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  • Nourishments: Melon-choly

    With summer in full bloom and melons proliferating on the vines and in the supermarkets, maybe now is not the best time to confess that I grew up a melon hater.

  • Art In Residence ‘Kaleidoscope’ Opening This Weekend

    Art in Residence, a fine art gallery located within the home at 12 Lake Road in Newtown, will host a weekend opening reception for its next show, “Kaleidoscope.”

    The public is invited to join hosts Rosemary and Robert Rau on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, from 1 to 6 pm each day, to enjoy “a feast for the eyes art show.”

  • Local Support Boosts Annual Book Sale

    The Annual Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Book Sale ended Wednesday, July 16, and while the final tally is not yet in, Friends spokesperson Denise Kaiser said that she is optimistic that the numbers generated this year will be comparable to last year’s sale, which generated $108,000. Bills and reimbursement by the book recycling center discoverbooks.com, which takes away the very last of the books for resale or pulp, will determine the final numbers.

  • A Summer Adventure To Gambia

    Katelyn Kean of Newtown, right, with Rosie Hammak, left, and Anna Passaniti, top right, worked together at one of two archeology sites in the Republic of the Gambia this summer. 

  • Computer Programming With Scratch 2.0

    Between students working to create their own games, Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 instructor Tim McGuire offered tips and examples of other ways to improve their projects on Thursday, July 10.

    The course, which was offered through Newtown Continuing Education, ran July 7-11. Mr McGuire, the computer technology teacher at Reed Intermediate School, also offered a WeDo Robotics and a Minecraft course this summer.

  • NCAC Announces Grant For Local Artist, Organization

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will be awarding two grants of up to $1,000 each within the next few months.

    One grant will be awarded to an individual artist living in Newtown and one grant to an arts organization based in Newtown.

  • Theater Review: Not So Plain In The Plain States

    A befuddled and loving dad, H.C. Curry (Jeff Rossman, left) is the figurehead of a family trying to find love and companionship during a personal and environmental dry spell in The Rainmaker. His two sons, Noah (William H. Greenridge IV, second from right) and Jimmy (Thomas Ovitt, right), like their father, want to a mate for their adored yet “plain” sister Lizzie (Stacy-Lee Frome), who is on the brink of being an old maid. Performances by The Sherman Players continue weekends, plus one Thursday night, until August 10.

  • Police Urge Motorist Awareness Of Child Heat Issues

    Town police last week used an electronic display positioned along South Main Street at the Ram Pasture to drive home the message that motorists must make sure that they do not leave children unattended in motor vehicles in the summertime when temperatures inside vehicles can rise to lethal levels.

    The large black electronic display, which is on loan from the state government, flashed sequential phrases that urged motorists to be aware of the problem.

  • State By State, Stitch By Stitch, Local Quilter Creates Support For SkillsUSA

    When she returned to Kansas City last month for the annual SkillsUSA competition, Adell Mastro arrived with her latest quilt creation. A queen-size quilt, “Kansas City: Thank You And Farewell,” had been designed and then hand stitched by the Newtown resident, and was her entry for this year’s national convention.

  • Director And Actor Celebrate Two Decades Of Collaboration

    I Hate Hamlet, the current production by Town Players of Newtown at The Little Theatre, is the 20th full-length play at the Orchard Hill Road theater in which director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has had the pleasure of directing actor Rob Pawlikowski.