• Brownell’s Paintings On View This Month At Municipal Center

    The paintings of Lee Meredith Brownell, a realist and photorealist, are on view Newtown Municipal Center this month.

    A library media associate at Newtown High School and a freelance graphic designer, Ms Brownell earned a bachelor of fine arts with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has also studied art direction at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

  • Boys' Soccer Team Keeps Winning

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team scored a 3-0 win at Weston in a South-West Conference clash, on Saturday, October 10.

    Shane Gattey scored when he hooked in a corner kick, and James Carney and Jack Oltran also hit the back of the net for the soccer team’s fourth straight win, and fifth consecutive game without a loss. Against Weston, goalkeepers Zach Laros and Nick Beourgouis combined to make five saves in the team’s third shutout victory in its last four contests.

  • Low Country Shrimp Boil Planned

    A shrimp boil at Newtown Congregational Church on October 17 will  include a full dinner of shrimp and Andoille sausage or BBQ chicken while raising funds for Back Back Mission in Biloxi, Miss.

  • The Science Of Kindness: Ben's Bells Conference To Be Held In Danbury

    DANBURY — Ben’s Bells Project, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, will present the 2015 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together on Saturday, October 24, at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Avenue.

    The conference will run from 8 am until 4 pm, and admission is free.

  • Main Street Ghost Walk & Candlelight Tours Planned

    Newtown Historical Society’s Ghost Walk through the center of town will be offered Saturday, October 17, with tours departing at 5:30 and 7 pm.

    Following last year’s sold out performance, Martha Bishop will again lead two walks along Main Street telling ghostly stories. The walks will start from The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, and each will be followed by a candlelight tour of the house conducted by costumed docents.

  • ‘Medicare & Medicaid Estate Planning,’ Tuesday At St Rose

    St Rose of Lima Church Outreach Ministry And Visiting Angels will be hosting a Medicare and Medicaid Estate Planning seminar for 2016.

    The workshop will focus on understanding Medicare Basics, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements and Part D Drug Plans for 2016. Current issues for funding long term care, final expenses as well as Medicaid and the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits will also be covered.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show — A Vintage Experience

    Every five years all of us in the dog fancy world don fashionable hats and period outfits to celebrate a commemorative version of an iconic dog show. Since its reincarnation in 2000 by a group of dedicated fanciers, the Morris and Essex Kennel Club dog show has become a modern classic with a serious nod to its traditional roots.

  • Beekeeping In Newtown

    Tucked away in the Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills, Jeff Shwartz picked out a worker bee last month from one of the three hives he owns and maintains on the property.

    Mr Shwartz started beekeeping in 2006. At first he was mainly attracted by honey, but his fascination with the creatures eventually grew.

    Mr Shwartz, a director of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association, now provides wasp and hornet removal services and supplies custom hives for budding, and buzzing, enthusiasts.

  • ‘Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestors In Connecticut’

    The next meeting of The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be on Wednesday, October 14, at 7 pm, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    This month’s guest speaker will be David Perkins, from the Sons of the American Revolution. His subject will be “Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestors in Connecticut.”

    Mr Perkins is a past president of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American, and a member since 1997. He is currently the alternate national trustee for the state society.

  • Legislative Council Approves NHS Band Truck Fund Contribution

    After deliberation, the Legislative Council, during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, approved a $17,540 special appropriation from the Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund for the purchase of a box truck to be used by the Newtown High School Marching Band.

    The truck will be used to transport equipment for the group.