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  • Bridging The Gap Between The Hospital and Home

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    September 30, 2003, Tuesday

    Bridging The Gap Between The Hospital and HomeBy Jan HowardAshlar of Newtown opened a 34-bed short-term rehabilitation and nursing facility in the spring that offers care for adults following surgery or serious illness.“It’s truly taken off tremendously,” Jan Martuccio of Ashlar said. The fa...Read Full Article

  •  Concerns About Mental Illness In Children On The Rise

    LARISSA LYTWYN
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    September 30, 2003, Tuesday

     Concerns About Mental Illness In Children On The RiseBy Larissa LytwynThis July, Time magazine published “Spa Kids,” a reflection on children’s increasing penchant for adding facials, massages, and other spa treatments to schedules packed with soccer practices, homework, and dozens of oth...Read Full Article

  • Oral Healthcare To Last A Lifetime

    DOROTHY EVANS
    Archive
    September 29, 2003, Monday

    Oral Healthcare To Last A LifetimeBy Dottie Evans“Whatever you do, take care of your teeth!”That was the message Dr Mark Renzi of Dental Associates, 11 Church Hill Road, delivered in his hour-long talk to a group of senior citizens at the Newtown Senior Center on Thursday, September 25. But th...Read Full Article

  • Adaptive Clothing: It’s All About Independence

    DOROTHY EVANS
    Archive
    September 29, 2003, Monday

    Adaptive Clothing: It’s All About IndependenceBy Dottie EvansEven the smallest decisions made every single day of our lives can become burning issues when age or disability come into play. The perennial question, “What should I wear?” may suddenly have morphed into the much more complicated...Read Full Article

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Effects On The Impaired Individual & Caregiver

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    September 29, 2003, Monday

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Effects On The Impaired Individual & CaregiverBy Al Mayer LCSW and Gail Mayer MSW...Read Full Article

  • Recommended Health & Nutrition Websites

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Recommended Health & Nutrition Websiteswww.healthatoz.com –– Health A to Z. An online encyclopedia of health issues and conditions from acne to zoonosis (diseases that can be passed from animals to humans). The site also features interactive tools and quizzes for determining body mass inde...Read Full Article

  • Secreted from their glands, beeswax is used by honeybees to build honeycombs.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Secreted from their glands, beeswax is used by honeybees to build honeycombs. The powerful, milky substance that turns an ordinary bee into a Queen Bee is called Royal Jelly. It is made of digested pollen and honey or nectar mixed with a chemical secreted from a gland in a nursing bee’s head. Th...Read Full Article

  • A Brush With Destiny: Paintings By Manabu Saito

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    A Brush With Destiny: Paintings By Manabu SaitoREDDING — A solo exhibit of botanical art by the internationally-known artist Manabu Saito are on display at Highstead Arboretum through October 31....Read Full Article

  • UConn Master Gardener Classes

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    UConn Master Gardener Classes TORRINGTON — The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System is now accepting applications for the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program for 2004. The objective of the program is to provide horticultural training to individuals who have gardening...Read Full Article

  • Friends Of Music Announce Program For Season-Opening Concert

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Friends Of Music Announce Program For Season-Opening ConcertNewtown Friends of Music (NFoM) will launch its 26th season of sponsoring concerts – “exquisite music, superbly performed” – on Sunday, October 5, at 3 pm, with a program in which several outstanding artists will combine their tal...Read Full Article

  • An Evening Of Fun, Relaxing Entertainment For Women

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    An Evening Of Fun, Relaxing Entertainment For WomenWATERBURY — Women of all ages with a zest for life are invited to “For Divas Only: ‘The Insatiable Woman’s Guide to Life,’” with author and humorist Regina Barreca. The program will be held on Thursday, October 16, beginning at 7 pm. I...Read Full Article

  • Schwenke To Offer Next Antiques Series Lecture

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Schwenke To Offer Next Antiques Series LectureWOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden will continue its fall antiques series “Evenings with the Experts” with a lecture concerning American Federal period furniture on Sunday, September 28.Thomas Schwenke, who will pres...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, September 26      AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, September 27      Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30–8 pm. Sunday, Septe...Read Full Article

  • A series of hearings has been scheduled on a suit filed by a coalition of four groups concerned with the possible expansion of Super 25 through Trumbull, and possibly Newtown. One of the groups, Environmental Study and Protection, is from Newtown. ES

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    A series of hearings has been scheduled on a suit filed by a coalition of four groups concerned with the possible expansion of Super 25 through Trumbull, and possibly Newtown. One of the groups, Environmental Study and Protection, is from Newtown. ESP Vice President Kurt Schneider says the suit wa...Read Full Article

  • Blessing Of  The Animals

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Blessing Of  The AnimalsThe Second Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, October 4, at St John’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook center.All furry, feathered, and finned friends welcome.For more information call 426-9938....Read Full Article

  • National Depression Screening Day Oct. 9

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    National Depression Screening Day Oct. 9DANBURY –– Everyone experiences the blues now and then. However, persons who are feeling persistently sad or anxious, worthless or helpless, been alternating between highs and lows, have been troubled by unexplained aches and pains, continually fatigued,...Read Full Article

  • Couple Works Hard To Reclaim An Old Tavern As Their New Home

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Couple Works Hard To Reclaim An Old Tavern As Their New HomeBy Jan HowardFor three years Phil and Debbie Clark were looking for land on which to build a house. But a suggestion by their realtor, Patti Meyer, led them to the house that will soon become their home, following some demolition and a gr...Read Full Article

  • Regional Hospice To Celebrate 20 Years With Oct. 9 Recognition Dinner

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Regional Hospice To Celebrate 20 Years With Oct. 9 Recognition Dinner DANBURY –– Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a recognition dinner on Thursday, October 9, at the Amber Room Colonnade. The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction...Read Full Article

  • Historical Society Will Debut Fall Antiques Show On Sunday

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    Historical Society Will Debut Fall Antiques Show On SundayNewtown Historical Society has announced the details of a new Fall Antiques Show. The event will take place on Sunday, September 28, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event – like the society’s spring show – will be in the gymnasium of Edmond T...Read Full Article

  • A Special Day For The Dogs Set For September 27

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    September 26, 2003, Friday

    A Special Day For The Dogs Set For September 27BETHLEHEM — The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden will present its second annual dog show on Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 3 pm.Dogs will be competing in contests ranging from longest and shortest tails, sweetest, fastest eater, best dressed,...Read Full Article