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  • A March Wilton show without snow … it just doesn’t seem possible.

    DAVID SMITH
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    A March Wilton show without snow … it just doesn’t seem possible. Several hundred buyers were on hand awaiting the 10 am opening of the prestigious country show and it did not take long once inside to prove they were buyers. Gould has refined Wilton during her long tenure and the show, made p...Read Full Article

  • Form, Foliage And Function: A Perennial Border For All Seasons

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Form, Foliage And Function: A Perennial Border For All SeasonsBy Shannon Hicks HARTFORD — Borders are as necessary for gardens as is water, cultivation, and care. Sydney Eddison has been in the working gardens of her home in Newtown for four decades and has learned the importance of planning ahe...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, March 26       AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, March 27       Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30–8 pm. Sunday, March 28...Read Full Article

  • The spirit of young Bob Johnson and Chris Chemero in cleaning up Edmond Town Hall is exactly what the Newtown Beautification Committee and Richard F. Howe are looking for during Cleanup Week, April 21–28. The beautification committee is now organiz

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    The spirit of young Bob Johnson and Chris Chemero in cleaning up Edmond Town Hall is exactly what the Newtown Beautification Committee and Richard F. Howe are looking for during Cleanup Week, April 21–28. The beautification committee is now organizing volunteers to help pick up trash throughout...Read Full Article

  • The Value Of Treasures Big & Small

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    The Value Of Treasures Big & SmallNewtown Historical Society will again offer people a chance to discover the value of treasures big and small with its Sixth Annual Antiques Appraisal Day. This year’s event will be Sunday, March 28, 2 to 5 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, at the flagpole on Mai...Read Full Article

  • Performers, Artists & Food Vendors Sought

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Performers, Artists & Food Vendors SoughtBROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Arts Commission is coordinating an International Cultural Festival to be presented in May on Brookfield Town Hall property....Read Full Article

  • Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Wine Tasting & Silent AuctionSOUTHBURY — On Saturday, March 27, Temple B’nai Israel will hold a wine tasting and auction at the new Walzer Jewish Community Center.The auction will include items donated by Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, New York Giants, Shaws Supermarkets, New York Jets and W...Read Full Article

  • 13th Annual TGIF Explores  Vibrant Sexual Health At Every Age

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    13th Annual TGIF Explores  Vibrant Sexual Health At Every Age...Read Full Article

  • Hospital Awaits Hearings On Cardiology Request

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Hospital Awaits Hearings On Cardiology RequestDANBURY — The state’s Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) has deemed Danbury Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for interventional cardiology complete, paving the way for hearings to consider the hospital’s request to provide angi...Read Full Article

  • Colon Cancer: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Colon Cancer: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease WILTON — Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming more lives than either breast or prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,710 people in...Read Full Article

  • A New Inn To Rise From The Ashes Of The Yankee Drover

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    A New Inn To Rise From The Ashes Of The Yankee DroverBy Jan HowardA new inn is expected to rise over the next several months on the site of a building that had served Newtown as an inn and restaurant for more than 130 years.The site where the new bed and breakfast inn will be constructed by builde...Read Full Article

  • Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Sleep Apnea Can Be TreatedDANBURY — Sleep apnea is very common, affecting more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Untreated sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, headaches and,...Read Full Article

  • Fairfield University Offers College Credit Courses

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Fairfield University Offers College Credit CoursesFAIRFIELD — University College at Fairfield University will be offering a variety of three-credit courses during the summer months in several flexible, student-friendly formats.College credits earned at Fairfield University are transferable to ot...Read Full Article

  • After years of turning a deaf ear to the increasingly desperate pleas of municipal officials, the Connecticut Legislature has started to talk about property tax relief. Earlier this month, the Democratic majority in Hartford unveiled a tax reform pac

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    After years of turning a deaf ear to the increasingly desperate pleas of municipal officials, the Connecticut Legislature has started to talk about property tax relief. Earlier this month, the Democratic majority in Hartford unveiled a tax reform package that it claims will ease the property tax b...Read Full Article

  • Swing Into Spring

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Swing Into SpringDANBURY — Time to awake from hibernation and join The Bearcats Jazz Band for a dinner dance at Anthony’s Lake Club on Sunday, April 4, from 4 to 7 pm. The celebration will include a full buffet dinner by Anthony’s Cuisine. There will be a cash bar.Founded in 1977, The Bearca...Read Full Article

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarships

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Dunkin’ Donuts ScholarshipsHARTFORD — The Connecticut Association of Schools and Dunkin’ Donuts Franchises of Connecticut recently unveiled a $50,000 scholarship program to benefit Connecticut high school seniors....Read Full Article

  • Celebrating Women Botanical Artists

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Celebrating Women Botanical ArtistsBRIDGEWATER — “Women Botanical Artists, 1700-1990” will be the topic of a program presented at The Burnham Library on Sunday, March 28, at 3 pm.Marianne North, Isabella Smith and Margaret Mee may not be household names, but their superb paintings and drawin...Read Full Article

  • Valley Chordsmen Next In Concert Series

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    Valley Chordsmen Next In Concert SeriesWOODBURY — The next concert of the “Music of North Church,” hosted by North Congregational Church will be on Sunday, March 28, at 3 pm. The featured group is The Valley Chordsmen, a four-part harmony, all male chorus.The Naugatuck-based quartet is compr...Read Full Article

  • A Photographic Taste Of Italy

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    A Photographic Taste Of ItalyIn conjunction with a month-long celebration of Italy at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, the Newtown couple Rita Frost and Francis Caro have been invited to exhibit their award winning photographs of Italy. The exhibit, “A Taste of Italy,” will feature photographs of th...Read Full Article

  • History Bites IV:The Lure Of The Land

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    March 26, 2004, Friday

    History Bites IV:The Lure Of The LandThe attraction of Litchfield County, with its landscape of rolling hills and valleys, has been celebrated for over 300 years. From the sturdy Yankees who settled the area in the 18th Century to the present influx of weekenders seeking escape in the hills’ tim...Read Full Article