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  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part Seven: Continuing Offers Of Strength And Comfort

    Schools supplies donated to Massachusetts schools in honor of Sandy Hook, T-shirts designed by a man with a loose connection to town who wanted to help The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, a Suffield church that did a Palm Sunday collection for a dental clinic in Haiti, also done in honor of Sandy Hook, and a Massachusetts artist who found inspiration along the sandy beaches of Cape Cod... This is the seventh installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events, offers and gestures that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.

  • Forget-Me-Not Cards The First Beacon Toward Upcoming Lighthouse Festival

    Volunteers of all ages recently gathered to create handmade invitations for a Lighthouse Festival to be presented on June 15 at Trinity Episcopal Church. The event will be presented by Ben’s Lighthouse Fund, and organizers hope to draw residents of all ages.

  • Bridgeport Firefighters, Creators Of 26 Angels Fund, Thank First Responders

    Members of Bridgeport Fire Department were in Sandy Hook on April 6, visiting the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station to share gifts and some news. Bridgeport Firefighter Cef Rivera and his daughter Jasmine had decided, after hearing of a project that would bring a carousel to Sandy Hook, to design T-shirts that would be sold to not only honor Newtown residents following 12/14, but would also raise funds for the carousel.

  • Spring Carnival At NHS

    Thanks to Botsford Fire Rescue and Merenna Amusements carnivals rides, games and food are once again being offered in the main parking lot at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, during the annual Spring Carnival. This year’s event opened on Thursday, April 18, and will run until ...

  • Snapshot: Matthew Jones

    A weekly profile of local resident.

  • Top Of The Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Newtown Residents Lend A Hand To Haitian Villages

    Count the villages of Furcy and Les Cayes in Haiti as two more places that have friends and allies in Newtown. Newtown United Methodist Church members have been lending a hand to these villages since an earthquake ravished the Caribbean nation in 2010. Newtown resident Amy Thomas is one such ally, who has volunteered her time and energy to assist the people of Haiti. She was one of nine volunteers who recently assisted the HELO orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti, in March.

  • Awareness, Smiles And Plenty Of Education Expected For 6th Earth Day Festival

    Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to NewtownEarthDay.org. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. To invest in...

  • Gridiron Chef Competition Taking Football Rivalry From The Field To The Kitchen, Tuesday For Sandy Hook Promise

    NEW YORK CITY — New York Giants safety Stevie Brown will challenge Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson in Pro Player Insiders’ first-ever Gridiron Chef Competition on Tuedfay, April 23, in New York City. The NFL rivals will turn up the heat during an exciting c...