Newtown Bee's Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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The Newtown Bee’s

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEWTOWN BEE • NOVEMBER 18, 2022


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In Bloom n All Seasons n All Reasons® Over 58 Years and Still Growing! Where Customer Service Never Expires

Family Owned Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm in Fairfield County Since 1964

The Most Incredible Christmas and Holiday Décor Displays and Gifts Anywhere! Huge Selection of Poinsettias in a Variety of Sizes & Colors Wreaths of All Sizes • Decorative Centerpieces Fresh Christmas Trees with Ball and Burlap “A live tree will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

Custom Made Grave Blankets & Cemetery Arrangements

Fresh Cut Trees

Under cover for your shopping pleasure

Every Saturday & Sunday Now Until Dec. 18th

12pm–3pm Live Jazz Music & Pictures with Santa

Gift Certificate

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Hollandia Hollandia Gift & Garden

Proud to offer products from “Made in USA”

203-792-0268

A Gift Certificate from Hollandia is always appreciated

95 Stony Hill Rd / Rt 6 Bethel

www.hollandianurseries.com

TO:

Mom & Dad

FROM:

Your Kid

DATE: Dec.25

.00 AMOUNT: $100

To be applied on purchase of merchandise at:

Hollandia

Hollandia Nursery AND Hollandia Gift & Garden 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT • 203-743-0267 95 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT • 203-792-0268

Discounts not valid on previous purchases. In stock merchandise only, while supplies last. Plants and products must be taken at time of purchase. Not to be combined with other offers.


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Koenig

FrameWorks Quality Picture Framing

Proudly Serving Newtown And All Surrounding Areas For Over 25 Years

y a S d a i l l e o s H 50% OFF • Custom Framing* • All Ready Made Frames • All Pre-Cut Mat Boards • Select Artwork

Our Services Include

Art Framing Mirrors Needlework Shadow Boxes

*In Stock Mouldings

Photography Framing Canvas Stretching Wedding Invitations Diploma Framing

We have framing for ALL budgets! | Gift Certificates Available

Sale Ends December 23, 2022 *Due to the current supply chain issues, early holiday shopping is encouraged*

8 Pecks Lane, Newtown • (203) 270-1887 • www.koenigframeworks.com Across from Newtown Gymnastics Academy


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Seasons Greetings from

Mark Svanda

PAINTING,LLC PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENT

Celebrating Our 32 nd Year in Business!

20% off Labor on all interior projects booked before 1/15/2023 Work must be performed 12/1/2022–4/2/2023 (new orders only)

INTERIOR SERVICES • Interior design consulting • Tile & grout work • Kitchen, bath updates • Wood floor refinishing • Basement finish work • Sheetrock, taping, repairs • Trim, door, wainscoting & skim coating • Wallpaper removal crown moldings install etc • Cabinetry install, refinishing and installation • Prep, paint and stain work and painting Mark Svanda Painting, LLC is Connecticut’s most trusted and dependable name in painting and home improvements, with a 30 year proven history of customer satisfaction. We’re an award winning provider of painting and home improvement solutions for any home or commercial building. We always exceed expectations.

Please contact Mark for a free consultation.

203-470-4240

mark@marksvanda.com • marksvanda.com


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Keeping you

PROVIDING SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AND EXPERIENCE

THE WARMTH AND BEAUTY

warm & safe Giving Thanks for the Holiday

OF 20 OPERATING FIREPLACE UNITS Our knowledgeable sales team will answer all of your questions. Come design your own fireplace from our wide variety of styles

THEN

NOW

THEN

NOW

Town & Country • Kozy Heat Hearthstone • Regency • Vermont Castings

Quality gas and oil boilers Complete line of water heaters, including tankless models 130 White Street, Danbury • (203) 748-3535 • www.leahys.com Regular Showroom Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8 –5

Go Green with Leahy’s HOD205

CTLIC.401821


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The Holidays are Coming!

Anticipation is in the air with cooking & baking, friends & relatives. It’s time to make your home

Clean & Healthy.

Don’t get stuck with a bad vacuum. Whether you need a new machine or are in need of a repair, we can help your holiday shine.

Great Gift Ideas

with our full line which include: Miele, Simplicity, Titan, SEBO and more. We carry easy-to-use, quality central vacuum systems. Find your perfect match for any budget! Come try one out! We are here for all your needs throughout the year and wishing you Good Cheer.

