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  • Every Duck Has Its Day At The Great Pootatuck Duck Race

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    May 27, 2017, Saturday
    Great Pootatuck Duck Race, Newtown Hook & Ladder, Newtown Lions Club, Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue

    The Newtown Lions Club hosted the annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race on Saturday, May 27, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Large crowds flocked to the event to purchase their $5 yellow plastic duck with the ho...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Diane Wardenburg

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 26, 2017, Friday
    Diane Wardenburg, Snapshot

    Occupation: I am the owner and director of The Lathrop School of Dance. When Mrs Lathrop passed away [about eight years ago] she left me the school. She had opened it after her and Mack’s vaudeville...Read Full Article

  • Show Your Patriotism This Memorial Day And All Year Round With American Pride

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    May 26, 2017, Friday
    American Pride, Memorial Day, Patriotic Gifts, Richard and Marie Godfrey

    Walking through the doorway of American Pride at 273 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, it is clear that patriotism is sewn into the fabric of every design there. American Pride’s primary service is lam...Read Full Article

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 26, 2017, Friday
    Top of the Mountain

    We hope the bright span of white that now graces the cement wall below the Church Hill Road railroad bridge isn’t too inviting to shenanigans. Newtown artist Virginia Zimmerman and volunteers spent ...Read Full Article

  • Guests Twist And Swirl At Senior Citizen Prom

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    May 21, 2017, Sunday
    Ben's Lighthouse, prom, senior citizen prom

    With long gowns blooming as ladies spun on the dance floor Friday evening, May 12, guests at the second annual Senior Citizen Prom, “A Night In Paris,” enjoyed dinner, dancing, and more. With stud...Read Full Article

  • Lisa Unleashed: Oldest Horse Show in US — Now Live Streaming

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    May 21, 2017, Sunday
    Lisa Peterson, Lisa Unleashed, Upperville Colt & Horse Show

    In three weeks, from June 5 to 11, The Upperville Colt & Horse Show — billed as the oldest horse show in the United States — will begin with a variety of rarely seen classes in the beautiful V...Read Full Article

  • Ladies Auxiliary Paper Shredding And Flower Sale

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    May 20, 2017, Saturday
    Ladies Auxiliary, Mother's Day flower sale, Paper Shredding, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, SHVFR

    The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company (SHVFR) Ladies Auxiliary held two fundraising events at the company's main station on May 13. A Paper Shredding event was held in the back of the ...Read Full Article

  • Former Resident Nate Hapke Grabs Emmy For ‘General Hospital’ Gig

    John Voket
    Features
    May 20, 2017, Saturday
    Emmy Award, General Hospital, Nate Hapke, Production Associate

    PASADENA, CALIF. — Former Newtown resident, filmmaker, and daytime drama production associate Nate Hapke was thrilled to be among members of General Hospital’s production staff who captured a Dayt...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were, for the week ending May 19, 2017

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 19, 2017, Friday
    Fairfield Hills Hospital, Foreign Soccer League, Heise-Bourdon Tube Company, Joe Grasso, Joseph Grasso, Newtown Historical Society, NHS Band Parents, NHS Band Parents organization, Otto Heise, Palestine district, Peggy Gross, Reverend James McCartan, Reverend James McCartan reinterred, The Irregular Verb To Love, The Way We Were, Thomas Dring, Town Players, Western Substance Abuse Treatment Unit

    May 22, 1992 On a clear day: Earlier this week, some people in town saw black smoke in the center of town, and wondered whether there was a fire. As it turned out, the smoke was coming from Fairfield...Read Full Article

  • Rescue Rebuild Help At Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    May 19, 2017, Friday
    Bryna Donnelly, Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, Jenny and Matt Hubbard, Rescue Rebuild, Zach Baker

    Just as the adage goes that it takes a village to raise a child, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation (CVHF) is proving it takes a compassionate community to make a young girl’s dream become a re...Read Full Article