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  • Unified Sports ‘Brings Out The Best In Everybody’

    Andy Hutchison
    Features
    May 27, 2018, Sunday
    Newtown High student and Unified Sports partner Kai-li Davey and NHS Athletic Director Matt Memoli give medals to participants of the Little Feet Meet.	  (Bee Photo, Hutchison)

    As a freshman, Newtown High School student Kai-li Davey was prompted by her mother, Kathy Davey, to help out as a partner in the school’s Unified Sports program that Ms Davey helped establish and has directed for five years. A bit unsure at first, Kai-li grew to enjoy her role as a partner, assisting special…...Read Full Article

  • Lisa Unleashed: Fun Dog Events Coming To Area This Spring

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    May 27, 2018, Sunday
    Lisa Unleashed column pic

    Want to find a fun event that you and your dog can enjoy without any training? Then I recommend heading on over to Cassio Pet Resort and Training Center, and to the Greenwich Kennel Club, and the Longshore-Southport Kennel Club dog shows for some Barn Hunt clinics and FAST Coursing Ability Tests. The dogs love…...Read Full Article

  • Brewpub Approved For Church Hill Road

    Andrew Gorosko
    Front Page
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
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    Following a May 17 public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) unanimously approved a special zoning permit to convert a vacant industrial building at 57-B Church Hill Road into a brewery, which also would function as a brewpub, allowing patrons to buy beer for consumption there or off the premises. Voting in favor of…...Read Full Article

  • JR NAA Calls For Gun Violence Prevention Advocates To Join #WearOrange Campaign

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
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    The Jr Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) announced it has teamed up with the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Sandy Hook Promise, Women's March CT, and other allies to hold the 3rd Annual Newtown #WearOrange March & Rally on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.…...Read Full Article

  • JR NAA Co-Chair Jackson Mittleman Speaks At EWA National Seminar

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
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    Newtown students have been traveling the country, speaking and sharing their reflections on change and gun violence. Within two weeks of Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) Co-Chair Tommy Murray traveling to Texas to speak at a rally in Dallas, his fellow Co-Chair Jackson Mittleman traveled to California to speak on a panel for a…...Read Full Article

  • St Rose of Lima School Hosts Grandparents And Special Persons Day

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Margaret O’Keefe and her granddaughter, Katie Rusczcyk, pause for a photo while working on building a catapult out of clothespins. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    St Rose of Lima School welcomed roughly 450 visitors at the school on May 11 for its Grandparents and Special Persons Day. The day began with a Mass. Later, visitors were treated to food and student performances in the school’s Gathering Hall and visited classrooms, where they completed activities with their students. One of the…...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Continuing Education Summer Programs Available

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Newtown Continuing Education

    Newtown Continuing Education has limited openings available in the following summer programs. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787, 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, for further information on dates, times, and location, or visit newtowncontinuinged.org. With summer approaching, Newtown Continuing Education announced some of its summer programs for students currently in kindergarten to…...Read Full Article

  • Healthy Community Initiative Needs Working Group Volunteers

    John Voket
    Front Page
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
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    The Healthy Community initiative being spearheaded by the Newtown Center for Support and Wellness (CSW) is moving into its next chapter, soliciting and engaging four working groups around the core pillars of the effort. The CSW’s work producing a strategic plan for supporting a healthy community began by organizing the task force, a consortium of…...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook School Celebrates ‘Dress Like Mr Napolitano’ Day

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Sandy Hook Elementary School Assistant Principal Tim Napolitano stands surrounded by students who dressed like him on May 11 for “Dress Like Mr Napolitano Day.” (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff were encouraged to wear khaki pants and buttoned down shirts or Mets and Jets sports jerseys for a PTA-led “Dress Like Mr Napolitano Day” on May 11. While the day was a celebration of Assistant Principal Tim Napolitano, it was also a way for the school community to…...Read Full Article

  • Resident’s Love Of Theater Shines Through At The Palace Danbury

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Carol Spiegel, managing director for The Palace Danbury, stands before the theater’s opening program poster, embellished with teal and gold coloring, dated September 6, 1928. (Bee Photo, Silber)

    Over the course of Carol Spiegel’s career, she has become a chameleon in the entertainment industry. Currently, she uses her expertise at The Palace Danbury, booking everything from live music and theater productions to film presentations and comedy acts for the historic 400-capacity performing arts center. A Newtown resident for nearly 20 years, she originally…...Read Full Article

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Mattress Sale Will Help You Sleep Tight

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard stand together to promote the group’s upcoming Mattress Fundraiser. In the back from left are James Malin, Ellie Minor, Annie Minor, Nina Srivastava, and Vinny Wilson. In the front from left are Reagan Wilson and Bec Remson.