Vacuum Mart

The area’s largest selection of vacuums, bags, parts & supplies – We service what we sell! –

9 Keeler Street, Danbury, CT • 203-748-1004

www.bensvacuummart.com Open Tuesday–Saturday


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Shop Local At Our 2 LOCATIONS

NEWTOWN & OXFORD

Unique Toys, Books, & Gifts for Babies, Kids & Adults Jewelry, Handbags, Clothing & Accessories, Bath & Body, Candles, Room Décor and So Much More! Official Retailer of Ben’s Bells “be kind” Merchandise Our Personal Shoppers Can Help You Find The Perfect Gift Free Gift Wrapping

HOLIDAY SALE

November 25 - November 28 Call for Extended Holiday Hours

32 Church Hill Road, Newtown (203) 270-8697 336 Center Rock Green, Oxford (Quarry Walk) • (475) 675-5674


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Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!

www.IngersollAutoofDanbury.com

(203) 730-5766

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all of the things we are grateful for. We are grateful for you - our friends and neighbors and this great community we live and work in. We appreciate your business and are thankful for your friendship. We hope you take time to enjoy this holiday season and we look forward to continuing to provide great service to you for many years to come.


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Gifty by Nature

Shop Newtown & Sandy Hook for the Holidays


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Get Top Dollar For The Holidays YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY & COINS ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK CT Gold & Silver is

Don’t be fooled There is only ONE CT Gold & Silver Brokers!

Look for our logo & be assured that you are working with a Company with over a decade in business.

Coins

All US and Foreign Silver and Copper Coins

DO NOT Clean your coins, it will decrease the value!

Jewelry:

A Covid-19 Safe Business

War & sports memorabilia, trains, antique toys, artwork, historical documents.

Let one of our experts evaluate your entire collection.. Still no charge!

Sports Memorabilia Autographed Items Trading Cards • Comics Antique Toys, etc

Luxury Watch Brands We Buy

Currency

Rolex • Patek Philippe • Omega • Breitling • Cartier • Panerai Audemars Piguet • IWC • Tissot • Tudor • Oris • Vacheron Ebel • Concord • Jaeger LeCoultre • Boucheron • Tiffany Tag Heuer • Bvlgari • Girard Perregaux • Piaget • Michele

Silver Certificates Gold Certificates Bank Notes and more

Rolex, Patek, Vacheron as well as no-name gold and silver watches.

Collectibles:

Not Sure if it’s Real? Stop in for a FREE Evaluation

No Appointment Necessary

Watches:

Gold, silver, diamond jewelry. Broken, antique or any condition.

Now Buying Memorabilia & Luxury Watches

Diamonds: All shapes and sizes, loose or set

Designer Jewelry: Tiffany, Cartier, David Yurman, Van Cleet, Hermes, Bvlgari, John Hardy

Comics: DIAMONDS • WATCHES • COINS ESTATE JEWELRY

www.ctgoldandsilver.com Owned by Local Residents • Friendly Relaxed Atmosphere HIGHEST PRICES • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT

n A t e G tra Ex

5 BONUS %

Does not apply to coin or bullion. With this coupon only. Expires 12/31/2022.

Here are just some of the things that we buy:

NOW 5

Gold • Silver • Platinum • Antique Jewelry Modern Jewelry • Broken Jewelry Dental Gold • Diamonds • Watches Silverware • Sterling Flatware Silver Coins

Convenient Locations

BBB Rating: A

~NEW~

5 Byran Hall Plaza (adjoining Washington Mkt.)

441 Danbury Road

(Directly across from New Milford HS)

115 Main Street, Rt 25

Washington Depot 860-619-0363

New Milford 860-355-0191

Monroe 203-261-1115

(Crescent Village)

15 Danbury Road

1130 E. Putnam Avenue

Wilton 203-210-7465

Greenwich 203-990-0555

(Rte 7 across from Boston Market)

(Adjoining Mavis Tire)


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Of Newtown LLC

Largest Frame Selection in Fairfield County — Custom Frame Design — All Work Done on Premises

15% OFF

YOUR

CUSTOM FRAMING

May not be combined with other offers. COUPON

Great Gift Ideas from Local Artisans

77 Main Street • Newtown 203-748-0197 www.artandframeofdanbury.com Owned by Newtown Resident John O’Sullivan


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This Holiday Season Keep Your Home & Family Safe! PREMIUM GAS FIREPLACE SERVICE! Lo ca l l y & O wned d e Operat

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Your Key to Confident Home Ownership since 1993

