve from local providers, 365 days a year.

The Top Of The Mountain

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

Newtown Historical Society Docents Host Open House At Matthew Curtiss House

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
The Newtown Historical Society hosted a free open house, from noon to 4 pm, at the Matthew Curtiss House on March 17. Throughout the afternoon, docents gave tours of the building, which was constructed in 1750 and is home to

Snapshot: Michelle Brown

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
Occupation: I am Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences at Western Connecticut State University. I started on July 16, 2018. I was in the English department teaching at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., and became the department

Once Removed Rock Edmond Town Hall’s Dark Night Cabaret

Published: March 21, 2019 at 07:00 am
Edmond Town Hall kicked off St Patrick’s Day weekend with the second installment of its four-week Dark Night Cabaret series on the evening of March 15. While renovations continue to take place in the Edmond Town Hall’s main theater space,

A Magical Staging Of ‘Mary Poppins’ At NHS This Weekend

Published: March 20, 2019 at 03:45 pm
Newtown High School students are making magic on the school’s auditorium stage: the spring musical, Mary Poppins, is being staged Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24.
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