Reel Dad: Remembering the humor and humanity of Neil Simon

He made us laugh and think, chuckle and cry, wonder and resolve. For more than 50 years, the humor and humanity of Neil Simon — who died on Sunday, Aug. 26, at age 91 — filled stage and movie theaters with a rich collection of characters, a broad range of situations and lasting memories of times well spent. While most of Simon’s work originated on stage, he quickly discovered the magic of the movies with a series of adapted and original films that still leave us wanting more. Take a look. The Odd Couple (1968) While our memories may initially … Read more

Obituary: Nancy Jane Crute Fowski, 77, of Easton

Nancy Jane Crute Fowski of Easton, CT, and Biddeford, ME, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease on July 9th, 2018 at the Seal Rock nursing facility in Saco, ME, at the age of 77. She was born on November 26th, 1940 in Ridgefield, CT to Stanley and Margaret (Wehrle) Crute. She lived in New Haven, CT, attended Hamden Hall Country Day School and received her bachelor’s degree in German from Vassar College. In 1962 she married Walter Fowski and, after spending three years in California, they made a home in Easton, CT, where they raised three daughters and numerous pets. In addition … Read more

Weston holds back-to-school nights

Each public school in Weston is hosting a variety of “back-to-school nights” throughout the month of September: Pre-K and kindergarten — Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Hurlbutt South House Cafeteria First grade — Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Hurlbutt South House Cafeteria Second grade — Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Hurlbutt South House Cafeteria Third grade — Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., WIS Cafetorium Fourth grade — Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., WIS Cafetorium Fifth grade — Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., WIS Cafetorium Sixth, seventh and eighth grade — Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., WMS Library High school — … Read more

Explore Valley Forge Road in Weston this Saturday

Cyclists are welcome to enjoy Valley Forge Road in Weston on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Weston Parks & Recreation is closing off Valley Forge Road so residents can enjoy bucolic Weston on their bikes, boards or best set of sneakers and enjoy views of the Saugatuck Reservoir on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bike riders, skateboarders, runners, walkers and anything without an engine are welcome to participate. Enjoy a safe ride or walk with the closure of Valley Forge Road from Newtown Turnpike to Godfrey Road East. The road will be closed to thru traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Parking is available at Morehouse Farm Park. Schedule: Adult bicycles … Read more

Women’s groups announce support for Will Haskell

Will Haskell, candidate for 26th Senate District, has received the support of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Connecticut Chapter and #VoteProChoice, a national campaign for reproductive rights. “Women in Connecticut deserve an equal wage, security from sexual violence, and full reproductive rights,” Haskell said. “We need legislators in Hartford who will be uncompromising in their support for full equal status for women. I am honored to have the support of the National Organization for Women and #VoteProChoice, two groups that are on the front lines of securing women’s equality in Connecticut and in Washington.” Haskell, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent state Sen. Toni Boucher … Read more

Easton Republican Town Committee honors Jim Riling

The Easton Republican Town Committee’s annual Campaign Kickoff Dinner will honor Jim Riling at Vazzy’s 19th Hole at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Fairfield, on Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. There will be cocktails, buffet dinner, special guests, silent and live auctions and a tribute to Jim. Riling was born and raised in Easton. He has a bachelor’s degree from UConn and an MBA from Sacred Heart University. After a short hiatus, he moved back to Easton with his wife Nancy where he raised his three daughters who all went through the Easton school system. He has been a member of … Read more

Class schedule at Heritage Senior Center in Redding

Weekly events at the Heritage Senior Center Mondays 9 a.m., mah jongg 9 a.m., Intro tai chi 10 a.m., tai chi 2 p.m., clay art class Tuesday 9 a.m., Fitness to Fit You 10 a.m., needleworks Noon, lunch prepared by CW Resources (reservations must be made by noon on Wednesday of the prior week) 12:30 p.m., bridge 1 p.m., Art: Painting in all mediums Wednesday 8:50 a.m., yoga 10 a.m., current events 11 a.m.,Tai Chi 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., massage and/or acupuncture Noon, lunch prepared by CW Resources (reservations must be made by noon on Wednesday of the prior … Read more

Easton teen gets Make-A-Wish dream come true

It was a day 16-year-old Tyler Cummings of Easton will most likely never forget. On Aug. 2, he got to see six idols — at one time — at World Wrestling Entertainment’s Stamford headquarters.    There was WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. There was also Vince’s daughter and Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon of Weston and her husband Paul Levesque, who wrestles as Triple H. Charly Caruso, WWE announcer of Monday Night Raw, was Tyler’s tour guide and host. Tyler was invited to meet his WWE idols as part of his Make-A-Wish Reveal party, where he was surprised with his … Read more

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