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  • Indoor Tennis Programs

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is offering an indoor tennis program through Fairfield County Tennis at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, which has indoor regulation tennis courts.

    The next indoor season begins on February 3. Clinics will run for ten weeks and are offered for Pee Wee (ages 4-5), Juniors (ages 6-8, 9-12 and 11-14), for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Low Intermediate, and Intermediate.

  • Blizzard Warning Issued For Newtown, Region; ‘Crippling And Possibly Historic Storm’ Approaching

    Newtown Public Works crews spent the majority of Saturday working to clear the town’s roads of a quick snowstorm that dropped approximately 6-8 inches of snow and a small amount of freezing rain on Newtown before the storm cleared by late morning. Now it looks like the same employees who spent up to 15 hours working on January 24 need to get ready for a second storm, and this one may be very serious. The National Weather Service this afternoon has upgraded a Winter Storm Watch that had included most of Fairfield County to a Blizzard Warning.

  • Closings, Cancellations

    Readers, groups and individuals with events planned for Saturday — or even Sunday, if this storm hangs around — that will be affected due to the weather are invited to contact Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks with this information.

  • Community Foundation Issues New Survey, Calls For Response

    As members of the Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, members of The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation have the responsibility to solicit input from the public as to the ongoing needs of all of those who have been affected by the 12/14 tragedy.

    Foundation members include Chairman Chris McDonnell, Vice Chair Joeline Wruck, Gavin Arneth, Dr Robert Bazuro, Jennifer Clark, Kevin Cragin, the Reverend Rob Morris, Scott Ruszczyk, Addie Sandler, Bob Schmidt, and Connie Sullivan.

  • Nourishments: Good Morning! It’s Breakfast Time!

    Ah. There’s nothing like a steaming cup of hot cocoa and a Pop Tart to start the day. At least, that’s what I thought as a kid, when that was what woke me up and got me out the door to school. I was only half right, though.

    Eating something after a night’s rest is important, but choosing the right breakfast foods makes the difference between a whole morning of satisfaction and a brief burst of energy followed by a slump.

  • Registration Nearly Full For June Newtown Car Show

    The 2015 Newtown Car Show is slated for June 20, with up to 250 exotic cars to be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street.

    As of January 21, just 43 openings remained for car owners hoping to reserve a parking location for their vehicles on what show Co-Chair Chris Sferruzzo is hoping will be a sunny Saturday. Spaces for 250 cars are planned.

  • Newtown’s First Baby Of 2015 Makes Her Entrance ‘Nice And Easy’

    Ten hours after her mother went into labor, Angelina Jean Berger was born on Tuesday, January 6. Her arrival was much easier on her mother than older sister Alexandra’s arrival.

    “She was 56 hours of labor,” Jessica Berger said Wednesday evening, looking toward her older daughter while cuddling Angelina in her lap. Gesturing toward the newborn, Jessica added, “She was nice and easy.”

  • Incentive Housing-10: P&Z Creates New Zone For Multifamily Complexes

    Following lengthy discussion at a heavily attended January 15 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing, commission members unanimously approved a new set of zoning regulations that would cover high-density, multifamily housing complexes that include an affordable housing component.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses Part II

    Knowing how much extra to feed your horse in cold weather starts with knowing what to feed him year-round to keep him in good weight depending on his age, breed, exercise level, and his general overall health. In the wild, horses free feed themselves exclusive on forage or pasture grasses and plants. In today’s modern world of stabled horses, free-feed pasture has been replaced by limited feed of hay and concentrated feed like whole grains like oats or corn or a processed pelleted feed.

  • Sandy Hook Chief: Halstead Reflects On 50 Years Of Firefighting

    Volunteer firefighting is not a simple task. During all types of weather and at any time of day or night, an emergency call may sound, summoning firefighters from wherever they may be, and whatever they may be doing to respond to the scene of an emergency.

    For the past half century in Newtown, Bill Halstead has been among those who showed up to help.