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  • Athletes Prove They’ve Still Got Game … Well Into Their 70s

    Andy Hutchison
    Features
    August 21, 2017, Monday
    Baseball, Basketball, Connecticut Masters Games, Cooperstown, Diana Johnson, Irv Barlia, Larry Haskel, pickleball, Sonja Haskel, Tennis

    Professional athletes are generally in their prime before they reach 30 years old, and most retire well before 40. But many who use sports as a way to stay healthy and keep busy continue hitting retur...Read Full Article

  • Just The VAX — Parents Reminded About Importance Of Vaccinations

    John Voket
    Features
    August 21, 2017, Monday
    CT Dept of Health, Director Donna Culbert, Dr Thomas Draper, Newtown Health District

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time when state and local health officials are highlighting the health benefits of vaccination. Kathleen Rocco, immunization outreach coordinator ...Read Full Article

  • Lisa Unleashed: Save the Date — 2017 Western Conn. Police K-9 Challenge On October 7

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    August 20, 2017, Sunday
    Horse Guard, Lisa Peterson, Lisa Unleashed, Police K-9 Challenge

    Dozens of active duty police, military, and transit K-9 dogs and handlers from around the region will compete for top dog awards at the 2017 Western Connecticut Police K-9 Challenge on Saturday, Octob...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Christina Ashurst

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    Christina Ashurst, Snapshot

    Occupation: I run the Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance with my husband, Craig. We opened in 2016, so it’s been a really exciting year. We teach kids as young as 3½ all the way up through championship...Read Full Article

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    Top of the Mountain

    Well, they may not have gone all the way in the Babe Ruth World Series down in Tennessee, but the U15 One Eyed Cats can still be mighty proud of their good showing this summer season. We congratulate ...Read Full Article

  • Teens Make Quick Deploy Paracord Bracelets For The Military

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    August 18, 2017, Friday
    Aalia Haque, Aliya Hafiz, Kim Weber, Operation Gratitude, Quick Deploy Paracord Bracelets, Sofiya Hafiz

    Supporting those who serve the nation is a way for individuals to give back to those who give so much. For three local teenagers, they came together to do just that by creating quick deploy paracord b...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were, for the week ending August 18, 2017

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 17, 2017, Thursday
    18 Baldwin Road, 18 Baldwin Road fire, Carol Luf, Connecticut Riding Trail Association, copper sulphate on Lake Zoar, Darlene Froehlich, Dennis Jacob, Doris Bushaw, Dr Egee, Dr J.B. Egee, Dr Rosario Davide, Duncan Colepaugh, Duncan L. Colepaugh, Eichler's Cove, flooding of Riverside, H.C. Ferrier, Hawley School PTA, Homer Clark, Homer G. Clark, Housatonic Dam, Jack Lynch, James Campbell, John Monaghan, John S. Monaghan, Johnny Saad, Johnny Saad's Eichler's Cove Marina, Labor Day Parade, Lake Zoar, May 1984 flood, Mine Host Parker, Minott Augur, Morris Beers, Morris D. Beers, Newtown Inn, Newtown Police Union Local 3153, Newtown Police Union Secretary Darlene Froehlich, Pastor Michael Thorn, Police Chief Michael DeJoseph, Sandy Hook barber shop, Senator O'Connell, Shady Rest, Shady Rest annual picnic, Shady Rest residents, Stevenson Union Church, Susan Hill, The Way We Were, Zoar Bridge

    August 21, 1992 After a brief standoff, Newtown Police Union Local 3153 members have decided to work the Labor Day Parade, raising parade organizers’ spirits. “We’re thrilled with the fact that...Read Full Article

  • Theater Review: NewArts ‘Joseph’ Dazzles With Professional Grade Performances, Dancing, Costumes

    John Voket
    Features
    August 17, 2017, Thursday
    Joseph and The Amazing Techn, Michael Unger, NewArts

    BETHEL — I didn’t wait more than a few minutes to reach out to NewArts Director Michael Unger after learning late last winter that he had chosen to close his 2017 summer musical “two-fer” with...Read Full Article

  • Fishing Derby Held At Masonicare

    Andy Hutchison
    Features
    August 16, 2017, Wednesday
    Alexander Kugler, Craig Dumont, Dale DeCarli, Elyse Dent, Keating Pond, Kellen Vollinger, Landon Tellier, Leah Laughlin, Masonicare at Newtown, Masonicare at Newtown fishing derby, North Atlantic Sportsman

    More than a dozen girls and boys, with help from mom and dad, baited their hooks and cast their lines during a free catch and release fishing derby at Masonicare at Newtown’s Keating Pond on the mor...Read Full Article

  • Ben’s Lighthouse Summer Outreach: Young Adults Help With Healing, Rebuilding During Service Trip

    Grant Larson
    Features
    August 16, 2017, Wednesday
    Ben's Lighthouse, Ben's Lighthouse Outreach Trip, Ben's Lighthouse summer outreach, Bridget Walsh, Grant Larson, Oscar Welch, Rebecca Cosgrove

    On July 28, a crew of 15 volunteers from local nonprofit Ben’s Lighthouse returned from a weeklong service trip to the area of Baton Rouge, La. The volunteers had partnered with disaster recovery...Read Full Article