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  • Enough Chair To Host The Neighborhood

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    August 30, 2014, Saturday
    Doug Calderone applies a coat of green paint to a giant Adirondack chair, outside of My Place Restaurant and Pizza, Friday morning, August 29. A lucky winner will take the chair home on Labor Day.

    Doug Calderone had quite a few heads turning Friday morning, as he swabbed one coat after another of bright green paint onto a wooden Adirondack chair out front of My Place Restaurant and Pizza on Queen Street. It was not the color that was grabbing the attention, though, as much as the size of the...Read Full Article

  • Peacock Finds A Home On Pennsylvania Farm

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    August 30, 2014, Saturday
    Harley the peacock, who recently made himself at home at a Shepard Hill Road residence, has found a permanent home at a Pennsylvania farm. He made the journey there on August 25.                   

    Harley the peacock, who made a temporary home at a Shepard Hill Road address earlier this summer, has found a permanent roost. A friend of resident Susan Nalley has welcomed the colorful bird to her farm in Pennsylvania. Ms Nalley said after publication of an August 1 Newtown Bee article, she reache...Read Full Article

  • Panacea Members Return For August 31 Reunion Show: Rain Or Shine, Sunday At Dickinson Park

    Shannnon Hicks
    Features
    August 30, 2014, Saturday
    Rehearsals began in earnest August 25 at Corky Ballard’s home studio for Panacea, a former Newtown High School band that has reunited for the second summer. This time the musicians and friends will be able to perform a full show, following opening sets by Manny Pavone and Eclipse. Back together this week were, from left, Jon Dodson, Leslie (Ballard) DaSilva, Rick Kuhn, Bruce Tibbits (seated) and Mr Ballard. Panacea & Friends, a free concert, will begin at 4 pm Sunday, August 31, at Dickinson Park.

    Panacea, who performed what turned out to be an abbreviated reunion set during The Great Newtown Reunion last summer, has promised fans that this time they are not leaving the stage early. The band — which formed when members were students at Newtown High School during the late 1960s and early 70s...Read Full Article

  • Yoga Festival Attracts 150 Attendees For Mind-Body Discipline

    Andrew Gorosko
    Features
    August 30, 2014, Saturday
    Yoga instructor Chris Smith, center, presides during a session of Kundalini yoga at the Newtown Yoga Festival. The meditative Kundalini yoga seeks to energize and revitalize the body. 

    About 150 participants or “yogis” attended the Second Annual Newtown Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 23, at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills. The participants sampled various versions of yoga. Area teachers who participated included Barbara Templeton, Kristi Gun...Read Full Article

  • Hoyt Leads The Pack In 9th Annual Newtown Road Race

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    August 30, 2014, Saturday
    The fastest female finisher at the Newtown Road Race, Bethel's Angela Saidman, came in 16th overall in 19:13, just behind Sandy Hook's Christian Lestik (bib 329), who completed the course in 19:11 for 14th place, and Newtown's Anorow Manaoud (bib 702), who was 15th in 19:12.

    Kevin Hoyt, Newtown’s race dominator, almost didn’t successfully defend his Newtown Road Race title, but that’s only because he came close to not running the event. The 24-year-old Newtown resident’s late decision to not attend his Keene State College alumni race on Saturday, August 30, enab...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Robbie DuBroff

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 29, 2014, Friday
    Robbie DuBroff is this week's Snapshot profile.

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

  • Sunday Cinema Series Resumes August 31

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    August 29, 2014, Friday
    The next feature in NCAC’s Sunday Cinema Series will be Goodbye, Mr Chips, with three screenings being offered on Labor Day weekend.

