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  • Canine Based Ministry At Local Lutheran Church Continues To Offer Comfort

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    June 17, 2018, Sunday
    SH_Newtown Comfort Dog Team Maggie update -- R Morris, Reiss, Sawyer & Maggie WATERMARKED

    In the five years since a golden retriever named Maggie took up residence within the membership of Christ the King Lutheran Church, she has become a fixture of the Mount Pleasant Road house of worship. Members are “used to seeing her” all the time, according to the Reverend Rob Morris, pastor of Newtown’s Lutheran church.…...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Public Schools To Dismiss Early Monday

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Newtown Public Schools rooster seal

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a three-hour emergency early dismissal schedule for Monday, June 18, due to expected high temperatures. The announcement was made in the evening of Saturday, June 16. According to the school district, the decision does not impact the scheduled June 18 Newtown High School graduation at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill…...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Man Sentenced For Sex Crimes Against Children

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
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    DANBURY — A Connecticut Superior Court judge on June 6 sentenced Richard Saunders, 73, of Huntingtown Road, Newtown, to an effective six-year prison term for convictions on seven charges involving sex crimes against four children. Previously, Saunders pleaded guilty to the seven charges, including multiple counts of risk of injury to a child and third-degree…...Read Full Article

  • Thursday Evening Summer Concert Series To Begin June 28

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
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    The 9th Annual Summer Concert Series presented by Newtown Parks & Recreation will return to the Dickinson Park bandshell later this month. Performances will be Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm, and will offer a variety of musical genres to appeal to a wide audience. Guests should bring their own seating for the free public…...Read Full Article

  • Activities And Cheer At Hawley Field Day

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Hawley Elementary School student Charlie Magnano ducks under an arch made from cones and a pool noodle at an obstacle course.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    Hawley Elementary School students ran, laughed, and worked together throughout the school’s field day on June 8. Stations were set up across the school’s Taylor Field for the day, and some stations were hosted inside the school for older students, like “Escape Room” activities. Students rotated through stations throughout the day. A popular “human foosball”…...Read Full Article

  • A Father’s Day Story: Their Love Of Hair Cutting Will Never ‘Fade’

    John Voket
    Features
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Paul Parciasepe, left, and his father stand outside Roberto’s Barber Shop, which has been serving men, children, and even a few women customers for the 30 years Roberto has owned the place. Now that one of his two sons is working there full-time, both are looking to continue their tradition of making everyone who comes through the door look and feel their best for another 30 years.  (Bee Photo, Voket)

    The occasion of a small business person celebrating their 30th anniversary is special enough, and to be doing it in the same location all those years is even more unique. But put those milestones together with the fact that the business owner — Roberto Parciasepe of Roberto’s Barber Shop — is now partnering with his…...Read Full Article

  • 5 Janes Jewelry Holds Home Close To The Heart

    Alissa Silber
    Business
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Newtown resident Liz Page showcases a denim-blue pendent and necklace that is among the many hand crafted products available from 5 Janes, her new business that launched this spring. (Bee Photo, Silber)

    Whether near or far, Newtown remains home in the hearts of many, no matter where life takes them. After living in Newtown for the past 25 years and raising her four children here — three of which are now in college — Liz Page understood this philosophy and wanted to find a way to give…...Read Full Article

  • BOE Honors Retirees, Top Students, CABE Awardees

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Retiring district educators are honored at the Board of Education’s June 5 meeting. Standing from left are Sara Washicko, Robin Walker, Marty Swanhall, Emily Smith, Martha Parvis, Patricia Kurz, and Linda Arruda.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    The Board of Education at its meeting on June 5 celebrated the school district’s retiring educators, Newtown High School’s top demi-decile students of the 2018 graduating class, and two students who were honored with the Connecticut Association of Board of Education (CABE) Student Leadership Awards. The celebrations began with the retiring educators. Throughout their educational…...Read Full Article

  • Newtown High School Awards Nights

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue speaks at the June 6 senior awards night at Newtown High School, with NHS Interim Principal David Roach standing behind her.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    Newtown High School hosted two awards nights, June 6 and June 7, to celebrate and honor students who have earned awards and scholarships. The first evening honored seniors, and the second evening honored underclassmen. Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue welcomed everyone in attendance at the June 6 event. “We all know why we are…...Read Full Article

  • NHS Junior/Senior Project Students Complete Assignments

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    NHS students, from left, Kai-Li Davey, Andrew Gardner, and Brendan Smith stand together on May 24 before rehearsing their NHS Junior/Senior Project presentations.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    Students in this semester’s Junior/Senior Project course at Newtown High School recently wrapped up a semester’s worth of effort. The course is designed to offer students the chance to explore a subject or career they are passionate about outside of the classroom. When the students present their projects each semester, a panel of judges are…...Read Full Article

