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  • Modeling Event Lands Town ‘Celebs’ On The Runway

    On Saturday, April 18, more than two dozen Newtown officials, staff, and local “celebrities” hit the runway at Rock Ridge Country Club to help support the C.H. Booth Library’s CHBMakers initiative.

    CHBMakers provides patrons of all ages with opportunities to research, develop, and actually create imaginative products through 3D printing, video production, and much more. A variety of platforms for creating is the goal of CHBMakers, moving forward.

  • State Planning For Exit 11 Interchange Improvement Project; Info Session Scheduled

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled a public information session on its  plans to make roadway improvements at and near the Exit 11 interchange of Interstate 84 to alleviate  traffic congestion and thus reduce the motor vehicle accident rate in that area.

  • Horse Guard Annual Spring Trail Ride, Optional Obstacle Course, May 2

    If you ever wanted to ride the scenic trails of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, this is your chance. The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard’s Annual Spring Trail Ride and Optional Obstacle Course will take place on Saturday, May 2, and run from 9 am to noon (rain date, Saturday May 9). The trail begins at the Horse Guard facility located at 4 Wildlife Drive.

  • Tools Of Their Trade: Flagpole Photographers Presenting Cameras, Images At Library

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting “The Progression of Photography,” with 19 cameras ranging from a 1930 Kodak Rainbow Hawk-Eye to a 2010 Canon Powershot, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Daniel A. Kemmerer

    Daniel A. Kemmerer, 46, of Norwood, Ohio, formerly of Newtown, died suddenly on April 15.

    Mr Kemmerer was the son of Joanne and the late Howard Kemmerer.

    He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Thomas Shawhan; four cousins, three nieces, and nine nephews.

    A Requiem High Mass took place April 20, at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood, with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, also in Norwood. The family would appreciate Masses being offered for the repose of Daniel’s soul.

  • McGraw Defends Decision To Headline 'Concert For Sandy Hook Promise'; 11 Families Issue Statement

    HARTFORD — Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.

  • ‘So Be It,’ Sunday: Special Screening Of ‘Astu’ Planned At Edmond Town Hall

    Connecticut Maharashtra Mandal, a not-for-profit organization, is hosting the screening of an award-winning movie at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, April 26.

    The film, called Astu (“So Be It”), will begin at 2:30 pm. The Indian film has English subtitles.

    Tickets  are $10.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returning This Weekend

    Attention young musicians, poets, singers, magicians, and more: the monthly Saturday Night Open Mic returns Saturday, April 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured musicians this month will be good friends Cameron Mitchell and Robby LaPorta, both members of the local band The Talking Skies. While the other two members of the band are unable to participate in the open mic event, Cameron and Robby plan to perform a short set of songs.

  • Wingathlon Family 5K To Honor Sandy Hook Victim

    The first charity Wingathlon will be held on Saturday, May 2, at the Fairfield Hills campus.

    Participants may choose from a Family 5K Run/Walk or a competitive Duathlon (5K run/26K cycle/5K run) event around the scenic roads of greater Newtown. Register online at dylanswingsofchange.org.

  • 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration Is May 2

    While the nation observes Earth Day on April 22, area residents are being invited to continue the celebration at Newtown’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, May 2. The event will again be held at Newtown Middle School between 10 am and 4 pm rain or shine.