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  • Baroque Birds And Beasts

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Baroque Birds And BeastsNEW HAVEN — In its exhibition “‘Endless Forms’: Charles Darwin, Natural Sciences and the Visual Arts,” on view until May 3, Yale Center for British Art is offering paintings, drawings and sculpture to help visitors explore the way Darwin’s ideas of man’s relat...Read Full Article

  • Nourishments—The Unbeatable Beet

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Nourishments—The Unbeatable BeetBy Nancy K. CrevierAs a child, I wouldn’t eat purple vegetables. The magenta beets that my grandfather proudly exhibited in the local fall festival were suspect, as far as I was concerned. Fortunately, my attitude toward beets has turned around 180 degrees sinc...Read Full Article

  • Implanted ICDs reduced the risk of dying by 30 percent in patients younger than 65 years old, 65 to 74, and 75 and older, said Paul Chan, MD, MSc, lead author of the study and assistant professor at the Mid-America Heart Institute and the University

    JOHN VOKET
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Implanted ICDs reduced the risk of dying by 30 percent in patients younger than 65 years old, 65 to 74, and 75 and older, said Paul Chan, MD, MSc, lead author of the study and assistant professor at the Mid-America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri in Kansas City....Read Full Article

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    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    * * * Treadwell Park’s soccer field was vandalized Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle entered the maintenance gate and drove onto the grass, according to Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini. Tire ruts were cut into the field’s surface from one end tot the other. The worst damage occurred...Read Full Article

  • Hugo Wolf Quartett To Premiere New String Quartet On Sunday

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Hugo Wolf Quartett To Premiere New String Quartet On SundayNewtown Friends of Music will sponsor the first performance by The Hugo Wolf Quartett in Newtown this weekend.On Sunday, March 1, at 3 pm, the quartet from Vienna will perform two full works written by Joseph Haydn in the second half of th...Read Full Article

  • Keeping Warm In Winter: Comforting Pets, Fireplaces, And Other Favorite Options

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Keeping Warm In Winter: Comforting Pets, Fireplaces, And Other Favorite OptionsBy Kendra BobowickAgain this month we reached for mittens, a shovel, and the defrost switch, only to shed our layers as weather warmed, then cooled off again. So far this winter the birdbaths have repeatedly frozen and...Read Full Article

  • It’s A Dog’s Life—When Owners And Dogs Are Mismatched

    ANDY HUTCHISON
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    February 27, 2009, Friday

    It’s A Dog’s Life—When Owners And Dogs Are MismatchedBy Mary Jane AndersonApproximately 60 percent of the animals that are brought to pounds and shelters are destroyed in the United States annually. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if the owner had matched their personality, life...Read Full Article

  • Details Of Hospital Management Mergers Examined

    JOHN VOKET
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Details Of Hospital Management Mergers ExaminedHARTFORD (AP) — Ongoing state funding would be needed for some costs of a partnership between Hartford Hospital and the financially troubled University of Connecticut Health Center, according to a new report. However, the analysis by the independent...Read Full Article

  • Fine Food, Festive Atmosphere Draws Speed Daters

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Fine Food, Festive Atmosphere Draws Speed DatersBy Nancy K. Crevier...Read Full Article

  • Family Fundraiser: Bingo At St Rose

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Family Fundraiser: Bingo At St RoseThe St Rose Women’s Club will present the Second Annual Family Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, at St Rose Parish Gathering Hall, 46 Church Hill Road.Doors will open at 5 pm and games will start at 7. Admission is $5 for 12 regular games. There will b...Read Full Article

  • A Mid-Career Retrospective: Duffy To Lecture In Fairfield

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    A Mid-Career Retrospective: Duffy To Lecture In FairfieldFAIRFIELD — Internationally renowned portrait painter Daniel Mark Duffy will speak at the Fairfield Library on Wednesday, March 4, at 1 pm....Read Full Article

  • A Look Back On A Visit From A Sister School

    ELIZA HALLABECK
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    A Look Back On A Visit From A Sister SchoolBy Eliza Hallabeck“The response has been overwhelmingly successful,” said Newtown High School Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo the week following the visit from NHS’s sister school, Liaocheng No. 3 Middle School.The delegates from the sister school a...Read Full Article

  • Adult Soccer Team Reaches Tourney Semis

    ANDY HUTCHISON
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Adult Soccer Team Reaches Tourney Semis...Read Full Article

  • Town Players To Host Auditions For ‘Caught In The Net’

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Town Players To Host Auditions For ‘Caught In The Net’Town Players of Newtown announces an open casting call for the fast-paced comic farce Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney, the sequel to Run for your Wife (produced at Town Players in 2000), on March 2 and 3. The auditions will be at The Little...Read Full Article

  • Spend Or Save: A Catch-22 For Today’s Recession

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Spend Or Save: A Catch-22 For Today’s RecessionBy Nancy K. Crevier...Read Full Article

  • Near Dickinson Park—New Trail Will Be Ready For The Spring

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Near Dickinson Park—New Trail Will Be Ready For The Spring By Kendra BobowickDaylight lingers seconds longer across the horizon each day before darkness stains the sky. Chattering birds have begun to chase away the stillness of winter mornings as the seasons trade places. One sign of spring is c...Read Full Article

  • Art Auction At Monroe UMC

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Art Auction At Monroe UMCMONROE — The United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, will host an art auction on Saturday, March 7. Preview will run from 6 to 7 pm, with the bidding to start at 7. Admission is $10 per person. The auction will be conducted by AJ Ross Auctions of Manche...Read Full Article

  • Lyme Disease Documentary Screening At Local Library

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Lyme Disease Documentary Screening At Local LibraryEASTON — Under Our Skin, a dramatic tale of microbes, medicine, and money (which was recently screened at C.H. Booth Library), will be shown at Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 11. This eye-opening film inve...Read Full Article

  • Parent Education Program Offered By NAMI

    JOHN VOKET
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Parent Education Program Offered By NAMIFAIRFIELD — The Fairfield affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will sponsor the NAMI Basics Education Program, specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health problems or mental illnes...Read Full Article

  • Upcoming Discovery Science Workshops

    ELIZA HALLABECK
    Archive
    February 27, 2009, Friday

    Upcoming Discovery Science WorkshopsThe Newtown Junior Women’s Club will be holding its 16th Discovery Science Workshops at the Newtown High School Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 am until noon. The program is free and open to all Newtown students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Students who...Read Full Article