  • Field Day Fun At Middle Gate

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 16, 2018, Saturday
    Middle Gate students Deaglan O’Kane, left, and Hudson Tinkler work to scoop plastic balls from a pool filled with water using plastic jugs as scoops at the school’s field day. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    A “Parade of Teams” started Middle Gate Elementary School’s field day on June 11. Classes walked around the school holding signs showing their “school spirit” through support for their class and teacher. Each class chose a team name for the day, like “Baron is Bananas” for fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class or “Cotton Candy”…...Read Full Article

  • ADA Advocate Files DOJ Complaint

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    June 16, 2018, Saturday

    Hoping to put her case in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) hands, Chera Ann Simpson, a resource consultant and advocate for the disabled, filed a Citizen’s Complaint Form with the DOJ against Newtown, Wednesday, June 13, through the US attorney’s New Haven office. Naming Michelle Duprey, Esquire, director of disability services, New Haven, as the…...Read Full Article

  • What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing including movie listings and special events)

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    Proposed 'landmark properties' zoning regulations could benefit Edmond Town Hall.

    MOVIE LISTINGS: SATURDAY, JUNE 16-THURSDAY, JUNE 21 I FEEL PRETTY Rated PG-13 * running time 1:50 Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams & Emily Ratajkowski Tickets $3 ($2 for senior citizens, Tuesday matinee only) Screenings Saturday, 7 & 9:20 pm; Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 pm; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 1 & 4 pm; Monday,* 1…...Read Full Article

  • A Special Evening All About Cheese, Wednesday At Booth Library

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    June 15, 2018, Friday
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    On Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, will host John P. DeLutio, a/k/a "The Cheese Man," who will give a presentation about the history, science, and culture of fine cheese. Mr DeLutio is deeply knowledgeable and passionate about cheese and will share anecdotes and facts about cheese production, a…...Read Full Article

  • June 22-28, 2018: “Black Panther” and “Jaws”

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    Edmond Town Hall sign October 2016 by JV

    FRIDAY, JUNE 22-THURSDAY, JUNE 28 BLACK PANTHER Rated PG-13 * running time 2:14 Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyongo & Martin Freeman Tickets $3 ($2 for senior citizens, Tuesday matinee only) Screenings Friday,  Saturday* and Wednesday, 7 & 9:30 pm; Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm; and Thursday, 7 & 9:15 pm; matinees Saturday,…...Read Full Article

  • June 15-21, 2018: “Dance Fantasy: The Show,” “I Feel Pretty,” Brainstorm Experience with Jane Pauley and Longest Day/Newtown Bridge Club Fundraiser

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    Edmond Town Hall sign October 2016 by JV

    “DANCE FANTASY: THE SHOW” Friday, June 15: 8 pm (doors open 7:30), $25/advance, $30/door, ballroom and Latin dance performances by students and faculty of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Southbury; 203-267-7600, fredastaire.com/southbury/contact. * * * * * SATURDAY, JUNE 16-THURSDAY, JUNE 21 I FEEL PRETTY Rated PG-13 * running time 1:50 Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams &…...Read Full Article

  • Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked To Kellogg’s Honey Smacks

    The Newtown Bee
    Front Page
    June 15, 2018, Friday
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    ATLANTA, GA. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that on June 14 the Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. According to the CDC, “Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a ‘best if used by’ date from June 14, 2018 through June…...Read Full Article

  • Making A Bear Sighting Bearable

    Andy Hutchison
    Features
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    This bear took a stroll along The Boulevard on June 12, and made the rounds of other nearby neighborhoods and businesses.	(Liia Raamot Mowery photo)

    This story has been updated as of June 19 with additional information from DEEP   You do not need to be a football fan watching the team from Chicago or a parent reading the story of Goldilocks to see a bear around here anymore. There have been multiple recent sightings of a black bear or…...Read Full Article

  • CCS Annual Sing-in Scheduled, June 18 At Trinity Church

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    CT Choral Society

    For anyone who loves to sing and has wondered what it would be like to sing with a group, the Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) will host its annual Summer Sing-In on Monday, June 18. CCS is inviting the public to join the chorus for an evening of song as they perform the Fauré Requiem. The…...Read Full Article

  • Summer Jam Concert Series Opener To Coincide With Last Day Of School

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    June 15, 2018, Friday
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    The Claris Construction Inc Summer Jam Children’s Concert Series will return to the Dickinson Park bandshell for a sixth season with performances on Tuesdays at 6 pm beginning June 26. The 2018 performance roster features a dynamic group of talented artists who have collectively earned Latin Grammy nominations, a Latin Grammy Award, multiple Parents’ Choice…...Read Full Article