Members of the New York Giants football team came to Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) to visit with residents and offer pointers to up and coming grid iron battlers at the NYA/ American Youth Football (AYF) Spring Break Football Camp on April 18.
The event was organized by Cody Foss, Sports Wings Manager, Special Event Planning & Manager of SPEED Programs at NYA, along with Newtown Youth Football and Cheer President Sean Dunn, and Steve George, coach of the Newtown High School football team.
Opening Day for fishing season was on April 20. Fishermen (and fisherwomen) of all ages reeled in some fresh dinner (or tossed their catches back) at bodies of water throughout the state. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection expected to have 376,000 trout stocked throughout 101 lakes and ponds, and 203 rivers and streams in Connecticut.
Opening Day for fishing season is Saturday, April 20. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) began its annual spring trout stocking earlier this year and expects to have 376,000 fish stocked throughout the state by Opening Day.
More than 200 truckloads of fish will be released into 101 lakes and ponds and 203 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut, according to Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky, who circulated information to promote Opening Day among his local constituents.
Catherine Galda recently competed in her first road race since late last year, when an injury sidelined the self-proclaimed weekend enthusiast. Mrs Galda ran the 2013 NYC Half Marathon to see how well her training has been going as well as to continue a personal fundraising effort for The Rotary Club of Newtown’s Sandy Hook School Fund.
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team has certainly had some bright spots in the early stages of the campaign: A season-opening 13-3 triumph over Pomperaug of Southbury, overcoming a four-goal deficit to nearly shock the New Fairfield Rebels, and a victory at Weston lead the list heading into this week.
The Nighthawks ended a tough stretch of three consecutive setbacks with an 8-2 win over Weston on April 16, as they handed the Trojans their first loss after a 4-0 start, and improved to 2-3 to begin the campaign.
Newtown High School 2010 graduate Samantha Kent knew the weekend after the events of 12/14 that she wanted to create a community run on her current campus, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, that would help support Newtown students’ futures.
“I was looking for these kids to grow up into a legacy rather than a tragedy,” Kent said this week.
Miami University, she said, has always seemed to her as an extension of Newtown. Both places have a sense of home, she added.