• Flagpole Photographers Camera Club Programs, Annual Exhibition

    Flagpole Photographers is a local non-profit group that enables members to share their images and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Members are from diverse backgrounds, with photographic skills ranging from beginning novices to professional photographers. On Thursday, May 29, the club will host a “Program Night,” featuring an open discussion on photography tips and tricks on shooting portraits. All levels of camera enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. On Thursday, June 12, at 7:30 pm, the club will host a general meeting and members' photo competition. Meanwhile, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting its 2014 Annual Exhibition until June 12.

  • Newtown Family Will Host Return Visit Of Fresh Air Child; Additional Hosts Sought For 2014

    When Heather and Chris Peck first learned about The Fresh Air Fund in a local newspaper, they thought The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program would be a terrific opportunity for a New York City child. The Pecks knew they lived in a beautiful neighborhood with ample amounts of fresh air, so in 2012 Heather, Chris, and their children Justin, age 11, and Anna, age 9, decided to open their hearts and Newtown home to a Fresh Air child. The Pecks are among those planning to welcome children into their homes again this summer, through The Fresh Air Fund program. Host families are still being sought for children planning to visit the area in July and August. One group of campers will be arriving in Newtown on July 22, and staying until August 12. Another group will be arriving August 2 and staying until August 9.

  • 25th Annual Hospice Breakfast Fundraiser Set For June 11

    Marg Studley and Marie Sturdevant, co-chairpersons of the Newtown Chapter of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, have announced that the annual fundraising and volunteer thank you breakfast will take place Wednesday, June 11, at The Waterview in Monroe. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the breakfast honoring the many volunteers and caregivers of Regional Hospice. The yearly event also serves to thank the community, and to raise funds to support the organization known for its devotion to the comfort and care of terminally ill patients and their families. Regional Hospice serves more than 500 area patients and their families each year.

  • Lakeside Gallery To Host Annual Art Show

    Local artist Patricia Barkman will hold her annual Taunton Lakeside Gallery art show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. “A Gallery In The Garden” will take place at 49 Taunton Lake Road from 2 to 4 pm on those days. Submissions this year will also include several works from children.

  • Animation Workshop Series For Young Artists Begins May 28

    Earlier this spring Ben’s Lighthouse offered a workshop called “Meet the Animator.” For contractual reasons, the artist’s name and the company he works for were not announced, but it was a lead animator from a major animation studio who visited town that day and offered "an amazing day," according to Ben's Lighthouse Co-Chair Carla Tischio. Following on that success, Ben's Lighthouse will host a free four-week animation series for young adults, scheduled to begin next week.

  • Food Pantry To Benefit From June Car Show

    While car enthusiasts of all ages will have a chance to check out and admire myriad vehicles during a special car show being planned for June 14, FAITH Food Pantry will ultimately benefit from the event. The car show will be presented in the parking lot of of Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street. Store manager Rich Marcucio is organizing the event, which will run from 9 am until 4 pm, to raise funds and food for the food pantry. Rain date is Saturday, June 21. There will not be any formal awards presented, but show attendees will be invited to vote for their favorite vehicles by placing non-perishable food items in boxes located in front of each vehicle. All of the donations, including the vehicle fees, will be delivered to FAITH Food Pantry following the car show.

  • Demo On Landscape Painting In Oil, May 28 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Paul Batch demonstrating landscape painting in oil at its meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at 1:30 pm. The meeting will be Newtown Meeting House. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Strutt Your Mutt At New Location This Year

    Friends of Park and Bark are preparing for the Fifth Annual Strutt Your Mutt Dog Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at 11 am. This year’s event will be at the recently opened dog park on Old Farm Road. After years of fundraising for the dog park and the event being held at Fairfield Hills, this year’s event represents a new location for the fundraiser.

  • NHS Pool Closing For Season; Treadwell & Eichler’s Ready To Open

    The pool at Newtown High School will be closing for public use on Thursday, May 22, at 7:15 am, for the season. The pool at Treadwell Park, on Philo Curtis Road, and the beach at Eichler’s Cove Beach & Marina, at the end of Old Beach Road, will open for the season on Saturday, May 24.

  • Screening Of ‘Hitler’s Children’ Planned At Synagogue

    On Sunday, June 1, at 2 pm, Bob Praver will host a screening of "Hitler’s Children" at Congregation Adath Israel. Mr Praver is the father of Rabbi Shaul Praver, the spiritual leader of the temple, located at 115 Huntingtown Road. The film is about the children and grandchildren of Adolph Hitler’s henchmen: Heinrich Himmler, Hans Frank, Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hoess and Amon Goeth. These offspring have inherited a legacy that permanently associates them with probably the greatest crime in all of history.