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Soft Snow Falls A Week Before Spring

Published: March 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Kyle Trahan squeezes his eyes shut approaching a small jump he built with friends Tuesday.  (Bee Photo, Bobowick)
Kyle Trahan squeezes his eyes shut approaching a small jump he built with friends Tuesday. (Bee Photo, Bobowick)
Jenna Reilly rushed toward a jump that she and friends built from snow this week. (Bee Photo, Bobowick)
Jenna Reilly rushed toward a jump that she and friends built from snow this week. (Bee Photo, Bobowick)
Kyle Trahan is first in line as he and friends, Matthew Weisgerber, Aidan Stout, and Jenna Reilly pass Tuesday afternoon on their sleds at Treadwell Park.  (Bee Photo, Bobowick)
Kyle Trahan is first in line as he and friends, Matthew Weisgerber, Aidan Stout, and Jenna Reilly pass Tuesday afternoon on their sleds at Treadwell Park. (Bee Photo, Bobowick)

Another snowfall on March 13 - one week from the first day of spring - came just days after power returned following a March 7 storm that pummeled the state. Unlike last week's havoc, however, was a cotton-like snow Tuesday that clung to trees until mid-afternoon.


Snowblowers soon hummed and shovels scraped as residents pushed the much lighter snow aside, freeing cars and clearing driveways. Town plows promptly cleared Newtown's streets, and an adventurous few groups of high school students and parents with small children packed up their snowboards and sleds, to leave tracks across Treadwell park.


High on a hill past the baseball diamond were friends Matthew Weisgerber, Kyle Trahan, Jenna Reilly, and Aidan Stout.


With the slope to themselves around noon, the four slid again and again, aiming for a mound built of easily packed snow. Aiden soon burst through the jump, laughing and crawling back to repack it for another run. Huddling above, the group soon rushed downhill in a small caravan, linked together for one pass downhill.


With temperatures stubbornly a few degrees shy of freezing and the first day of spring looming, winter's icy hold lingers.


With temperatures stubbornly a few degrees shy of freezing and the first day of spring looming, winter's icy hold lingers.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2