- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:39 am
Recognized by critics, audiences and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles.
The quintet has literally been around the world, concertizing in 49 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe 18 times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.
Concert Preview: Máirtín O’Connor Trio Bringing ‘A Great Sense Of Adventure’ To Meeting House PerformanceTuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:33 am
The Máirtín O’Connor Trio have toured the world with legendary Irish singer Christy Moore, with Australian guitar master Tony Emmanuel, and with the beloved fiddler Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition ensemble. They have played to full capacity audiences in venues such as Lincoln Center and UCLA’s Royce Hall.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:02 am
A free mattress and book recycling point will be part of this year’s Earth Day Festival. The festival will return to the front lawn of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:49 am
Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, members of Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 place new flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Newtown, a way of honoring departed service members each May.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:37 am
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead announced March 26 that the open burning season is extended to May 15 to allow residents sufficient time to burn small brush for its disposal.
Open burning season normally starts on November 1 and extends to April 1, but the season is being extended by more than six weeks in view of the recent cold and snowy winter.
Brush that typically would have been in the open by this time of year may still be underneath the snowpack, resulting in the fire marshal extending the open burning season.
- Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:16 am
Grace Family Church will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 1 pm.
The public event will again be held at Treadwell Park, 49 Philo Curtis Road.
This is a family event and all children up to age 12 can participate in the egg hunt.
A program under the pavilion will include games, music, puppets, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
- Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:11 am
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has postponed a public hearing on a 74-unit multifamily housing complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, which initially had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.
The WSA public hearing on local developer/builder Michael Burton’s request for sanitary sewer service for the project has been rescheduled to 7 pm on Thursday, April 9, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.
- Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:10 am
Police Commission members conducted a special meeting last week to discuss the traffic problems posed by the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. They invited the chief elected official of the borough to discuss the matter with them.
But Borough Warden James Gaston, Sr, urged the Police Commission on March 24 to broaden its review of local traffic issues and to support having a traffic study performed on town roads, generally. Mr Gaston also is a town selectman.
- Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:05 am
On Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1, at 8 pm, the Mystery Players of Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown, N.Y., will present the Stations of the Cross in a very creative way at St Rose of Lima in Newtown.
The Mystery Players bring the stations to the modern level through the use of special lighting, music, pantomime, and paraliturgical readings. Using the sanctuary of the church as a stage, The Paschal Mystery is recreated in a moving, dramatic presentation.
- Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:04 am
The cable television program Unity in Diversity can be viewed on Charter Community Vision (Channel 192) each Monday at 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The program features interviews with prominent pastors, rabbis, imams, and other spiritual leaders of a variety of local faith communities.