• Woman’s Club Donations Benefit Ten Local Groups

    Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc recently made donations to ten local organizations. The money for the donations, said Dolores Judge, chairman of the club’s Finance Committee, was raised through fundraising efforts. According to Ms Judge, the NWC Ways & Means Committee holds various fundraisers during the club year, including the annual Woman’s Club Christmas Ornament Sale. On June 25, representatives from eight of the organizations met with Ms Judge, as well as Marie Sturdevant, one of the club’s current tri-presidents, to receive their donations. Ms Sturdevant was also representing, with Marg Studley, the Newtown chapter of Western Connecticut Hospice.

  • Brookfield Bassist Fronting Les Paul Trio’s Intimate Town Hall Set

    UPDATE (Tuesday, July 14, 2015): This show has been cancelled. || Les Paul's Trio, featuring Brookfield resident Nicki Parrott, along with Lou Pallo and John Colianni will be coming to the intimate Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall for a tribute to the legacy of Les Paul, as part of a yearlong 100th birthday celebration. The show is set for July 18 at 8 pm in the intimate Alexandria Room, with tickets on sale now — and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a new Les Paul guitar. In a recent chat, Parrott told The Newtown Bee that she is thrilled to be showcasing many familiar standards and classic favorites that she and her band mates often played with Paul during his weekly jam sessions at New York’s Iridium jazz club.

  • Buddha Bash Will Benefit REACH Newtown

    The Buddha Bash outdoor charity music festival benefiting REACH Newtown has been scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from noon to midnight at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge, 27 Hawleyville Road. The even will feature ten bands, and 12 hours of food trucks and beverage vendors, all for one fantastic cause. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Some featured bands are New Desperations, Dan’s Garage, Charm City Exiles, and Quit Your Day Job.

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  • Medical Mission Is A Gift Of Gratitude

    On her left forearm, five numerals are tattooed: 06470. The Newtown zipcode is a visual reminder to Newtown resident Jody Murray that she should not wait to do the things she has intended to do. On June 7, Ms Murray, a licensed acupuncturist and athletic trainer, and owner of Acupuncture Therapy in Brookfield, returned from a two-week medical mission to Kodaikanal, India — something she had always intended to do, she said. “After 12/14, I stepped up the pace [on accomplishing goals],” said Ms Murray, saying that as a volunteer writing thank you notes to the thousands who sent cards of sympathy to Newtown after the shootings, she had grasped the value of the present moment. She also hopes that stepping outside her comfort zone to help others, as best she can, sets an example for her niece and nephew, both recent college graduates.

  • Free Screening Saturday Of 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

    Edmond Town Hall’s theater will be screening showings of Avengers: Age Of Ultron July 10-15, and a special showing free of charge, thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, will be shown on Saturday, July 11. The July 11, 7:30 pm showing, will be open to the public, space allowing, without fee. Ingersoll Automotive, owned by Todd Ingersoll of Newtown, has been offering free showings at Edmond Town Hall since January 2013. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Support The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    The Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee invites the community to “Celebrate the Fine Arts of Newtown,” honoring the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown with Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist at this year’s Labor Day Parade, Monday,  September 7. The Newtown Labor Day Parade has been a townwide event for the past 54 years, embodying the charm and character of the local community. Since its creation back in 1962, this town parade has grown to be the largest Labor Day Parade in the state.

  • Hearts Of Hope Second Anniversary Celebrated

    Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope. The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A local chapter of the program was established in July 2013, and it recently celebrated its second anniversary during its regular monthly painting party.