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  • Inaugural Chili Cook-Off To Feature Local Restaurants

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Newtown Chili Cook-Off Wednesday, November 5 in the gymnasium at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

    Local restaurants will perfect their chili recipes and enter to compete for the title of “Best Chili in the Greater Newtown Area.”

  • Jugglers & Dancers Added To The Mix For Great Pumpkin Races

    A crew stands by during last year’s Great Pumpkin Races with the Medieval-style trebuchet that occasionally launches pumpkins into the woods behind Edmond Town Hall.

  • Input Still Needed For Tickborne Disease Prevention Survey

    Newtown, through a proposal/bid process, has contracted with MORE Advertising, and has launched a short survey that will capture the public’s current knowledge and perception of risk about tickborne diseases. The survey includes 22 questions, and should not take more than five minutes to complete.

  • Continuing Education Classes To Focus On Women And Finances

    No matter how intelligent they may be, no matter what their status in the work world, Jean Leonard knows that women tend to put financial matters on the back burner.

    “A lot of women don’t have the time to focus on learning about investments and finances,” she said.

    The president of Jean Leonard Wealth Management in Newtown, and a financial advisor and strategist since 1996, she hopes to remedy that deficit through a series of Newtown Continuing Education classes she will lead in October and November.

  • Consultant To Study Key Rock Road Speeding Issue

    The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.

  • St Rose 5K, Walkathon Scheduled

    St Rose of Lima School will hold its annual 5K race and walkathon at the Fairfield Hills campus, from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26.

  • New House Rises In Sandy Hook, Replacing Blighted Structure

    Local electrician Ken Burns has fond memories of his youth living with his family at a compact ranch-style house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook.

    He recalls days of playing in the spacious backyard amid fields and trees which lead to the rustic, winding Sugarloaf Road.

    In the past, the area was generally agricultural, he noted. A large working farm stood across Sugarloaf Road in the area now proposed for the 42-lot Sherman Woods cluster-style residential subdivision.

  • SHOP Announces Plans For Fourth Annual Halloween Walk

    While Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) was putting the final touches on this weekend’s Passport To Sandy Hook (see related story), members were also planning for their Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.

  • Mendelssohn, Brahms & Beethoven On Johannes String Quartet Program

    The Johannes String Quartet, comprised of four gifted instrumentalists, will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, October 26, at 3 pm. It will be the second of six concerts being presented by Newtown Friends of Music this season.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.