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  • ‘So Be It,’ Sunday: Special Screening Of ‘Astu’ Planned At Edmond Town Hall

    Connecticut Maharashtra Mandal, a not-for-profit organization, is hosting the screening of an award-winning movie at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, April 26.

    The film, called Astu (“So Be It”), will begin at 2:30 pm. The Indian film has English subtitles.

    Tickets  are $10.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returning This Weekend

    Attention young musicians, poets, singers, magicians, and more: the monthly Saturday Night Open Mic returns Saturday, April 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured musicians this month will be good friends Cameron Mitchell and Robby LaPorta, both members of the local band The Talking Skies. While the other two members of the band are unable to participate in the open mic event, Cameron and Robby plan to perform a short set of songs.

  • Wingathlon Family 5K To Honor Sandy Hook Victim

    The first charity Wingathlon will be held on Saturday, May 2, at the Fairfield Hills campus.

    Participants may choose from a Family 5K Run/Walk or a competitive Duathlon (5K run/26K cycle/5K run) event around the scenic roads of greater Newtown. Register online at dylanswingsofchange.org.

  • 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.