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  • Special Event With Steve Linder Planned For Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Residents

    Dr Melissa Bonasera and Newtown Leadership Institute, together with Building Newtowns (formerly Healing 4 Newtown), invite residents to participate in a special session with Steve Linder on Saturday, June 8. Sessions will run all day in Newtown High School Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Road. Mr Linder has dedicated his life to using and developing skills and strategies so that people can experience a life that is better than they ever thought possible, through their own choice and control.

  • Lions Fund Surpasses $60,000 Milestone Covering Post-12/14 Counseling

    Lions Clubs across the nation and here in Newtown are known for their support of community service programs as well as their commitment to helping protect and preserve sight. But in the wake of 12/14, the Newtown Lions also exhibited foresight by establishing The Newtown Lions Club Foundation Inc./Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, or SHEF, which helps residents, regardless of their economic situation, to cover the cost of mental health counseling sessions and co-pays. SHEF recently reached a milestone: Checks totaling just over $60,000 have been written to cover counseling fees.

  • The Tapping Solution: Relief Is At Hand

    Newtown resident Nick Ortner has written a book he believes can help empower the community, and be a tool to move forward through the trauma of 12/14. The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System For Stress-Free Living was released April 2, 2013, by Hay House, Inc Publishing, and has spent the past three weeks in either the number five or six spot on The New York Times “Advice” Bestsellers list.

  • Flutie Foundation For Autism Extends Joey’s Fund Application Deadline

    The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism had extended the application deadline for the Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program. Applications are now being accepted until June 14, 2013, for the fund, which was set up in honor of Josephine (Joey) Gay, one of the victims of 12/14. Joey's Fund Family Grant Program provides grants to families in Connecticut that need financial assistance for their family member living with autism.

  • Survivors, Caregivers Invited To Free Relay Ice Cream Social

    While Newtown’s 10th Anniversary Relay for Life is postponed to 2014, organizers felt strongly about honoring all local cancer survivors and caregivers this year. So Relay organizers and volunteers invite all local survivors and caregivers to a Hope Reception and Ice Cream Social on Sunday June 2 at Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar Street, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. The event coincides with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), when thousands around the world will gather to observe the 26th annual celebration. Newtown will be among hundreds of communities across the US and abroad holding such celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis.

  • Urgent Care of Connecticut To Open Walk-In Clinic In Plaza South

    The executive management team of Urgent Care of Connecticut announced the opening of a new facility in Newtown, its sixth location and the company’s fourth in the greater Danbury area. Located in Plaza South at 226 South Main Street, is scheduled to open its doors in July.&...

  • Bone Marrow Registry Drive To Be Held At NHS

    The Newtown High School Peer Leadership club has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Thursday, May 23, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in the main lobby of the school, 12 Berkshire Road. The drive is open to the public, but is limited to people 18 years...

  • 2013 Hospice Breakfast Fundraiser Slated

    Co-chairpersons Marg Studley and Marie Sturdevant of the Newtown Chapter of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut have announced that the annual fundraising and volunteer thank you breakfast will take place Wednesday, June 12, at The Waterview on Route 34, just ov...

  • Lions Club Planning Spring Blood Drive

    Lions Club members Auggie D’Alessandro, Frank DeLucia, John Kopins, Bruce Walczak and Kevin Corey stand outside the lower entrance of Newtown Congregational Church. The club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church on Monday, May 13.

  • Registration Open For Future EMTs

    Interested in becoming an EMT? Visit Newtown Volunteer Ambulance’s website or stop in at 77 Main Street to pick up an application. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for people of all ages interested in obtaining their certification as an emergency medical technician (EMT). NVAC is teaming up with Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department to present the class, which will begin on Tuesday, May 14.