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  • Super Bowl Party Being Planned

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Super Bowl Party Being PlannedDANBURY — Stage Door Productions, the arts and entertainment committee at The Portuguese Cultural Center, will host a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 5. All are welcome.Doors will open at 3:30 pm, kick-off is at 6:30, and the game will be screened on a large pr...Read Full Article

  • A seven-member Water Pollution Control Authority was named by the Board of Selectmen Monday night. It will wield broad powers under the state statutes in laying out sewers and other possible facilities to end the town’s existing wastewater pollutio

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    A seven-member Water Pollution Control Authority was named by the Board of Selectmen Monday night. It will wield broad powers under the state statutes in laying out sewers and other possible facilities to end the town’s existing wastewater pollution problems caused by failing septic systems. ***...Read Full Article

  • Free Concert Of TraditionalAnd Jazz Fusion At WCSU

    SHANNON HICKS
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    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Free Concert Of TraditionalAnd Jazz Fusion At WCSUDANBURY — Featuring hot rhythms to warm the cold winter, The Connecticut Folklife Project’s World Music, Dance and Culture Series will continue at Western CT State University with a January 30 concert by the Afro-Peruvian jazz fusion group 4Fut...Read Full Article

  • Folklife Project Receives Grants

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Folklife Project Receives GrantsThe Connecticut Folklife Project, a Danbury-based non-profit organization working to locate, document, preserve and present master traditional artists living in the greater Danbury area, has received a $1,000 grant from the Savings Bank of Danbury and $1,148 from th...Read Full Article

  • Flanders To Host Eagle Watching At Shepaug Dam

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Flanders To Host Eagle Watching At Shepaug DamSOUTHBURY — Nature Center & Land Trust will host an outing on Saturday, February 11, at the Northeast Utilities Shepaug Bald Eagle Observation Area, located near the Shepaug Hydroelectric Station on the Housatonic River in Southbury.Those interes...Read Full Article

  • A Journalist Culls The Nature Writings Of A Literary Icon—Thinking Of Thoreau Every Day

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    A Journalist Culls The Nature Writings Of A Literary Icon—Thinking Of Thoreau Every DayBy Nancy K. Crevier “Who hears the rippling of the rivers will not utterly despair of anything.” —Henry David Thoreau, 12 December 1841. Newtown resident, and a 25-year veteran reporter at The Hartford...Read Full Article

  • Chocolate Fondue At New Morning

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Chocolate Fondue At New MorningWOODBURY — What’s so special about organic chocolate?Mary Giampetro from New Morning Store says“Check the ingredients listing on your favorite chocolate bar,” says Mary Giampetro from New Morning Store. “The number one ingredient in a Dagoba bar is cacao. I...Read Full Article

  • Growing Community Health Concern: Are The Elderly Driving Safely?

    DOROTHY EVANS
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    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Growing Community Health Concern: Are The Elderly Driving Safely?By Dottie EvansFamily members and their older relatives alike both dread the moment.But sooner or later the issue of driving safety arises, and it becomes advisable for the elderly driver to surrender his or her car keys....Read Full Article

  • ‘Knowing God’s Will’

    LINDA BAUER
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    January 27, 2006, Friday

    ‘Knowing God’s Will’LITCHFIELD — “Knowing God’s Will in My Life,” a program of spiritual reflection to be led by Marguerite Janelle, will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, February 4, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.The retreat will provide an opportunity for...Read Full Article

  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance CompanyTo Perform At Fairfield University

    LINDA BAUER
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    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance CompanyTo Perform At Fairfield UniversityFAIRFIELD — The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, an ensemble noted for its award-winning choreography and innovative pairing, will perform at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, F...Read Full Article

  • CCS Announces Scholarship Competition

    LINDA BAUER
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    January 27, 2006, Friday

    CCS Announces Scholarship CompetitionSOUTHBURY — The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) is pleased to announce its 2006 Kannengeiser Scholarship awards. The $1,000 awards will be presented in May to several successful high school students, and are designed to enhance the art of vocal and choral si...Read Full Article

  • River Glen Fine ArtsGallery To Close

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    River Glen Fine ArtsGallery To CloseThe River Glen Fine Arts Gallery, at 3 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, will be closing its doors for good as of January 31, 2006.The gallery will continue to present “American Impressionists in France,” a collection of paintings by Dick McEvoy and Frank Fed...Read Full Article

  • Home Improvement Complaints Increase In 2005

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Home Improvement Complaints Increase In 2005HARTFORD — Home improvement issues continue to generate concern and complaints from Connecticut consumers, the Department of Consumer Protection announced this week....Read Full Article

  • Abbott Tech Open House

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Abbott Tech Open HouseDANBURY — Henry Abbott Technical School, on Hayestown Avenue, will be holding an open house on Thursday, February 9, from 7 to 9 pm.For more information contact Brendan Jugler at 203-797-4460, extension 4454....Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I am an in-home day care provider. I’ve done this for 19 years.

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Occupation: I am an in-home day care provider. I’ve done this for 19 years.Family: My daughter, Jamie, who just married in May. She is 23 years old. Emily is 20 and Whitney is 16. She is a junior at Newtown High School.Pets: We have our new Penny, who is 10 months old. She is a cockerbichon, a c...Read Full Article

  • Poetry–Winter By The Flag Pole

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Poetry–Winter By The Flag PoleThe turkey’s wishbone has dried on the window sillA last leaf flutters with a lifeboat wish of growing green again all his friends have been raked from the dying grass like a mortician combing the thin hairs on the old man’s head. The year’s first snowflakes...Read Full Article

  • Campus Notes

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Campus NotesNewtown residents Kristen Koukos, Jennifer Dahlgard, Rachel Dapp, Katherine Mauro, and Eric Carolan have been placed on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Newtown residents Dana Romano and Edward Skawinski have been placed on the dean...Read Full Article

  • Vocational Training Award Program Offered

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Vocational Training Award Program OfferedWOODBURY — The Weller Foundation, Inc (formerly The Vitramon Foundation, Inc) has announced that full-time senior students from Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton, and Trumbull High Schools may now submit applications for this year’s Vincent Voccia Vo...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Senior Selected As Weller Finalist

    SUSAN CONEY
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Newtown Senior Selected As Weller FinalistKyle Alexander Palo, a senior at Newtown High School, was selected as a finalist from a group of 24 applicants to compete for a $12,000 scholarship in honor of the late Barton L. Weller, founder of  Vitramon, Incorporated in Monroe, and whose generosity h...Read Full Article

  • Thursday, January 12: 9:49 pm, CO detector sounding, 34 Meadowbrook Road, Botsford responded; 10:27 medical call, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded.

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    January 27, 2006, Friday

    Thursday, January 12: 9:49 pm, CO detector sounding, 34 Meadowbrook Road, Botsford responded; 10:27 medical call, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded.Friday, January 13: 4:21 am, smell of burnt plastic, 5 Crow’s Nest Lane, Sandy Hook responded; 10:16 pm, CO detector sounding, 9 Crown View Dr...Read Full Article