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  • ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Party Held To Benefit Newtown Park And Bark

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Therea Viesto helped Fantasia, who is for sale at Mount Pleasant Hospital for Animals, with her costume at the “Howl-o-ween” event held to benefit Newtown Park and Bark.

    As volunteers put the final touches on a hay-hunt, other helpers at the Saturday, October 26, “Howl-o-ween” canine costume party readied additional stations. The family event was sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation, and benefited the Friends of Newtown Park and Back and was held on the Fai...Read Full Article

  • Halloween Walk In Sandy Hook Draws Trick-Or-Treaters

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Dylan, left, and Jack McDermott visited Village Perk Café while taking SHOP’s Halloween Walk.

    As trick-or-treaters began making their way through Sandy Hook Village for a Halloween Walk, participating businesses were ready on Saturday, October 26. This year marked the third Halloween Walk hosted by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, better known as SHOP. Local children were invited to...Read Full Article

  • Hawk Spikers Advance To Championship Match

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Mylis Post keeps the ball in play during SWC tourney action. The Nighthawks reached the championship match with wins over Brookfield and Bunnell.

    The loss of six players from last year’s squad certainly hasn’t slowed this year’s Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team. In fact, the Nighthawks have gone deeper in the conference tournament than they did a year ago....Read Full Article

  • Penalty Kicks The Difference As Boys’ Booters Fall In Title Game

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Newtown's Grant Ricketts (No. 7) competes during the SWC championship game agaisnt Brookfield on October 30. Newtown fell 1-0 (8-6 in penalty kicks).

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team saw its South-West Conference Tournament championship aspirations end in the title game the same way the team had kept its hopes alive in the tourney’s first round — via game-deciding penalty kicks following 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, which inclu...Read Full Article

  • Screening Of ‘The Conjuring,’ With Special Guests, Shed Light On Local Paranormal Investigators

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    Following a special one-night encore showing of The Conjuring on Thursday, October 24, an audience at Edmond Town Hall Theatre was treated to a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera. The supernatural horror film directed by James Wan follows one of the biggest cases investi...Read Full Article

  • Kent Artist’s Wife Brought Area News To Newtown— George Laurence Nelson Feted By Kent Historical Society

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Helen Redgrave Nelson, a former photographer’s and Gibson Girl model, was often the model for her artist husband, George Laurence Nelson, the 20th Century portraitist being highlighted this year by the Kent Historical Society. Ms Nelson served as Kent correspondent for The Newtown Bee, for 14 years.

    On Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, the Kent Historical Society will present its final campaign this year to increase awareness of former Kent resident and early 20th Century artist George Laurence Nelson.Kent Historical Society Executive Director Margaret Smith and Good Gallery owner Tim Good...Read Full Article

  • NFA Foliage Hike, Saturday At Holcombe Wildlife Preserve

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    Hikers of all ages are invited to enjoy panoramic views of Newtown and surrounding areas during Newtown Forest Association’s Autumn Foliage hike on Saturday, November 2, beginning at noon. Join NFA member Aaron Coopersmith on a stroll through the Holcombe Wildlife Preserve on Great Hill Road. Not...Read Full Article

  • Police News October 21 – 28, 2013

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
  • Fire Reports October 24 – 30, 2013

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, October 24: 8:41 am, alarm, 60 Elm Drive, Hook & Ladder and Bo......Read Full Article

  • Seniors Scare Up A Game Of Bingo

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    Halloween party at the Newtown Senior Center....Read Full Article

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard USBands ‘Champs’

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Newtown High School Marching Band Drum Major Sasha Nanavaty on Saturday, October 26, accepted The Cadets Award for Excellence, in recognition of Newtown’s achievement in creativity and performance in winning the Class V Connecticut State Championships.

    For the third year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard walked away from the USBands New England States Championships proudly as the Connecticut State Champions Class V Open division, besting four other Connecticut bands and also taking the second place trophy for all of New Eng...Read Full Article

  • Halloween Crafts At The Library

    Alissa Silber
    Education
    October 31, 2013, Thursday
    Daniel Siebern decorated a paper ghost at a Drop-In Halloween Craft event held at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 24.

    A Drop-In Halloween Craft event was held in the Story Hour Room in the children’s department of the C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 24. The event was open for children ages 3 to 6 years old and no prior registration was required. It included a story hour and crafts......Read Full Article

  • ‘Toolkit’ For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Care Released

    Arielle Levin Becker © The Connecticut Mirror
    Health
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    State insurance officials have released a “toolkit” they hope will make it easier for Connecticut residents to get coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment. The nine-page document provides guidance on what questions to ask health care providers and insurers to help ensure that c...Read Full Article

  • Keeping Mental Health Needs In View

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    October 31, 2013, Thursday

    There are some things about Newtown’s profound loss on 12/14 that the community would prefer to keep from prying eyes. As demolition experts worked to dismantle the old Sandy Hook School over the past week, the town tried to thwart those who wanted to witness the community’s private pain as this...Read Full Article

  • Frank E. Davis

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday

    Frank E. Davis, 69, of Newtown, died unexpectedly October 27, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Danbury, April 29, 1944, to Lorin and Gladys (Morgan) Davis....Read Full Article

  • Protecting Local Educational Data

    Jack Bestor
    Letters To The Editor
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday

    To the Editor: I want to thank The Newtown Bee for hosting the BOE candidates’ forum providing townspeople with the opportunity to hear their thoughts and positions on education matters. I was, however, disappointed that – in your newspaper’s write-up of the event – you neglected to provid...Read Full Article

  • ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs Preview, November 6-December 25

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday

    Unity in Diversity, a weekly television program, can be seen on Mondays and Wednesdays, on Charter Communications channel 21. Each week, viewers may experience leaders and representatives of a variety of  local faith communities, sharing their message in a non-threatening manner. Programs for Novem...Read Full Article

  • Holiday Festival Gingerbread House Contest Will Have A Theme This Year

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday
    Town Historian Dan Cruson will be part of a new addition to this year’s Holiday Festival: narrated trolley tours along Main Street. Three tours will be scheduled, and registration on the day of the festival will be required. 

    For the 28th year, the Newtown Savings Bank will present a holiday festival that will feature a Victorian Tea, gingerbread house contest, holiday craft boutique, festival of trees, performances of The Nutcracker Suite, and more. The event, to be conducted Sunday, December 1, from 11 am to 4 pm, is a...Read Full Article

  • Local Organization Offering Ways To Honor 12/14

    Nancy Crevier
    Features
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), an action-based grassroots organization founded after 12/14 by Newtown residents that is dedicated to reversing gun violence in this nation, and its sister organization, The Newtown Foundation, focused on educational, healing, and cultural programs, invite the public t...Read Full Article

  • Registration Filled For Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    October 30, 2013, Wednesday
    Registration is full for a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon planned for this weekend at Fairfield Hills. The kick-off event for Charlotte’s Litter has a waiting list in place in the event those who have registered cannot make it on Saturday, and organizers have already said they will plan for another walk-a-thon next year.

    Newtown Kindness will be hosting a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, November 2. The organization received so much support that registration has been closed to any further people who wish to participate. Saturday's program will mark the official announcement for its new program, Charlot...Read Full Article