Call Today! 800-338-5050 • prochek.com • info@prochek.com


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SHOP BETHEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Town Ornaments featuring images of your town

eries Nanur58sYears ! d Still Growing

Where Customer Service Never Expires ~ Family Owned and Operated Since 1964 ~

Gift Certificate

Mom & Dad Your #1 Kid FROM:

TO:

DATE: Dec 25

AMOUNT: $100.00

To be applied on purchase of merchandise at:

Hollandia

Hollandia Nursery AND Hollandia Gift & Garden 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT • 203-743-0267 95 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT • 203-792-0268

Downtown Bethel 203-730-1000 giftcottage.com

Jewelry, Gifts & Accessories

Hollandia Gift Certificates are always appreciated

Visit our Candy Room featuring Hauser Truffles, Chocolate Lace, Almond Bark & Gourmet Chocolate

Hollandia Gift & Garden 203-792-0268

95 Stony Hill Road/Rt 6, Bethel www.hollandianurseries.com OPEN 9 – 6 • 7 DAYS A WEEK

Holiday Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 Thurs 10-8 Sun 12-4

PAUL MORTON

JEWELERS Specializing in Diamonds and Mountings

Customize Your Ideas Into Reality

203 730 BYRD (2973)

PATRICIA’S PRESENTS Gifts & Accessories

An Intriguing Shop full of fabulous gifts, Beautiful Clothing, Brilliant Jewelry, Exceptional Accessories, Hats and Gloves, Fun Socks, Bags and Totes, Comfortable Nightshirts, and more. Plus wonderful, made in America, Dog & Cat Coats now in stock.

Perfect Gifts for the Holidays!

Your local independent bookstore 178 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut 06801

BETHEL POWER EQUIPMENT Serving the Community for Over 60 Years

Sales

Service

Parts

Equipment

Pre-owned

Retail Therapy for the Responsible Shopper!

Expert Jewelry Work Done On Premises Satisfaction Guaranteed

Rentals

Are you ready for Fall and Winter? We are!

BETHEL’S FINE JEWELER SINCE 1951

203-743-1171

6 Rector Street, Bethel, CT PaulMortonJeweler.com

BUY NOW for the best selection!

(in Bethel’s Clarke Business Park)

(203) 790-5889 | www.bethelpower.com

PARK CITY POWER EQUIPMENT (Formerly Lewis Lawn Mower)

873 Wood Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

(203) 333-6572 | www.lewislawnmower.com

www.patriciaspresents.com info@patriciaspresents.com

164 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 860-946-9705

Bethel Handyman Hardware is Now

STONY HILL HARDWARE

Free set-up and delivery. BETHEL POWER EQUIPMENT 6 Francis J. Clarke Circle, Bethel, CT

Gift Certificates

Toys and Fun for Everyone!

Happy Holidays!

Unique Toys for All Ages - Gift Certificates -Complimentary Gift Wrapping - Friendly Service Order Online, Pick-Up In-Store Available

Shop Online At ToyRoomBethel.com

Complete Line of Hardware, Paint, Bird Feeders/Seed, Snow Removal, Hand & Power Tools, Christmas Lights & Tree Stands and Much More!

A V

Holiday Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-3

34 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

180 Greenwood Ave., Bethel

203-792-4043

(Rte 6, between Big Y & Target)

Mention code NewBee to receive 10% OFF your new cabinets!

Looking for stock cabinet designs, custom kitchen cabinets or a complete bathroom or kitchen remodel?

We can help add Beauty & Value to your home! 170-172 Greenwood Avenue | Bethel, CT www.beyondcabinetsandmarble.com Stop in or give us a call 203-743-6969

caraluzziswineandspirits.com

Let us help you find the perfect bottle for your holiday table.

86 Greenwood Ave., Bethel • 203-743-4945


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EVERYONE

Delight on your list this holiday season with custom gifts from BD Provisions, the ultimate destination for all of your holiday shopping

No need to check this list twice — here are

TEN GIFT SUGGESTIONS

that will be sure to please all the people on this list: 1. The Coffee Lover

Try 1 lb of coffee that was freshly roasted right in our Newtown store!

2. Your Special Honey

You can’t go wrong with some local Connecticut honey.

3. The Nut Lover

Go nuts! We have over two dozen varieties to choose from.

4. The Health & Beauty Fan

Indulge them with some relaxing bath salts or all natural spa treatments.

5. The Bourbon, Vodka, & Gin Lover

Choose from dozens of chocolate treats and candies, sure to bring a smile.

6. The Gourmand

Our artisanal olive oils or vinegar will be sure to impress.

