For four hours each week, farmers market shoppers can take in some outdoor shopping at the Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills. Now in its 13th season, the Newtown event continues to offer fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, organic lemonade and iced tea, plants, jewelry, essential oils, and more. The Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills, set up along the corner of DG Beers Boulevard and 1st Street, is presented Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm. It will continue weekly until sometime in October, weather permitting.
Aaron Johnson’s most recent hobby — a combination of technology, photography, and remote controlled flight — has resulted in wide-angled aerial images of familiar places such as Ram Pasture, Hawley Pond, and last week, shots of Newtown High School’s Blue & Gold Stadium. On August 4 he set up his DJI Phantom II Vision+ drone for a brief flight, which found the drone hovering first above the parking lot, then soaring toward a pale blue sky above the football field. From there he dropped the drone to hover at the 50-yard line, then toward the goal posts.
Standing outside the recently opened Verizon Wireless store in Sand Hill Plaza are, from left, Store Manager Chris Faett, NVAC Chief Mike Collins and Verizon Regional Manager Tamar Bundy. The amount shown on the check they are holding has been doubled, so that the volunteer ambulance corps will now receive $1,000 to underwrite the replacement of damaged and aging AEDs.
A Woodstock Hilltoppers’ player drove a ball deep to left field, over the head of outfielder Bryan Donnelly. A sure extra base hit in today’s game — but this wasn’t today’s game of hardball. Donnelly dove and caught the ball on a bounce for an out.
An out? On a bounce?
Welcome to 1864 rules base ball (that’s two words, not one word, like how we write baseball today).
The next installment of the Sunday Cinema Series sponsored by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will actually be a midweek offering. Some Like It Hot is set for Wednesday, August 19. Screenings at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, will be offered at 1 and 7 pm.
All tickets are $2.
Set in 1929, the 1959 film stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.
David Lydem has stepped down as the unofficial Keeper of the Flagpole. Or, as the retired Newtown Police lieutenant likes to say, “a facilitator of the flagpole.”
The flagpole is easily one of Newtown’s most recognizable landmarks. Located not only in the middle of a major roadway, it is also within the heart of the Borough of Newtown. It has appeared for years in photos, paintings, postcards, and in books; on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; and as the backdrop for countless television broadcasts done from the town center.
The benches began showing up around town last month, inviting those passing by to pause, rest, and remember. By early this week, private contractors, Parks and Recreation employees, and town employees had installed ten of the benches in places as diverse as The Pleasance on Main Street, tucked in next to the rabbit cottage at the back of the property; or at Ferris Farms Creamery, offering an overview of the Creamery and fields across Route 302.
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) this week granted a local industrial firm two zoning variances which the company sought toward its goal of expanding its corrugated cardboard container factory located on the corner of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road.