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  • An Annual Showcase Of Local Business

    St Rose School Principal Sister Colleen Smith speaks with Newtown Chamber of Commerce President Tim Haas and Treasurer Scott Anderson on May 20. The three were among those attending Destination Newtown, an annual business showcase presented by the local Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Walter Dolan Named New VFW Post 308 Commander

    On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.

  • NCCB To Offer Two Father's Day Performances Of ‘Sleeping Beauty’

    Victoria Madden, who is playing Princess Aurora/The Sleeping Beauty, for the upcoming special performances of Sleeping Beauty is surrounded during a recent rehearsal by fairies: from left, Elizabeth Delp (playing Fairy of the Crystal Fountain), Vianna Schappach (Fairy of the Songbirds), Katerina Ringes (Fairy of the Enchanted Garden), Monique Dubois (Fairy of the Woodland Glade), and Riley Smith (Fairy of the Golden Vine).

  • Mental Health Month: HEART 9/11 Bringing Peer-To-Peer Support To 12/14 Responders

    When organizers including founder and retired New York Port Authority cop Bill Keegan joined together to form HEART 9/11 — or Healing Emergency Aid Response Team, a peer-to-peer support network for the hundreds of surviving responders to the 9/11 attacks — he had no idea how far his team might go to help counsel shocked, troubled, and traumatized colleagues in police, EMS, and fire services.

  • Garden Club Flower Show To Celebrate 50 Years

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present “JOY! 50 Years of Celebrations,” a standard flower show in celebration of the club’s golden anniversary, which occurred in 2014.

    The show will be presented at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown, on Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. Free and open to the public, the show will be on view Friday from 1 to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. 

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returning, With Musical Guests, May 30

    Boulevard Swing — from left, Alex Lampel, Sofia Chiarandini and Korey Brodsky — will be the guest performers during the next Saturday Night Open Mic.

     

  • Collection Continues For Active Duty Military Personnel

    Readers are invited to continue to honor current troops.

    A donation box has been set up in the lobby of The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road, and will remain in place until May 29. In conjunction with VFW Post 308 Newtown, The Bee is collecting items to be sent to service men and women.

  • Ferris Acres Creamery Seeking Solutions To Traffic Congestion

    Ferris Acres Creamery, a family-operated ice cream stand that opened for business at 144 Sugar Street (State Route 302) in 2004, has become a popular destination for both residents and out-of-towners, seeking to enjoy the pleasures of ice cream amid the bucolic setting of a working dairy farm.

    Over the years, the creamery’s reputation has grown, attracting increasingly large numbers of people to the site.

  • Remembering All Veterans

    Setting out flags in honor of veterans Friday were Newtown Woman’s Club GFWC members and volunteers, from left, Jan Happel, Betty Warner, Marion Thompson, Dave Thompson (with his back turned), and on the far right are Millie Anderson and Pat Bailey. Hidden from view is Coke Cramer. The women set the flags out at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument/The War Memorial at the intersection of Hannover Road and Main Street.

  • New Grilling Cookbook Includes Recipe, Military Story From Newtown

    The Propane Education & Research Council and Food Network personality Sunny Anderson have debuted a new cookbook, The Grilling for Heroes Cookbook: Sizzling Recipes for Your Propane Grill, to raise money for wounded veterans.