7. The Chocolate & Candy Lover

Over 40 chocolate & candy options sure to delight.

8. The Cook or Baker

Choose from dozens of baking mixes, flours, soup mixes, beans, and pasta for them to use in their next creation.

9. The Tea Aficionado

We have over two dozen loose leaf teas to warm someone’s heart.

10. Not Sure? Not a problem!

Customize a gift by filling or jar or bag from any of our hundreds of items in bulk. Then visit our gifting station to select some eco-friendly gift packaging like our premium gift tote.

www.bdprovisions.com Follow us on

@bdprovisionsnewtown and

@bdprovisionsnewtownct


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LOCAL Holiday Gifts

that will make them smile.

Specialty Bulk Food Store | Coffee Roasting On-Site

Stop in today, call or email and let us help you create the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Free

Free

Cup of Coffee Exp. 12/2/2022

*

1/2 Pound of Coffee* When You Buy a Pound Exp. 12/2/2022 *Offers Good At Newtown Location Only

NEWTOWN

125 South Main Street Newtown 203-491-2925 www.bdprovisions.com email: manager_newtown@bdprovisions.com

Free*

Bottle

When You Fill It With Olive Oil or Vinegar Exp. 12/2/2022


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FAR NIENTE

Aromas of dark plums, black olives, bark, dried herbs and cloves. Medium-to full-bodied with powdery tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon

Mad Elf Beer 6 pk bottles

Now Available!

750ml

12999

$

QUINTESSA

Red Pure, vibrant aromas of dark berry fruit, liquorice, cassis, cardamom and rich earth mixed blue and black fruits, crème de cassis, and very long, fine-grained tannins. 750ml

23999

$ Alverdi Pinot Grigio 1.75L

12

$

SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT

99

90+ Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Lot #148

Lot 206 CABERNET SAUVIGNON COLLECTOR SERIES Napa Valley, Calif. 2019 Full bodied and rich in color with distinct fruit flavors of juicy blackberries.

750ml

750ml

14

99

750ml

14

750ml

24

$

99

99

$

1699

1699

$

14

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

1.5L

$

1699

99

Bolla Pinot Grigio

750ml

$

750 ml

750ml

10

999

99

Barefoot Chardonnay

1.5L

14

$

21

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml

750 ml

1.5L

8299

$

750ml

14

$

99

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml

59

$

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon

Corte Fiore Appassimento

19

Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon

7999

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet

1.5L

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

$

$

$

750ml

$

Ecco Damoni Pinot Grigio

Bread & Butter Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Danzante Pinot Grigio

$

750ml

750ml

999

$

14

$

99

99

99

$

Josh Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay, Pimot Grigio

Meridian Chardonnay

1.5L

11

1.5L

14

$

99

99

Layer Cake Chardonnay 750ml

1299

750 ml

$

Mer Soleil Chardonnay

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

12

$

99

90+ Cellars Your Choice

Chardonnay 1.5L

99

Unshackled Red Blend

750ml

14

$

99

Robert Mondavi Private Selection

Firesteed Pinot Noir

$

750ml

10

$

$

Beringer Founders Cabernet

Primarius Pinot Noir

Cole Cabernet

3999 $3499

4499 $3999

Apothic Red

750ml

CALISTOGA

Lot 150 CABERNET SAUVIGNON COLLECTOR SERIES Napa Valley, Calif. 2019 Full-bodied and dense, rich black currant aromas mixed with flavors of dark chocolate and savory spice.

$

$

Harken Chardonnay

99

99

$

750ml

19

Nickel & Nickel Cabernet 750ml

109

$

99

99

Caymus Cabernet

$

750ml

8499

The Critic Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml

19

$

99

750ml

999 Cabernet - Lot 53 $

Pinot Grigio - Lot 42 Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2

Enroute Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Les Pommiers

$

Blackstone Cabernet & Merlot

$

Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone

$

750ml

4999

750ml

49

99

Decoy Chardonnay

1.5L

$

15

99

750ml

16

99

33

99

Tanqueray Ten Gin 1.75L

5999 750ml $ 3499

$

Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Premium Tonic Water 4 pk

5

$ 99

Fever-Tree Elderflower Premium Tonic Water 4 pk

5

$ 99

Fever-Tree Indian Premium Tonic Water 4 pk

5

$ 99

1.75L

34 750ml $ 2299

$

750ml

Fever-Tree Ginger Beer Premium Tonic Water 4 pk

5

$ 99

750ml

1299

$

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin

Hendrick’s Gin

$

750ml

1999

$

99

Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75L

3499 750ml $ 2599

$


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Happy Holidays from All of Us at Cork~n~Barrel

OLE SMOKY Tennessee MOONSHINE

• Apple Pie • Blue Flame • Butter Pecan • Cherry • Peaches • WhiteChocolate Strawberry Cream • Mountain Java • Pickles • Sour Razzin’berry • Peppermint 750ml

266 South Main Street • Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 270-7600 • www.corknbarrel.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 10am-6pm

Call To Place Your Custom Gift Basket Orders – They Make Great Holiday Gifts!

