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  • Volunteers Needed ForInternational Bike Race

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Volunteers Needed ForInternational Bike Race DANBURY — The Housatonic Valley Tourist District is recruiting volunteers to assist during the first Housatonic Valley Classic International Bike Race on Sunday, May 20. Top bicycle racers in North America are preparing for the classic, a National Rac...Read Full Article

  • ‘Make-A-Wish Week’ Activities To Include Art Auction Fundraiser

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    ‘Make-A-Wish Week’ Activities To Include Art Auction FundraiserDANBURY — An art auction will be held to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut on Friday, May 18, at Elks Lodge, 346 Main Street in Danbury. A preview of the art collection starts at 7 pm, and the auction will begin a...Read Full Article

  • Masons To Present District Deputies On Wednesday, May 9

    SUE EVANUSKA
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Masons To Present District Deputies On Wednesday, May 9NEW MILFORD — Robert Burden of Bridgewater and George Perry of Brookfield will be formally presented as district deputies for the Second Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Connecticut. The presentation...Read Full Article

  • Math-A-Thon A Success At St Rose

    SUE EVANUSKA
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Math-A-Thon A Success At St RoseSt Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced successful completion of Math-A-Thon at St Rose School in Newtown. Math-A-Thon, now in its 22nd year, is an educationally based fundraising program in which students obtain sponsors for the number of math problems com...Read Full Article

  • Make-A-Wish Art Auction

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Make-A-Wish Art AuctionDANBURY — The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Newtown will hold a fundraising art auction on Friday, May 18, at the Elks Lodge, 346 Main Street in Danbury.The evening will begin with a preview of the art from 7 to 8 pm. The auction will begin at 8 pm. All artwork is custom frame...Read Full Article

  • Chariots Of Hope

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Chariots Of HopeChariots of Hope, a non-profit group which collects used wheelchairs for the needy throughout the world, will hold a wheelchair collection day from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, May 5, at the state police Troop A Barracks in Southbury.The barracks is located at 90 Lakeside Road, near Ex...Read Full Article

  • Unsafe Backing

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Unsafe Backing State police report that trucker Mario Dealmeida, 23, of North Miami Beach, Fla., was driving a 1991 International truck eastbound on Interstate 84 when he realized that he had missed Exit 11, so he backed up to the exit, but in doing so got the truck stuck on a bridge abutment abou...Read Full Article

  • ‘Lose The Litter’ Volunteers Pick Up Two Tons Of Trash

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    ‘Lose The Litter’ Volunteers Pick Up Two Tons Of TrashBy Andrew GoroskoLarge black plastic garbage bags and heavy white cotton work gloves were the order of the day last Sunday as town residents tackled litter cleanup along 50 local roads to beautify the landscape and build community spirit....Read Full Article

  • First Graders Celebrate Writing At Authors’ Tea

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    First Graders Celebrate Writing At Authors’ TeaBy Tanjua DamonWriter’s Workshop at Sandy Hook School proved to be a year full of adventure for first graders who learned not only about the mechanics of writing but also the craft of writing. And to show the writing journey, first graders present...Read Full Article

  • SHEBA: Adorable female spayed collie mix, long haired, nine months old, good with everyone, 40 lbs., needs room to run and play.

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    SHEBA: Adorable female spayed collie mix, long haired, nine months old, good with everyone, 40 lbs., needs room to run and play.MANDEE: Adorable female spayed whippet/shepherd mix, one year old, 45 lbs, fine with other animals, great with everyone. MICKIE, MINDEE: Two sweet bichons, male neutered...Read Full Article

  • Suburban Gardener—The Lovely Lilac, A Wonder Of A Flower

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Suburban Gardener—The Lovely Lilac, A Wonder Of A FlowerBy Gerry McCabeThe flowering and greening of spring has certainly accelerated in the last week or two. The crabapple buds are swelling voluptuously, the is grass glowing greener and the sprouts of all kinds of perennials are cautiously poki...Read Full Article

  • CONNY SENIORS

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    CONNY SENIORS NEWTOWN 3, TRUMBULL 0: Tyler Bigham made five saves and Tim Howland made four as the two goalies combined for the shutout victory over Trumbull. Coming off a tough loss to powerhouse Wilton, the Newtown Seniors rebounded with an impressive defensive effort led by longsticks Marc Ing...Read Full Article

  • Frederick C. Cole

    SHIRLEY WOYTACK
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Frederick C. ColeFrederick C. Cole, 76, of Springhill, Fla., formerly of Boonville, died on March 31 at Brooksville Regional Hospital in Brooksville, Fla.He was the brother of Shirley Ferris of Newtown....Read Full Article

  • Trusting Seniors Urged To Be Wary Of Scams

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Trusting Seniors Urged To Be Wary Of ScamsBy Jan HowardPeople fall prey to scams every day, and senior citizens, in particular, are targeted, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told about 60 area residents who attended a Senior Consumer Awareness Day April 26 in Monroe....Read Full Article

  • Jaycees Mother’s Day Contest

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Jaycees Mother’s Day ContestDANBURY — The Danbury Jaycees are conducting the Second Annual Mother’s Day Contest. The group will select a mother from the greater Danbury area who exemplifies motherhood.Has your mother been through a difficult time? Has she supported you a difficult time? Is s...Read Full Article

  • Rosenthal Hopes For More State Aid For Newtown

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Rosenthal Hopes For More State Aid For NewtownBy Steve BighamFirst Selectman Herb Rosenthal announced last week that Newtown might be in line for even more state aid than first thought. Is the state turning over a new leaf these days? It appears to be recognizing that the local property owners are...Read Full Article

  • Nine Residents HonoredWith Public Service Awards

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Nine Residents HonoredWith Public Service AwardsBy Steve BighamNine Newtown residents were honored last week by the secretary of state’s office for more than a quarter century of volunteer municipal service to the community....Read Full Article

  • Election Set May 7 –Taking Pride In The Borough

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Election Set May 7 –Taking Pride In The BoroughBy Steve BighamTo Joan Crick, the Borough of Newtown has always meant so much more than simply a separate tax district within Newtown. Growing up there, she gained at an early age a sense of pride for what it meant to live in this historic place....Read Full Article

  • Volunteers Needed For May 12 Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Volunteers Needed For May 12 Letter Carriers’ Food Drive By Kaaren ValentaRobert Frangione may be on crutches this year, but that isn’t going to prevent him coordinating the annual letter carriers’ food drive that will take place on Saturday, May 12....Read Full Article

  • Enjoy’s New Food Column—Welcome To The Bountiful Hive

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2001, Monday

    Enjoy’s New Food Column—Welcome To The Bountiful HiveBy Meg Maher-Soto...Read Full Article