Things happen for a reason and sometimes don’t happen for a reason, says Louise L. DeMars, executive director of New England Carousel Museum. Last summer the museum staff put out a bulletin board asking visitors to name a stander horse from the museum’s collection created by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein. The horse, on display in the museum, is an inside row piece in primer paint with a roached mane. “We collected many names from the public for the staff to review but a new name was never selected,” Ms DeMars said recently.
“It occurred to me that, sadly, this seems to be the year of ‘Sandy,’ between the storm that brought such devastation to Connecticut and the senseless tragedy in Newtown.
Therapy Dogs International Chapter 268 held its first meeting in Newtown on Tuesday, February 26, after receiving permission from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to create a local chapter. TDI Chapter 268, currently with 41 members, is the only TDI chapter in Connecticut.
Everwonder Children’s Museum board members Chris and Kristin Chiriatti, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, and Karen Smiley welcomed a steady stream of curious parents and children, from Newtown and other area towns, to opening day of the “Everwonder Experience,” Saturday, April 6.
EverWonder Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization aiming to open a children’s museum in Newtown, is opening “The EverWonder Experience” this Saturday, April 6. The miniature version of a children's museum will then have weekend hours, free of charge, until the end of August.
The April meeting of the Newtown Genealogy Club, on Wednesday, April 10, will feature guest speaker Laura G. Prescott. A professional researcher, writer and speaker, Ms Prescott will offer examples of the research tools that can be used to find events that helped shape the lives of our ancestors.
The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on April 6 in the church’s fellowship hall. Dinner will be followed by a performance of bluegrass, country and folk music by Roger Sprung & Friends.