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  • C.H. Booth Library Bids Farewell To Longtime Custodian

    It may be that people whistle while they work, but do they sing? That may have been the question of anyone passing by C.H. Booth Library on Friday, March 20, prior to its 11 am opening. The tune was a familiar one, wafting out of the meeting room: Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” but those words? “And now, retirement is here / And so I face the final book drop. / My friend, I’ll say it clear / I’m trading boots for a pair of flip flops … much more than this, I did it Ralph’s way!” More than 20 Booth Library staff members were responsible for the performance (with apologies to the blue-eyed crooner), a serenade to longtime library custodian, Ralph Scogno.

  • Firefighters Banding Together For Sandy Hook 5K

    The third annual Sandy Hook 5K will bring together 1,500 adults and 250 children on Saturday, March 28, to honor the memories of those who were killed on, as well as to offer continued support to those affected by, 12/14. Race Co-Director Katie Blake said it was a “heroic desire to show solidarity” with fellow fire responders that led Jeff Kozo, a member of Washington (Depot) Volunteer Fire Department, to coordinate a group of firefighters for this year’s Sandy Hook 5K. She calls the idea one of a few “incredible stories” that have arisen surrounding this year’s race. Seven members of the local fire company have accepted the invitation to walk with Mr Kozo and his fellow first responders next weekend.

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  • ‘City Of Angels’ Opens Tonight At Newtown High School, Continues To March 22

    Newtown High School’s musical production of "City Of Angels" is set to open for audiences on Thursday, March 19, and continue through Sunday, March 22. "City of Angels" is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer’s attempt to create a screenplay and the plot of the fictional film being creating. "City of Angels" will be performed Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, at 7 pm; and Sunday, March 22, at 2 pm. Tickets are $14 for students and senior citizens, and $18 for adults.

  • A New Experience: Out Of Retirement, Resident Now Teaching For Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    Newtown resident Ted Welsh, a retired Norwalk High School social science and international politics teacher, has been offering courses at the University of Connecticut’s Waterbury location through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Programming is centered on classes developed and taught by members who volunteer their time to share their knowledge and experience with other members. The OLLI program also sponsors special events featuring noted authors, scholars and experts in respected professional fields.” After a year of retirement, Mr Welsh said he started “nosing around” for ideas of things to do. A friend pointed him toward OLLI. This semester Mr Welsh is overseeing two sections of one course, called “Understanding The Arab-Israeli Conflict.”

  • A Musical Celebration For St Patrick's Day

    Dancers from The Gray School of Irish Dance visited Wesley Learning Center on March 9 to offer a pre-St Patrick’s Day dance performance. After a collection of short performances, the visiting instructors and dancers invited their audience to join them for a brief workshop during the special event. Christina Dolzall, a dancer and Gray School instructor, greeted the children and their teachers. “We're very happy to be here for you this morning, to do some Irish dancing for St Patrick's Day,” she said. The dancers, who ranged in age from 8 to 21, offered a single jig, a reel, a slip jig, a light jig, and a treble jig. The girls danced in varying pairs and trios, after Ms Dolzall introduced each dance style for the children and their teachers.

  • 'Into The Woods," March Madness Extended At ETH Theatre

    The Meryl Streep-Emily Blunt-James Corden feature "Into The Woods" has been extended at Edmond Town Hall Theatre. A planned run of "Two Days, One Night" which was to begin tonight has been cancelled. In addition, a March Madness event scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been extended to Friday, March 20.

  • It’s Not Madness, It’s New Technology That Will Allow Viewing Of NCAA Tourney On ETH Big Screen

    Edmond Town Hall Theatre will debut its latest technological upgrade on March 19, when it hosts free airings of early games of this year’s NCAA Men’s Tournament. Now thanks to a decision by the ETH Board of Directors, live broadcasts will be introduced to the historic building. Sports fans will be the first to enjoy the new addition, when some of the opening play of NCAA Men’s Tournament is aired on Thursday, March 19. The public is invited to enjoy the latest offering, free of charge. Then on Saturday, March 21, the theater will host free screenings of two movies: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012) and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (2013).