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard is partnering with Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) to hold its third annual Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the high school main cafeteria, 12 Berkshire Road. Every purchase from the sale will benefit the NHS Marching Band & Guard. The…...Read Full Article

  • Softball, Baseball, And Lacrosse Teams Fall In Championship Games

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Sam Smith pitches against Bethel in the SWC championship game. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)

    Newtown High School’s softball, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse teams lost in South-West Conference tournament championship contests on May 25. The No. 2 softball squad dropped a 6-0 decision to top-seeded Masuk of Monroe at Stratford’s DeLuca Field. Masuk pitcher Sam Schiebe held Newtown to five hits and homered for the Panthers. Sara Kennedy had two…...Read Full Article

  • First-Time Champions! Volleyball Team Beats Barlow For SWC Title

    Andy Hutchison
    Front Page
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Newtown High's volleyball team celebrates its conference championship. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)

    Four years ago, several students at Newtown High School went out onto the court for their first organized volleyball experience as part of the new boys' program. On May 25, those players — who are now seniors — continued to show just how far they've come, with their biggest step of all by capturing the…...Read Full Article

  • For Better Health May 2018

    The Newtown Bee
    Special Editions
    May 25, 2018, Friday
  • What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing including movie listings and special events)

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Proposed 'landmark properties' zoning regulations could benefit Edmond Town Hall.

    MOVIE LISTINGS: FRIDAY, MAY 25-WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 GAME NIGHT Rated PR * running time 1:40 Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan & Jesse Plemons Tickets $3* *($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday through Sunday , 7 & 9:10 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 pm; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 1 & 4…...Read Full Article

  • May 25-31, 2018: “Game Night,” Senior Center Mural Workshops and “The Maltese Falcon”

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Edmond Town Hall sign October 2016 by JV

    FRIDAY, MAY 25-WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 GAME NIGHT Rated PR * running time 1:40 Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan & Jesse Plemons Tickets $3* *($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday through Sunday, 7 & 9:10 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 pm; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 1 & 4 pm; Tuesday, 1 pm A…...Read Full Article

  • Classic Film Noir Next In Someday Cinema Series

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Someday Cinema Series -- Maltese Falcon updated poster

    C.H. Booth Library will sponsor two screenings of the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon on Thursday, May 31, at 2 and 7 pm. The screenings will be offered Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street. Tickets are $3, and the matinee will be shown with captions for the benefit of the hearing impaired. Since the…...Read Full Article

  • Workshops For New Senior Center Mural To Begin May 29

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    SH_senior center mural votes are in -- sunflower presentation WATERMARKED

    Newtown residents who would like to join an art project for the new senior center are encouraged to sign up while workshop openings are available. Work sessions to create a ceramic tile mural are planned for Tuesday through Thursday, May 29-31, in the gymnasium of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street (access is through the…...Read Full Article

  • School And Transportation Updates

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Newtown Public Schools rooster seal

    Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue offered an update on the end of the 2017–18 school year and shared school start times and transportation plans for the 2018–19 school year with the Board of Education at its meeting on May 22. After a “very stressful week,” Dr Rodrigue reflected on the new end of the…...Read Full Article

  • NHS ‘Les Miserables’ Nominated For Three Stephen Sondheim Awards

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    May 25, 2018, Friday
    Teah Renzi sings as Eponine in the March production.  (Bee file photo)

    NEW HAVEN — Newtown High School’s spring musical production of Les Miserables, School Edition, staged in March, has earned nomination for three Stephen Sondheim Awards, according to an announcement by the Broadway Method Academy (BMA) of Fairfield. BMA, in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Westport Country Playhouse, announced the nominees for…...Read Full Article