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  • Jingle Jam, House Tours, Holiday Fun Filled The Weekend

    ’Twas the night before the 29th annual Holiday Festival’s daylong celebration, which started with a dash of musical cheer. Filling the Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room with seasonal songs and the plucky sound of banjo and guitar strings was the Goldrush band, playing a mix of bluegrass, folk, and holiday favorites.

    The Jingle Bell Jam on Saturday night, December 6, was a new part of a traditional Holiday Festival to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS).

  • Holiday Festival, Including Historic Homes Tour, Returns This Weekend

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

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    We hear that 1,000 peace cranes are in flight once again. Extending the gesture of 1,000 folded paper cranes sent to the First Congressional Church of Santa Barbara by the Newtown Congregational Church, following the Isla Vista murders in California earlier this year, the Santa Barbara Church sent 1,000 peace cranes this past Monday to the Everett United Church of Christ near Marysville, Wash., where four high school students were killed in a shooting there, last month.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ Taking A Traditional Place In Holiday Festival

    The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice’s Malenkee Dance Company held a dress rehearsal Friday, November 21, preparing for the upcoming performances of Nutcracker Suite. Dancers will take the stage at Edmond Town Hall during the annual Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 7, at noon and 2 pm. From left in their rat costumes are Chelsea Fowler, Annie Fowler, and Taegan Smith, surrounding Clara (Elizabeth Delp).

  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • Gingerbread House Contest Returning For Holiday Festival

    The 29th Newtown Holiday Festival will host a Gingerbread House Contest as one of its events on Sunday, December 7.

    Introduced in 2007, the competition invites families, friends, organizations and even individuals to create a candy confection to be put on view during the run of the five-hour event.

  • Goldrush ‘Jingle Bell Jam’ Concert: Something New For The Holiday Festival

    Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.

  • Annual Holiday Festival Offers A ‘Trolley’ Good Time For Guests

    The 28th Annual Holiday Festival on brought both a touch of tradition and something new to guests this year.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I was grateful for my fur coat when I scurried into the Bee editorial department Monday morning. Just in time for one of the chilliest days yet, the radiators in that section of the building refused to cough up any heat. Naturally, I sought out the sanctuary of the warm conference room and any other cozy spot around town. That’s when I found out about something that at least warmed my heart.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Does Newtown have the most polite drivers? We’ll soon find out. NHS Principal Charles Dumais announced this week that the high school will be running a “traffic experiment” the mornings of November 25, November 26, and November 27. The school has coordinated the experiment with the Newtown Police Department, Newtown High School Security, and All-Star Transportation, according to Mr Dumais. During those mornings there will be NO traffic control officer in place.