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Authors And Illustrators Bring A Fairy Tale Weekend To Newtown

Published: May 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
Acclaimed authors and illustrators gathered in Newtown over the weekend and crafted an atmosphere of wonder and excitement that seemed to come straight from a storybook. The two-day event titled “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” featured 27 prolific and illu...

Theater Review: "Seascape" At TheatreWorks New Milford Offers Thurberesque Fable, Another Great Production

Published: May 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
It's easy to poke fun, but for many people retirement is a critical stage. With the children gone from the nest, and your old job filled by a perfectly competent replacement, your identity is up for grabs. Deciding what to do with yourself can be both invigorating and terrifying. That's the emot

Theater Review: Highly Enjoyable Mindless Fluff At Goodspeed, Just Like Musicals Used To Be

Published: May 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
The original Broadway production of Good News! ran for 557 performances back in the Gatsby era, starting in 1927, and closing months before the stock market bad news that initiated the Great Depression. The season opening production at Goodspeed Opera House reinforces the theater's reputation for pu

Nearly 200 Dogs Turn Out For Annual 'Mutt Strutt'

Published: May 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
All things canine were on display and celebrated Saturday, May 18, at Fairfield Hills as the town staged the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt event at the sprawling campus, providing dog owners with recreational activities keyed to their pets.The centerpiece of the family-oriented event was a dog walk du

Nearly 200 Dogs Turn Out For Annual 'Mutt Strutt'

Published: May 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
All things canine were on display and celebrated Saturday, May 18, at Fairfield Hills as the town staged the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt event at the sprawling campus, providing dog owners with recreational activities keyed to their pets.The centerpiece of the family-oriented event was a dog walk du

With Painted Ceramic Hearts, Newtown Has An Opportunity To Pay It Forward

Published: May 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Judy Pederson returned to Newtown early last week, and again at the beginning of this week. This time Ms Pederson was packaging and then transporting painted ceramic hearts from Newtown to Boston. The painted hearts are the latest in an ongoing project called Hearts of Hope. Newtown was introduced t

With Painted Ceramic Hearts, Newtown Has An Opportunity To Pay It Forward

Published: May 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Judy Pederson returned to Newtown early last week, and again at the beginning of this week. This time Ms Pederson was packaging and then transporting painted ceramic hearts from Newtown to Boston. The painted hearts are the latest in an ongoing project called Hearts of Hope. Newtown was introduced t

Five Boro Bike Tour Caps A Journey Through 'The Wilderness' Of A Rare Disorder

Published: May 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Among the 30,000 bicyclists breezing through the five boroughs of New York City in the annual Five Boro Bike Tour, Sunday, May 5, were six members of the Newtown Venture Crew 70 and one of their advisors, Peter Van Buskirk.The 40-mile bike trip that starts just north of Battery Park at the tip of Ma
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