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  • The Rotary Club of Newtown is credited with coming up with the idea of presenting a Labor Day parade in Newtown.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    The Rotary Club of Newtown is credited with coming up with the idea of presenting a Labor Day parade in Newtown. Newtown Labor Day parade marshal Lee Davidson roller skated the parade route dressed in a gorilla suit in 1979. Because most towns schedule their annual parades for Memorial Day weekend...Read Full Article

  • Church Flea Market, Saturday

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Church Flea Market, SaturdayNewtown Congregational Church will present a flea market this weekend to raise funds for its building expansion project, which is currently underway. The Newtown Congregational Church Fun-Raising Committee will host the sale on Saturday, August 30. The sale will run fro...Read Full Article

  • Danbury Hospital Announces Medical Town Meeting Programs

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Danbury Hospital Announces Medical Town Meeting ProgramsDANBURY –– Danbury Hospital’s popular Medical Town Meeting series will begin its new season in September. The hospital announced a series for 2003–2004 that contains more than a dozen evening lectures to improve community health and w...Read Full Article

  • Members of the Board of Burgesses were told at their August 28 meeting that the Borough of Newtown has an “organizational and supervisory role over what happens” regarding the quality of Newtown’s future water supply. “There is no question we

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Members of the Board of Burgesses were told at their August 28 meeting that the Borough of Newtown has an “organizational and supervisory role over what happens” regarding the quality of Newtown’s future water supply. “There is no question we have one of the greatest resources in the world...Read Full Article

  • Census Shows People Continue To Leave Connecticut

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Census Shows People Continue To Leave Connecticut(AP) –– People moved out of Connecticut during the late 1990s at a faster rate than out of other New England states, new data from the US Census shows. Data on migration –– showing movement patterns by state, city, and region –– showed t...Read Full Article

  • Four Tops To Headline Waterbury Festival 2003

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Four Tops To Headline Waterbury Festival 2003WATERBURY – A free concert with Motown legends The Four Tops will be at the top of the bill when Waterbury Festival 2003 takes place Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, at Library Park. The park is on Grand Street, off West Main Street....Read Full Article

  • New Teachers Are Looking Forward To The School Year

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    New Teachers Are Looking Forward To The School YearBy Larissa Lytwyn In spite of their varied educational backgrounds, experiences, and ages, Newtown Public Schools’ 32 new teachers, according to Superintendent of Schools Evan Pitkoff, share a crucial similarity: their marked promise to be the b...Read Full Article

  • CWU Bible Retreat September 5

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    CWU Bible Retreat September 5Church Women United/Newtown-Bethel (CWU) will host its annual Bible retreat on Friday, September 5. The event is traditionally a preparation for World Community Day later in the fall (this year on November 7), and is open to everyone whether they plan to attend the sec...Read Full Article

  • Evenings Of David Ives One-ActsComing To The Little Theatre

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Evenings Of David Ives One-ActsComing To The Little TheatreOpening September 5, Town Players’ fall offering at The Little Theatre in Newtown will be an evening of David Ives’ hilarious one-acts, Lives of the Saints. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm through September 27, with a 2...Read Full Article

  • Attention All Newtown Youth Services

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Attention All Newtown Youth Services SupportersNYS will be leading the Labor Day Parade this year and we would love to have anyone who has been a part of our programs to join us. This is a wonderful honor for NYS and we would like as many people as possible to share in that with us!Please call NYS...Read Full Article

  • Dr Wollman Named Director  Of VNA’s Dementia Program

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Dr Wollman Named Director  Of VNA’s Dementia Program  WALLINGFORD –– Daniel E. Wollman, MD, PhD, has been named medical director of the Dementia Program: Living With Memory Loss for Connecticut VNA and Connecticut VNA, SE.Dr Wollman is a resident of Newtown....Read Full Article

  • Wind Ensemble To Play Benefit

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Wind Ensemble To Play BenefitNewtown Congregational Church will host a concert by The Community Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut on Friday, September 5. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm and will be in the church’s sanctuary, at 14 West Street in Newtown.All are welcome to this fundraiser, w...Read Full Article

  • LVA Reports Safe Summer On The Lake

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    LVA Reports Safe Summer On The LakeLake Zoar Authority Commissioner Bill Soracin of Newtown said that with the summer almost over, he is happy to report there have been only minor boating infractions, and no serious accidents, on the lake this year....Read Full Article

  • Fairfield University Economist Writes Book On E-Commerce And The Internet

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Fairfield University Economist Writes Book On E-Commerce And The InternetFAIRFIELD — Contrary to popular belief, the fall of the dot-coms two years ago did not take the vast majority of web businesses to an early grave. In fact, only about 1,500 of the approximately 5,000 dot-com startups have g...Read Full Article

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYAugust 21, Grace Clark,Age 7August 29, Tyler James Fiorilla, Age 6August 31, Patrick Rowley, Age 7...Read Full Article

  • Campus

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    CampusnotesJonas M. Nahoum, son of Michael and Sylvia Nahoum, graduated magna cum laude from Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. Jonas will begin a one-year clerkship with the Federal District Court in Oakland, California, in September.  He is a 1995 graduate of Newtown High School.Peter...Read Full Article

  • Are you planning to attend the Labor Day Book Sale?

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    Are you planning to attend the Labor Day Book Sale?Nora Doane: “Yes, absolutely! I just moved to Newtown June 1st, so it will be my first time there. It’s great to be back around the East Coast again. It really feels like home.”Ruth Burke: “Yes, I go every year with my husband. I love look...Read Full Article

  • BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    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

  • By Karla Klein Albertson

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    By Karla Klein AlbertsonNEW YORK, New York – Baseball is recognized as the national pastime, but for some artists and collectors the game has become a driving passion as well. This year, the American Folk Art Museum steps up to the plate with “The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball,” a...Read Full Article

  • State Issues Health Warning On West Nile Virus

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    August 29, 2003, Friday

    State Issues Health Warning On West Nile VirusDonna McCarthy, director of the Newtown Health District, has received a health warning on the West Nile Virus (WNV) from the State Department of Public Health’s Infectious Diseases Division....Read Full Article