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  • With 27 million copies sold by the end of 1999, Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975 was the best-selling album of the 20th Century.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    With 27 million copies sold by the end of 1999, Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975 was the best-selling album of the 20th Century. Aretha Franklin is the most-charted female in music history. The singer has had 76 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart....Read Full Article

  • At The Matthew Curtiss House—The Mystery Of The Tombstone In The Garden

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    At The Matthew Curtiss House—The Mystery Of The Tombstone In The GardenBy Jan HowardNewtown residents attending functions at the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street may have noticed in the back yard garden a tombstone for a child that died on August 23, 1864, at the age of three years, four mon...Read Full Article

  • The Borough: Newtown’s Town Within A Town

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    The Borough: Newtown’s Town Within A TownBy Jan HowardMost of the people who live in the Borough of Newtown probably know its history and the reasons for its creation and continuing existence. But newcomers to town might not know what a borough is or what its function is....Read Full Article

  • Apply Now For Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Apply Now For Rotary Ambassadorial ScholarshipsThe Rotary Club of Newtown is accepting applications for Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships to study abroad. Scholarships ranging from $13,000 to $25,000 accommodate one academic year of study at a foreign university while awards up to $1...Read Full Article

  • Musicians With A Mission: Food Aid Concert Planned

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Musicians With A Mission: Food Aid Concert PlannedDANBURY — The Danbury Deanery of Episcopal Churches, the Reverend James E. Curry Bishop Suffragan (retired) as honorary chair, will present a benefit concert called “Musicians with a Mission … Food Aid Danbury 2004” on Sunday, May 16.The co...Read Full Article

  • Midori With WSO This Weekend

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Midori With WSO This WeekendWATERBURY — In a season already marked by radiant and magical performances including a brilliant world premiere, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra has saved the best for last.On Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, concert attendees will be in for a special treat: the brilliance...Read Full Article

  • It’s Spring And Wildlife Is On The Move

    DOROTHY EVANS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    It’s Spring And Wildlife Is On The MoveEach year Wildlife in Crisis, Fairfield County’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, receives more than 10,000 calls regarding injured and orphaned wildlife, and the bulk of these calls come between the months of April and September. It is hoped the following...Read Full Article

  • SCAN Spring Art Show Opens Saturday

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    SCAN Spring Art Show Opens SaturdayThe Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Inc. (SCAN) will celebrate the opening of its 34th annual juried spring art show this weekend. The show will be at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown, from May 1 to May 9. Admission is free and the show c...Read Full Article

  • Celebrate A Landmark Supreme Court Decision

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Celebrate A Landmark Supreme Court DecisionBRIDGEPORT — The public is invited to join The Thurgood Marshall Middle School for Social Justice and the Six To Six Magnet School when they co-host on Friday, May 7, a 50th anniversary celebration of the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown...Read Full Article

  • The Town of Newtown has formally — though reluctantly — committed to conducting a feasibility study of the Congregational Church property next door to Edmond Town Hall to compare whether the church property or the Ruwet-Sibley building on Main St

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    The Town of Newtown has formally — though reluctantly — committed to conducting a feasibility study of the Congregational Church property next door to Edmond Town Hall to compare whether the church property or the Ruwet-Sibley building on Main Street should be used for town office space and a...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, April 30       AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, May 1       Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30–8 pm. Sunday, May 2   ...Read Full Article

  • Comedy For Church’s Benefit

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Comedy For Church’s BenefitTown Players of Newtown’s 2004 season will open on May 7 with Marc Camoletti’s hilarious comedy (adapted by Robin Hawdon) Don’t Dress For Dinner at The Little Theatre on Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.The opening night performance is being co-sponsored by the Women...Read Full Article

  • May 5 Is Anxiety DisordersScreening Day

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    May 5 Is Anxiety DisordersScreening Day DANBURY — Is fear or anxiety taking over your life? Are you constantly worrying? Does your heart race for no reason, causing feelings of panic? Are you having difficulty sleeping, or are you feeling sad and blue?...Read Full Article

  • Celebrate Spring At Waldorf’s May Fair

    LARISSA LYTWYN
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Celebrate Spring At Waldorf’s May Fair The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School will hold its 13th annual May Fair on Saturday, May 1, from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is free.The fair celebrates the advent of springtime in the Waldorf tradition. Activities featured will include maypole dancing, live m...Read Full Article

  • Her latest topic is container gardening, and the beloved author — really, most people who meet this lady fall immediately in love with her — offered a sneak peek at what her next book, The Container Garden: A moveable feast, will offer readers.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Her latest topic is container gardening, and the beloved author — really, most people who meet this lady fall immediately in love with her — offered a sneak peek at what her next book, The Container Garden: A moveable feast, will offer readers. Mrs Eddison was at C.H. Booth Library on April 22...Read Full Article

  • Free Programs On Gardening

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Free Programs On GardeningBROOKFIELD — Brookfield Library will host a series of four free programs on various aspects of gardening.All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call the library at 775-6241 at least three days prior to each program. Progr...Read Full Article

  • St Stephen’s Choir To Present Brahms’ German Requiem This Weekend

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    St Stephen’s Choir To Present Brahms’ German Requiem This WeekendRIDGEFIELD — The St Stephen’s Choir presents Johannes Brahms’ beloved A German Requiem on May 2 as the concluding concert of this year’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at St. Stephen’s Church, 351 Main Street (Route 35...Read Full Article

  • Team In Training Recruits Volunteers

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Team In Training Recruits Volunteers The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) will hold a meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5, at the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown to recruit volunteers to participate in marathons, swimming, and cycle events to raise money for the fight agai...Read Full Article

  • Hospital To Honor EMS Providers

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    Hospital To Honor EMS ProvidersDANBURY — Danbury Hospital will host emergency medical services professionals at the Stony Hill Inn in Bethel on Tuesday, May 18, at 6 pm, for its fourth annual recognition dinner during National EMS Week. This year’s theme, “EMS: There When You Need Us,” pay...Read Full Article

  • May 10 Is National Women’s Check-Up Day

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    April 30, 2004, Friday

    May 10 Is National Women’s Check-Up DayDANBURY — Many of the leading causes of death in women can be prevented or treated if caught early enough. The top three causes of death among women are heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women and, in fa...Read Full Article