99 23 per Jar

$

Holiday Specials! Moet Imperial Brut Champagne

$

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut Champagne

750ml

50

99

$

Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne

Cipriani Peach Bellini

Mionetto Prosecco Brut

750ml

750ml

750ml

5499

$

750ml

16999

1599

$

$

Benchmark Egg Nog Produced by Buffalo Trace 750ml

1299 l.75L $ 2399 $

Maker’s Mark Bourbon 750ml

2999

$

1.75L

Brady’s Irish Cream

56

$

1499

99

1L

1799

$

Baileys Irish Cream 750ml

2999

$

Les Allies Sparkling Brut

Laluca Prosecco

750ml

1199

999

$

$

ON THE ROCKS Premium Pre-made Cocktails Aviation • Mai Tai Margarita • Cosmopolitan Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita Knob Creek Bourbon/ Old Fashion 375ml

Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila 1.75L

39

$

99

$

Dewar’s Scotch 1.75L

$

5999

$

3499

Johnnie Walker Blue

$

Tomatin Single Malt Scotch Whisky

50 ml

1999

11

1L

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

$

39

99

750 ml

48

99

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Don Julio Blanco 1.75L

89

$

99

1.75L

5799 750ml $ 3299 $

1.75L

3299

26

$

Jameson Irish Whiskey 1.75L

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum

65

$

Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel Cream 750ml

2499

$

Ole Smoky Bourbon Ball Whiskey Salted Carmel Mango Habanero Peanut Butter Whiskey Cookies & Cream

12-yr old

3999 14-yr old $ 6999 18-yr old $ 9999 $

99

Herradura Silver Tequila Blanco aged 45 days

$

Elijah Craig Kentucky Bourbon 1.75L

750ml

750ml

2399

$

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila 750ml

$

Bombay Gin

$

750ml

19

99

Grey Goose Vodka 1.75L

4499 750ml $ 2499

$

Ketel One Vodka

$

1.75L

34

99

14999 Smirnoff Vodka

Belvedere Vodka

$

1.75L

1.75L

19

49

$

99

99

Absolut Vodka

$

1.75L

29

98

Tito’s Vodka 1.75 L

31

$

99

If You Like This

Steel Dust Vodka 1.75 L

SALE PRICE

22

$

50

Jagermeister Liquor

$

l.75 L

42

99

Try This Svedka Vodka 1.75L

1999 750ml $ 1399

$

Prices effective thru November 30, 2022 IN THE EVENT OF A PRICING ERROR, STATE MINIMUM BOTTLE PREVAILS. Not responsible for typographical errors.

Jagermeister Cold Brew Liqueur 750ml

2299

$


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Tree Lightings Again Planned This Holiday Season

Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company hosted its first tree lighting ceremony last year, shortly after the installation of a beautiful Norway Spruce at its headquarters. Santa plans to return to this year’s celebratory event, scheduled for Sunday, December 11. —Bee file photo

Newtown residents have three tree lighting events across two weekends to look forward to again this holiday season. The 38th Annual Tree Lighting at Ram Pasture has been scheduled for Friday, December 2, at 6:30 pm. The Ram Pasture event is centered around the trees at the corner of Elm Drive and Hawley Lane. Hundreds of luminarias will again surround Hawley Pond and line streets in the immediate vicinity, leading those who are walking from nearby roads (and homes, for some) to the trees. Caroling and live music led by Newtown High School Singers, and a dance performance by local students, will begin at 6:30. The tree will be lit at 7. The evening then continues with visits from Santa and Mrs Claus, and cider and donuts. Donations are sought ahead of time to cover the costs associated with the annual tree event. The fundraising effort will continue through the end of the year. Donors may contribute $10 for a bulb or luminaria to honor someone special. Readers are invited to use the coupon offered here to indicate whether they are choosing a luminaria or bulb to honor or memorialize someone and to name who they are honoring. Checks should be made payable to Newtown Parks & Recreation Park Gift Fund, and mailed to Newtown Parks & Recreation, 8 Simpson Street, Newtown CT 06470. Checks can also be dropped off at the Parks & Recreation office, within New-

town Community Center on Simpson Street. Additionally, Parks & Rec has added the option of donating online, through its website. Visit newtown-ct.gov/parks-recreation for details. Sandy Hook

