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  • Choral Society Taking A Musical Journey To NOLA For Spring Concert

    The Newtown Choral Society will perform “The Soul of New Orleans” as its spring concert, Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

    Two trumpets and a saxophone will accompany the choir with high school band director Kurt Eckhardt on trombone and middle school teacher Bob Nolte on percussion, including the timpani.                               

  • Untreatable Tickborne Disease Spurs Strong Reminder About Prevention

    In the summer of 2014, Newtown Health Director Donna Culbert received a notice from the state Department of Health flagging the presence of an emerging but rare infectious disease that had been isolated in several ticks in Connecticut, that also turned up in a number of other states, including neighboring New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine.

    The tickborne Powassan virus neuroinvasive disease (POWV) was first identified in Connecticut in 2008, Ms Culbert said, and has since been found in local deer populations.

  • Free Aquarion Fishing Permits For Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    EASTON — For the seventh year, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members may also receive free permits this year.

    On Wednesdays, April 22 and May 6, between 8 am to 3:30 pm, qualified anglers can obtain a free fishing permit by going to Aquarion’s Aspetuck Environmental Center at 714 Black Rock Road in Easton.

    Anglers should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment or a military ID/DD Form 214.

  • Smith, With Pastel Demo, At Next SCAN Meeting

    Rae Smith will be demonstrating in pastel at the next meeting of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) on Wednesday, April 22, at 1:30 pm.

    This meeting is open to the public and will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). All are welcome and admission is free.

  • Concert Review: Energized Trio Launched East Coast Tour Before An Appreciative Audience

    On rare occasions, one sees a concert so excellent that it becomes genuinely hard to come up with the words to describe it. The Máirtín O’Connor Trio’s show at Newtown Meeting House, hosted on April 10 by The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, was one of those concerts.

    Everything was perfect. The band members were energized and the house was filled with an appreciative audience. One cannot imagine a better start for the trio’s nine-day East Coast tour.

  • Theater Review: A Serious Night Of Theater In Sherman

    SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr.  This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.

  • Flags To Be Lowered In Honor Of National Day Of Remembrance For Abraham Lincoln

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that in accordance to a proclamation from President Barack Obama, US and state flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 15, in recognition of the national Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Lessons From An Accidental Beekeeper, At Garden Club Meeting

    C. Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Ms Marchese, a beekeeper, lecturer and author, will discuss her book Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper as well as a book she co-authored with Kim Flottum entitled The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey.

  • Concierge Associates Brings Personal Touch To Property Management, Relocation

    Cindy Dessel and Janis Nezvesky-Schertzer love helping people and believe customer satisfaction should be the number one goal of any business. With the opening of Concierge Associates, LLC, in October 2014, the Sandy Hook residents are combining their more than 30 years of experience in corporate relocation, customer service, and people skills to turn the overwhelmed feelings brought on by life events into manageable and pleasant experiences.

  • Police, Fire Officials Probing Suspicious House Fire

    Police and fire officials are investigating an intentionally set fire which was discovered on the night of Monday, April 13, at an unoccupied one-family house under renovation at 52 Taunton Lake Road, overlooking Taunton Lake.

    There were no injuries to firefighters in the incident which caused “moderate” damage to the white Cape-style house, which has a finished second-story. The house is owned by Anna Lisek Boland of Hawleyville, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.