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  • Surgeons Perform Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Surgeons Perform Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement SurgeryDANBURY — Orthopedic surgery at Danbury Hospital is known for using leading edge technology to expedite patient recovery. Operations such as arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive total kn...Read Full Article

  • Study: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Reduce Heart Disease Risk

    JOANNA LESTIC
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    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Study: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Reduce Heart Disease RiskSTORRS — The most popular method in the United States for losing weight — low-carbohydrate diets — can reduce a person’s risk of developing heart disease, according to a study conducted by a University of Connecticut researcher....Read Full Article

  • Danbury Hospital Joins Lung Cancer Screening Study

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Danbury Hospital Joins Lung Cancer Screening StudyDANBURY — Danbury Hospital is taking part in a national clinical research trial to study the blood proteins in patients with small lung lesions. The research hopes to lead to a screening blood test that may determine if a person has non-small cel...Read Full Article

  • Working Against The Shifting Light: A New Exhibition Will Celebrate Newtown And Sandy Hook, En Plein Air

    SHANNON HICKS
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    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Working Against The Shifting Light: A New Exhibition Will Celebrate Newtown And Sandy Hook, En Plein AirBy Shannon HicksAugust 6 may be the date for the big Tercentennial Birthday Party in Newtown, but don’t worry — events will still continue in observance for a few more months. In fact, a gro...Read Full Article

  • Bearcats Returning For Library’s Concert Series

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Bearcats Returning For Library’s Concert SeriesThe 2005 free concert series presented by C.H. Booth Library will conclude on Friday, August 5, with a return performance by a perennial favorite.The Bearcats will perform jazz of many styles at the soccer fields at Fairfield Hills, off Wasserman Wa...Read Full Article

  • Adventures Of A Newtown High School Foreign Exchange Student In Chile

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Adventures Of A Newtown High School Foreign Exchange Student In ChileBy Susan ConeyDana Happel, who will be a senior this fall at Newtown High School, has spent the past six months in Chile as a foreign exchange student. She left home on February 22 and is due to arrive back in the United States o...Read Full Article

  • Historical Dance And Music Will Coincide With Exhibition Opening

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Historical Dance And Music Will Coincide With Exhibition OpeningNewtown resident Patricia Campbell is a caller and leader specializing in 18th Century contradance, country and folk dancing. She works regularly with The Reel Thing, a group which specializes in live, costumed, authentic 18th Century...Read Full Article

  • Town officials and community figures have volunteered to perch on a precarious plank over the dunk tank at the Summer Festival Block Party this Saturday night from 6 – 11 p.m.  Anyone willing to pay for chances to toss balls at a target can dunk t

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Town officials and community figures have volunteered to perch on a precarious plank over the dunk tank at the Summer Festival Block Party this Saturday night from 6 – 11 p.m.  Anyone willing to pay for chances to toss balls at a target can dunk them and at the same time help the Newtown Ambula...Read Full Article

  • NFA Intern Catalogs 1,200 Acres Of Preserved Open Space

    DOROTHY EVANS
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    July 29, 2005, Friday

    NFA Intern Catalogs 1,200 Acres Of Preserved Open SpaceBy Dottie EvansWhen Steven Truitt, 19, first walked into the office at Newtown Forest Association (NFA) headquarters to see how the land trust had organized information regarding its 54 properties comprising more than 1,200 acres, he was surpr...Read Full Article

  • ‘MacBeth’ Informational Talk Planned

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    ‘MacBeth’ Informational Talk PlannedFAIRFIELD — Shakespeare Ventures, the professional theatre company based on the campus of Fairfield University, announces the final “informance” of students enrolled in its Summer Acting Workshop. Unlike a traditional performance, an informance display...Read Full Article

  • Now, in 2005, midway through our current decade, Spielberg is still writing the script on how his work will be remembered for this era. His latest, War of the Worlds, currently one of the top five most popular films across the country, is a bit probl

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Now, in 2005, midway through our current decade, Spielberg is still writing the script on how his work will be remembered for this era. His latest, War of the Worlds, currently one of the top five most popular films across the country, is a bit problematic in that regard....Read Full Article

  • Quassy Laser Light SpectacularWill Benefit CT Food Bank

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Quassy Laser Light SpectacularWill Benefit CT Food BankMIDDLEBURY — Dazzling laser beams will be piercing the night sky over Connecticut this August, but not to worry, as it won’t be an invasion by Martians as depicted in this summer’s popular science fiction movie.The real blockbuster about...Read Full Article

  • Look Good,

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Look Good, Feel Better Danbury — The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will co-sponsor a “Look Good, Feel Better” workshop at Danbury Hospital on Monday, August 8. The free workshop will take place at the Praxair Cancer Center on the first floor...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Singles To Meet, Aug. 5

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Newtown Singles To Meet, Aug. 5Newtown Singles will have its next Meet & Mingle program on Friday, August 5, from 7 to 9 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street in Newtown.The group meets regularly on the first Friday of the month. Area singles are welcome.For information call 261-4210....Read Full Article

  • Fairfield University Professor Wins $70,000 Grant

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Fairfield University Professor Wins $70,000 GrantFAIRFIELD — Laura Nash, PhD, director of classical music in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University, has received two grants to fund a two-year project in Bridgeport Public Schools called “Music for an Urban District: Curricular...Read Full Article

  • Re-Live The Heyday Of The Dames

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Re-Live The Heyday Of The DamesWATERBURY — “Fast-Talking Dames,” presented by author Maria DiBattista, will be the focus of a Mattatuck Museum lecture on Thursday, August 4, at 1 pm, and celebrates dames from the 1930s and 40s  screen comedies.A $5 donation is suggested for this program and...Read Full Article

  • Bluegrass At CT’s Zoo

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Bluegrass At CT’s ZooBRIDGEPORT — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will host four “ZooGrass” concerts on Sunday afternoons in August to celebrate bluegrass music.Concerts will take place in the zoo’s Peacock Pavilion stage, or inside the Carousel Building in the event of inclement weather.A...Read Full Article

  • Evelyn Drive, Naugatuck

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Evelyn Drive, NaugatuckRainer and Lynee Ertl purchased 9 Evelyn Drive, Naugatuck, from Alan and Diane Gambino. Kathy Berg of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty sold the property in cooperation with the listing agent, Linda Mayfield of Coldwell Banker. Attorney Patrick Zailkas, of Waterb...Read Full Article

  • Archive Photography Exhibition Opening On Saturday

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Archive Photography Exhibition Opening On Saturday The Newtown Historical Images Archive will receive its public debut with the presentation of “Passport To Newtown’s Past,” a special exhibition that will open on Saturday, July 30, at C.H. Booth Library.An opening reception, to which the pub...Read Full Article

  • Saturday, July 30

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    July 29, 2005, Friday

    Saturday, July 30Opening reception for “Passport To Newtown’s Past,” 10 am–2 pm, C.H. Booth Library’s lower meeting room, 25 Main Street, exhibition of images loaned from Newtown Historical Images Archive illustrating life in Newtown during late 1800s–mid 1900s will remain on view unti...Read Full Article