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  • Sharing The Road For Safety’s Sake: When Bicyclists, Pedestrians & Autos Struggle For Space

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Sharing The Road For Safety’s Sake: When Bicyclists, Pedestrians & Autos Struggle For SpaceBy Kendra BobowickGarrett Henchcliffe has had “a few close calls” with automobile traffic while cycling alone, with friends, or while jogging. A local business owner and resident, Mr Henchcliffe is...Read Full Article

  • Vendors Wanted for Annual Mom’s Night Out

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Vendors Wanted for Annual Mom’s Night OutSOUTHBURY — The Board of Alef Bet Preschool is seeking an assortment of vendors to sell their products at its Sixth Annual Mom’s Night Out.  This successful and well-attended shopping and social event is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Novembe...Read Full Article

  • 2012 Edition Published—There Is Always Something New In The Old Farmer’s Almanac

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    2012 Edition Published—There Is Always Something New In The Old Farmer’s AlmanacBy Nancy K. Crevier...Read Full Article

  • Occupational Illnesses Declining, But State Rate Still Exceeds National Average

    JOHN VOKET
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Occupational Illnesses Declining, But State Rate Still Exceeds National Average FARMINGTON — Thirty-four hundred Connecticut workers reported on-the-job-related illnesses in 2009, according to a State Labor Department/Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The overall rate of occupational illness in...Read Full Article

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    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    *** The Giant Tag and Antique Sale, held last weekend on the former Yankee Drover property at the flagpole, was an overwhelming success. About $12,000 was raised at the event to benefit the Milford Point Preserve, according to Allan Springmeyer, sales manager for the Newtown office of William Rave...Read Full Article

  • NSA Planning 5th Annual Harvest Wine Tasting

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    NSA Planning 5th Annual Harvest Wine TastingNewtown Scholarship Association (NSA) will host its 5th Annual Harvest Wine Tasting on Saturday, October 15. The fundraiser will run from 4 to 7 pm at Sticks and Stones Farm, 201 Huntingtown Road, home of master stone mason Tim Currier and Annie Stiefel....Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I’m a butcher at Butcher’s Best, here in Newtown. Before this, I spent about 12 years in the retail and wholesale seafood business.

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Occupation: I’m a butcher at Butcher’s Best, here in Newtown. Before this, I spent about 12 years in the retail and wholesale seafood business.Family: My wife, Kelly, and I have been married for eight years. We have a daughter, McKenna, who is 5 years old.Pets: We have a dog, Max, a little Shi...Read Full Article

  • The Life And Activities Of Dolley Madison, October 3 At Booth Library

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    The Life And Activities Of Dolley Madison, October 3 At Booth LibraryThe Newtown Historical Society will present a program on the life and activities of First Lady Dolley Madison at 7:30 pm on Monday, October 3, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.  The presentation will b...Read Full Article

  • Program Geared To Book Clubs And Book Lovers

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Program Geared To Book Clubs And Book LoversThe book loving public is invited to a celebration of books Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm, in the Meeting Room of the C.H. Booth Library. Hear what local book clubs have to say about their favorite books and times together. Learn about great online review...Read Full Article

  • ‘Shanghai Memoirs’ Subject To Share Movie, Life Story

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    ‘Shanghai Memoirs’ Subject To Share Movie, Life StoryLife in China during World War II has been captured in My Shanghai Memoirs, to be shown at Congregation Adath Israel on Sunday, October 2, at 3 pm.The program will begin with a screening of Bert Reiner’s 30-minute documentary, to be follow...Read Full Article

  • Scholarships Available

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Scholarships AvailableThe Newtown High School Career Center publicizes all scholarships of which it is notified. A few of the scholarships , typically national ones, request that money be enclosed with the application....Read Full Article

  • A Wet Year Is A Good Year—A ‘Mushrooming’ Interest In Wild Food Foraging

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    A Wet Year Is A Good Year—A ‘Mushrooming’ Interest In Wild Food ForagingBy Nancy K. CrevierOnce upon a time, people believed that the sudden appearance of mushroom circles, or “fairy rings,” portended evil at work in the universe. If that is true, then there are surely plenty of dark for...Read Full Article

  • Women’s Center Hosts October Walk, Support Groups

    JOHN VOKET
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Women’s Center Hosts October Walk, Support GroupsDANBURY — October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is hosting its Annual 4k Walk Against Domestic Violence on Sunday, October 2, at the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University....Read Full Article

  • Howard Baldwin Keynote At Monroe Means Business Event

    JOHN VOKET
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Howard Baldwin Keynote At Monroe Means Business EventMONROE — Hosted by the Monroe Economic Development Commission, the annual Monroe Means Business will be held October 13 at the Waterview on Route 34 overlooking Lake Zoar. Themed “Growing Your Business in Tough Economic Times,” this busine...Read Full Article

  • Walk Into September: Poetry From Polly

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Walk Into September: Poetry From Polly By Polly Brody Take your children on a nature walk. Discover with them the treasures that await you at summer’s end....Read Full Article

  • NFA Benefits From Troop 370 Eagle Scout Projects

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    NFA Benefits From Troop 370 Eagle Scout ProjectsSeveral Boy Scout Troop 370 members earned the rank of Eagle Scout recently after completing various projects at Newtown Forest Association (NFA) properties. Brian Van de Werdt completed work at the NFA’s Hattertown Pond/Straus Preserve. He and a t...Read Full Article

  • ‘Getting Oriented’: Journeys In Japan

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    ‘Getting Oriented’: Journeys In JapanBy Nancy K. Crevier“I was like a baby duck being imprinted” is how Newtown author Wally Wood describes his very first impression of Japan. En route to Korea in 1955, he disembarked the troop ship there, and fell head over heels for the country that was...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, September 30        AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion.Saturday, October 1       Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), 46 Church Hill Road, 6:30 to 8 pm. Sunday,...Read Full Article

  • St James Episcopal Danbury To Host Blessing Of The Animals

    SHANNON HICKS
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    St James Episcopal Danbury To Host Blessing Of The AnimalsDANBURY — St James Episcopal Church will host its annual community Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2, at 3 pm. The special event will take place in the church’s Memorial Garden, near the statue of St Francis....Read Full Article

  • Arlo Edward Marotta DeAngelo

    NANCY CREVIER
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    September 30, 2011, Friday

    Arlo Edward Marotta DeAngeloA son, Arlo Edward Marotta DeAngelo, was born to Fran and Michelle DeAngelo, of Los Angeles, September 8, at Los Angeles Presbyterian Hospital. Ms DeAngelo is a former Newtown resident and graduate of the Newtown High School Class of 1995.Arlo weighed eight pounds, nine...Read Full Article