• Peer-Led ’Tweens Programs Scheduled At Library

    Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, a member of Girl Scout Troop 55005 in Newtown and a rising eighth grader at Newtown Middle School, will present three craft programs this summer at C.H. Booth Library, as part of the requirements to qualify for the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, entails completing what is known as a “Cadette Journey,” comprising numerous steps to develop and put into action a community-based project that reflects a girl’s personal interest. The project requires at least 50 hours of work. “I personally like the library,” said Sabrina, adding that she appreciated the many library programs she had participated in as a younger girl. “I asked [Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber] what I could do for this summer,” said Sabrina.

  • Vendors Needed For 4-H Event

    BETHEL - The Treasure Trunk Flea Market to benefit the Happy Hoofers 4-H Club of Fairfield County will take place Saturday, July 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Fairfield county Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. Vendors are currently sought. Early bird reservations are $20 per space, by Tuesday, July 7; spaces are $30 after July 7. For more information contact Doreen at 203-209-5924, or e-mail happyhoofers4h@gmail.com.

  • See Women's World Cup Action Free Sunday

    Edmond Town Hall is calling all soccer fans and supporters of US Women's Soccer to the Edmond Town Hall theater Sunday, July 5 at 6:30 pm to see the team battle Japan in the Finals. The game will be broadcast on the theater's motion picture screen, and concessions will be available to purchase. According to the Associated Press, the United States has won two World Cup titles, but none since 1999. The Americans have appeared in the semifinals of all seven of the women's tournaments.

  • ‘Liberty Smith’ Read-Through Kicks Off Summer Theater Program

    Consider yourself an American history enthusiast? Think you know all there is to know about the patriotic exploits of George Washington, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Benedict Arnold, and Martha Dandridge (Washington)? Then you should get to know Liberty Smith. More than four dozen youthful but talented cast members starring in this comedic, historical musical being staged this summer by NewArts, a division of the 12.14 Foundation, met for an initial read-through Monday, June 29 in the cafetorium at Newtown High School. A similar exercise happened with the 120-plus actors of NewArts production of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr later in the week.

  • House & Garden Tour Displayed Seven Specimen Properties

    Although it was a cool day riddled with intermittent drizzle, those who attended Newtown Historical Society’s 19th House & Garden Tour on Sunday, June 28, enjoyed the opportunity to sample at close range some of the historical houses and adjacent elaborate gardens found in the Borough, Hawleyville, Botsford, and Sandy Hook. The Matthew Curtiss House at 44 Main Street, which serves as the group’s museum, was the stepping-off point for participants on the self-guided tour, which featured seven properties. On display for tourgoers were the Whalen residence and garden at 65 Main Street; the DaSilva residence at 17 Main Street; the Lincoln garden at 15 Longview Road; the Beers garden at 117 Toddy Hill Road; the Shanley garden at 7 Little Brook Lane; the Sharpe residence and garden at 62 Underhill Road; and the Kerr residence and garden at 6 Old Bethel Road. Tourgoers were allowed to the visit the properties in any sequence they chose during a six-hour period from 11 am to 5 pm.

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  • Theater Review: ‘Hay Fever’ Hits Just The Right Notes

    A classic British comedy is afoot at The Little Theatre in Newtown. Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is being delightfully played out with superb mastery of the disingenuousness and drama essential to this theater genre in which “none of us ever really means anything." The spot-on cast of Town Players of Newtown, who is presenting this show weekends through July 18, is serving up hilarity and chaos with its playful and overly theatrical carrying on.

  • Interns Help NFA Restore Preserve’s Beauty, Health

    Wednesday afternoon, June 24, was calm and bright with cotton clouds stretching across a crisp blue sky. The scene was easy to see for the group of interns working at Nettleton Preserve off Castle Hill Road — one of Newtown’s most photographed and most scenic points. The group is working to remove invasive plants as part of a larger reclamation project. The young men spent their afternoon on the Newtown Forest Association (NFA) property clearing out invasive plants and doing light maintenance. NFA Treasurer Guy Peterson watched as Doug Main pulled up foliage from around the property sign marking the 23-acre preserve — a sloping property where an apple orchard and trails sit below a meadow. That afternoon Mr Peterson noted the hillside filled with an abundance of milkweed. He also mentioned the clusters of poison ivy mixed with the growth being cleared by Matt Krasnickas, Devin Peterson, Brendan Peterson, and Sean Wallace. Missing that afternoon were Ryan Norton and Max McCleary.