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  • Eating Disorder Support Group

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Eating Disorder Support GroupWILTON –– An Eating Disorder Support Group meets every Saturday morning from 11 am to 12:15 pm at The Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut.The support group is for those struggling with eating issues and their families and friends. The free therapist-led, anonymo...Read Full Article

  • “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist….”

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist….”The first words of this week’s column are the last words of General John Sedgwick, a corps commander in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, spoken as he was urged by his troops, unsuccessfully, to take cover. I use them to make the...Read Full Article

  • Subdivision Near Taunton Lake Passes Wetlands Review

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Subdivision Near Taunton Lake Passes Wetlands ReviewBy Andrew GoroskoThe Conservation Commission, serving as the town’s wetlands agency, has granted a wetlands permit for a residential resubdivision proposed for an environmentally sensitive 30-acre site at 50 Mt Pleasant Road....Read Full Article

  • Bee’s Buck

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Bee’s BuckThree of our readers correctly identified the gated dirt road (inset) pictured here last week as being an entrance to the fish and game club off Wasserman Way. The winners this week were Robert Stokes of Church Hill Road, Betty Heil of Old Town Road, and Phyllis Slocum of Boggs Hill Ro...Read Full Article

  • headline

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

     Aug 10: Water Garden Party, James S. Hosking Nursery, 114 Porter Street, Watertown, 10 am-4 pm; photo contest with prizes, mail photos to PO Box 6, Watertown, CT 06795 or drop off before day of event; free demonstrations, drawing for door prizes.Aug 10: 96th annual Nutmeg Festival, 251 Main Stre...Read Full Article

  • Commentary––Johnson’s Indignation Is No Answer

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Commentary––Johnson’s Indignation Is No AnswerBy Chris PowellOf course one of them is going to win, but if US Reps Nancy Johnson and Jim Maloney, thrown together in Connecticut’s new 5th Congressional District, run campaigns like their first television commercials, they will prove only tha...Read Full Article

  • Blood Drive Aug. 2 At Sandy Hook Firehouse

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Blood Drive Aug. 2 At Sandy Hook FirehouseThe American Red Cross this week continued its emergency appeal to blood donors in Connecticut in an effort to return the state’s blood supply to safe levels. Another week of low donor turnout will only make a grim situation even worse for Connecticut pa...Read Full Article

  • By Lisa Peterson

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    By Lisa Peterson London offers the best chance for “horse spotting” among the major European cities.They can’t help it with all that pomp and circumstance at the big parks and palaces in central London. I was barely out of Paddington Station heading towards my hotel in a cab when I spotted d...Read Full Article

  • I’ve got to say that I have not seen so much enthusiasm and affection for the US Postal Service since the five-cent stamp. But on Monday afternoon, hundreds of people, including lots and lots of kids, came out in the heat and humidity to officially

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    I’ve got to say that I have not seen so much enthusiasm and affection for the US Postal Service since the five-cent stamp. But on Monday afternoon, hundreds of people, including lots and lots of kids, came out in the heat and humidity to officially reopen the Bostford Post Office....Read Full Article

  • 20,000 Miles On A Bike––Life In The Slow Lane

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    20,000 Miles On A Bike––Life In The Slow LaneBy Steve BighamTom Shafer pedaled his way through Newtown Tuesday afternoon on his way to Maine. His trip began in Chicago a month earlier, and this week he was making his way north from Florida. The Bee met up with this traveling man along Wasserma...Read Full Article

  • Nicky Lives!

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Nicky Lives!Reports of the demise of a little dog from Newtown have been greatly exaggerated.Yes, little Nicky, a 10-pound Australian Silk Terrier, is alive and well these days, but there were many around town (and other towns) who thought the little pooch had died.In June, Nicky was minding her o...Read Full Article

  • BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWNContact Michael or Susan Dutton364-1738, mdutton@bestweb.netDevotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. The meetings are held at the home of Susan and Michael Dutton at 32 Pond Brook Road in Newtown. Call 3...Read Full Article

  • CHESHIRE – An already amazing season has become even more amazing.

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    CHESHIRE – An already amazing season has become even more amazing.The Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball 9-year-old all star team has moved to within one win of a New England Regional Championship with a thrilling, 9-8, win over Duxbury, Massachusetts, on Tuesday night in Cheshire....Read Full Article

  • In response to requests by several people and a Newtown Bee editorial, First Selectman Jack Rosenthal asked the Board of Selectmen to name an ad hoc recycling committee Tuesday night. On Mr Rosenthal’s recommendation, the selectmen formed the commi

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    In response to requests by several people and a Newtown Bee editorial, First Selectman Jack Rosenthal asked the Board of Selectmen to name an ad hoc recycling committee Tuesday night. On Mr Rosenthal’s recommendation, the selectmen formed the committee, naming as members Ursula E. Goebel, Kitty...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Newtown Support Groups Friday, August 16   AA, Newtown Congregational Church House, 41-A Main Street (behind Newtown General Store), 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, August 17  Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30-8 pm. S...Read Full Article

  • Danbury Library Offers Walk-in ESL Classes

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Danbury Library Offers Walk-in ESL ClassesDANBURY — During the month of August, the Danbury Library is offering free “English as a Second Language” computer-assisted instruction for those wanting to learn or improve their English.Classes will be held from August 3 through August 31 on Monday...Read Full Article

  • Free Concerts In Southbury

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Free Concerts In SouthburySOUTHBURY –– The 2002 Summer Concert Series sponsored by IBM and organized by the town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School (STS) begins Monday, August 5, with Avalon Express.All concerts are free and open to the public. They begin at 7 pm on the shores of S...Read Full Article

  • Country Players Present Fiesta

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Country Players Present FiestaBROOKFIELD –– The Country Players of Brookfield will present Fiesta in concert at the Playhouse on Route 25 on Saturday, August 10, at 8 pm....Read Full Article

  • Everything Is Falling Into PlaceFor 5/6 School, Except Its Name

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Everything Is Falling Into PlaceFor 5/6 School, Except Its NameBy Tanjua DamonIt is only a matter of months before students start slamming locker doors at the 5/6 school off Trades Lane, when classes begin at Newtown’s newest school in January. The school is expected to have everything a school...Read Full Article

  • Book Sale Needs Volunteers

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    July 31, 2002, Wednesday

    Book Sale Needs VolunteersTo the Editor:Book Sale time is fast upon us at the Booth Library. Volunteers have been working all year getting ready for our annual sale, but help is needed now to arrange and set up over 150,000 books. This is a huge undertaking and many extra hands are needed now. If...Read Full Article