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  • Snapshots

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    June 30, 2005, Thursday

    SnapshotsName: Margaret RoccoNickname: My nickname is Baby doll given to me by my Aunt Jean. Aunt Jean was from Brooklyn and had all boys; she always wanted a girl. She had a red bee hive hairdo and a leopard skin coat. My aunt always said she wanted to adopt me and every time I saw her she would...Read Full Article

  • Celiac Disease Is The Great Pretender

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    June 28, 2005, Tuesday

    Celiac Disease Is The Great PretenderBy Susan ConeyDo you have an irresistible craving for a warm, chewy, chocolate chip cookie, or a huge slice of gooey pie or are you enticed by a steaming hot plate of pasta? If you are among the 1 out of 133 people who suffer from celiac disease, these tempting...Read Full Article

  • New Artificial Disc Reduces Back Pain, Restores Function, Keeps Movement

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 28, 2005, Tuesday

    New Artificial Disc Reduces Back Pain, Restores Function, Keeps MovementFor many people suffering from chronic back pain, even walking can be a struggle. Many have benefited from spinal fusion surgery — a common treatment for chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease — whereby...Read Full Article

  • Ten Ways To Prevent A Heart Attack

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 27, 2005, Monday

    Ten Ways To Prevent A Heart AttackBy Kaaren ValentaDanbury Hospital’s new Regional Heart and Vascular Center brought its message out into the surrounding communities recently when it held an evening Medical Town Meeting, “Ten Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack,” at its health center in the South...Read Full Article

  • Danbury Hospital —

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Danbury Hospital —Heart Attack Patients’ EKG Tests Will Be Transmitted From Incoming Ambulances   By Andrew Gorosko To expedite medical care for heart attack patients, Danbury Hospital will start using a system that allows patient electrocardiograms (EKG) to be performed inside incoming amb...Read Full Article

  • Action on a proposed $1 million addition to NHS has been delayed by the Board of Education because of the necessary expenditures of an estimated $340,000 for the repair of the roof.

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Action on a proposed $1 million addition to NHS has been delayed by the Board of Education because of the necessary expenditures of an estimated $340,000 for the repair of the roof. ***...Read Full Article

  • Alice Holmes Named Newtown’s Realtor Of The Year

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Alice Holmes Named Newtown’s Realtor Of The YearAt a luncheon held Thursday, June 16, at Rock Ridge Country Club, the Newtown Board of Realtors named Alice Holmes of William Pitt, Sotheby’s International Newtown’s Realtor of the Year....Read Full Article

  • The Animal Center: A Shelter Without Walls

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    The Animal Center: A Shelter Without WallsBy Kaaren ValentaWhen Monica Roberto moved to Newtown with her husband Mark Alexander six years ago, their family included her dog, Bailey, a 4-year-old lab. Mark, however, wanted a cat.“Mark was a big cat guy, and when I said one cat was okay, he said w...Read Full Article

  • Action on a proposed $1 million addition to NHS has been delayed by the Board of Education because of the necessary expenditures of an estimated $340,000 for the repair of the roof.

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Action on a proposed $1 million addition to NHS has been delayed by the Board of Education because of the necessary expenditures of an estimated $340,000 for the repair of the roof. ***...Read Full Article

  • Dr Nazer Named Officer At Danbury Health Systems

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Dr Nazer Named Officer At Danbury Health Systems DANBURY — Danbury Health Systems, the parent company of Danbury Hospital, has announced the appointment of Karim Nazer, MD, of Newtown as vice president for planning....Read Full Article

  • Online Programs Offered By St Vincent’s College

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Online Programs Offered By St Vincent’s CollegeBRIDGEPORT — Flexible educational opportunities and new careers are only a click away through St. Vincent’s College’s new distance learning program, according to John K. Fisher, EdD, president of St Vincent’s College. “It is our goal to ex...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Rotary Club Student Awards For May

    ADMINISTRATOR
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Newtown Rotary Club Student Awards For MayNewtown Rotary honors the outstanding students of our local schools who were nominated by their teachers based on their dedication to their academic achievements, acceptance by their peers, extra curricular activities, and service to local programs and age...Read Full Article

  • Writing Camp Returning

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Writing Camp ReturningMargaret Brown, the Young Adult Librarian at C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, has announced that the Creative Writing Summer Camp for young adults entering grades 6-9 in September will take place again this summer.Thanks to the renewal of a grant from Praxair Corporation of Dan...Read Full Article

  • Auditions For ‘Fuddy Meers’

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Auditions For ‘Fuddy Meers’ Town Players of Newtown will perform David Lindsay-Abaire’s Fuddy Meers this fall. Nine performances are scheduled for the weekends of September 2-24.In preparation for this, director Mary Poile is seeking backstage and tech help for the production. She has also s...Read Full Article

  • Composers’ Group For Young Pianists Forming

    JOANNA LESTIC
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    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Composers’ Group For Young Pianists FormingJulie’s Piano Workshop of Sandy Hook and Woodbury announces a summer Young Composers’ Group for area piano students who have had at least two years of lessons.Students will have an opportunity to improvise at the keyboard, create melodies, construct...Read Full Article

  • Town Players Will Bring A Perfect GodTo Newtown’s Little Theatre

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Town Players Will Bring A Perfect GodTo Newtown’s Little TheatreThe elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, queller of obstacles and reconciler of opposites, is the title character of Terrence McNally’s A Perfect Ganesh, which will open at Town Players’ Little Theatre in Newtown on July 1....Read Full Article

  • Field Notes––Life As A Luna Moth: Hanging Out By Day, Mating By Moonlight

    DOROTHY EVANS
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    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Field Notes––Life As A Luna Moth: Hanging Out By Day, Mating By MoonlightBy Dottie EvansYou could live your whole life and never see a luna moth. Or you might be one of the lucky few who can count the number of encounters on one hand....Read Full Article

  • Moody Lane

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Moody LaneEric Beckwith purchased property at 39 Moody Lane, Danbury, from Elizabeth and Richard Levin. Kevin Donovan of Advanced Real Estate sold the property, which was listed by Betsy Levin of Prudential Connecticut Realty. The buyer was represented by attorney Anne Ragusa of Newtown and the se...Read Full Article

  • Auditions For Norwalk Youth Symphony

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Auditions For Norwalk Youth SymphonyNORWALK — The Norwalk Youth Symphony is currently accepting applications for students entering grades 5-12 wishing to audition for its 2005-06 season. The symphony’s 50th anniversary kick-off will take place on April 7, 2006....Read Full Article

  • Mangarella Receives Certification

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    June 24, 2005, Friday

    Mangarella Receives CertificationSandy Hook resident Charles J. Mangarella, a supply chain management executive for DRS Power & Control Technologies in Danbury, has received the designation of Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM). Mr Mangarella has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Co...Read Full Article