• ‘Modeling For Makers’ Gala To Benefit Library Technology

    Guests will be surprised at who they see strutting down the catwalk at the “Modeling for Makers” gala event, Saturday, April 18. Hosted by the C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees, heads will turn, said former board member Cathy Geckle, who along with another former board member, Mary Thomas, is organizing the library fundraiser that will take place at Rock Ridge Country Club.

  • Library Program To Address Tech Questions

    Bestselling author Abby Stokes will be at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, April 9, to help “digital immigrants” understand the fast-changing world of technology. For those Baby Boomers (and beyond) not born with a keyboard or mouse in their hand, Ms Stokes will provide comprehensive and jargon-free information with a reassuring and friendly approach.

  • Newtown Parks Lit With New LED Installation

    Newtown’s park lights have been upgraded to new LED fixtures thanks to a $10,000 grant earned through Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program, administered by Eversource. 

    A total of 31 light post fixtures have been replaced with new high efficiency LEDs, which will save the town roughly $4,000 and reduce its energy usage by more than 21,000 kilowatt-hours every year.

  • Comedy Night Planned At Adath Israel

    Congregation Adath Israel will host a night of comedy with Rabbi Sim Glaser, to take place on Sunday, March 15, at 7 pm, at the synagogue, 115 Huntingtown Road in Newtown.

    Rabbi Glaser has performed at the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival for five years running, with sold out shows. He has delighted his synagogue with his own “Late Night with Rabbi Glaser” productions. He has also performed at rabbinical conventions as well as out-of-town synagogues.

  • Learn To Shoot & Edit Video With Your Smartphone

    Just in time for graduations, weddings, and other memorable special events, C.H. Booth Library will offer a three-hour, hands-on workshop “Learn to Shoot & Edit Video With Your Smartphone.” The program will take place Sunday, April 12, from 1 to 4 pm, in the library’s meeting room. 

    Instructor Paul Frega, a 30-year video professional, will explain best practices on how to shoot video with either an iPhone or a Droid, and will provide training on using free or low-cost editing software.

  • PWA Seeking New Members

    The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.

    The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.

  • 2nd Annual James Mattioli 5K, March 21 In Milford

    MILFORD — Runners and walkers are invited to flood the streets of Milford on Saturday, March 21, to honor the memory of James Mattioli on the weekend of his birthday.

    James was one of the 20 children who died in the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012.  The race, which drew over 1,200 participants in its inaugural event last year, will feature a certified 5K course, a kids event, and a variety of local food trucks with food for purchase at the finish line. 

  • RCN Art Therapy Is A Splash

    Resident and artist Dave Brooker’s cheeks and hair bore rainbow splashes of paint. His hands, white smock, and shoes also carried a slash of red, smudge of blue, and random dabs in many colors as he led children through an afternoon of art in his Newtown studio late last week.

    With several Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) members on hand, a group of children visited on March 6 and squinted behind goggles as they grabbed up paint brushes and threw paint at the walls, overhead, and in wet swaths across the floor.

  • Free Screenings Of 'Into The Woods,' March 13-15 At ETH Theatre

    Walt Disney’s Into The Woods begins screening tonight at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Interfaith Seder Being Planned

    The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association and Newtown’s houses of worship will continue their tradition of an Interfaith Seder on Sunday, March 29.

    This year’s event, which will coincide with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.

    The ceremony of tradition, food and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.  

    A $5 donation is requested per person.