• Butcher’s Best Brought A Thanksgiving Feast For FUN

    Butcher’s Best delivered all the makings of a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast — turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and green beans — to Families United in Newtown (FUN) for a Thanksgiving Pot Luck meeting Saturday, November 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

    FUN is a recreational program for families with special needs children created in 2009 in memory of Tyler Jones.

  • Lisa Unleashed: The National Dog Show — A Thanksgiving Tradition

    At first it was the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that lured us to NBC on the holiday morning. Then in 2002 the National Dog Show Presented by Purina premiered — a modern television treatment of a traditional sporting event starring purebred dogs.

    Dog lovers can either tune in to watch John O’Hurley, David Frei, the voice of Westminster and NBC’s Mary Carillo talk dogs on Thursday, November 26, at noon, after the parade, or catch the rebroadcast on Friday, November 27 8 pm.

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering Finds Common Ground In The Golden Rule

    This year it was Newtown United Methodist Church’s turn to host the Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering. An annual event presented by members of Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association, the November 22 service was attended by approximately 45 people who enjoyed just over an hour of prayers, music, texts, and readings from myriad faiths, and an offering that benefited one of the town’s food pantries. Many of the town’s religious leaders participated in the Sunday evening gathering, offering words of strength and support, encouragement and friendship.

  • Toys For Tots Collections Begin November 24

    This holiday season, Masonicare at Newtown will be a donation site for Toys For Tots.

    Starting Tuesday, November 24, Masonicare will have its donation box in place and will be able to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Newtown and the region this holiday season.

    Gifts may be dropped off any time at 139 Toddy Hill Road.

    Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 18. Drop-off boxes will be located in the lobby of Masonicare at Newtown and Lockwood Lodge.

  • Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

    Newtown Police Department is reminding motorists to “Click It Or Ticket.” As part of a national seatbelt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The current campaign was launched November 23, and will continue to November 30.

  • New Trees Offer ‘A Place Of Quiet Reflection’

    A path worn by many passing feet leads to a large stone. Take a left.

    From there, rows of newly planted native crab apple trees reach across Nettleton Preserve — a Newtown Forest Association (NFA) property. They stand amid remnants of an existing orchard chocked by invasives and overgrowth.

  • Fairfield County Giving Day 2016 Announced; Registration Open

    Fairfield County Giving Day will return on March 10, 2016.

    The event is an intense 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites the community around local causes close to the hearts of those who live in or support Fairfield County groups and organizations. Next year will mark the third annual Fairfield County Giving Day effort, a project of Fairfield County's Community Foundation. 

  • NHS Pool To Be Closed Over Thanksgiving Weekend

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is issuing a reminder that the pool at Newtown High School will not be open for open swim Wednesday through Saturday, November 25-28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Residents with parks/pool passes are usually granted access to the NHS pool five days each week. Open Swim is offered Mondays from 7:15 to 9:15 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Open Lap Swim is offered Tuesdays, 6-6:30 pm; Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm; and Thursdays, 6-6:30 am.

  • Complaints Received Concerning Local CCE Canvassing

    The Town of Newtown has received a number of complaints in recent days and weeks concerning representative from a group called Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) soliciting in local neighborhoods.

    The Town issued a statement on Friday, November 20, in regard to a number of complaints received by the First Selectman’s office.

  • Nourishments: The Glory Of Side Dishes

    On one of our first Thanksgivings as a married couple, my husband and I decided to host his parents for the holiday. The thing is, we were pretty strict vegetarians at the time, and there was no way a turkey was going to grace the table. We rationalized that if need be, we would be able to catch a fish, so we settled on grilling a whole salmon for the Thanksgiving Day feast.