The owner of commercial real estate at 111 South Main Street, which is near the 116 South Main Street site proposed for the construction of a Tractor Supply Company store, has filed a court appeal challenging and seeking to reverse the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) controversial decision earlier this month to change the zoning designation of 116 South Main Street from R-1 (Residential) to South Main Village Design District/Special Design District-4 (SMVDD/SDD-4).
Dave Cicchesi, kneeling, waited for the day after Thanksgiving to set up a display of inflatable Christmas decorations on the front lawn of his Key Rock Road home. While Mr Cicchesi was busy anchoring a penguin playing with a snowman’s head, his friend Norm Laneuville was trying to get the penguin to stay upright. While many others were out trying to take advantage of Black Friday deals on November 27 the two men, both drivers for All-Star Transportation in Newtown, were enjoying the warm temperatures on their holiday.
The 2015 Tag-A-Gift program kicked off Monday, November 23, with the decorating of a tree in the lobby of Edmond Town Hall.
Tag-A-Gift is a collaboration of the Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NWJC) and Golden Opportunities to provide holiday gifts for less fortunate children and senior citizens in town. NJWC coordinates the collection and wrapping of holiday gifts for children, and this year for elderly residents, too, as part of the larger Holiday Basket drive led by The Newtown Fund.
Boy Scout Troop 770 will be conducting its annual Christmas wreath sale Thanksgiving weekend.
Scouts will sell wreaths to the public at several locations along Church Hill Road on Saturday, November 28, from 10 am until noon. They will also be at St Rose Church on Sunday, November 29, following each Mass (which begin at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 am and noon and 5 pm).
The wreaths are 22-inch fresh balsam fir with a festive bow and cost $15 each.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will present a watercolor demonstration during its next program, scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, at 1:30 pm. Diane Dubreuil of New Milford will demonstrate landscape painting with watercolors and describe her experiences as a plein air watercolorist.
The program will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The program is open to the public and admission is free.