Monthly Archive for April, 2013

: April, 2013

Danbury mayor says his Twitter was hacked

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Wonferful jazz

If you have the free evenings, there will be a spectacular array of jazz to hear in  the Danbury area in the next few days. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Western Connecticut State

Connecticut crime statistics, year by year

Despite some high-profile violence over the past few years, crime in Connecticut is down nearly across the board, according to the most recent FBI statistics available. The data show that about 10,100

See ‘Exodus’ Saturday with discussion in Sherman

I worked at the UN and one job was as assistant during a General Assembly to a delegate from Malta who was in NY to study the “Palestinian Question.” Although I was studying political

Ballroom dancing Wednesday at Portuguese Center

Singles, couples and beginners are welcome to attend Ballroom Dancing, starting May 1, at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury. The center at 65 Sand Pit Road will offer the dancing every

You don’t have to run to Spring Forward for Sandy Hook

I am not much of a runner, but the description of the Spring Forward for Sandy Hook event is “A Celebratory 5K Walk/Run of Strength,” and you’ll note the word ‘walk’ comes first. That I could do. And

Tillie Foster farm promises fun day

 Tilly Foster Day – Spring Fling! This annual event, celebrating the arrival of Spring on the Farm, marks the opening of seasonal activities and programs at Tilly Foster. Our old friends are shaking

Bill Frisell

I heard the guitarist Bill Frisell in Thursday evening, playing a solo concert. He’s usually called a jazz musician. But the tunes he played  included “Shenandoah,’  Stephen Foster’s  “Hard Time Come

Shanghai String Quartet will perform in Newtown Sunday

Newtown Friends of Music will present the Shanghai String Quartet at Edmond Town Hall, at 45 Main St., on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, and free for children with an

Why you should read ‘an Invisible Thread’

Last Sunday I told you about a great book I just finished called “The Good House,” by Ann Leary. Now, before it’s due back at the library, I want to tell you about another bestseller I just finished