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Danbury Man Charged In Store Theft, Auto Accident At Big Y

A Danbury man was scheduled for arraignment on Monday, July 27, in Danbury Superior Court on eight criminal and motor vehicle charges in connection with a July 24 incident at the Big Y supermarket at Newtown Shopping Village, 6 Queen Street.Police said that at about 5 pm on Friday, July 24, they received a call from the store regarding a shoplifting incident and an ensuing motor vehicle accident in which the same man was involved. Police later identified that man as Richard Watson, 30, of Danbury. Police said they went to the store to investigate the complaint and determined that Watson had allegedly stolen some beer from the supermarket and then fled from the area while driving a black Ford Explorer SUV.

A Glimpse of the Garden: Local Organizations Join To Renew Hilltop Gardens

People who regularly visit the Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Holcombe Hill property, off Great Hill Road in Newtown, are familiar with the expansive fields covered in native flora that flow about Fairfield County’s highest point. What visitors may not be as familiar with are the four gardens surrounding the headquarters building of the NFA, at the top of the hill. “A Glimpse Of The Garden” is a seasonal miniseries focusing on the heart of a gardener’s work — a special spot, an extraordinary plant, a place of respite, or a place that evokes a heartfelt memory. While Nancy K. Crevier usually meets with a homeowner for a private tour of their gardens, which she then shares with Bee readers through this series, this time she spent time at Holcombe Hill Preserve to see what The Garden Club of Newtown has been doing recently. This week's column offers a preview of what the public can find now, and expect to find in the near future.

Fresh And Fun Summer Cooking Lives Up To Its Name

The Home Economics room at Newtown Middle School was a flurry of activity the week of July 20, as 13 preteens baked, blended, and chopped their ways through the cuisines of five countries, under the direction of cooking instructor Sharon Martovich. Ms Martovich, of Southbury, has been teaching kids’ cooking classes through Newtown Parks and Recreation summer programs for 11 years, she said. Other than one year, when the sessions conflicted with the 12.14 Foundation summer theater productions, she has had a good turnout of youngsters interested in learning about healthy foods and new ways to prepare them. A certified nutritionist and chef, Ms Martovich said she always tries to use recipes that are healthy options for the class.

‘The Truth Is In The Beer’ At Veracious Tasting Room

Area beer lovers can add one more microbrewery to the list of Connecticut breweries to visit, just in time for hot summer days. Veracious Brewing Company, 246 Main Street in Monroe, opened its tasting room Saturday, June 20, featuring craft beers, cold brew coffee on tap, and beer drinks geared toward people who appreciate a fine beer. Veracious is a natural offshoot of the brewing supply company, Maltose Express, located adjacent to the brewery, said Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners of both businesses.

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