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  • Kindness Brightens Treadwell Park

    Splashes of deep purple, blues, and whites speckle a hillside at Treadwell Park. On Wednesday, April 9, late afternoon sunlight gave the small crocus petals an early spring glow.

    Brid Craddock walked with her husband Harvey Pessin, stepping carefully through the flower clusters.

  • Making Room For More Tennis At Treadwell

    Soft ground bore scars left by heavy machinery as Parks and Recreation crews dug out 21 tree stumps Wednesday at Treadwell Park.

    Pine, hemlock, and several birch trees that came down several weeks ago, leaving behind stumps, will make way for a future tennis court project, said Recreation Director Amy Mangold.

  • A Cautionary Tale On Sledding And Safety

    To the Editor:

    Downhill sled riding can be dangerous.  Two weeks ago, on a cloudy afternoon, I decided to take my children to Treadwell Park for some fun sled riding.

    The children hopped off the bus after school and excitedly got dressed for some fun in the snow.  My kids were ecstatic!  The hill was well groomed from riders the day before and there were a few nicely built jumps on the lower portion of the trail for an additional thrill!

  • Branches Of Healing: New Trees Replace Those Cut At Treadwell

    Trees cut down at Treadwell Park in mid-April were quickly replaced thanks to a donation. The story started with a letter in December, and ended with donors and volunteers who are “forever changed,” after helping to plant trees over the weekend of April 26-27, said resident Laura King. Twenty-six Zelkova trees now stand where 19 locusts had previously been standing along the upper wall overlooking Treadwell’s fields.

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1 pm, Treadwell Park, Philo Curtis Road,  free, children up to age 12 invited for puppet show, games, visit from Easter Bunny with message about true meaning of Easter, and egg hunt, hosted by Grace Family Church.

  • Fun Soccer

    Fun Soccer, 10 am-noon, Treadwell Memorial Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, free, Newtown and Sandy Hook athletes ages 6-13 invited for free series of fun drills, then one-hour mini tourney, coached by Staples High School boys soccer coach Dan Woog, register online, call Newtown Parks & Recreation for additional information; 203-270-4340, parks.newtown-ct.gov (search for Activity 309611 A).