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  • NewArts Presents A Kindness In Motion Dance Concert

    A dance group performing “Stand Out” opened the Kindness in Motion Newtown Dance Concert on Friday, July 24. The special event was held to benefit NewArts, a division of The 12.14 Foundation.

  • Newtown's Version Of 'Liberty Smith' May Be Heading To New York

    Are you one of those lucky theater lovers who saw A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder during its premier at Hartford Stage before it went on to capture four 2014 Tony Awards on Broadway?

    Well, you won’t have to travel further than Newtown High School this weekend to see another entertaining musical that could have its next premier on the boards in New York.

  • Families Welcome Fresh Air Guests For Summer Fun

    Families from Newtown and area towns stood in the shade outside Christ the King Lutheran Church on July 27, waiting for their Fresh Air Fund guests to arrive. A bus from New York City carrying children who would be spending time with these families arrived at 3 pm, right on schedule. Holding their signs and watching bus passengers come into view are, from left, Heather and Anna Peck, Leslie Xie, and the Panus family — parents Kellie and Stephen, with sons Jake and Liam.

  • Native American Musician Added To Parade Line-Up

    The Newtown Labor Day Parade always kicks off with the rat-a-tat-tat of the drums and the flash of brass instruments as the Newtown High School Marching Band comes down the street. Salsa dancers, pipe and drum corps, the skirling of bagpipes, and banjo music have also been regular parts of the entertainment over the years. Parade-goers will experience a new kind of music this September, though, when Joseph FireCrow, of the North Cheyenne tribe of Native Americans, and an acclaimed Native American flutist, brings his indigenous music to town.

  • Ben’s Bells Project Spreading Kindness Throughout Connecticut

    Jeannette Maté’s visit to Newtown the week of July 20 was three-fold.

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

    Mark and Tess Szamatulski and tasting room manager Jeff Jansko are excited to introduce area beer lovers to the Veracious brews.

  • Fresh And Fun Summer Cooking Lives Up To Its Name

    Sampling the ingredients was harder to resist for some than others, as 8-year-old Abigail Harrington, right, demonstrates, while she and Juliana Battaglia prepare the gazpacho soup recipe for the daily “Food TV” show at the Fresh and Fun Summer Cooking Class, sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation.        

  • Sunday Cinema Series Continued With ‘Casablanca'

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission continued its Sunday Cinema Series with two screenings of the film Casablanca on Sunday, July 19, at Edmond Town Hall.

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), in collaboration with Edmond Town Hall and with support from the Law Offices of James O. Gaston, was able to showcase Director Michael Curtiz’s 1942 classic film, which stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

  • Ben’s Bells: Ringing Out The Old, Ringing In The New

    Wednesday, July 29, will be the final workshop at the 17 Church Hill Road Ben’s Bells Newtown Studio. The doors will not be closing permanently, however, on the program that has issued thousands of the handcrafted ceramic bead and bell ornaments to the Newtown community, and many other communities in need of an act of kindness.

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

    “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.