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  • ‘Genealogy In France & The Province Of Quebec’

    The Newtown Bee
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    March 31, 2014, Monday

    The April meeting of the Genealogy Club of Newtown will be held at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Wednesday, April 9. The meeting will start at 7 pm but for those who need help with a genealogical problem, the Help Desk will be open at 6:30. Guest speaker will be Francoise Lampe, who wil...Read Full Article

  • Love Runs Through Our Community

    Laura Nowacki
    Letters To The Editor
    March 31, 2014, Monday
  • Frederick J. TerHaar, Jr

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    Frederick J. TerHaar, Jr, 85, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died peacefully March 28, at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was born in Worcester, Mass., May 6, 1928, the son of Frederick, Sr and Ethel (Monigle) TerHaar. He also resided with his long-term partner, Carol Berube, in Wallingford....Read Full Article

  • Fine Amnesty Ends Tuesday

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    C.H. Booth Library’s fine amnesty — the forgiveness on overdue books, videos, etc that were borrowed before January 4 and could not be returned while the library was recently closed — will end Tuesday, April 1....Read Full Article

  • Nancy A. Hewitt

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2014, Monday
    Nancy A. Hewitt

    Nancy A. Hewitt, 62, of Lady Lake, Fla., died unexpectedly February 21, at her home. She was the daughter of Natalie (Gleason) Hewitt and Clinton Hewitt, formerly of Garden City, N.Y. and Newtown....Read Full Article

  • NMS Announces Assistant Principal’s Retirement

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    March 31, 2014, Monday
    Tony Salvatore

    Through an email to parents Thursday, March 27, Newtown Middle School Principal Thomas Einhorn announced that NMS Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore is retiring.Dr Salvatore has worked in the Newtown school district for 15 years, as an assistant principal at Reed Intermediate School, and assistan...Read Full Article

  • Book By Knitwear Pro Introduces An Old Technique To A New Audience

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    March 31, 2014, Monday
    Within a few minutes, yarn looped back and forth between arms is on its way to becoming a fashionable piece of wearable art.

    At Vogue Knitting Live, a yarn industry expo in Manhattan this past January, Newtown resident Linda Zemba Burhance taught an 8-hour session on arm knitting. “I noticed that anybody, of any age or gender, seemed interested and could learn it quickly. It’s multigenerational and gender neutral,”...Read Full Article

  • Julius R. Kovacs

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    Julius R. Kovacs, 82, died March 28, at his home in Summit, N.Y., with his family at his side. Born September 8, 1931, in Newtown, to Paul and Veronica (Balsan) Kovacs, he was a resident of Newtown until age 30. Mr Kovacs was a former resident of Danbury and Woodbury, as well....Read Full Article

  • Be More Cautious As Coyotes Grow Bolder

    Debra L. Weisman
    Letters To The Editor
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    To the Editor: There seems to be an increase in the reported incidence of dogs being attacked by coyotes and not just in rural areas. As with most wildlife, coyotes have been forced into urban areas due to increased land development. As a result, coyotes a......Read Full Article

  • Alan R. Dawe

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    Alan R. Dawe, 65, of Earlville, N.Y., died suddenly March 11, in Bali, Indonesia, while on a round-the-world vacation. He was born in Bridgeport, August 12, 1948, and was a son of the late Franklyn P. and Justine C. (Vorus) Dawe of Trumbull....Read Full Article

  • Obama To Honor Two Newtowners As ‘Champions Of Change’

    John Voket
    Latest News
    March 31, 2014, Monday

    President Barack Obama is planning to honor two Newtown residents, including the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, as Champions of Change. Sarah Clements, founder and chairwoman for the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, and Mark Barden, director of advocacy for Sandy...Read Full Article

  • Creative Writing: Mysteries & Thrillers For Young Adults

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    March 29, 2014, Saturday

    The C.H. Booth Library Creative Writing Group for Young Adults will offer a course on Mysteries & Adventure Thrillers, Monday evenings, starting April 21. The group will be led by author, teacher, and Newtown resident Wally Wood, with assistance from one of the library’s adult writer volunteers, a...Read Full Article

  • Dinner, Reception & Comedy Show To Benefit Adath Israel And Parents Circle Families Forum

    The Newtown Bee
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    March 29, 2014, Saturday

    On Saturday, April 26, a dinner, reception, and comedy night will be held at Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road. This evening will include a cocktail reception and full dinner, as well as a comedy show featuring Moody McCarthy, Andy Pitz, and Johnny Lampert. Presentations about Congrega...Read Full Article

  • In Wednesday’s Wind: Firefighters Respond To Multiple Brush Fires Along High Rock Road

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    March 29, 2014, Saturday
    Botsford and Sandy Hook firefighters joined forces to put out multiple brush fires along High Rock Road. Shown handling a fire hose alongside High Rock Road are two Sandy Hook volunteers, Engineer Brian Engelke, left, and Firefighter Bob Nute. 

    About 25 local volunteer firefighters attacked multiple brush fires along High Rock Road amid high winds on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, along an approximately 9,000-foot section of Grays Plain Plain Road near the Monroe border. There were no injuries. No houses, garages, or vehicles were d...Read Full Article

  • Hoyt, Gottmeier Lead The Way In Sandy Hook 5K

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    March 29, 2014, Saturday
    Rachel Gottmeier was the top female, and placed 14th, in the Sandy Hook 5K. She completed the course in a time of 21:13.

    Running a race can be a rewarding and/or challenging experience for those who lace up their sneakers, but for participants of the Sandy Hook 5K — held in honor of those whose lives were lost on 12/14 — this event has unique significance, especially for those from Newtown. “Being from this town...Read Full Article

  • Parks & Rec Summer Concert Series Posted

    Shannon Hicks
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    March 28, 2014, Friday

    The performers for the 2014 Summer Concert Series hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation have been posted on the department's website. Shows will begin on June 26, then take a one-week break for the Independence Day holiday, and then continue weekly until August 21. The free series of family-friendly...Read Full Article

  • Arts Collaborative Planning A ‘CiRCUS’ At Town Hall

    The Newtown Bee
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    March 28, 2014, Friday
    Mouthpeace Arts Collaborative will host the first of what it hopes to be a regular series of events on April 27. “CiRCUS!” will offer a vendor fair, followed by spoken word and live music performances. Proceeds will benefit the arts group as well as the ongoing restorations at Edmond Town Hall.

    Mouthpeace Arts Collaborative, comprised of artists from an array of disciplines, is planning to host a series of events beginning on April 27. That Sunday afternoon, “CiRCUS!” will include eccentric local vendors, performers and artisans, as well as spoken word and musical exhibitions. Proceeds...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Brand Manager Slates First Event: ‘Big Buzz,’ April 8

    John Voket
    Business
    March 28, 2014, Friday

    Melissa Lopata, the new marketing coordinator for Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), has announced her first event to help support local Sandy Hook businesseses. The event is set for Tuesday, April 8, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road. It will feature the expertise of business co...Read Full Article

  • Newtowners Press For Nonpublic School Access To Security Grants

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    March 28, 2014, Friday

    Tracy Heim, a Newtown resident and a St Rose of Lima School parent, appeared before the Connecticut Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on March 13.She was there, she said, on behalf of her three children, St Rose of Lima School Principal Mary Maloney, and all of the staff and parents of St Rose....Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Roy H. Krueger

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    March 28, 2014, Friday
    Roy H. Krueger is this week's Snapshot profile.

    A weekly profile of a local person....Read Full Article