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  • Lisa Unleashed: Does California’s Puppy Mill Ban Really Help Dogs?

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    November 19, 2017, Sunday
    Lisa Unleashed column pic

    As California goes, so goes the nation. I first heard that term about a decade ago as I went on national television to battle a proposed California law for mandatory spaying and neutering of all dogs kept as pets over a certain age. I’ve always been of the opinion that major surgery regarding your pet…...Read Full Article

  • NewArts Finds Perfect Partnership With Walnut Hill Community Church

    John Voket
    Features
    November 19, 2017, Sunday
    Walnut Hill Community Church Pastor Brian Mowrey, left, along with NewArts founder and Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody stand in front of setpieces for A Christmas Carol, in the Bethel Church’s main worship room, which is serving as the venue for the collaborative holiday season production. The local theater and youth resiliency initiative has developed a highly successful partnership with the Walnut Hill community, which has helped stage four summer musicals and the second run of the popular Charles Dickens’ classic.  (Bee Photo, Voket)

    BETHEL — In the grueling hours and days following 12/14, Walnut Hill Community Church (WHCC) Pastor Brian Mowrey said his congregation committed to doing anything possible to help its Newtown neighbors as they began grappling with the horror and taking their first tentative steps toward recovery. Since then, the Bethel church — one of four…...Read Full Article

  • Turkey Trot Road Restrictions For Thanksgiving Day

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    2017 Turkey Trot

    Various roads in the center of Newtown will be impacted by the 8th annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk, Thursday, November 23, between the hours of 7:45 and 9 am. A temporary no parking area will exist along both sides of Main Street, from Glover Avenue to Hanover Road, beginning on the evening…...Read Full Article

  • Settling In For Winter, Next Sunday At The Sanctuary Program

    Shannon Hicks
    Cultural Events
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    CVH Sanctuary

    The next Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary “Sunday at the Sanctuary” program will take place Sunday, November 26, from noon to 3 pm, at the sanctuary property, at the end of Old Farm Road. Help the animals settle in for winter. This free family event includes hayrides, pumpkin chuckin’, building bird feeders and bat houses,…...Read Full Article

  • Library Planning For Annual Holiday Sale

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Friends of C.H. Booth Library will be offering books and boutique items in this year’s Holiday Sale, an annual fundraiser for the town library. This year’s event will be December 2-3; the second day will also coincide with Holiday Festival events taking place within the library.  (photo courtesy Toni Earnshaw)

    This year’s Friends of C.H. Booth Library annual Holiday Sale will be Saturday, December 2, from 9:30 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, December 3, from 11 am to 5 pm, in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. All are invited to shop for unique, reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind gifts and support…...Read Full Article

  • Reed Hosts ‘TAGtivities’ To Offer New Lessons For Students

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Reed TAGtivity participants sixth grader Michael Berry, left, and fifth grader Nicholas Oliveira work together in the “Fun with Snap Circuits and Legos and Coloring” event. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)

    While students in one classroom were learning how to make beaded jewelry, other Reed Intermediate School students were playing Cornhole in a hallway on November 1, for the school’s first TAG (Team Across Grades) Day of the school year. Teachers oversaw different activities at the end of the school day, called “TAGtivities.” The school’s second…...Read Full Article

  • Health Official Talks Turkey Regarding Holiday Food Safety

    John Voket
    Features
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Health Official Talks Turkey On Holiday Food Safety - CDC

    While many unfortunate victims may blame Thanksgiving and holiday meal indigestion on the food itself, Newtown Health District Food Service Inspector Suzette LeBlanc is quick to assure that most foodborne illnesses following holiday meals are the result of issues that occur in early stage preparation, or the improper handling of leftovers. “I find that most…...Read Full Article

  • Yoga Dimensions Holiday Yogathon To Benefit Women’s Center Of Greater Danbury

    Alissa Silber
    Cultural Events
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    (photo courtesy of Kristi Gunnarshaug)

    Yoga Dimensions, 87 South Main Street, will be hosting a Holiday Yogathon at its studio on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, from 12:30 to 6 pm on both days. The two-day community event will feature a variety of classes for all experience levels taught by Yoga Dimensions instructors, as well as some special…...Read Full Article

  • Unified Sports Provides Opportunity For Students To Grow

    Andy Hutchison
    Features
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Newtown Unified Sports soccer players high-five opponents from Masuk after a game this fall. Pictured are, from front to back: Andrew Hsieh, Johnny Nowacki, Yanni Kousidis, and Nicholas Rose. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)

    Unified Sports offers students with special needs an opportunity to play sports in a competitive, all the while supportive, environment. It also provides the student peers, who serve as partners and assist the athletes, with a golden opportunity to learn and grow in their own right. “I don’t think the partners realize what they’re getting…...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Continuing Education Classes Available

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Newtown Continuing Education

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. 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. Excel Refresher, Formulas and Functions — A single session class on Thursday, December 7, $39. This one-night…...Read Full Article