    On Sunday, August 31, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will screen "Goodbye, Mr Chips" as part of the 2014 Sunday Cinema Series, presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Tickets for all shows are $2. Screenings are planned for 1, 4 and 7 pm....Read Full Article

  • Town Players To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Auditions

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for "Lend Me A Tenor" by Ken Ludwig on Sunday and Monday, September 7-8....Read Full Article

  • Margaret B. Oliver

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    Margaret B. Oliver, 97, of Sandy Hook, died August 28 at her home. Mrs Oliver was the widow of the late Frank Oliver, and had been a resident of Sandy Hook since 1956....Read Full Article

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 29, 2014, Friday
    Nicholas DeBlasi and Ben Rosenthal are Good Eggs, for comforting a MG School kindergartner on the first day of school.

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view....Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 29, 2014, Friday
    Owned by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, this building was leased by the Borden Milk Company and served as a point to which farmers could bring their milk for shipping to Borden’s processing plants. The creamery, shown here in a 1936 photograph, opened in 1902, but by 1914, shrinking usage forced Borden to shut it down. At its height, the creamery served more than 80 farmers.                                                                                                              —From Newtown 1900 to 1960 by Dan Cruson

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago....Read Full Article

  • Ruth Joyce Murray

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    Ruth Joyce Murray, 82, of Bethel, widow of Robert E. Murray, died August 24, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she lived in Weston for 33 years.Her greatest joy was her family. Her sons and spouses Robert and Suzanne of Newtown......Read Full Article

  • Recovery & Resiliency Team: Grant Fund Brings New Tenant To FFH

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    A new tenant is in place on the Fairfield Hills campus. August 14 marked the launch of Newtown’s six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team, which is poised to work in partnership with local recovery providers, community organizations, and town employees in response to continued needs in our communit...Read Full Article

  • Charter Panel Asked To Consider Including Commission On Aging

    John Voket
    Latest News
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    Commission on Aging Chairman Curt Symes appeared briefly before the Charter Revision Commission August 25, requesting the panel consider including the commission as a new entry in Newtown’s governing document. Mr Symes said he and his follow commissioners would like to at least see the presence of...Read Full Article

  • A Huge Reminder To Brush Your Teeth

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    August 29, 2014, Friday
    From left, Tess Hubbard, Lisa Price, Thomas Usher, Garrett Norberg, Tucker Garrity, Breanan Meyer, and Ash Davidson enjoy free popsicles provided by Dr Baum Orthodontics, Tuesday afternoon, following the first day of school.            

    If you think that dental hygiene is irrelevant, Dr Joshua Baum and staff are happy to remind you that “Brushing Your Teeth is Never Irr-Elephant.” And to make that point, Shelton landscaper Pete Stanisci and his team have crafted an 18-foot-tall elephant out front of front of the 23 Church Hill...Read Full Article

  • Hike, Fly A Kite With NFA, Saturday

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    All ages are invited to fly a kite with Newtown Forest Association (NFA) on Saturday, August 30. Families and children are invited to help NFA, a private land trust, continue its celebration of 90 years of preserving open space and rural character in Newtown during a hike, picnic and kite-flying eve...Read Full Article

  • Shelton Class Of ‘81 Hosting Jesse McCord Lewis Scholarship Event

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    August 29, 2014, Friday

    The Shelton High School Class of 1981 invites members of the Newtown community to attend the second annual fundraiser event in memory of Jesse McCord Lewis, son of fellow graduate Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who was lost on 12/14. The event will be held at The Stone Barn, 175 Shelton Road (Route...Read Full Article

  • Foundation, Schools Partner On Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    August 29, 2014, Friday
  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    August 28, 2014, Thursday

    Newtown Police Department has announced temporary road closures, detours and No Parking zones that will be in effect on Monday, September 1, before, during and immediately following the 53rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade....Read Full Article

  • Kling Makes Professional Fitness Debut With Boston Iron

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    August 28, 2014, Thursday
    Kris Kling, owner of CrossFit RedZone, who was drafted by the National Pro Grid League's Boston Iron, lifts during an exhibition match this summer.

    Success at local competitions led to Kris Kling earning an invitation to a National Pro Grid League (NPGL) tryout, where Kling displayed his athleticism and strength for eight teams in the newly established fitness league. Kling, who, along with his brother Kurt, owns CrossFit RedZone at 3 Simm Lane...Read Full Article