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  • Business Network To Meet

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Business Network To MeetDebbie Bacchiochi will speak on “Re-financing: Is the Time Right?” at the Thursday, April 12, meeting of the Newtown chapter of Business Network International. The group meets on Thursdays at 7 am for breakfast at My Place Restaurant on Queen Street.On April 19, Allyson...Read Full Article

  • Lisa Pollard To Steven Bigham

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Lisa Pollard To Steven BighamErnest and Linda Pollard of Southport, N.C., formerly of Danbury, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Pollard, to Steven Bigham, son of Barbara and Kenneth Bigham of Newtown.The future bride graduated from Danbury High School in 1995 and Gibbs College. She...Read Full Article

  • BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN Contact Michael or Susan Dutton364-1738; mdutton@bestweb.netDevotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. Call for current schedule. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-6484 Pastor Steve Pl...Read Full Article

  • ‘Wake Up, Secret Theatre We Have A Show Tonite’

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    ‘Wake Up, Secret Theatre We Have A Show Tonite’Over 50 Newtown Middle School students took part in the musical review program entitled Wake Up, Secret Theatre We Have a Show Tonite! It was a successful production of children’s numbers from several Broadway musicals.The middle school cast of...Read Full Article

  • Union Carbide Layoffs Begin

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Union Carbide Layoffs BeginDANBURY (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has begun laying off employees at Union Carbide in Danbury one month after the chemical giant acquired the company for $9.3 billion, a spokesman said last week. The spokesman, Peter Paul van de Wijs, would not say how many employees have...Read Full Article

  • Parent Prom

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Parent PromEven parents are not too out of touch to go to a prom, and NYCAAP (Newtown Youth Creating AIDS Awareness for Peers) members are providing them with an opportunity to go back in time next month.On May 12 in the Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall couples will be able to enjoy an evening...Read Full Article

  • Talk On Reading Readiness

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Talk On Reading ReadinessWESTPORT — Learning to read, unlike learning to speak, does not come naturally. While some children learn to read easily, almost half find it challenging. And for 20 to 30 percent of these children, it is one of the most difficult tasks they face....Read Full Article

  • Stephen Moulton of Newtown was recently named to the winter dean’s list at John & Wales University. He is studying Culinary Arts at the university

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Stephen Moulton of Newtown was recently named to the winter dean’s list at John & Wales University. He is studying Culinary Arts at the universityLaura H. Terry, a sophomore, of Newtown, was awarded honors on the Marist College dean’s list for the fall 2000 semester. She is the daughter of...Read Full Article

  • Legislature Considers Bills To Address The Nursing Shortage

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Legislature Considers Bills To Address The Nursing ShortageBy Jan HowardSeveral bills were introduced in the General Assembly in Hartford this session to address the nursing shortage the state is facing and to encourage retention of existing health care workers. Some of the bills have died, others...Read Full Article

  • Family Counseling Center Reaccredited

    MELISSA MASON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Family Counseling Center ReaccreditedThe Family Counseling Center, Inc., a nonprofit mental health care agency located in Newtown and serving Greater Danbury and Southbury, has recently been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)....Read Full Article

  • Program On Stress And Depression

    MELISSA MASON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Program On Stress And DepressionDANBURY — Danbury Hospital psychiatrists will explore the effects of stress and depression, and address when it is time to seek professional help, at an upcoming Danbury Hospital Medical Town Meetings. “Good Stress/Bad Stress & Depression” will be discusse...Read Full Article

  • Chain Letters Are Illegal

    MELISSA MASON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Chain Letters Are IllegalWALLINGFORD — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offices have heard from a number of Connecticut businesses regarding a charity chain letter stating an 11-year-old boy is dying of a brain tumor and would like get-well cards. While there was a young boy, Craig Shergold, who...Read Full Article

  • Community & CCS SingersTo Perform, Sun.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Community & CCS SingersTo Perform, Sun.WOODBURY — Members of the community including singers from Connecticut Choral Society and various church choirs, with conductor Christopher Shay, will present a complete performance of Faure’s immortal masterpiece Requiem at Woodbury Methodist Church...Read Full Article

  • Recreation News . . .

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Recreation News . . . Please check to see if any programs you have registered for have a correction or change (see below for list). The Newtown Parks and Recreation Department is sorry for any inconvenience. For information and questions, call 270-4340.  TRIPLE PLAY VACATION BLAST – Location i...Read Full Article

  • Warm Weather Brings Con Artists

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Warm Weather Brings Con ArtistsThe Better Business Bureau of Connecticut warns homeowners that with the warm weather of spring come con artists offering a variety of services, from tree trimming to roof repair....Read Full Article

  • BETHANY – River’s Edge Farm will host a pair of horse shows on Sunday, April 8, and Sunday, May 20, at the farm at 91 Bethany Road in Bethany.

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    BETHANY – River’s Edge Farm will host a pair of horse shows on Sunday, April 8, and Sunday, May 20, at the farm at 91 Bethany Road in Bethany.Each show starts at 8 am....Read Full Article

  • WATERTOWN – The Watertown 5K road race to benefit Project Graduation 2001 will be held Sunday, April 8, at 1 pm, starting (and ending) at Veterans Memorial Park on Nova Scotia Hill Road in Watertown.

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    WATERTOWN – The Watertown 5K road race to benefit Project Graduation 2001 will be held Sunday, April 8, at 1 pm, starting (and ending) at Veterans Memorial Park on Nova Scotia Hill Road in Watertown.Registration will be held at the pavilion. A kid’s race about a quarter-mile long will be held...Read Full Article

  • Briefly . . .

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Briefly . . . MLS Soccer CampThe Newtown Soccer Club will once again host the MLS Soccer Camp, which will run from July 30 through August 3, and is open for players ages 5 to 12. Cost is $84 and that includes shirt and soccer ball. Brochures will be available from soccer coaches and at the Booth...Read Full Article

  • Contemporary Ironwork In Brookfield

    SUE EVANUSKA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Contemporary Ironwork In BrookfieldBROOKFIELD — A new exhibition of contemporary craft artwork by 30 of America’s top metalsmiths has opened in the Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery at Brookfield Craft Center.“Contemporary Ironwork: The Artist Blacksmith” has been curated by Brookfield Craft Ce...Read Full Article

  • Dogwood Festival Set For May 12-15

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 30, 2001, Friday

    Dogwood Festival Set For May 12-15FAIRFIELD — The 66th annual Dogwood Festival will be held from Saturday, May 12, to Tuesday, May 15, on the grounds of the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, at Old Academy and Bronson Roads.Tents will house many of the attractions, allowing for all-weather...Read Full Article