Following tradition, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity will then host its annual tree lighting event the next night. Festivities will take place in Sandy Hook Center, focused around the intersection of Church Hill Road, Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, and Glen Road. Tree lightings at The Glen and across the street from that traditional location will culminate the festivities at 6 pm. Additional details are available at SandyHookVillage.com. Hawleyville

Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company will host the 12th annual tree lighting in that district, on Sunday, December 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, at their fire station, 34 Hawleyville Road. Dancers from Dance, Etc will entertain; DJ (and Newtown Bee Editor) John Voket will return as emcee, leading the countdown and playing music; and light refreshments including homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and pizza will be served. The evening’s special guest, of course, will again be Santa Claus. The tree lighting is a rain or shine event. In the event of weather concerns, check Facebook.com/hawleyvillefire the date of the event.

A Holiday Wonderland & Enchanting Traditions Of 19th-21st Centuries: New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Season Display NORWALK — The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, will usher in the Holiday Season the day after Thanksgiving, on November 25, with a new exhibition titled “A Holiday Wonderland at the Mansion.” The special exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, December 31. Admission will range from $8 to $15, with children

The 2021 Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum holiday display last year included this 1890s vignette curated by Stacey Danielson and the LMMM Curatorial Committee. The 2022 holiday display will open on Friday, November 25. —photo courtesy S. Danielson

under age 8 admitted free. To purchase tickets, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com/programs. Curated by Museum Consultant Stacey Danielson with the assistance of Trustees Mimi Findlay and Paul Veeder and the LMMM Curatorial Committee, “A Holiday Wonderland at the Mansion” will capture the magic of the holiday season with historic-era tree displays, an enchanting winter wonderland featuring a 19th Century skating scene, a festive holiday dinner party, magnificent gowns, and more. Recognized for the past two years as one of the 10 Best Holiday Historic Home Tours in the country by USA Today, the museum will also explore treasured Victorian holiday traditions and feature beautiful 21st Century Christmas trees and seasonal displays by interior designers Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Marcia Taylor Reid of Taylor Reid Design

A contemporary mantle display by Danna DiElsi of The Silk Touch was part of the 2021 holiday season display at The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, voted one of the 10 Best Holiday Historic Home Tours in the country by USA Today for the second consecutive year. —photo courtesy Gus Apazidis

LLC, as well as floral designer Danna DiElsi of The Silk Touch. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on the holiday exhibition, schedules, and programs, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

This 1860s vignette curated by Stacey Danielson and the LMMM Curatorial Committee was also part of the 2021 display. —photo courtesy S. Danielson


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For all your Parts, Service & Accessories

Make it a December to Remember with these Holiday Gift ideas

Stihl

MS 271 Farm Boss

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• PowerRush™ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY – Delivers over 30% more starting capacity allowing you to do more with less.* • Electric start model for easy operation. (Battery Included) • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and up to a 11 hour run-time at 50% load. • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage. • 1 ¼” steel-tube cradle for added durability and strength. • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals • Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels allow for easy portability. • Fold-down handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

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Light The Lights New Winter Festival Planned

DANBURY — CityCenter Danbury in partnership with the City of Danbury announces the inaugural Light the Lights Winter Festival. This event will be hosted on the CityCenter Green, which will be home to downtown Danbury’s very own 40-foot-tall holiday tree. The free event, open to all, is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, from 1 to 7 pm. Mayor Dean Esposito will do the official “light up” of downtown, and Santa will arrive by fire truck courtesy Beckerle Hose Company. Parents, guardians, and friends are all encouraged to have their cameras/cell phones ready for the photo ops to follow. A fire truck parade will also be a highlight of the evening, which will also include holiday music, live entertainment, light refreshments, and more. For more information on this event or to learn about vendor opportunities visit citycenterdanbury.com or call 203-792-1711.

