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  • 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.

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Returning For Its Fourth Year

    For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  • Police Offer Tots Halloween Safety Tips

    Although they are tots and will be making their trick-or-treat rounds on Halloween with their parents present, police are impressing upon the small children who attend The Children’s Adventure Center the importance of Halloween safety.

    On Friday, September 26, police Sergeant David Kullgren spoke to the members of two classes at the school, informing them about Halloween do’s and don’ts, with the aim of the children having a safe Halloween.

  • 'Trick Or Read' A Special Treat For Halloween Visitors To Main Street

    Monroe residents, who wished to remain anonymous, are assisted by librarian Kim Weber, second from right, as they set up a “Trick or Read” tent in front of C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 31.

  • Halloween’s Triumphant Return

    Halloween was celebrated by residents of all ages this year, thanks to the return of seasonal weather following two storms that dampened the holiday in Newtown. On Main Street, a number of residents decorated their homes to welcome the hordes of costumed guests that were expected Thursday. The owners of The Balcony House at 34 Main turned their dwelling into Main Street Motel for the night.

  • Halloween Crafts At The Library

    A Drop-In Halloween Craft event was held in the Story Hour Room in the children’s department of the C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 24.

    The event was open for children ages 3 to 6 years old and no prior registration was required. It included a story hour and crafts.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    You may have seen our own Newtown personal chef Kristopher Plummer (widely known as Chef Plum) on episodes of Chopped or The Taste, or maybe you’ve run into him doing the family shopping at Caraluzzi’s. If not, be sure to tune in to the Food Network this Sunday evening, at 8 pm, when Chef Plum competes against three other chefs in Guy’s Grocery Games. Chef Plum tells me the show, hosted by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame, is a the old Supermarket Sweep meets Chopped. How does our local cooking personality fare?

  • Trick Or Treat…Or Pizza At Dickinson Park

    Witches were more concerned about candy than casting spells, and super heroes, monsters, butterflies and bumble bees shared tables to eat pizza Thursday, October 24, as dusk fell over Dickinson Park. Again this year the Parks & Recreation Department offered hayrides and threw a Halloween party for young children.

  • Halloween Pizza Party, Thursday At Dickinson Park

    Newtown children up to age 9 are invited for Newtown Parks & Recreation’s annual Halloween Pizza Party at Dickinson Park.

    This year’s party is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 until 6:15 pm. Requested donation is $1 per person, and attendees are also asked to bring a bag of candy for Main Street residents.

    “There is no limit for Thursday – the more the merrier,” says Parks & Rec Assistant Director of Recreation RoseAnn Reggiano.