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.
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.
Occupation: I’m a pediatric dentist at Dental Associates in Newtown. I’ve been there about four months now. I graduated from the UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2012, and completed my pediatric dentistry training at Children’s Medical Center in Hartford in July 2014.
Is it a coincidence that American Diabetes Awareness Month, November, follows smack-dab on the heels of Halloween? Whatever the reason, the American Diabetes Association has made it a goal to help others understand diabetes and its consequences. Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce or use insulin, resulting in high glucose levels in the blood.
Splattered with multicolored paints that in some spots took days to dry, the many pieces of a large, handmade flower — each petal the size of a skateboard — are waiting for assembly and public display.
Artist Dave Brooker coordinated the public art project, completed during the Newtown Arts Festival. The helping hands of nearly 400 children and adults all added their dashes of paint to the roughly 14-foot, 34-part artwork, which is now looking for a home.