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  • 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration Is May 2

    While the nation observes Earth Day on April 22, area residents are being invited to continue the celebration at Newtown’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, May 2. The event will again be held at Newtown Middle School between 10 am and 4 pm rain or shine. 

  • Double Dan Horse Show Canceled

    The Double Dan Horsemanship show, “Liberty Horse Performance,” has been canceled.

    The show was to be held at the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard’s Fairfield Hills grounds on May 16.

  • Planting And Planning Ahead For Fall And Winter

    At the Town and Country Garden Club’s annual plant sale on May 9, situated as always in front of The Inn at Newtown, native shrubs will be on sale along with roses, lilacs, member-grown perennials, shade trees, special gifts for Mother’s Day, and more.

  • Change Of Plans For Live At ETH Show

    On Friday, May 8, at 7 pm, Julian Lage will headline the tenth show in Newtown’s Live at the Edmond Town Hall series.

  • Newtown Foster Parents Honored By DCF

    There is an art to successful foster parenting, and Newtown residents Nancy and John Schreiner have seemingly mastered it, despite having fostered just two teenagers in the four years they have been licensed. So much so, that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) named the couple as the Star Family for the month of April, and during the May 1-2 Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents Annual Conference at the Mystic Marriott, the Schreiners will be honored as the Family of the Year for the Danbury region.

  • Mildred L. Young

    Mildred L. Young of Modesto, Calif., died at Samaritan Village on March 29, at 101 years of age.

    Mrs Young and her husband Henry lived for a number of years and raised three of their children in Newtown. Mrs Young was a devoted member of St Rose Church of Newtown, the Carmelite Order, and worked for the Grand Union Grocery. She retired in 1976.

    The family also lived for some time in Bridgeport, where four of the Young children were raised.

  • Commission On Aging Chair Says Meeting, Agenda Likely Violated FOI Laws

    The agenda for an unusual Saturday special meeting of the town’s Commission on Aging (COA) appeared to lack necessary details to conform to state Freedom of Information laws, and discussions during the meeting may have led at least one of the commissioners to threaten to resign.

    Commission Chair Curt Symes said he is researching whether an amended agenda could be filed after the fact, while acknowledging that much of the subject matter discussed in the April 11 closed session would be coming up in the next public meeting of the panel.

  • Trail Extension Begins At Fairfield Hills

    John Spremullo with LRM Construction stepped down from a dump truck cab Tuesday, April 14, and watched as Ryan Clark worked a backhoe to create a 10-foot-wide path along Mile Hill South at the corner of Keating Farms Road.

    Tuesday morning was the second day of trail extension work at Fairfield Hills. The work will provide a paved, ADA-accessible surface extending the campus trails by 4,200 feet, or slightly less than one mile.

  • 'Bring A Friend' Night At St Rose Bingo, Friday

    The next Friday Night Bingo event will be Friday, April 24. Games are played in Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall, adjacent to St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.

    Now that the bad weather is behind us, organizers are inviting regular players to return, and to bring their family and friends for a night out featuring Bingo fun and cash prizes. Bring someone new to St Rose Bingo and you’ll both get a surprise gift at the door.

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Offering Volunteer Orientation Sessions

    Who is Ben? What is a Ben’s Bell? Where are Ben’s Bells hung? How are Ben’s Bells made? What is the Be Kind mission all about?

    Area residents who are interested in learning the who, what, where, how, and why of the Ben’s Bells Project have two opportunities to attend an Advanced Volunteer Orientation this month.

    The Ben’s Bells Newtown studio, at 17 Church Hill Road, will offer 60-minute presentations on Tuesday, April 28. Sessions will begin at noon and 6:30 pm.