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Entries in the 2nd Annual Mason Jar Contest included a painted entry by Carly Lindsay, ABOVE/RIGHT, and a snow globe-style entry by Lynn Zapf. —Newtown Parks & Recreation photos

Call For Entries: 3rd Annual Mason Jar Holiday Decorating Contest Newtown Parks & Recreation is inviting readers to get creative again this holiday season. Members of the Town of Newtown department are hoping to see creative, decorative entries for the 3rd Annual Mason Jar Holiday Decorating Contest. The rules are simple: Register, pick up a 16- or 32-ounce jar from Parks & Rec, and decorate it. Jars can be decorated inside, like a snow globe, or on the exterior. Entries are due by Wednesday, December 14. They will be displayed at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street,

and a winner will be announced on December 21. One lucky winner will receive a gift basket from Newtown Parks & Rec. Cost is $5 per entry. This is Parks & Rec Activity 214102A. In-person registration can be done at Newtown Parks & Rec, also at 8 Simpson Street, weekdays between 8 am and 4:30 pm; or online at newtown-ct.gov/parksrecreation. Additional information is also available by calling 203-270-4340.

NYFS Holiday Festival Returning To Main Street On Sunday, December 4, readers can return to Main Street for the 37th Newtown Youth and Family Services Holiday Festival. This event has become a much-loved tradition for families — even Santa Claus is bringing his family this year. Mrs Claus will also join in the fun and help spread some holiday cheer. One of the area’s longest-running holiday events, the Holiday Festival includes activities for all ages that are spread out along Main Street in three primary locations: Edmond Town Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, and C.H. Booth Library. The three locations are connected by an Outdoor Holiday Market featuring local food merchants and vendors selling handmade goods. In addition, there will be a historic trolley ride through the Newtown Borough. The Holiday Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for NYFS. Proceeds support autism programming, mental health and additional counseling services, adolescent support groups, community services, and much more for the children, teens, adults, and seniors of Newtown and surrounding communities. General admission Holiday Festival tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and children ages 2-12 if purchased by November 30. Prices increase December 1 to $22 for adults, $18 for children ages 2-12. Tickets for senior citizens will remain at $15. Children under 2 are free. A general admission ticket includes one performance of The Nutcracker Suite, admission to the Outdoor Holiday Market, Festival of Trees viewing, children’s activities at the library including arts & crafts and Princess Storytime, Superhero Academy, Gingerbread

House viewing and voting, Cookies with Mrs Claus, and one Historic Trolley Tour. All activities begin at 11 am. For those who wish to only attend one performance of the ballet, separate tickets can be purchased for $12. Tickets and additional information are available through the NYFS website at newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org. For additional assistance, contact the organization’s office at 203-270-4335. Holiday Festival Beyond Main Street

The December 4 festival on Main Street will be chock-full of activities with something for all generations to enjoy, but the Holiday Festival fun does not start or end on that day. Santa and his family are connecting with the Newtown community throughout the holiday season. Children can receive a personalized letter from Santa Claus or a personalized chat with his elves. They can even hear Santa read some of his favorite holiday books for bedtime. For events that require registration, visit newtownyouthandfamilyservices. org and click on the green Holiday Festival button in the upper right corner of the home page. Newtown Youth and Family Services is a nonprofit youth service bureau and mental health clinic for children, teens, adults, and seniors. For over 35 years, NYFS has been committed to providing high quality human health services to promote individual and community wellness. Specialized services include outpatient individual, couple and family counseling, substance abuse treatment services, autism and social skills programs, prevention initiatives and support groups.


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Directory of Advertisers All Aboard Train Depot .................................................................30 Art And Frame...............................................................................11 BD Provisions .......................................................................... 14, 15 Bethel Power..................................................................................13 Beyond Cabinets ...........................................................................13 Brookfield Craft Center, Inc .........................................................21 Byrd’s Books...................................................................................13 Caraluzzi’s......................................................................................13 Cork N Barrel .......................................................................... 16, 17 CT Gold & Silver ...........................................................................10 Ergo Chef, LLC..............................................................................31 Garden Club Of Newtown.............................................................22 Gift Cottage....................................................................................13 Hollandia..........................................................................................2 Hollandia Nurseries.......................................................................13 Ingersoll Auto Of Danbury..............................................................8 Jewel Of Himalaya.........................................................................20 Kling Brothers Builders................................................................24 Koenig Frameworks / JCS...............................................................3 L&R Power Equipment, Inc...........................................................19 Leahy’s Metered Gas Svc., Inc.........................................................5 Lenahan Land Clearing & Grinding Inc......................................25 Livia Pani – Cleaning Service.......................................................22 New Insights Crystal Boutique.....................................................23 Newtown Economic & Community Development .........................9 Newtown MediSpa.........................................................................27 Patricia’s Presents .........................................................................13 Paul Morton Jewelers....................................................................13 Pro Chek Home Inspection............................................................12 Stony Hill Hardware .....................................................................13 Superior Remodelers, LLC............................................................26 Svanda Painting, LLC, Mark...........................................................4 The Toy Tree.....................................................................................7 The Wood Bin.................................................................................28 Therapeutic Massage & Wellness.................................................29 Toy Room........................................................................................13 UK Gourmet...................................................................................32 Vacuum Mart....................................................................................6

