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  • Denise Kaiser Awarded Library Friends’ Individual Achievement Award

    Denise Kaiser, Friends of the C.H. Booth Library volunteer, might be “flabbergasted” to find that she has been awarded the Friends of Connecticut Library (FOCL) Individual Achievement Award for 2013, but her nominators Jim Maher, the local Friends president, and C.H. Booth Library Director Janet Woycik, are not at all surprised.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Humor, Wit Bubble Up In Sudsy Fundraiser

    A performance of Casey Carle’s BubbleMania was staged on Saturday, April 27, at Edmond Town Hall. The show combined visual comedy, quick wit, science, art, and humor. The performance, sponsored by Newtown Junior Women’s Club, was a fundraiser for the group and for Be...

  • Snapshot: Alisa Farley

    A weekly profile of a Newtown resident.

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • Sandy Hook Promise To Present ‘Finding Your Invincible Summer’

    The Reverend Ed Bacon, Episcopalian priest and rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., and Rhinebeck, N.Y., Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser will present “Finding Your Invincible Summer,” Thursday, May 9, at Newtown Middle School, beginning at 7 pm.

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...

  • A "Save The Date" For Julie Allen Bridals

    Julie Allen Bridals announced on April 23 a “save the date” of its own on its Facebook Page. “Our episode of ‘I Found the Gown’ is set to air on Friday, May 17, at 10 pm!” the post read. The TLC show is hosted by the owners of Vows Bridal Outlet in Watertown, Mass. Vows owners Rick and Leslie DeAngelo host the show, which features the pair visiting other bridal shops searching for dresses that are no longer running or not selling well. The dresses, after being purchased from the other bridal shops, are then sold at a reduced rate at Vows.

  • Raised Baptist, Schooled By Prisoners, Steve Bell Bringing His Inspired Music To Newtown

    Born into a musical family, Steve Bell has been performing and touring since he was eight years old. He will be bringing his talents into Newtown Sunday, May 5, for a concert at St Rose of Lima at 7:30 pm. During a chat with The Newtown Bee earlier this week, Mr Bell talked about how his career in music was influenced by his father, who was a prison chaplain.

  • Experienced Restaurateur Assembling New Dishes, Atmosphere At Foundry Kitchen And Tavern

    It’s one thing for a restaurant operator to assemble an array of mouth-watering entrees, soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts, but Foundry Kitchen and Tavern owner Christopher Bruno has taken his tasks far beyond the former Stone River Grille’s kitchen walls. He has been involved in every facet of the restaurant’s physical redesign as well. From the deconstruction process that has left the interior sparse and rustic, but at the same time welcoming, to a number of tables and serving surfaces that he and staff members have built or reclaimed, Mr Bruno’s experienced touch can be seen at every turn. The new restaurant's progressive American menu will focus on beef, seafood, and other tavern specialties.