South Pacific musical to set sail in Weston

Weston High School’s Company is taking the town by storm with its spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Set during World War II, the 1949 musical chronicles two love stories and follows the lives of sailors and nurses serving in the South Pacific, challenging the racial norms of the early 20th Century. “I have always been drawn to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, but South Pacific holds a special place in my heart. My students have embraced the score and have committed fully to its message,” said director and Company adviser Liz Morris. “We are proud to present … Read more

About Town: Preparation

Spring isn’t here yet. Spring is the season of rebirth and hope. I was reminded of this fact by a combination of recent weather events. First was the windstorm and its assorted and often serious consequences for individuals and the town of Weston itself. It was disconcerting at last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting to listen to the first selectman sincerely describing what had transpired during the windstorm. He spoke of the failure of our public infrastructure. He noted that the people who were there to serve the public, such as police, fire and emergency medical services personnel, were able … Read more

Letter: Join students in March for Our Lives

To the Editor: After the Parkland shooting, as has been the case with countless other school shootings, the conversation about gun safety has once again been reignited. Footage from inside the school and eyewitness accounts have terrified us to the point that we can no longer continue abiding the status quo. Since the tragic events that took place in nearby Sandy Hook, nothing has changed. Mass shootings, especially those in schools, continue to occur at an alarming rate. The conversation erupts every time a large number of people are killed, but no action is taken, often due to the staunch … Read more

Letter: Easton Public Library thanks Mini-Golf sponsors

To the Editor: We’d like to thank all the individuals and local businesses who sponsored holes, donated silent auction items, and donated food and beverages for our “Links for Literature” Mini-Golf Fundraiser. Thank you, Alison Sternberg/Halstead Property, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Bear and Grill, Caraluzzi’s, CARMA for Life, Celebrate Connecticut, the Connecticut Golf Club, Easton Village Store, Friends of the Easton Public Library, Il Palio Ristorante, Jensen Tire, Auto & Marine, Kindred Spirits, Koritko Insurance Group Inc., M.J. Home Solutions, Monroe Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, Oakwood Landscaping & Construction, Old Towne Restaurant, Primo Pizza, Silver/Petrucelli & Associates, Silverman’s Farm, … Read more

Letter: Weston Board of Education FOI complaint is frivolous

To the Editor: Imagine my non surprise when I read of Bob Ferguson’s frivolous FOI complaint against the Board of Education in which he objects to the public disclosure of his letter addressed to the Superintendent of Schools. Much like his frivolous election complaint against Gayle Weinstein in the 2015 election this shows either malicious intent or an astonishing lack of awareness of the rule of law given his roles as the chair of the Weston Republican Town Committee, an elected member of the Board of Finance, and a paid Advancement Officer for the NRA. Wasting the time of public … Read more

Small Business Circle examines social media

Small Business Circle’s group Behind the Business Card will discuss social media marketing, blogs, Facebook, and Instagram and how they are used to promote business on Tuesday, March 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The evening will feature a panel discussion with Natalie Jorgensen, Mark Twain Library’s technology and social media manager, and Sharon Epstein, Small Business Circle communications chair. “Social media is a way of reaching people without making them feel like they’re being solicited,” said Jorgensen. Epstein began her college essay blog as a way of increasing the visibility of her … Read more

Upcoming programs at Easton Community Center

Archery, ages 7 and over Wednesdays, March 28-April 25, 6 to 6:45 p.m., five sessions Gaga Ball, ages 9 to13 Wednesdays, March 28-April 25, 4 to 4:45 p.m., five sessions Summer Camp Discount Save $20 off each week of full-day camps, $10 off half-day camps. This is available only during the month of March. Full-day camps: Little Leaders (ages 3-4), Wanderers (ages 4-6.5), Explorer Camp (ages 6.5- 12), Community Leadership Camp (ages 11-15). Half-day camps: Little Leaders, Tuesday-Thursday (ages 3-4), Improv Acting Camp (ages 6.5-12), Multi-Sports Camp (ages 5-8), Skill Development Basketball Camp (ages 7-13), Basketball for Beginners (ages 5-7), … Read more

Women’s self-defense class offered at Barlow

A self-defense class is being taught at Joel Barlow High School on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The class is being sponsored by Joel Barlow High School Senior Wellness. The class is open not only to adult women but also to daughters, Girl Scout troops, men and boys. The class is being taught by George Chaber of Karate America. Cost is $15 per person. To attend the class, register with Sara Adriani at [email protected], the Barlow senior in charge of the event.

St. Patrick’s youth group holds winter clothing drive

In February, youth group leaders Connor Doherty and John Hoeing from St. Patrick’s Church in Redding formed a winter clothing drive on behalf of the Jericho Partnership located on Spring Street in Danbury. Jericho provides a number of programs for families in need. Doherty, Hoeing and 27 members of the youth group gathered winter coats, gloves and boots to help families stay warm during the cold winter months. The group collected more than 150 winter items and will continue to serve Jericho Partnership when called upon. To learn more about the Jericho Partnership, call Michelli Anatolio at 203-794-2433.   

Holy Week schedule for First Church of Christ

First Church of Christ, Congregational Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m., Palm Sunday worship service with nursery care and Sunday school through eighth grade. Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., Worship Service of Tenebrae and Holy Communion. Easter Sunday, April 1, 6 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service with Holy Communion, at 442 Rock House Road, Redding. Easter Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Identical Easter Sunday worship services, with nursery care and Sunday school through fourth grade. The First Church of Christ, Congregational is located at 25 Cross Highway, Redding. For more information, call 203-938-2004 or … Read more

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