Friday, May 3, 2013
The Newtown Hardware House is giving away free gummy worms Saturday to celebrate the opening of fishing season and their vintage fishing lure collection.
Newtown Borough's First Saturday event continues this weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on State Street. The day will feature sales and giveaways—one merchant will even be giving out free gummy worms to celebrate the opening of fishing season. Many stores and restaurants on State Street will also host sidewalk sales, food tastings, discounts and in-store specials. Here's a look at what the local businesses have planned: Click here to check out a Facebook page with more details.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Newtown Borough will receive a Tree City U.S.A award from the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters during an annual event Friday.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The trees have bloomed on State Street, a sure sign of spring.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Newtown Borough Merchants are hosting First Saturdays. The monthly event debuts April 6 on State Street.
First Saturdays in Newtown are back. Newtown Borough merchants are bringing back the monthly event on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. That day, many State Street stores and restaurants will be hosting sidewalk sales, food tastings, discounts and in-store specials. David Witchell, Newtown Bike Shop, Newtown Book and Record Exchange and The Pro Shop will have sidewalk sales. Both The Brick Hotel Restaurant and The Temperance House will be offering discounted lunch with a receipt from any State Street business from that day. Here's a look at specials that will be offered by other State Street merchants: Click here to check out a Facebook page with more details. The First Saturday event in May will be held on the 4th.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Steeple View project currently includes a three-story, mixed-use building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets
The Newtown Borough Zoning Hearing Board will discuss the Steeple View application tonight at 7 p.m. at the Newtown Sewer Authority Building, 15 S. Congress St. The Steeple View project currently includes a three-story, mixed-use building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets. The proposal would feature the state wine and spirits store on the ground level and residential units above. The Newtown Borough Planning Commission last week gave preliminary approval to the plans. The Planning Commision will review the proposal again for final approval. The proposal will also go before Newtown Borough Council for review. A date for that review has not yet been scheduled. Developer Allan Smith, who …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The plans include a three-story building at South State and Penn streets that would feature a wine and spirits store on the ground level with residential units above.
The Newtown Borough Planning Commission on Monday gave preliminary approval to plans for a mixed-use building on South State Street that will be home to a renovated state wine and spirits store. Developer Allan Smith, who owns the current state store property on Centre Avenue, is seeking to relocate the store to a building on South State Street. The proposal includes a three-story building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets. The proposal would feature the state store on the ground level and residential units above. Since a zoning variance is needed for the project, the plans will go before the Zoning Hearing Board later this month. That meeting will be held Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Newtown…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Newtown Borough Planning Commission will review plans for a new state wine and spirits store at its meeting tonight.
Plans for a renovated state wine and spirits store will be reviewed tonight by the Newtown Borough Planning Commission. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall. Developer Allan Smith, who owns the current state store property on Centre Avenue, is seeking to relocate the store to a building on South State Street. The proposal features a three-story building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets. The proposal would feature the state store on the ground level and residential units above. The Borough Planning Commission reviewed Smith's plans in November but tabled final approval so the applicant could make some recommended changes. According to officials, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Luminary kits are being sold to benefit the annual New Year's Eve event. The luminaries will be lit starting 5 p.m. Christmas Eve.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Luminary kits are again being sold to benefit First Night. The luminaries will be lit starting 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. Kits are $15 and include 15 bags, candles and sand. The effort, called "Light up the Night," will raise funds for the annual New Year's Eve celebration at Council Rock North. It is being organized by residents Frank Brassell and John Burke, who is a Borough Council member. Luminaries will be placed approximately every four feet along the curbs and sidewalks in Newtown Borough. To participate, complete the order form (located to the right of this story under "PDFs") by Dec. 19. The supplies will be delivered the week before Christmas. In addition to benefiting First Night, some proceeds from the luminary effort will also go …
The proposed budget for 2013 keeps taxes flat for borough residents.
Newtown Borough Council will consider passing a $2.46 million budget for 2013 at a meeting tonight. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. Last month, Borough Council unanimously voted to advertise a $2,461,597 budget for 2013. The budget as drafted will not increase taxes for residents; the average borough household will continue to pay about $360 a year for municipal services. Click here to view the budget that will be considered tonight. The agenda also includes the following items: Moment of silence Pledge of allegiance Mayor’s report – Dennis O’Brien November police report Recognition Reminders President’s report – Robert Walker Public comment Engineer’s report – Mario Canales Approval of minutes Committee …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The annual Christmas tree lighting takes place this evening at the Newtown Firehouse on Liberty Street.
The borough's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Newtown Firehouse on Liberty Street. After the tree is lit, the Santa House will open. Children can meet Santa and have their picture taken. Santa will also be accepting visitors this Sunday after the holiday parade (which gets underway at 2 p.m.) until 4 p.m. Other Santa House hours are: Dec 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 2 until 4 p.m. This will be the tenth year Santa welcomes Newtown's kids to share their holiday wishes. In 2003, a group of Newtown Borough businesses arranged for the Santa House to be built by a carpentry class at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. There is no charge to meet Santa, however donations are accepted. Families …