Monthly Archive for January, 2013

: January, 2013

Saturday is Take Your Child to the Library Day!

The second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day will be marked Saturday, Feb. 2, by several libraries in our area. Here are some highlights: BETHEL Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., will have a

XCross, minimal snow

One of the best thing about cross-country skiing is that you can ski when there’s basically lousy snow For that reason, one of my favorite places to ski is Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield. It has

Four NYC comics to perform at Seven Angels Theatre

If your valentine is into comedy, you can get a jump on the holiday through a visit to Seven Angels Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Not only will four of New York City’s funniest comedians

Danbury schools on early dismissal

Danbury school district officials have announced that classes will be dismissed early Monday, due to the impending winter storm. Afternoon kindergarten and all afterschool programs are cancelled, the

Planet dance

On Monday if the sky is clear – always a big if – Jupiter, the second-brightest object in the sky will sidle up close to the moon, coming closest at about 11:30 p.m.. In an article in Sky &

Nicholas Sparks event coming to Danbury’s AMC Loews theater

  If you’re a fan of author Nicholas Sparks, there’s a cool event coming to the multiplex theater in Danbury.  It’s called “A Night with Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring

Fire breaks out at Newtown trailer park

Update, 1:14 p.m.: The fire has been knocked down, according to PoliceFireEMS Incident Alerts, a “breaking news hub” based in Fairfield County. There has been no word on whether anyone was injured.

See how real-life police work compares to your favorite TV show version

It’s not the piece of cake some shows make it out to be. But it is fascinating! Nice job decorating the cake, right? You can have your own graduation celebration if you are accepted into this year’s

CDs, podcast available of Columbine survivor’s speech at Southbury church

Crystal Woodman Miller, a survivor of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo, visited Calvary Chapel Southbury on Dec. 30. A podcast of her speech is  available at

Evening grosbeaks

“Yellow pigs!”  my landlady used to call the evening grosbeaks that used to flock to her feeder and eat up all the seeds. That was in 1982. In  the 1970s and 1980s, these striking yellow-black and