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  • As 2004 comes to a close it’s time to look back at some of the events that have made an impression on me. I’ve tried to find things that fit into my regular genre: they’re entertaining, at least.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    As 2004 comes to a close it’s time to look back at some of the events that have made an impression on me. I’ve tried to find things that fit into my regular genre: they’re entertaining, at least.Britney finally got married! The same weekend Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexa...Read Full Article

  • As 1979 became 1980, bringing a new decade but many of the same unsolved problems of the 70’s, it’s traditional for newspapers to talk with the town’s chief executive about the past and the future. But Jack Rosenthal, who’s entering his third

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    As 1979 became 1980, bringing a new decade but many of the same unsolved problems of the 70’s, it’s traditional for newspapers to talk with the town’s chief executive about the past and the future. But Jack Rosenthal, who’s entering his third term come Monday as Newtown’s first selectman...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, December 31       AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, January 1       Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30–8 pm. Sunday, Janua...Read Full Article

  • Applications Available For GBS Young Musicians’ Competition

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Applications Available For GBS Young Musicians’ CompetitionBRIDGEPORT — Applications are available for Greater Bridgeport Symphony’s (GBS) Carlson-Horn Competition for Young Instrumentalists.Sponsored by the Hersher Family Foundation, the two-day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday,...Read Full Article

  • Call To Artists For Oil DrumArt Exhibition In Art Space Gallery

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Call To Artists For Oil DrumArt Exhibition In Art Space GalleryHARTFORD — Oil Drum Art and Hartford Art Space Gallery have put out a call to artists of every artistic discipline – painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, architecture, theater, lighting, music, literature, etc – to create int...Read Full Article

  • Bald Eagle Viewing Station Open

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Bald Eagle Viewing Station OpenSOUTHBURY — The bald eagle viewing station at the Shepaug Dam, on the Housatonic River along River Road, has opened for the season. The station will be open daily until March 17, when the eagles will leave southern Connecticut and migrate north to their summer bree...Read Full Article

  • Japanese Puppetry Returning To New Milford

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Japanese Puppetry Returning To New MilfordNEW MILFORD — Master Japanese puppeteer Masaya Kiritake will bring the ancient art of Otome-Bunraku puppetry to life for three performances at TheatreWorks New Milford the weekend of January 7-9....Read Full Article

  • A LouisianaSnow White

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    A LouisianaSnow WhiteBRIDGEPORT — Audience members for the upcoming production of Snow White by Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theatre will notice a story a little different than the Grimms setting they’re used to.The DCT production is set in the mysterious swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, and fe...Read Full Article

  • Board Games In French

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Board Games In FrenchAlliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut will host “Venez Fêter Les Rois,” an afternoon of bridge, Scrabble and congeniality at C.H. Booth Library, on Sunday, January 9.Anyone who speaks French, at any level, is invited to join members from 1 to 3:30 pm for games a...Read Full Article

  • First Night Danbury Will Again Offer Events For All Ages

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    First Night Danbury Will Again Offer Events For All AgesDANBURY — The 16th annual First Night® celebration of the arts will take place on Friday, December 31, in over 20 venues throughout CityCenter Danbury. This year’s festivities will run from 5 pm until midnight and offer a blend of some o...Read Full Article

  • The two-week engagement will begin performances at Fairfield Theatre Company’s Studio Theatre on Thursday, January 20, and then run for 11 performances – through Sunday, January 30.

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    The two-week engagement will begin performances at Fairfield Theatre Company’s Studio Theatre on Thursday, January 20, and then run for 11 performances – through Sunday, January 30....Read Full Article

  • New Year’s Day Party For Singles In Newtown

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    New Year’s Day Party For Singles In NewtownConnecticut ConTacts, one of the state’s leading singles organizations, is sponsoring a New Year’s Day dance party for singles on Saturday, January 1, from 8 pm to 1 am, at the Fireside Inn, 123 South Main Street (Route 25) in Newtown.Located two mi...Read Full Article

  • Squeaky Clean Fun Day

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Squeaky Clean Fun DayHARTFORD — In conjunction with its current exhibition “Art We Clean Yet? A Lighthearted Look at The Pursuit of Cleanliness Over Two Centuries,” Connecticut Historical Society will present a program for its younger visitors on Sunday, January 16....Read Full Article

  • ‘Are We There Yet?’ — Special Programs At CHS

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    ‘Are We There Yet?’ — Special Programs At CHSHARTFORD — Like the rides in a back seat while on a roadtrip with your parents (“Are we there yet?”), the pursuit of cleanliness also seems unending.Over the past two centuries, cleanliness has been essential to our well-being. Countless tec...Read Full Article

  • Local Couple Creates A Firm To Put People’s Money To Work

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Local Couple Creates A Firm To Put People’s Money To WorkBy Kaaren ValentaMany of us make resolutions for the New Year: Lose weight, drink more water, quit smoking, save more money.And just as it is helpful to enlist the services of a nutritionist or other professional to help develop a healthy...Read Full Article

  • Master Chorale Announces Openings

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Master Chorale Announces OpeningsSOUTH BRITAIN — The Connecticut Master Chorale has openings for an alto, tenor and bass starting in January for its upcoming spring season.CMC’s founder and director is Tina Johns Heidrich.The chorale will present two new works by John Rutter – Mass of the Ch...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Singles Meeting Cancelled

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Newtown Singles Meeting CancelledNewtown Singles, who had scheduled a monthly “Meet & Mingle” event at Newtown Meeting House in January, will not be meeting next month. The meeting has been cancelled.For details about the group and future programs, call 261-4210....Read Full Article

  • Get Your Health Back  On Track In 2005

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Get Your Health Back  On Track In 2005Thinking about New Year resolutions? You’re in good company. A new year, a new resolution or two, right? Why not end that routine this year. Why not do something really outrageous: make a lifestyle change....Read Full Article

  • Holiday Closings

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Holiday ClosingsAll town offices and agencies will be closed from noon Thursday, December 30, to 8 am on Monday, January 3, for the New Year’s holiday. The senior center and the C.H. Booth Library also will be closed.The transfer station at the former landfill on Ethan Allen Road will close at 1...Read Full Article

  • Aldrich Brown Bag Tour

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 31, 2004, Friday

    Aldrich Brown Bag TourRIDGEFIELD — The Aldrich Museum will offer its next Brown Bag Tour, a docent-led tour of the museum’s exhibitions followed by a group discussion, on Wednesday, January 12. The program will run from 11 am to 1 pm.Cost is $5 per person. Participants should bring their own l...Read Full Article