• Resident Artist Part Of Fairfield Designer Showhouse Project

    FAIRFIELD — Award-winning Darien designer Carey Karlan was one of the featured designers for the Designer Showhouse on the Green presented by St Paul’s Episcopal Church, taking place September 19 to October 25. As part of her design, Ms Karlan also commissioned Newtown artist Joan Cone to create six original sketches of the historical buildings on the green.

    Led by Design Chairman Ellie Cullman and Landscape Design Co-Chairs Diane Devore and Tara Vincenta, more than 15 designers turned the church rectory into a showcase of premier talent.

  • Theater Review: A Vortex Of Action At TheatreWorks New Milford

    Hal Chernoff as Jack/Maxine and Carey Van Hollen as Meg, during a recent dress rehearsal for Leading Ladies at TheatreWorks New Milford. Performances continue weekends through October 10.

  • ‘Mozart, Melot And Mums’ To Help Fund Work Of Kevin’s Community Center

    Unlike years past, when guests gathered for an outdoor “Mozart, Merlot & Mums” celebration, attendees this year will again gather at Edmond Town Hall the annual Kevin’s Community Center fundraiser. MMM 2015 is scheduled for October 10.

  • 'Joy Of Art' Hayride, Wednesday At Castle Hill Farm

    "The Joy of Art" with artist Joy Hoffman invites all children and families  to join in an annual pumpkin picking hay ride on Wednesday, October 7, from 4 to 5 pm, at Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane.

    Donations will be accepted, with all then forwarded to The Avielle Foundation.

    In addition, Ms Hoffman will continue to offer sessions of fun, creative and lively arts and crafts, and yoga for children, Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    Suggested for ages 4-10, registration is requested.

  • Melissa Etheridge Wants To Get Intimate With You... At Solo Shows Monday, Tuesday

    As a lifelong 12-string guitar player, I still recall the day back in 1988 when the first few jangling chords of "Like the Way I Do" came ripping out of the radio, followed by the plaintive, powerful voice of an aspiring singer-songwriter named Melissa Etheridge. 

    While I couldn't really put my finger on exactly what it was that had such intense and immediate appeal, I was far from alone as Etheridge went on to win a Grammy the following year for "Bring Me Some Water," another hit from her self-titled debut. 

  • New Book Celebrates Dogs Who Gave Quiet Comfort To Many Of Newtown’s Young Residents

    When Newtown children returned to school following 12/14, they were welcomed by their teachers, faculty members, and dogs.

    At Reed Intermediate School, comfort/therapy dogs and their owners or handlers spent every day for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year “in service to the staff and students of our school,” RIS teacher Karen Kings tells readers in her foreword to The Dogs of Newtown.

  • Sole Sisters Will Tie The Town Pink To Support Cancer Support Center

    In their fight against breast cancer, the Sandy Hook Sole Sisters (SHSS) & Friends have kicked off their third annual fundraising campaign to “Tie The Town Pink.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the SHSS effort includes hanging large handmade pink bows throughout the community and as a special gesture to friends and family affected by the disease.

  • Flags To Be Lowered For Oregon Shooting Victims

    In response to the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on October 1, which took the lives of ten people including the shooter, President Barack Obama on October 2 ordered United States flags to be lowered to half-staff. Flags are to remain lowered until sunset Tuesday, October 6.

    In a brief proclamation issued Friday, President Obama said it was “a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence” on Thursday that he was issuing the order.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    My name is Michelle Garrity, a Middle Gate and NMS parent, and I endorse Rebekah Harriman-Stites for the Board of Education. I have had the pleasure of working with Rebekah on various committees on the PTA the past couple of years. I have been at MGS for the past nine years and have never seen a PTA president quite like her. If there was a job to get done, she got it done. If there was money to be raised, she found a way.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every Newtown resident had the positive outlook and commitment of John Godin! John currently serves on the Board of Finance and is running again in the upcoming election. His willingness to serve another term would truly benefit our town.