Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.
Occupation: My businesses are Brilliant Soul, for energy healing, and All Calm Down, for guided healing meditation. I’ll be starting guided healing meditation Friday, December 5, at 9:30 am, at the Resiliency Center on South Main Street, and then on every first Friday. I’ve been an energy healer for a little over 13 years. I get to hear what keeps people from being blissfully happy, and do energy healing on multiple planes of existence. I also teach reiki classes, at my home.
SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.
Newtown High School is set to host its fall drama, Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23.
Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig, is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one night only engagement, problems ensue.
Ticks are general admission and will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for students and faculty, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors.
Cynthia E. Roy, president and CEO of Regional Hospice and Home Care, left, and Paul Sirois, executive director of Regional Hospice Foundation, thank KIDO member Ashley Santore for her part in for raising more than $50,000 to build a playground at the site of the Regional Hospice Center of Comfort, Care, & Healing, scheduled to open in 2015. KIDO founder Ryan Patrick is third from right. Other KIDO members are Newtown High School students Allie Paynter, Caroline “Charli” Condon, Gregory Brissette, Brian Montoya, and Joshua Dunn.
Holly Gottmeier stands next to a display of military mementos in her Newtown home. The wife of a retired Army Reserves colonel, and mother of three children serving or having served in the military, Ms Gottmeier is proud to call her family patriotic.
Climbing down from a ladder propped against the Matthew Curtiss House last week, John Bernabe considered his work. He and his crew with John’s Painting out of Danbury spent time recently making improvements to two landmarks under the Newtown Historical Society’s protective care: the Middle Gate Little Red Schoolhouse and the Matthew Curtiss House.