• Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.

  • New Programs Announced For HealingNewtown, April 19-20

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. New events added to the art space's schedule include a mask performance by The Masque Theatre Company, and a card making workshop for ages 9-14.

  • Appraisal Day And Open House: Sunday Programs By Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society will host a pair of events on Sunday, April 7. At Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, appraisers with various specialties will be available to help visitors identify and appraise antique items. Diagonally across the street, the historical society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House.

  • Newtown Children Invited For Free Create-A-Bear Event

    George A. Powell American Legion and Auxiliary of Newtown will sponsor a Create a Bear event on Saturday, April 13, for children who live in Newtown and Sandy Hook. This special event is being made possible through the efforts of Jeffrey Craddoc (The Bear Man), a disabled veteran and an American Legion member who opened his Create-A-Bear store in 2004 and is always looking for ways to make a difference with his bears.

  • Former NHS AFS Student Still Traveling, Writing, Sharing

    Five decades after being an American Field Service student from Newtown High School, Sas Carey is still traveling. Now Wren Song Press has published Ms Carey’s experiences in a book, "Reindeer Herders in My Heart: Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia." Ms Carey will be at Byrd’s Books in Bethel to offer an author’s talk and a reading from her book on Tuesday, April 16. In addition, she will present slides and videos from her travels.

  • Juggling Club To Be At The Pleasance Saturday

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 6, at The Pleasance. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts.

  • On The Road with Shannon Hicks, for the week ending April 5, 2013

    Local music news and national touring updates for shows coming into Connecticut, collected by Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks.

  • Groundbreaking "Seven," By Seven, To Be Presented By Stray Kats Theatre Company

    Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Seven, a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women leaders around the world. A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, Seven i...

  • "The Little Dog Laughed" To Open Town Players 2013 Season

    Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, a scathingly funny, of-the-moment show, will open May 3 at The Little Theatre. Originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater, the story features well-known actor Mitchell (being p...

  • Newtown Arts Festival Issues Call To Artists

    The Newtown Arts Festival Committee has issued a Call To Artists for its Second Annual Festival. The 2013 festival will be a week long celebration of the arts culminating with a September 21-22 artists market, fine arts gallery tent exhibits, live music an...