• Historical Society Program Will Explore Attempts To Create Utopia

    Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society. On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth.

  • St Rose Bingo Night April 12

    The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on April 12. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30. Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes.

  • Author To Speak On Healing Power Of Nature During Two Free Programs, April 5

    Author and speaker Richard Louv will be the featured guest at the upcoming program, “Peace And The Natural World: The Restorative Power of Nature Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play.” He will be offering two talks in Newtown with book signings on April 5, first at 1:3...

  • Armstrong & Race Car To Make A Stop At VFW

    Kyle Armstrong will be bringing his dirt modified big block race car to the VFW in Newtown on Sunday, April 7, at 2 pm. The public is invited to see the car and enjoy refreshments at the VFW.

  • Egg Hunt Is A 'Huge' Success

    A sunny spring day Saturday, March 30, found hundreds of parents and children crowding Treadwell Park, eager for this year’s egg hunt. “It’s starting,” someone shouted as children lined up, waiting to rush the field and gather plast...

  • Parade Committee Sees That Newtown Marches On

    The Irish melodies played by bands nationwide in St Patrick's Day parades are still swirling on the currents, but it is not too early to start thinking about a parade that is near and dear to the hearts of so many: The 52nd annual Newtown Labor Day Parade. Newtown Labor Day Parade President Beth Caldwell and committee members Robin Buchanan, Andy Cluff, Dan Cruson, Ellie Whalen, Stacey Olszewski, Betsy Kenyon, Kym Stendahl, Kelly Stendahl, Steve Bigham, and Tom D’Agastino began meeting in January to plan the September 2 event. “We’re trying to keep the parade all about Newtown this year, and all that makes it special,” Ms Caldwell said Thursday, March 28. With that in mind, she is pleased to announce the parade theme for 2013, “We Are Newtown — Marching Strong!”

  • Easter Egg Hunt At Treadwell Park, Saturday: The Real Meaning Of Easter, And Some Fun

    Grace Family Church (formerly Grace Christian Fellowship) will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at Treadwell Park. Children up to age 12 are invited; groups have been traditionall divided by age for the egg hunts. Shown here are 10-to 12-year-olds racing toward the East...

  • The Top of The Mountain

    The news of Newtown from a cat's point of view

  • The Way We Were

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

  • Snapshot - Suzanne Zuckerman

    Suzanne Zuckerman is a nurse in the intensive care unit at Danbury Hospital.