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Tavern-Lounge No. 43 is a stainless steel carriage built by the Edward G. Budd Company of Philadelphia in 1947. The train is one of two that have been added to the fleet for Naugatuck Railroad holiday excursions this season. —photo courtesy The Naugatuck Railroad

Premium 20th Century Limited Lounge Cars Join Naugatuck Railroad’s Holiday Excursions THOMASTON — The Naugatuck Railroad is offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the pinnacle of 20th Century luxury by adding two historic New York Central lounge cars to its holiday excursions this season. Passengers can purchase tickets for the Hickory Creek observation car or the No 43 tavern-lounge car. The carriages are on loan from the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey (URHS), and will be added to the Naugatuck Railroad’s Northern Lights Limited and Santa Express trains. “Each year, it warms our hearts as our passengers create lasting memories aboard our holiday excursions,” said Matthew Sniffen, marketing manager for Naugatuck Railroad. “Adding the Hickory Creek and No 43 to our 2022 holiday season excursions allows us to expand our offerings, as well as offer passengers a chance to ride aboard two cars which in their time were the peak of luxury on the rails.” Hickory Creek once capped the New York Central’s famous 20th Century Limited train, an opulent New York Central train that ran from Grand Central Station in New York City to Chicago between 1902 and 1967. Built in 1948 by Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing in Chicago, Hickory Creek includes both elevated and lower level seating facing oversized picture windows, as well as a buffet and four double bedrooms. The carriage was later sold to Barnum & Bailey Circus for use as living accommodations by the circus staff, purchased by URHS in 1991, and returned to the rails in 2005

after an extensive restoration. The 20th Century Limited was a favorite of business tycoons, film stars, and other VIPs, who literally received the red carpet treatment when boarding at Grand Central by walking along a red carpet rolled out by train staff. The beautifully restored Pullman Observation/Lounge car features premium lounge seating with capacity for 20 passengers. The car features modern comforts with era styling, as well as onboard bar service and oversized picture windows. Tickets are $149 each. Tavern-Lounge No. 43 is a stainless steel carriage built by the Edward G. Budd Company of Philadelphia in 1947. NJ Transit donated No. 43 to URHS in 1991. Featuring a mix of lounge and table seating, this car is capable of seating 40 passengers. Tickets are $95 each. Passengers can purchase tickets for either carriage for the holiday excursions, which run November 25 to December 23. Ticket holders can enjoy special perks, ranging from early boarding to exclusive gifts. There is also the option to book either carriage in full. Ticket revenues support the Railroad Museum of New England. For more information on these excursions, visit rmne.org. The Naugatuck Railroad manages freight rail operations as well as scenic train rides on a 19.6-mile line between Waterbury and Torrington. The scenic excursions directly benefit the Railroad Museum of New England, a not-for-profit educational and historic organization whose mission is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage.

Hardcore Sweet Bakery Planning Next Punk Rock Flea Market After two wildly successful Punk Rock Fleas at their Southington location and Southington Drive-In Theater, Hardcore Sweet Bakery — winners of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” — will deliver the next edition of their Punk Rock Flea Market (PRFM) to College Street Music Hall in December. There will be over 60 vendors, including food trucks, DJs, live entertainment, live tattooing, live screen printing, and more. PRFMs are curated events full of unique and unusual vendors from Connecticut and the surrounding states, and growing. Among the many categories to be found are vintage clothing, toys, housewares, oddities and antiques, original artwork and jewelry, vinyl records, handmade crafted skin cares, and more. On top of getting a market together

where guests will want to stop at every booth, there is entertainment included featuring many local bands, as well as contests and interactive entertainment. Food trucks will be among some of the best in the state, always featuring vegan options. Admission is $10, cash only at the door, or $25 in advance for VIP early entry at 10 am. VIP entry also includes an exclusive holiday treat bag. Visit collegestreetmusichall.com for additional information and advance tickets. The day’s proceeds will benefit Clover’s Pig Preserve, a Connecticut-based nonprofit with a mission to rescue pigs that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned; educate individuals on the misconception of pigs and the need for rescue; and advocate for the humane treatment of pigs and all animals.


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