  • Upcoming Yoga Mat Art Show Scheduled For December

    Alissa Silber
    Cultural Events
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Pictured is Aline Marie’s dog, Truth, showcasing one of the decorated yoga mats that will be raffled off at the event. (Bee Photo, Silber)

    Previously scheduled for October 6, the much-anticipated Yoga Mat Art Show is now slated for Saturday, December 9, from 6 to 10 pm, at the Newtown Yoga Center’s studio at 78 South Main Street. The charity event will be selling hand painted yoga mats created by local artist Dave Brooker and Newtown Yoga Center owner…...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook CEO Celebrating Leahy’s Fuels 100th Anniversary

    John Voket
    Business
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    Leahy’s Fuels of Danbury, under the ownership of Jack Stetson, left, with Sandy Hook resident and company President Stephen Rosentel at the helm, celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 15. They are pictured in front of one of the dozens of gas hearths, fireplace inserts, and related heating products available through its Danbury showrooms at 130 White Street.  (Bee Photo, Voket)

    DANBURY — It was 100 years ago, on November 15, 1917, that John W. Leahy took the monumental step of opening his first business in Danbury — a small machine shop. But as current Leahy's Fuels owner Jack Stetson and President Stephen G. Rosentel explained it, it was only a short time later that Mr…...Read Full Article

  • LC Makes School Budget Whole, Celebrates Llodra, Jacob

    John Voket
    Front Page
    November 18, 2017, Saturday
    First Selectman Pat Llodra holds a Jim Chillington original presented to her on the occasion of her final meeting with the Legislative Council. The outgoing first selectman is surrounded by council members and staff after receiving the painting created by the local artist ahead of Mrs Llodra’s departure after her decision not to seek a fifth term. It was also the final council meeting for George Ferguson, far left, Dan Amaral, third from left, Chair Mary Ann Jacob, fifth from left, Anthony Filiato, and Neil Chaudhary (flanking Mrs Llodra). Council Vice Chair Paul Lundquist was absent.  (Bee Photos, Voket)

    During the final regular meeting with its present membership November 15, the Legislative Council made good on its commitment to make the school budget whole, after an 11th hour maneuver last April to temporarily reduce the school district’s bottom line, during the council’s final budget session. After learning that a final state budget that was…...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | November 9-16, 2017

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    NECC logo

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, November 9: 10:06 am, investigation, 2 Lori Lynne Circle, Botsford responded; 11:06 am, medical assist, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 1:51 pm, alarm, 47 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded;…...Read Full Article

  • State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Sandy Hook School Gun Lawsuit (updated)

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    CT Judicial Branch

    NOTE: This is an expanded version of a story initially posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. * * * * * HARTFORD — Members of the Connecticut Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the Sandy Hook School gun lawsuit, through which the ten plaintiffs are seeking to have the Supreme Court send back…...Read Full Article

  • What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing)

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    Proposed 'landmark properties' zoning regulations could benefit Edmond Town Hall.

    MOVIE LISTINGS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AMERICAN MADE Rated R * running time 1:55 Tickets $3 ($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday and Saturday, 7 & 9:15 pm; Sunday, 7:30 pm; Monday through Thursday, 7 pm; matinees Saturday, 1 & 4 pm; Sunday and Tuesday, 1 pm Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall…...Read Full Article

  • November 24-30, 2017: “The Lego Ninjago Movie”

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    Edmond Town Hall sign October 2016 by JV

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24-THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 THE LEGO NINJADO MOVIE Rated PG * running time 1:41 Tickets $3 ($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday and Saturday, 7 & 9 pm; Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm; matinees Friday through Sunday, 1 & 4 pm Featuring the vocal talents of Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail…...Read Full Article

  • November 17-23, 2017: “American Made”

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    Edmond Town Hall sign October 2016 by JV

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AMERICAN MADE Rated R * running time 1:55 Tickets $3 ($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday and Saturday, 7 & 9:15 pm; Sunday, 7:30 pm; Monday through Thursday, 7 pm; matinees Saturday, 1 & 4 pm; Sunday and Tuesday, 1 pm Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleason &…...Read Full Article

  • Click-It Or Ticket: Police Heighten Seatbelt Enforcement

    The Newtown Bee
    Front Page
    November 17, 2017, Friday
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    From Monday, November 20 through Monday, November 27, town police will heighten their enforcement of seatbelt use compliance through their annual fall “Click-it or Ticket” campaign, according to Administrative Sergeant Jeff Silver, who heads the Newtown Police Department’s traffic unit. The project employs intense seatbelt enforcement during a heavy travel period near Thanksgiving. It is…...Read Full Article

  • Conn. Authors Reading Series Turning To European Landscapes For Nov. 18 Event

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    November 17, 2017, Friday
    CT Authors Reading Series -- Barkman, Lehman & Webb collage

    The writers featured in the next installment of the Connecticut Authors Reading Series all have Europe, especially Paris, on their minds. Heather Webb’s latest novel is Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I, which she co-wrote with Hazel Gaynor; Eric D. Lehman will read from Shadows of Paris, a finalist for the…...Read Full Article