Avancè Day Spa and AIR Gallery have partnered to present “Spring Is In The Air,” a colorful show in the tranquil and gracious spa setting of Avancè, within Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street. The collection is on view until May 11, with works by featured artists Vibeke Dressler, Heidrun Morgan, Joan Pollak, Joanne Miller Rafferty and Laura Wilk. In addition, a special afternoon celebration is being planned for Sunday, May 3. From 2 to 4 pm, Avancé will host its annual spring open house. The public is invited to stop in to view the exhibition, enjoy complimentary chair massages, and receive a spa products gift bag. There will also be plenty of refreshments, and local musician Jim Allyn will be performing.
Reed Intermediate School students rehearsed on Tuesday, April 21, for the school’s upcoming musical production of Annie Jr.
The plot of Annie Jr follows a young orphan girl as she searches for a family.
The performances are set for 7 pm on Friday, May 8, and 6 pm on Saturday, May 9. All performances will be held at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane. Tickets are $8.
To reserve tickets email Jill Marak at email@example.com.
On the evening of April 18, more than two dozen Newtown officials, staff, and local “celebrities” hit the runway at Rock Ridge Country Club to help support the C.H. Booth Library’s CHBMakers initiative. The event featured 3D printer-designed centerpieces and a grand prize jeweled necklace created by Quality Gem's Dennis Janofsky using the technology. Thanks to ticket buyers at the sold-out event, high participation in a silent auction, the pendent raffle, which was won by Judy Rosentel, and a live auction called by Monsignor Bob Weiss of St Rose of Lima Church, organizers of the event representing Booth Library Board raised more than $25,000.
At a brief April 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectman Pat Llodra and Selectman Will Rodgers reviewed and briefly discussed a proposed charge and a possible list of appointees to a new ad-hoc Community Center Commission. Selectman James Gaston was not present. The planned early May seating of the panel will launch a new chapter in fact-finding and community surveying to eventually render a recommendation on how Newtown should utilize a $15 million gift grant from General Electric in the wake of the 12/14 tragedy. Selectmen will ask the Community Center Commissioners to engage other boards and commissions, including the Community Center Advisory Committee, Commission on Aging, Parks and Recreation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, the and the Strategic Plan for Municipal Facilities group.
The Board of Education heard a long-term/five-year spending plan presentation from the district’s Director of Technology Carmella Amodeo at its Tuesday, April 21, meeting.
“This is the continuation of the flattening or smoothing of technology spending over a five-year period,” Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said near the start of the presentation.
Ms Amodeo explained the plan takes the district’s practice of replacing obsolete equipment and makes some adjustments to estimate an average expenditure of $545,307 instead of different costs each fiscal year.
Tim Green, a former NFL player, a lawyer, and an author, visited Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School on Thursday, April 3, sharing stories and reading inspiration with students at each school.
“It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce to you, Mr Tim Green,” said library/media specialist Pia Ledina before students situated in the school’s cafetorium.
Mr Green gave multiple presentations for Newtown’s students on April 3 and signed a number of his books. At Reed, which was his first stop for the day, students held copies of his books in their laps while he gave his presentation.
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