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  • Farmers Market Opens For The Season

    Gusts of wind interrupted the sunny day, causing merchants and guests at the first Farmers Market of the season at Fairfield Hills to grab for tent posts. The market is open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm.

  • Top of The Mountain

    Newtown notes, from a the point of view of a cat named Mountain.

  • The Way We Were

    Newtown news of 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

  • Hearts Of Hope-Newtown Chapter Celebrates First Anniversary Of ‘Tiny Treasures’

    Paper may be the traditional gift for a first wedding anniversary, but for those involved with Hearts of Hope, something in ceramic may be even more appropriate. Barb Tarpey and her two daughters were among a few dozen people who attended the first anniversary gathering of the Hearts of Hope-Newtown chapter on June 18. She and her daughters were in the hall of Newtown United Methodist Church to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts for the first time Wednesday evening, and Mom was having a little trouble deciding where to begin.

  • Antiques Market At Fairfield Hill Campus: Barn Star Productions And Local Organizations Have Fine Day In The Sun

    Mother Nature more than cooperated and gave Barn Star Productions a perfect day for the first Newtown Antiques Market on Saturday, June 21. “We sure did get off to a great start,” Frank Gaglio, show manager, said, “and the dealers made it happen.” Eighty-five exhibitors came for the market, staged just off the flagpole green on the Fairfield Hills campus, with the booths surrounding Shelton House. “We had a nice turnout, about 100 people were in line when the show opened at 10 am and by 5 pm when the show closed, about 800 visitors had shopped the show,” Gaglio said, and “many of the dealers reported having good sales and a profitable day.”

  • Sydney Eddison ‘Write On’ For 2014 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal

    “Write On, Newtown!” is the theme of the upcoming 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 1, celebrating the wealth of authors and illustrators who call Newtown home. One of those numerous scribes, Sydney Eddison, has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal of the parade. Best known for her gardens and the knowledge of gardening she has shared over her 50 years as a resident of the town, Ms Eddison is a prolific writer. Not only has she published seven books on gardening, she has written two novels (unpublished), hundreds of articles for The New York Times, Litchfield County Times, and other publications, and is a poet. Writing, she said, is one of the creative arts that has always been a part of her life.

  • Hundreds Find ‘Safe Harbor’ At Second Annual Lighthouse Festival

    One year to the day after its debut event, Ben’s Lighthouse presented its Second Annual Lighthouse Festival at Trinity Episcopal Church. Last year’s event was filled with lighthouses of all shapes, sizes and styles, refreshments, children’s programs and even visits with Coastie, the interactive tug boat from the US Coast Guard. This year, organizers added even more offerings for the six-hour family-friendly event. Last year’s weather was sunny, but temperatures were uncomfortably hot. Last weekend the sun was shining, and a steady breeze kept everyone very happy as they perused the property around the Main Street church, indoors and out.

  • Snapshot: Stuart Rieve

    A weekly profile of a local person.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown notes and news, from a cat's point of view.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.