• Sandy Hook Promise National Action Week To ‘Say Something’

    Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, and dedicated to preventing gun violence, is offering a free “Say Something” program to schools and organizations in support of National Say Something Week, October 19 to 23. According to a press release from Sandy Hook Promise, “When it comes to acts of violence, including suicide and threats to others, most are communicated in some way before the incident occurs. In fact, in four out of five school shootings, the attacker told people of his/her plans ahead of time, and 70 percent of people who die by suicide told someone of their intention, or gave some type of warning or indication.

  • PTAs And PTSA To Host BOE Candidate Informational Forum

    The Newtown PTAs and PTSA are scheduled to host an informational forum of Board of Education candidates running for election in November. The event is set for Wednesday, October 14, from 7 to 8 pm, in the Lecture Hall at Newtown High School. The forum participants will be Republican Andrew Clure, Republican David Freedman, and Democrat Rebekah Harriman-Stites. A brief statement will be read on behalf of candidate Democrat John Vouros, who is unable to attend.

  • Cub Scout Pack 170 Registration/Ice Cream Social Event, Monday

    Cub Scout Pack 170 is inviting all boys entering first to fourth grade and their siblings to an ice cream social event on Monday, September 28, at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, from 6:45 pm to 8 pm. The event is an opportunity for parents and kids to enjoy some treats and learn more about the year-round activities and development opportunities that Cub Scouts provides. The event is being hosted for recruitment and registration.

  • Marching Nighthawks Take First In Division

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took first place in its division at a competition at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High School on Saturday, September 19. The Marching Nighthawks band and guard performed this season’s program, “Pharaoh's Legacy,” taking top honors in Best Music and Best Overall Effect. Competition judges comments described the performance as “well paced” and “well staged.” Judges also remarked that Newtown’s band is “very, very well trained” with “strong percussion” and “a nice brass sound.”

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in some of its upcoming classes. Topics include a four-course class on "Raising Your Positivity," a four-session class on healthy cooking, one-time programs on designing jewelry, cancer prevention, and basic investing. There is also a day trip planned to three New York food attractions.

  • Avielle Foundation Spark Program To Launch With Screening Of ‘Inside Out’

    The Avielle Foundation — a nonprofit seeking to prevent violence and build empathy by facilitating brain health research, education and policy, and by fostering community engagement, education, and responsibility— has scheduled a launch for its Spark Program, to take place on Saturday, , October 3. The Newtown community is invited to the event, which will begin at 4 pm and will be held at Edmond Town Hall. The program will feature a screening of Disney- Pixar’s animated movie "Inside Out."

  • NHS Band & Guard Tag Sale This Saturday

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard is set to host its annual 100 Family Tag Sale this Saturday, September 26, in the high school cafeteria, 12 Berkshire Road, from 9 am until 2 pm. Goods available will include office partitions and work stations, filing cabinets, bunk beds and more furniture options, electronics, yard and power tools, house wares, sporting goods, holiday decorations, clothing, books, toys, and bikes. All items are priced to sell, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the NHS Marching Band & Guard.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in some of its October classes. Subjects include jewelry making in varied forms, knitting, positivity, Windows 10, ballroom dancing, writing memoirs and personal essays, and using Amazon Reader and Kindle.

  • Annual Scarecrow Contest Returning To NMS In October

    Roughly 70 students gathered in an art room at Newtown Middle School last week, to learn more about entering into the 19th annual My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest. Each year NMS eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow that can withstand the elements. Students and community members cast their votes for their favorites in dollar donations, with the money generated split among the three top vote-recipients and donated to the charity of the winners’ choice.

  • Marc Mero Delivers Hope And Inspiration Presentations At NHS

    Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School. The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration. Mr Mero is also the founder of Champion of Choices, which has a mission to empower students to make healthy and positive choices that will lead to lifelong success, initiating personal and social change to make a difference in themselves and their communities, according to its website, thinkpoz.org.