Newtown Senior Center

  • A Successful Senior Center Bazaar

    To the Editor:

    Newtown has the best senior center members!

    Thank you to many and from many who participated in the annual Senior Center Bazaar.

    Last Saturday our center was bubbly with activity and excitement of shoppers, bakers  and volunteers  supporting their Senior Center. All proceeds from the bazaar went into the Senior Center gift fund... by the seniors, for the seniors.
    Many couldn't believe the crafts and the prices! All were in the spirit for the upcoming Holiday Season.

  • Selectmen Advised: New Police Station Less Costly Than Town Hall South Renovation

    Newtown's appointed Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee is advising the Board of Selectmen to scrap the more costly idea of renovating Town Hall South to permit the growing police force to expanding into the full town-owned facility — a former tractor sales and service business. Instead committee members are advising officials to move forward with plans to build a new facility, presumably on public land at Fairfield Hills.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There were many fine Veterans Day celebrations at the local schools this past Wednesday, as well as one for the general public at the VFW Post 308. I hope you had the opportunity, one way or the other, to honor the many veterans who have served and who continue to serve this country.

  • Scaring Up Fun At Nunnawauk Meadows

    A grim ghoul and ghastly butler oversaw the snack table during last week's Halloween party at Nunnawauk Meadows. 

  • Celebrating Mothers At The Newtown Senior Center

    Karin Aurelia serves a tray of tea cookies to Rose Cipolla and Luellen Dwyer’s table, along with a big smile.

  • Senior Center Celebrates The Holidays

    From left, Senior Center writing instructor Diana Baxter, Karen Aurelia, Senior Center Director Marilyn Place, Assistant to the Director Judy Thomas, Senior Center yoga teacher Eileen Byrnes, Newtown Social Services Director Ann Piccini, and Senior Center exercise instructor Mary Ann Phillips are happy to be together for the holiday celebration.

  • Halloween Festivities At The Newtown Senior Center

    A group of dancers fill the dance floor, led by Mary Hanlon, left, in a flowing purple cape and Louella Dwyer in a peacock-themed cape and mask. “Train Conductor” Maryann Zacchea and Sylvia Battista dance, to their right, and Marianne Muskus and Janice Garten can be seen in the background.

  • Seniors Get A Lesson On Technology

    AT&T representative Steve Godbout and AT&T Director of External Affairs Harry Carey joined State Representative Mitch Bolinsky at the Newtown Senior Center, Monday, May 19, in a collaboration to demystify some of today’s newest gadgets.

  • Musical Duo Delights Senior Center Crowd

    More than two dozen members of Newtown Senior Center enjoyed a musical treat last week, when Bethel musician Billy Michaels, on vocals and guitar, shared his considerable enthusiasm for the American heritage of songs.

  • Senior Center Director Has Provided A Service Of Love For 25 Years

    It was May 1, 1989, when Marilyn Place walked into the Senior Center at 14 Riverside Road. A mother of two “who volunteered all over the place,” Ms Place was stepping into a part-time position as coordinator of programs, working under Senior Center director Marvi Fast. She had no idea that within weeks, with Ms Fast out on an extended sick leave, she would be catapulted into a position as acting director, and that two years later, she would find herself in the top position.